Global Solution Leader - Airport Solutions


Preferably in USA, Europe or Asia with the need for global travel as required


Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services, we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate more than €3.3 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.

Purpose of the role:

To grow our Aviation business globally by effectively building the knowledge base, ensuring in depth understanding of the market needs, and by developing and enhancing client propositions. The role is crucial to create a global community for the Arcadis solution that is an important differentiator in the market.

Reporting lines:

Director Global Solutions (embedded in one of the Arcadis Regions)

Job Description:

The incumbent will focus his/her efforts in knowledge, strategic pursuits, collaboration and developing propositions in the Aviation market, to drive more business across all regions. Project, program and cost management as well as front-end advisory will be important elements of the Airport solutions we provide to the market. The Global Leader role will be embedded in one of our Regions (80% global, 20% regional) and he/she is leading a team of regional connection points’.

The incumbent has the following areas of responsibility:


Responsible for innovation, knowledge development and knowledge sharing, amongst others through managing ‘Communities of Practices’ for the most relevant knowledge domains in the Aviation market. Provide market insights to our regions. Support with the development of collateral and thought leadership to leverage and differentiate our position as market leaders.

Strategic Pursuits

Support regions and market sectors with strategic pursuits that drive value to our business. The Global Leader is recognized in the market and can be client facing in supporting during tender phase, presenting to clients. Bring global knowledge and market insights to secure strategic projects that enhance our brand and reputation.


Stimulate collaboration between regions to build global capability and teams by organizing cross-regional meetings and stimulating use of our Global Excellence Centers. Promote a one Arcadis vision to delivering projects and ensure mobility of staff (incl. coordination of staffing of key people around the globe where required).


Develop (new) propositions together with Arcadis regions and market facing teams to add value and drive growth. Support regions to align propositions to market opportunities and capitalize on our points of differentiation.

Execution of Strategy

Implement the Arcadis strategy to support the needs identified by regions and global Client Development


Works with HR to define career path and professional development programs for the people who are working in the Aviation area


Leader with deep knowledge of the Aviation market and the solutions Arcadis can provide, globally connected, excellent understanding of the market opportunities and clients demand in the solution area. 15+ years of managerial and/or client development experience and relevant sector knowledge.

Ability to provide leadership to the global community.

Further requirements:

  • Ability to define/ develop (new) propositions
  • Marketing capabilities
  • Excellent commercial and client relationship skills
  • Business development experience and skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong listening and communications skills
  • Good fit with the Arcadis Global Collaborative Leadership Model:
    • Leadership: Creates shared vision and drives collaboration in a regional environment that has a positive impact on business performance. Has the ability to work in a network organization often with dual reporting lines and is accountable to take action and deliver results
    • Client Focus: Builds and shares regional key market opportunities with the focus on providing innovative client solutions that contribute to business performance
    • People Focus: Energizes people by showing interest and sensitivity, sets challenging goals for him / herself and others. He/she inspires by engaging others and holding them accountable. Is a Talent Champion who attracts and develops talent
    • Operational Excellence: Takes necessary actions to inspire all staff to help achieve the goals of the organization in the most effective way
    • Collaboration: Implements global strategy within a region without reservation, puts the interest of Arcadis above local and personal interests, plays an active role in the regional team while remaining highly aligned with the Global team.
    • Sets an example with respect to Arcadis values of Integrity, Client Focus, Collaboration and Sustainability
    • Good English
    • Willingness to travel

Main working contacts:

  • Other Global Solution Leaders
  • Global Market Sector Leaders
  • Global Account Leaders
  • Global Strategic Pursuit Leader
  • BUC city executives
  • Community of Practice Leaders
  • Regional BL directors
  • Regional Teams


  • Number of successful global pursuits involved
  • Thought Leadership: Be a thought leader for Aviation both internally and externally
  • Overall global growth of the business related to Aviation
  • Effective collaboration within the global community of the solution area
  • Effective development of knowledge, innovation and people competences in Aviation. 

What we offer?

We offer a dynamic challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role.

Information/ Application:

Guy van Moppes


Tel: +31 627061871

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