Regional Head – America’s

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The Company


Our client is a global company (European) focused on significant PV project development around the world together with specialized silicon material manufacturing of solar-based technology.


Position Description


Preferably with a base in CA, and reporting directly to the CEO based in Europe, the Regional Head – America’s will act as a Company representative and head of the Company’s presence in the America’s region; taking ultimately responsibility for business development, project planning & execution, and managing day-to-day operations of the Company in the region.


Summary of Key Responsibilities:


Business Development


Develop and implement company’s regional presence strategy in accordance with Company’s corporate goals


Establish and manage business relations with the regional key parties (project sponsors, investors, local governments and authorities, finance institutions); build and develop relationships with senior level decision makers; build regional partnerships


Develop and maintain necessary personal networks for the successful development of the business


Lead EPC contract negotiation in coordination with the group level leadership


Project planning and execution


Manage and oversee multiple projects execution from planning to customer acceptance; supervise all aspects of plant construction and contract monitoring, hand-over and operation and maintenance monitoring for portfolio of solar power plants


Managing relations and day-to-day communications with third parties including legal advisors, service providers, technical consultants, construction subcontractors, surveyors, landowners, grid operators, electric utilities, communities, etc.


Carry out commercial, legal and technical due diligences of projects in the region either directly or with internal/external support


Evaluate, plan and develop potential sites for large-scale PV projects either directly or with Head Office support


Work with local authorities to obtain planning permits, other necessary licenses, clearance permits etc.


Finances and budgets


Jointly with the Group Executive Board/CFO prepare regional budget in line with the Group financial targets


Responsible for sound fiscal management of the regional unit’s operations, meeting the budget and profit figures; direct ownership over the regional P&L


Responsible for execution of each project within the budget, maximizing the profitability figures and controlling overruns


Regular reporting on regional unit performance to the Head office


Team development


As the need arises, help hire, train, and manage a regional field office from the ground up, building structure over time


Candidate Profile


Work Experience & Abilities Required:


10+ years of experience in business development and operations management


Strong track-record in in renewable energy market (solar preferable) in the region


Proven successful experience working remotely as an independent representative, building local presence from zero


A strong desire to be a part of a rapidly growing business with an opportunity to progress


Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communications skills; team player attitude


Excellent management skills, ability to prioritize and get-things-done attitude


Comfort working in an extremely fast-paced setting, with proven ability to take initiative in an environment that at times can be ambiguous


Excellent managerial, organizational and prioritization skills, confidence, maturity and highly developed written and oral communication skills as well as presentation skills


Strong computer skills, including strength in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint


Self-motivated and results-oriented individual with attention to detail


For more information regarding this position, please contact Ms. May Ma by filling out the form below.


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