Basic Job Functions:
First Solar seeks a candidate with a strong industry background to join its India business development and sales team. The Manager will report to the Vice President of Business Development & Sales in India and be responsible for supporting the development and execution of First Solar’s India sales strategy and pipeline execution.
The primary job responsibilities include: (1) assisting in the development of First Solar’s market participation strategy for India, (2) positioning First Solar as a leading solar solution for target customers and assigned market segments in India, (3) identifying and cultivating key strategic relationships at the off-take and developer level, and (4) leading First Solar’s sales and execution efforts in India
Education & Experience:
This role would suit a highly self-motivated, results-oriented individual who is comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment and has the vision and experience to develop and manage an effective set of market development initiatives to serve large accounts. To succeed in this role you will possess a combination of leadership abilities and detail-oriented execution skills.
• A graduate level qualification in Engineering with at-least 12 years of experience in the Energy/Renewable market segment.
• Specific experience on Solar energy and is a plus.
• Sound technical background.
• Negotiation and execution skills at an external facing level, with understanding of Contract terms prevalent in the India market.
• Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communications skills.
• Experience in external facing role, including customer relationship development and management.
• Self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as a successful track record as a team player.
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate and multi-task a variety of activities including cross-functional interaction internally.
• Significant attention to detail.
• A strong desire to be a part of a rapidly growing business with an opportunity to progress.
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