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Offshore Sales Director

Requisition ID:  26998
Location(s): 

Boston, MA, US

Work experience:  Senior Management
Type of position:  Full-Time

Vestas Factory

General Purpose:

Vestas is the global leader in wind energy, advancing toward our goal of leadership in the offshore segment with the full acquisition of our former offshore joint venture and the introduction of the V236-15.0 MW turbine, the largest available. We are building a high-quality team and the technical, operational, and cultural platform to deliver on our vision.

 The energy transition is underway worldwide and offshore wind in the United States is poised for significant growth. The Director, Offshore Sales is a key member of our commercial deal team collaborating internally with an array of stakeholders and guiding customer engagements.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise in the development and achievement of business plans and strategic targets for assigned customers in the North American offshore market. 
  • Identify the drivers and segments of the marketplace and position the company and its offerings.
  • Create an action plan and timetables aligned with the company’s strategy, customer requirements and expectations.
  • Identify and develop significant relationships with consultants, developers and local entities resulting in early involvement in purchase agreements, contracts, up-to-date pricing, and revenue growth.
  • Participate in Sales planning, forecasting, goal setting and oversee closure of deal activity with effective closing plans implemented

 

Essential Functions:

  • Solve problems by seeking out relevant information and gauge its importance when making decisions
  • Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly
  • Ability to influence across organizational boundaries / with solid focus on working with & understanding different cultures
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

 

Education, Training, and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Sales or Marketing.  MBA preferred.
  • 7-10 years’ experience in sales: technical sales, commercial customer communications, or contract negotiation and distinct expertise in at least one of these disciplines. Experience in a complex capital sales environment preferred.
  • Working knowledge of projects developed for electrical generation.
  • Background with an electrical developer encouraged
  • Flexibility with travel-based on the overall company goals (up to 30%).
  • Demonstrated success in the negotiation and closing of complex or long-cycle larger cap-ex agreements where long-term partnering is crucial to success.
  • Demonstrated success in understanding commercial terms, and negotiation strategy, balancing business profitability and customer needs.
  • Has a “Key Account Mindset”, specifically an understanding of how to handle customer accounts and support team selling. 
  • Ability to understand technical language and to recognize and differentiate technical issues and translate needs to the Vestas value proposition for a customer.
  • Skilled written, and verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Solid critical skills and ability to make business case comparisons for internal and external presentation.

 

Physical Demands

While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use of hands and fingers to handle and feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The environment is an open office setting and the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  

 

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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings. 


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