Investing in Expertise

Investing in Expertise

Interview with Maren Stieler, Director HR at T.A. Cook

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Who We Are

T.A. Cook is a global expert in Asset Performance Excellence. We work in the capital intensive industries to develop and implement programs to increase our clients’ profitability. With a team of 150 motivated and highly skilled consultants, engineers and trainers, we are a reliable and inspiring partner for our clients and deliver forward-thinking expertise on every level. 

Working at T.A. Cook is shaped by the experience of each individual project and partnering with our clients to find the best solutions and put them into practice. We are united by our approach and enthusiasm to explore new paths as well as the passion to deliver excellence and make a positive impact.

Why T.A. Cook

As professionals, we communicate with each other at eye level, addressing challenges in an open and esteemed manner. Expect meaningful work, talented people, constant learning and a team united by core values that promote quality, creativity and opportunity in everything we do. If you are looking for a dynamic, inspiring work environment within a continuously growing company known for its stability and success, you are in the right place.

What are the benefits

Employee Development

Develop your talent with intensive on-boarding, individual career planning, an open feedback culture and mentorship. Feel challenged with engaging work and creative freedom that ensures you can make an impact and build your skills.

Employee Benefits

Benefit from our exclusive cooperation with premium retail and lifestyle brands, travel incentives, talent scout programs, health and insurance packages and relocation services.

Work-Life-Balance

In a dynamic work environment, it’s important to pause and recharge. We offer our employees flexible working hours, summer working times, home office, a holiday-plus program and sabbaticals.

Team Spirit

Join a diverse community of smart, passionate colleagues who support each other and have one another’s backs. Whether it's the completion of a big project, an anniversary, or a special holiday, we make celebrating a priority.

Constant Learning

Feed your curiosity in a rich learning environment that offers not only inspiring project work but also leadership exchange and the opportunity to enlist for external training workshops as well as in-house seminars and digital learning.

Giving Back

Social responsibility is at the core of our company values. Each year, we make a point of donating to social and charitable projects worldwide. We also support the efforts of our employees by providing them with funds and opportunities to take action in the local communities.

What your future colleagues say

"T.A. Cook is an inspiring place to work because it gives me the creative freedom to bring my own ideas to the table. The open and honest environment helps facilitate excellent team collaboration."

Maren Stieler

HR Director and Feelgood Manager

"Being a consultant requires a lot of knowledge, skills, a strong mind and an adaptable character. I’ve been able to develop and deepen all these personal traits thanks to T.A. Cook. I love working for this company."

Alice Zhang

Project Manager, Asia

“T.A. Cook has given me the opportunity to work with some of the best talents globally. Sharing knowledge with colleagues has helped me continue to learn and grow both within the team and on a personal level.”

Matthew Popovacki

Manager, Canada

“T.A. Cook is a great company that not only looks after the bottom line, but also its employees. With a multicultural team working on a wide range of projects for clients worldwide, there’s always a new challenge.”

Gert Müller

Director Europe

“By working for T.A. Cook, I’ve had the freedom and flexibility to perform my best and combine my knowledge and customer focus within an international environment, strengthening my consulting skills.”

Bernd Zanger

Director Europe

"The strength of T.A. Cook is its people. The management team creates a flexible working environment with the aim of encouraging individual development."

Tom Richards

Business Development Manager Europe

Meet Our People

The power of role models

The power of role models

Women in the process industry are still a minority – even though typically female abilities such as communicatin, reflection, or cooperation are more sought-after than ever.

A striking balance

As a native Canadian with Croatian roots, Matthew Popovacki offers the best of two worlds: North American determination combined with European nonchalance.

