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Project Manager Sustainability - NN

Location: The Hague
Salary: € 5583 - € 7975 a month
Employment: Full-time
You will be responsible for the workstream on integrating sustainability in products and ensuring knowledge build-up on sustainability within our product- en services chain. Main character of the workstreams is that they are Cross Business Unit.

Are you an ambitious Project manager, and do you want to further advance your career in the challenging, international environment of sustainable finance? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a positive societal impact and to contribute to our strategic ambitions, more specifically in the area of integrating sustainability in products and services?

This job offers you a salary between € 5583,- and € 7975,- (40 hrs week) depending on your knowledge and experience.


Sustainability is fully integrated in the NN Group strategy and is included in our company’s five strategic priorities. The focus on long-term sustainable growth is key to fulfilling NN’s ambition: to be an industry leader, known for our customer engagement, talented people, and contribution to society. Integrating sustainability (including ESG) in our day-to-day business is an important aspect of making this ambition come to life.

New developments

The field of sustainable finance is developing in an accelerating pace, influenced by an increasing amount of complex, fast changing EU-regulations, changing risks and opportunities, evolving stakeholder expectations, and changing customer demands and preferences.

To make sure we address all requirements and adequately identify risks and opportunities for our businesses, we are launching a Task Force Sustainability in Business (TFSB) for, in principle, a period of two years.

Your impact as Project manager (PM) Task Force Sustainability in Business

As Project manager you directly support the Head of the Task Force Sustainability in Business (TFSB). You will take responsibility for central programme deliverables (for instance: milestone planning and tracking; decision-making documents for management; monitoring of key risks, issues and dependencies; insight in project financials and business cases.

You will be responsible for your own workstream to setup and deliver. Main characteristic of the workstreams is that they are Cross Business Unit.

You align the different projects within this workstream which is necessary to realize the successful implementation of the strategic initiative(s). You are able to identify any correlations between the initiatives within your workstream, and you think in a big(ger) picture. You’re excellent in planning but you know that success comes from execution.

Your responsibilities

  • Be the driver of the Strategic execution with a no-nonsense mentality and a hands-on approach and manage the change agenda of your workstreams and ensure projects are delivering on the planned objectives and value
  • Needs to establish and maintain strategic partnerships with the different internal stakeholders and organize events in order to prioritize the activities and align roadmaps
  • Solicits input and gains an understanding of the business issues and opportunities from each business unit, integrating them into the development of the business strategy. And ensure timely reporting on synergies, progress and KPI’s of strategic projects/initiatives and ensure project teams from initiating projects up to and including the implementation of solutions according to agreed procedures and processes and with predictable results
  • Performs regular project risk assessments by identifying future areas of major risk and providing advice on potential corrective actions to mitigate these risks and budget management- coordinate and manage the budgets for the workstream and central funded projects/initiatives 

Who you are

You get energised by a challenging and fast developing environment and are able to work effectively across the hierarch y, including senior management. You know how to establish and manage relations with a diverse group of stakeholders and are passionate about making a positive change through our business activities. You have a proactive attitude and highly developed planning, project management and interpersonal skills. You are able to perform under pressure and to manage different projects at the same time. You are a team player with a strong sense for individual accountability, accuracy and organizational sensitivity.

We prefer candidates with the following experience and skill sets: 

  • Bachelor/master degree plus a minimum of 5 years of experience within a large corporate preferably financial industry, and relevant experience as Project manager
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of insurance/investment or within the field of sustainability
  • Fluent in both Dutch and English with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experienced in managing complex projects with multidisciplinary and agile teams
  • High learning agility, meaning you can easily adapt and absorb new information in a changing environment
  • A typical challenge in your role is dealing with multiple stakeholders across different BUs. Vital is that you are flexible, have the ability to gain peoples trust and are service oriented and have excellence communication skills. Connecting with people comes natural to you
  • Excellent financial skills: the ability to analyse and structure information with strong content focus, deep understanding of the strategy, initiatives and its business cases

Your colleagues

You will be part of small task force programme management office and part of a large sustainability transformation programme team, in a dynamic environment within a young team professionals with which you will work on a daily basis. You will work closely with the Corporate Citizenship team which defines the overall direction on sustainability and advises the Management Board and Business Units. This taskforce works closely with the different businesses (NL and International) and other Group functions to set the agenda, and steer and advise on the embedding of sustainability and ESG aspects in strategy, policies and business processes within NN.  

Corporate Citizenship is part of the Corporate Relations (CR) department, located at the international head office in The Hague. CR is divided into specific specialist teams, based on the type of communications, or stakeholder group, for which each division is responsible. 

Continue developing

It is important to us that you continue to develop yourself. We give you the space and the confidence to grow in your career as well as a person. We help you with:

  • Plenty of training and learning opportunities in our Learning & Development Centre
  • A large (international) network of colleagues who are keen to share their knowledge with you
  • The autonomy to set out your own development path

Employee benefits

You are more than a colleague and that is something we understand very well at NN. You have many roles in life, leading to different choices. At NN we give you the opportunity to select employee benefits that are important to you. For instance buying additional leave days and flexible working hours. In consultation with your manager and your direct colleagues, you are able to work out of any location at any time. You get enough flexibility to adjust your working pattern to your personal needs. Also part of the benefits are (currently online) sports lessons and a special allowance to set up your home office and internet use. In addition, you will receive:

  • Salary between € 5583,- and € 7975,- (40 hrs week) depending on your knowledge and experience
  • Collective pension scheme with a personal contribution of only 6%
  • 194.4 hours of leave, based on a 36-hour week (that’s 27 vacation days for a 5-day working week) and one Diversity Day
  • Holiday allowance and a 13th month, paid with your monthly salary
  • NS Business Card 2nd class, which gives you unlimited travel 7 days a week. Do you prefer to travel with your own transport? Then you can declare the kilometres travelled for business and commuting

At NN we work hybrid. We combine working from home and working in the office. Teams can meet online or in person. You and your team agree on what suits you best. We have set up our offices in such a way that there is a suitable place for every type of work. The official location for this job is The Hague.

Will you be our new colleague?

If you are enthusiastic about this vacancy and think that you would be a good fit for the team at NN, we would like to invite you to apply. We are very keen to find out who you are, what motivates you and what you can contribute to this role at NN.

Apply now

If you have any questions about the vacancy, you can reach out via phone to Martijn Telderman via 06-21630204. For questions about the procedure you can reach out to Michele Borsjé, recruiter via 06-46360105.

This is a temporary position expected for two years. A candidate will receive a contract from NN and we are not open to interim/freelance assignments and/or candidates or recruitment agencies. Thank you very much for your understanding.

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Information and application:


Please send your application for Project Manager Sustainability at NN in The Hague including your CV via our website.

Job code:
Job posted
02 mei 2022
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More information:

If you have any questions about the vacancy, you can reach out via phone or WhatsApp to Martijn Telderman via 06-41692375. For questions about the procedure you can reach out to Michèle Borsjé, recruiter.

Michèle Borsjé
Senior Recruiter
t. 070-5137317
m. 06-46360105

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