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Head of External Communications, US

Head of External Communications, US

About us

Topsoe is a leading global provider of technology and solutions for the energy transition. We combat climate change by helping our customers and partners achieve their decarbonization and emission reduction goals.

Based on decades of scientific research and innovation, we offer world leading solutions for transforming renewable resources into fuels and chemicals for a sustainable world, and for efficient and low-carbon fuel production and clean air.

We were founded in 1940 and are headquartered in Denmark, with over 2,800 employees serving customers all around the globe. To learn more, visit


Who we’re looking for

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Head of US External Communications to join our dynamic and growing team. Topsoe has a strong, and well-established US presence, and this pivotal role will help us increase our brand awareness and optimize our reputation in the US as we pursue our mission to be a recognized leader in America’s energy transition. This critical role will contribute to the shaping of our US communications and public relations strategy and be responsible for the execution from our newly established office in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will have relevant industry experience, a passion for technologies and solutions that will drive the energy transition forward, and the tenacity needed to place our leading carbon emission reduction technologies at the heart of US energy transition.


This newly established role will work closely with the Global Communications & Brand, Global Public Affairs, and Marketing team, as well as, cross businesses to:

- Create and develop relationships with critical reporters in business and trade media

- Position Topsoe as an influential brand in the energy transition

- Prepare senior leaders for speaking engagements in the US, including speechwriting, presentation materials

- Contribute to US media campaigns

- Build and manage community stakeholder coalitions for potential future factory investments

- Ensure global messaging and tone of voice relevance to the US market

- Monitor and measure share of voice in US media.


What you’ll bring

The ideal candidate must:

- Have a minimum of 10-12 years experience working in relevant industries, ideally with companies in the energy transition, cleantech solutions, or energy-intensive industries

- Experience in leading PR campaigns and community engagement activities, and in managing media relations and agency collaborations

- Have exceptional written and verbal communication skills

- Have a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or Journalism

- Be motivated by the opportunity to work with a truly purpose-driven company contributing directly to carbon emission reductions

- Have an entrepreneurial mindset and the drive to support the repositioning of an 80+ years old company

- Have a self-driven mindset capable of working independently in the US region, while building strong relationships with teams around the world

- Be open to travel since the role with work out of Washington, DC, but support activities across US, and attend meetings in Denmark.


Why join us You will find a supportive and friendly environment where the emphasis is on teamwork, continuous improvement, trust, and a passion for jobs well done. You will collaborate with various departments and stakeholders across the globe and spearhead initiatives that align with our commitment to be recognized as a leader in carbon emission reduction technologies. This role offers a unique opportunity to take part in the growth journey for a company dedicated to applying decades of leadership in science and innovation in the quest for carbon emission reductions and energy transition. How you can apply If you would like to be part of a team of skilled and professional colleagues in an informal organization, please submit your application and resume in English and enclose a copy of your references through our website

Application deadline
Jun 24, 2024

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