The road less travelled

David Woods has no time for monotony, which particularly suits his job as a consultant. It's the unpredictability that drives, and still gives him satisfaction after 20+ years

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Consultant (m/w/d)

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Office: global

Berlin,tacook,Consulting,loc:global
Your mission
  • Conduct analysis/audits of organizational structures,  operational procedures and operational performance (including use of IT  & Management Systems)
  • Development and evaluation of key levers for efficiency and increases in productivity
  • Establish and agree quantitative and qualitative targets with responsibility for realization
  • Prepare and deliver implementation plans to achieve targeted goals
  • Sole responsibility for managing parts of a project during implementation and/or turnaround
  • Preparation and execution of workshops including training and coaching
  • Preparation and management of status meetings and reports
  • Be part of all maintenance day to day activities 
  • Understand work process to minimize cost and maximize safety and productivity
Your profile
  • Economic or technical degree or equivalent business experience
  • At least 2 years of professional experience as a consultant or in an industry company 
  • Excellent knowledge of performance drivers in production and maintenance, preferably in a chemical related industry
  • Experience in mechanical maintenance, reliability and condition monitoring, predictive/preventative maintenance, and maintenance systems (CMMS).
  • Proven ability to quickly penetrate complex issues and to develop practical solutions 
  • SAP maintenance activity experience is highly beneficial.
  • Able to communicate at ease with all stakeholders
  • Hands-on mentality paired with professional and engaging presentation skills
  • Excellent fluency in speaking, reading and writing English
  • Excellent MS-Office skills; ERP or special system knowledge skills a plus
  • Willingness to travel within North America 
What we offer
We offer a diversified and self-dependent employment within an implementation consultancy undertaking international expansion. A committed and competent team will conduct your “on the job” training. Whilst you do not have a specific client assignment, you are free to work from a home office. If flexibility, resilience, being a quick learner, working independently and the ability to integrate into an international team are familiar to you, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Executive Assistant (m/f/d)

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Office: The Woodlands

tacook,Administration,loc: The Woodlands,Houston
Your mission
  • Calendar management for executives
  • Aid executive in preparing for meetings
  • Manage the back office
  • Responding to emails and document requests on behalf of executives
  • Draft slides, meeting notes and documents for executives
Your profile
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience in managing multiple priorities, administrative coordination, and logistics
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, ability to multi-task with great follow-up skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 10 years plus experience in working as an Executive Assistant

Head of Application Development (m/f/d)

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Office: The Woodlands

tacook,IT,loc: The Woodlands,Houston
Your mission
  • Manage and analyze the design, implementation and testing of cloud based software systems
  • Define user stories and control as product owner the app development
  • Evaluate final results of design and test to assure accomplishment of objectives
  • Ensure that proper documentation, such as test specifications and procedures, is generated, reviewed and released during product development
  • Lead, develop, and evaluate development team (onshore, offshore)
  • Communicate effectively to others within the organization
Your profile
  • You'll be expected to have a good level of technical knowledge and a degree in a relevant subject, e.g. computer science/software engineering or information systems
  • App Developer Skills like Software design, backend web services knowledge, knowledge of UX and UI, unit tests, automation, and code reviews
  • App Developer Suggested Software Proficiency in AWS, Linux/Unix, Java, ORACLE
  • Creativity and brainstorming capability
  • Complex problem solving

Principal - Key Account Manager (m/f/d)

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Office: Global

tacook,consulting,deutschland,Berlin,loc:Global
Your mission
  • Responsible for Key Account Management with primary focus on Multi Nationals headquartered in France, Benelux and other Europe
  • Understand clients’ requirements, define a Point of View and develop effective solutions
  • Generate revenue opportunities by conducting strategic and tactical sales activities including opportunity identification and evaluation
  • Responsible for cultivating relationships at senior levels with potential customers in oil and gas and other capital-intensive industries sectors
  • Develop thought leadership within at least one expertise and mentor, grow consultants
  • Supervise projects to ensure successful completion and client reference
Your profile
  • University Degree in Marketing, Business, Engineering or another related field
  • 10 years of experience in client-facing sales, marketing and business development roles with outbound-focused sales background
  • Excellent project management experience in Management Consulting or even Asset Management
  • Proven leadership & management skills, ability to lead a team of consultants as well as guide clients in transformation processes
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, communicate effectively, and work as a team player with peers, clients, and staff at all levels
  • Proven business development history for creating client relationships with existing and potential clients, preferable board level contacts
  • Solid communicator, including presentation skills with both internal and external customers at all levels
  • Ability to travel within Europe, North America and Asia Pacific
  • Proficient in French and English. Dutch and / or German will be beneficial but not necessary
  • Possess high level of integrity and accountability
  • Skilled in the practical applications of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point and Share Point
What we offer
  • As a Principal you will be a member of the senior leadership team
  • Attractive compensation model combining fixed salary, performance bonus and fringe benefits
  • Defined path to become a Partner and shareholder
  • Company pension scheme
  • HolidayPlus Programme
  • A dedicated e-learning program
  • The possibility of continuous education with external and internal trainings
  • Challenging projects with intensive customer contact and responsible tasks with the global players in the industry
  • Exclusive cooperations with first-class retail and lifestyle brands

