Water Access Initiatives Lead


Bjerringbro, Denmark 🇩🇰

Application Deadline: 

Location:  Bjerringbro, DK, 8850

Contract Type:  Full-Time

Working Hours:  37

Employment Type:  Regular

Are you looking for a purpose driven mission to give your full professional dedication? Join our SafeWater team on a mission to change the world. 

We offer a unique opportunity to join one of the world’s most successful pump and water solutions’ companies driven by innovation, sustainability and high ambitions. Established in 1945, we continue to pioneer solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve quality of life for people. Concretely, we develop, produce and sell some of the world’s most efficient pumps and water solutions. 19,000 colleagues’ partner with customers and bring heat to the homes of 500 million people as well as water to almost 1 billion people across the globe. 

As part of SafeWater, you join our Water Utility division, focused on keeping water flowing for our customers, and reliably managing water. Grundfos Water Utility is one of four divisions with a philosophy to constantly and sustainably get water to where it is needed.

We’re pursuing the bold, audacious target of making good business of bringing drinking water to 300 million of people in need by 2030, with our partners throughout the world. 

What is the job about?
In this role you will play a key role in developing and setting into motion our water access initiatives. You will be in the lead to define, assess and refine what the organisation has determined to be the most powerful and viable solutions by utilising the capabilities and resources across all divisions in Grundfos.

To create a solid foundation for the initiatives you will make sure that ideas and concepts are backed by realistic and commercially healthy business cases, market insight and executional ability without losing momentum. 

As this is a position operating globally within and outside Grundfos we are flexible with your location.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Drive the development process for selected key initiatives across divisions and the water access roadmap in close collaboration with the Water Access Director. 
  • Develop the business case behind the initiative, considering the resources required to see it through.
  • Hand-over of initiatives to divisions and agree on progress, follow-up and support.
  • Identify, develop and drive external partnerships to the benefit of specific initiatives.
  • Pro-actively source and collect ideas from across the business as well as the market and partners to exponentially drive our impact. 
  • Drive the maturation of ideas and concepts in the divisions through structured ideation process.
  • Serve as subject matter expert to the divisions.
  • Represent Grundfos Water Access ambitions in selected organisations, conferences and similar.

“We reach for the sky with our water access ambition, and we believe we can achieve our goals when we 
stand strong together across the organization. As Lead on these initiatives you will play a very important 
role in our mission to bring safe water to millions of people”
, says Anise Sacranie, Senior Partnership Development Manager.

What we are looking for
We are looking for a person with a solid understanding of and interest in sales processes and viable business models, who can identify the data needed to qualify ideas and concepts. We need a steady hand to facilitate the maturation from idea to specific initiatives, to manage stakeholders through the process, and to secure the ownership to selected divisions.

You navigate effortlessly in multi-cultural settings and in a global matrix organisation, where collaboration is the key to success. You are purpose driven and have the energy and `can-do´ attitude to pursue ambitious goals.

We imagine that you have;

  • a Master’s degree in social sciences, business, economics or other relevant background.
  • more than 7 years of experience from purpose-driven sales or management consulting within the energy or water access sectors in developing countries.
  • capability to develop technical solutions, go-to-market strategies, new business models and innovation management. 
  • familiarity with developing and facilitating workshops.
  • involvement with strategic project management, partnerships and partnering across sectors. 
  • proficiency in English.
  • availability to travel 6-8 weeks per year.

“To succeed in this role you need to be a strong relationship builder and connector and to influence your 
stakeholders with dedication and determination. We operate in a very diverse environment both inside and 
outside Grundfos”
, says Anise.

Additional information
If you have questions or want to know more about the position, please contact Anise Sacranie on mobile +45 5232 5197.

If this job sounds appealing to you, please send your resume and cover letter today by clicking on “Apply”. We expect interviews to be held on an ongoing basis, so please send us your application as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.

If you want to dive deeper into the Grundfos universe, please visit us on LinkedIn or watch us on YouTube.

About Grundfos 
Grundfos is one of the world’s leading water technology companies with more than 19.000 employees in 60+ countries all over the world. Our skills commit us to pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve the quality of life for people. We dare to do things that others cannot or dare not do, as we believe innovation is not only a business opportunity, but an obligation. And what really matters to us is not short term profit, but the impact we make. By becoming part of our united powerful team, you too can drive this change no matter your role.

An inclusive team
If you like the look of this job and know you can bring your skills to contribute to our purpose, please apply. We need and welcome professional people from all corners – however you identify and whatever your background is.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development