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General Manager (m/f/d)

Field Energy

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Posted over 30 days ago...

Lead the Energy Transition in Germany as General Manager for an Innovative Company

Overview

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£120000 - £180000

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Expires at anytime

Join Field, a pioneering company at the forefront of accelerating the energy transition beyond the UK. As a General Manager based in Germany, you will be instrumental in launching and scaling Field's operations, driving impactful change in new markets. Reporting to the COO, this role offers a unique opportunity to spearhead the company's strategy and operational excellence while fostering relationships across the energy sector.

Role Summary:

  • Establish the company's presence in Germany, including setting up legal structures, offices, and defining tax strategies.
  • Create and implement a go-to-market strategy tailored to the German market.
  • Develop a pipeline of large-scale energy storage projects, engaging in project valuation, land acquisition, and securing connections.
  • Manage procurement, construction, and asset operations, ensuring timelines are met and partnerships are formed for optimal maintenance and optimization.
  • Collaborate with headquarters to craft local market strategies and pursue new growth opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions.
  • Hire and lead a team of exceptional talent, set objectives, and drive business growth.
  • Support fundraising efforts and manage day-to-day profit and loss responsibilities.
  • Engage with regulators and key stakeholders in the energy ecosystem to promote favorable policies and stay informed on industry developments.

Role Requirements:

  • Over 5 years of experience in the energy industry with an in-depth understanding of market fundamentals.
  • Proven General Manager experience, including team setup and expansion in new markets.
  • Strong leadership skills with a history of meeting and surpassing targets.
  • Financial acumen with experience in P&L management and budget development.
  • Existing network within the energy sector in the new market.
  • Knowledge of the energy regulatory environment in Germany.
  • Fluency in English and the local language.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with growth share scheme.
  • Annual learning & development budget.
  • Flexible 'work from anywhere' policy for one month each year.
  • Carbon offset initiative to celebrate your birthday.
  • Flexible working arrangements to support work-life balance.

General Manager (m/f/d)

Department: Strategy & Operations

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: Germany

Reporting To: COO

Compensation: €120,000 - €180,000 / year

Description

Overview

The General Manager will play a key role in shaping our growth story in new markets, as we look to accelerate the energy transition in countries beyond the UK. As a General Manager you will set up, lead and scale Field’s business operations within your respective location. The General Manager will be part of the Strategy Team at Field, reporting to the COO. 

Key Responsibilities



  1. Launch country operations
    • Work with HQ to set up the foundations (legal entity, structure, office, tax, …)



  2. Define and execute the go-to-market strategy
    • Define the optimal go-to-market strategy for the market, in partnership with HQ



  3. Development

    • Build a high quality of pipeline large transmission connected (>100 MW) energy storage projects
    • Identify projects to develop and/or acquire (greenfield and joint development agreements)
    • Value projects, and make formal offers
    • Engage with landowners directly and/or via land scouts to get options on land
    • Get connection offers for projects, and take projects through the consenting process



  4. Procurement, construction & asset operations

    • With support from HQ, run multiple competitive procurement tender processes to select preferred vendors for key functions (engineering, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance, optimisation)
    • Oversee the construction of assets to tight deadlines
    • Oversee the operation of assets, likely in partnership with an O&M provider



  5. Business planning & strategy

    • Define the local market strategy, in partnership with HQ
    • Efficiently manage business timelines and key interdependencies (fundraising, due diligence, site timelines, procurement deliveries, …)
    • Identify, assess, and pursue new revenue services, market segments and/or new opportunities for growth
    • Build strong relationships across the sector, exploring any high potential partnership options including M&A
    • Build out core functions, hiring a team of rockstar talent with deep sector expertise
    • Work closely with our HQ analysis team to oversee the build out of a fundamental country revenue model



  6. Support fundraising

    • Work closely with HQ to define the optimal fundraising strategy/structure for the local market
    • Provide due diligence information and reporting for key investors



  7. Own the P&L, and budgeting

    • Work with HQ to define budgets in an agile way
    • Own the day-to-day P&L, and accounts



  8. Work closely with regulators, and other key domestic bodies
    • Work closely with key decision makers, and stakeholder within the energy ecosystem (particularly grid) to promote positive policy action, as well as ensure we are well briefed on any upcoming tenders/relevant developments


Skills Knowledge and Expertise


  • 5+ years experience in the energy industry, with a strong understanding of the market fundamentals driving broad investment decisions in the sector
  • Previous in-depth General Manager experience, which includes setting up and growing a team in new markets, including hiring staff, setting OKRs and leading and motivating a team to execute against key objectives. You can demonstrate a consistent track record of achieving and exceeding targets and driving meaningful business growth.
  • You can demonstrate experience in successfully leading and motivating teams, preferably in an energy infrastructure business 
  • Strong financial acumen and understanding of P&L management and an ability to drive unit economics, develop and manage budgets
  • Candidate should have an existing network of energy professionals and partners within the new market to facilitate business growth, including energy infrastructure developers, EPC contractors, engineers and relevant energy infrastructure contacts for a renewables infrastructure company
  • Experience or understanding of the energy regulatory environment within the new market 
  • Strong English & - local language skills

Benefits


  • Competitive salary
  • Company growth share scheme 
  • Annual learning & development budget 
  • 1 month a year ‘work from anywhere in the world’ policy
  • Birthday carbon offset - a gift from Field to the world to celebrate your birthday
  • Flexible working to support work life balance 
  • & many more coming soon!
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