SAP S/4HANA EAM Principal Consultant (m/f/d)

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Office: The Woodlands

IT,tacook,loc: The Woodlands,Consulting,Houston
Your mission
  • Thought leader in the Oil & Gas / Chemical Industries and deep knowledge of industry best practices.
  • Thought leader in digital road mapping, solutions, service offerings and market trends.
  • Analyze and map clients’ business requirements, processes and objectives; develop necessary product modifications to satisfy clients’ needs.
  • Assist in the development of the overall project plan (scoping process) as well as individual work plans; acting as liaison with client for troubleshooting (investigates, analyses, and solves software problems).
  • Lead a team of Business Processes Consultants
  • Utilities experience with Device Management would be beneficial.
  • Ability to provide thought leadership and resolve complex issues in escalated projects.
  • Performance of feasibility studies / solution and process design reviews.
Your profile
  • A minimum of 10 years SAP consulting experience in the Oil and Gas/Chemicals Industry with at least 5 years in EAM / Plant Maintenance and at least 3 end to end implementations.
  • Has been in a team lead role on a major project and has provided mentoring/leadership to others.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
  • Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills; ability to present and discuss strategies and technical information in a manner that establishes rapport, persuades others, and establishes understanding for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP S/4 HANA EAM and Plant Maintenance processes and best practices.
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Master’s degree preferred but not required.
  • 100% Travel.
  • English fluent, second language e.g. German is welcome

Senior Corporate Marketing Manager (m/f/d)

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Office: The Woodlands

Marketing,tacook,loc: The Woodlands,Houston
Your mission
The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years’ experience in a marketing management role from a professional services background, have a thorough understand of modern marketing practice and channels, and be looking to take the next step up in their career,
The Senior Corporate Marketing Manager will be expected to apply experience, creativity, planning and leadership to achieve strategic marketing goals.  This position will work closely with partners and senior management to define an integrated strategy, strengthen marketing and communications infrastructure, and build and implement advanced digital market development functionality.

The candidate will develop tactics and content that will enable T.A. Cook to extend existing client relationships and market share, expand into new industry sectors, innovate rapidly and expand the global reach of our company. Time would be split between leadership tasks, and the origination and execution of assigned marketing campaigns and projects.

The candidate must be a proven leader, with a strong and diplomatic, point of view, and with the ability to drive the development of strategic marketing activities on a global basis.

Additional Key Responsibilities
  • Creating original content ideas & working collaboratively with internal stakeholders, journalists and editors
  • Extending content reach through the strategic use of marketing channels, especially in the digital space
  • Developing a global content marketing strategy  
  • Carrying out ad-hoc marketing projects at the request of senior directors/partners
  • Defining, developing and implementing marketing processes and best practices
  • Management of the Global Marketing Department (team of 6)
  • Devising the annual marketing plan, and determining and aligning on agile budget needs
  • Responsible for KPI and RoI reporting to stakeholders, and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Setting the marketing tone for the company and ensuring brand guidelines are adhered to
  • Working closely with stakeholders on marketing and company projects
  • Representing the company at industry events and conferences
  • Ensuring team staffing levels are maintained, including recruitment and selection of new team members
  • Responsible for the development of the marketing team
Your profile
Essential
  • Proven ability to write original content pieces and in partnership with internal stakeholders, journalists and editors
  • Strong communication skills, able to work collaboratively at all levels and manage expectations
  • From a digital marketing background and with 8+ years’ of marketing experience, and with at least 3 of those in a  managerial capacity 
  • Up-to-date knowledge of marketing best practice, in particular – SEO, content marketing, promotional campaigns, digital marketing, social media marketing, and channel marketing
  • Experience in marketing at a consulting/professional services firm
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven ability to motivate and inspire a team
  • Familiarity with marketing platforms & tools (from Hubspot, Wordpress and Typo3 to  Brandwatch, Slideshare and Linkedin)
Desirable
  • A Masters Degree, or post-graduate diploma, in marketing
  • 2nd Language (Spanish, French or German)
  • Understanding of the industry sectors in which we work (oil and gas, chemicals, metals, power generation, pulp & paper, and mining)
What we offer
We are offering an opportunity for development within a fast-paced and sometimes pressured environment. You will take on full responsibility for your portfolio of conferences and develop into your own area of expertise within a growing team.
If flexibility, being a quick learner, working independently and the ability to integrate into an international team are familiar to you, then we look forward to receiving your application including CV, credentials, earliest start date and salary expectations.

