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Head of C&I Solar, Japan

Job title: Head of C&I Solar, Japan
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Function: Business Development
Industry: Renewable Energy
Start Date: 11/03/2020
Salary: 0.00
Reference: 30475
Contact name: Avanti Buckler
Contact email:
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Formative Search is working closely with one of most successful international companies in providing renewable energy solutions to corporate and industrial customers. Asia is continuing to be a key market for them, and we're hiring a Head of C&I Solar to grow their Corporate PPA business in Japan, based from Tokyo.

Roles & Responsibilities :

  • Analyze the different markets in Japan, whilst developing and implement a sales and marketing strategy for entering the C&I segment in the country.

  • Use your own network and develop a company network in Japan to source, evaluate and negotiate C&I solar PV projects.

  • Standardize and negotiate project sales, EPC contracts and lease/Power purchase agreements (PPA contracts).

  • Establish partnerships and JV with developers, EPC companies, Real Estate companies or any other company that could accelerate sourcing pipeline of C&I projects.

  • Set and continually manage project forecasts with team members and other stakeholders.

Requirements :

  • BS in Engineering, Business or Economics is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.

  • 7 years’ experience minimum in solar PV preferable.

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to give persuasive presentations.

  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients and other departments

  • Strong network of C&I players and government agencies in Japan.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a strong ability to explain complex technical topics and systems.

  • Proven ability to work and excel in a fast-paced, highly entrepreneurial environment and to perform multiple roles and functions simultaneously.

  • Experience working for an international organization strongly preferred.

  • Fluent in Japanese & English.

Our client is truly set to be one of the leading Renewable Energy firms in the region. This role will provide the opportunity to be in the epicentre of cleaner energy in Asia whilst in front of an amazing brand. Our client will offer a salary reflective of the candidates’ value and role, but the cream will be in an attractive annual bonus upon reaching the target of installed capacity.

The Solar Rooftop space is certainly heating up in Asia and this is the time to get in and not miss the wave of opportunity. An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate including cash and equity compensation.

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