Country Manager – Taiwan – Offshore Wind

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Taipei
Salary: Competitive

Reference: 894368_1655717023
Industry: Renewables/Offshore Wind
Required Skills: Country Manager, Offshore Wind, Project Management, Business Development, Renewables

Job Description

An amazing opportunity has arisen for an experienced individual to join us in Taiwan, based from our APAC HQ in Taipei. You'll lead and further develop our strategy in the Offshore Wind sector, as Country Manager, you'll have full P&L responsibility and are expected to facilitate our client's requirements across their projects whilst promoting and growing the ODE business

The Role:

Reporting to the Head of Renewables, the day-to-day management of the Taipei office, and delivery of engineering and technical services to ODE's Taiwan Client base

Scope of Responsibilities:

The Country Manager works to represent ODE within the Taiwan market. The Country Manager will be responsible for the Taiwan projects budgets under the direction of the Head of Renewables and supported by the wider ODE/DORIS Group Engineering teams. This involves working to manage operations, develop business and increase profitability for ODE in Taiwan through successfully delivering offshore wind projects and assignments. The Country Manager will assist with driving the development and implementation of the country strategy and working closely with local stakeholders, both internally and externally.

The Country Manager must have specialist skills and knowledge relating to the offshore wind sector that includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Working closely with the wider APAC Renewables region in South Korea, Australia, and Japan
  • Responsibility for managing Taiwan operations including taking responsibility for ensuring sales, revenue, and profit for the Taiwan market meet or exceed the agreed annual budget
  • Developing, with the Head of Renewables, the annual budgets and producing a detailed annual business plan
  • Delivering monthly, quarterly, and annual targets for revenue, profits, and sales
  • Leading business development activities, managing key accounts, and creating a sustainable pipeline of work with up to or exceeding a three-year lookahead
  • Leading the engineering and project management of all major projects in Taiwan.
  • Lead and provide technical input as required to prequalification and proposals for new work
  • Management of and participation in specific scopes of work for ODE's Taiwan projects
  • As ODE's representative with clients, suppliers, partners, local authorities, and third-party contractors, can negotiate terms and conditions related to engineering work, ensure company interests are assured, and maintain good relations with all concerned
  • During initial phases provide direct services on a part-time basis for client projects
  • Oversee project closeout, ensures that all lessons learned are well documented and circulated

Competencies & Skills:

  • Business/ Project Development experience of 5 years + in the offshore wind sector in the region (incl. experience in Wind Energy Development)
  • Knowledge of the local Electricity Sector, (Generation, Distribution, or Power Purchase Agreements)
  • Business Experience and Network of Contacts in the country
  • Experience in Organic Business Development and proven track record in managing growth (Pipeline to Backlog)
  • Experience in leading or playing a major role in significant commercial transactions with senior stakeholders. Strong contractual and negotiations experience as well as creativity for deal-making
  • Structured thinker. Strong analytical capability and appreciation of risk versus reward. Good understanding of project financials/ financial models
  • Ability to work independently in the day-to-day activities through close cooperation and coordination with global headquarters
  • Experience in interacting and managing relationships with partners and clients. Experience in relating to government officials and government departments
  • Flexible work attitude and ability to support multiple projects and add value
  • Ability to manage shifting priorities and work with decentralized teams in an international environment.
  • Understand the Taiwan marketplace, familiar with local energy policy and regulations

Qualifications and Experience:

Must be educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably within an offshore engineering discipline with some financial qualifications or training

Ideally, have experience within offshore wind across the full-project life cycle of large-scale projects

Someone who is comfortable engaging with stakeholders has developed strong leadership qualities, and can build a really positive team culture

Experienced in operating in the Taiwan market, strong network within offshore wind and in the region, who has spent time working in a Project-based capacity

Your Application

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in this vacancy. Your application will be carefully considered during the initial screening process. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to personally respond to everyone that applies but we will contact you if you are selected to progress in the recruitment process

ODE is an equal opportunities employer

Candidates requiring sponsorship to work in Taiwan will be considered alongside other applicants.

APPROACHES FROM AGENCIES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED OR ACKNOWLEDGED

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