Senior Corporate Marketing Manager (f/m/d)

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Office: Berlin

Marketing,tacook,loc: Berlin,Berlin
Your mission
The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years’ experience in a marketing management role from a professional services background, have a thorough understand of modern marketing practice and channels, and be looking to take the next step up in their career,
The Senior Manager will be expected to apply experience, creativity, planning and leadership to achieve strategic marketing goals.  This position will work closely with partners and senior management to define an integrated strategy, strengthen marketing and communications infrastructure, and build and implement advanced digital market development functionality.

The Senior Corporate Marketing Manager will develop tactics and content that will enable T.A. Cook to extend existing client relationships and market share, expand into new industry sectors, innovate rapidly and expand the global reach of our company. Time would be split between leadership tasks, and the origination and execution of assigned marketing campaigns and projects.
The ideal candidate must be a proven leader, with a strong and diplomatic, point of view, and with the ability to drive the development of strategic marketing activities on a global basis.

Additional Key Responsibilities
  • Creating original content ideas & working collaboratively with internal stakeholders, journalists and editors
  • Extending content reach through the strategic use of marketing channels, especially in the digital space
  • Developing a global content marketing strategy  
  • Carrying out ad-hoc marketing projects at the request of senior directors/partners
  • Defining, developing and implementing marketing processes and best practices
  • Management of the Global Marketing Department (team of 6)
  • Devising the annual marketing plan, and determining and aligning on agile budget needs
  • Responsible for KPI and RoI reporting to stakeholders, and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Setting the marketing tone for the company and ensuring brand guidelines are adhered to
  • Working closely with stakeholders on marketing and company projects
  • Representing the company at industry events and conferences
  • Ensuring team staffing levels are maintained, including recruitment and selection of new team members
  • Responsible for the development of the marketing team
Your profile
Essential
  • Proven ability to write original content pieces and in partnership with internal stakeholders, journalists and editors
  • Strong communication skills, able to work collaboratively at all levels and manage expectations
  • From a digital marketing background and with 8+ years’ of marketing experience, and with at least 3 of those in a  managerial capacity 
  • Up-to-date knowledge of marketing best practice, in particular – SEO, content marketing, promotional campaigns, digital marketing, social media marketing, and channel marketing
  • Experience in marketing at a consulting/professional services firm
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven ability to motivate and inspire a team
  • Familiarity with marketing platforms & tools (from Hubspot, Wordpress and Typo3 to  Brandwatch, Slideshare and Linkedin)
Desirable
  • A Masters Degree, or post-graduate diploma, in marketing
  • 2nd Language (Spanish, French or German)
  • Understanding of the industry sectors in which we work (oil and gas, chemicals, metals, power generation, pulp & paper, and mining)
What we offer
We are offering an opportunity for development within a fast-paced and sometimes pressured environment. You will take on full responsibility for your portfolio of conferences and develop into your own area of expertise within a growing team.
If flexibility, being a quick learner, working independently and the ability to integrate into an international team are familiar to you, then we look forward to receiving your application including CV, credentials, earliest start date and salary expectations.

T.A. Cook Consultants, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Contact

Our HR team is looking forward to your application.

Maren Stieler

Maren Stieler

HR Director