Head of Operations

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At BayWa r.e. we r.e.think energy - how it is produced, stored and can be best used to enable the global renewable energy transition that is essential to the future of our planet. Based in 28 countries, BayWa r.e. is a leading global renewable energy developer, service provider, distributor and energy solutions provider. Every day, we are working hard to actively shape the future of energy in a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

BayWa r.e. Solar Systems SLU is a leading PV wholesale business, responsible for Spain and Portugal. Internationally, BayWa r.e.’s PV wholesale business operates in Europe, North and Central America as well as the APAC region. In the Iberian market, we carry a wide range of high-quality products in our portfolio, have strategic global framework agreements with most leading brands and have a proprietary mounting system (novotegra) and design tool solution (Solar Planit).

 

Your tasks

Reporting directly to the MD, the role requires supporting the strategy definition and a high degree of own initiative with a proven track record of leading from the front to deliver high value business performance whilst building an inclusive and collaborative culture:
 
Strategic and Operational tasks:
  • Report to the MD and support him in the well-functioning and further-improvement of the operative.
  • Responsible for supporting the MD in developing and directing strategy towards the profitable growth and operation of the company.
  • Further-develop KPI-control structures and implement continuous-improvement processes.
  • Define reporting mechanisms to better monitor our operations’ performance.
  • Improve cooperation and further-develop quality control mechanisms with our external logistic partners.
  • Manage our internal sales, logistics and technical support teams and processes.
  • Building and maintaining an effective team-leading team in our logistics, internal sales and product management departments.
  • Be the support to our MD as a driving force in identifying and developing new opportunities for the organisation to sustain growth.
  • Support HR and general management in the team-development strategy to accommodate our steep growth.
  • Support and cooperate with our IT to boost efficiency and expand automation of processese
  • Cultivate a feedback culture to maintain a high degree of implication and a good business understanding across the structure.

Your profile

  • University degree in business administration, logistics, engineering or similar.
  • + 3 years of experience in B2B distribution operations management (logistics, internal sales and technical support) and managing a team of at least 5 people.
  • Well acquainted with the logistics branch in Spain both in distribution (transport) and logistics (warehouse).
  • Experience in process definition, optimisation and implementation.
  • Confident in usage or implementation of usage of ERP tools such as Oracle Netsuite, SAP or similar.
  • You’re a motivating, dynamic and inspiring team-player able to make the most of everyone by designing adapted task structures.
  • You’re solution-oriented, pragmatic and are good at balancing focus on targets with a positive team spirit.
  • Advanced English knowledge.
  • You’re an advanced user of MS Office and are familiar with project management and process definition/optimisation tools.
  • Project management experience and previous or current activity in the solar PV industry are a plus.
 
The Head of Operations will need to be:
  • Inspirational and a natural leader
  • Target driven
  • Tenacious
  • Loyal and Trustworthy
  • Decisive whilst collaborative
  • An excellent communicator

What we can offer you

  • Mobile working
  • Flexible working hours
  • Smartphone 

 

Is this role the right fit for you?

Diversity and Equal Opportunity
At BayWa r.e. we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates.
All employment is decided based on qualifications, potential, merit, and business need.
We do not discriminate on the basis of origin, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

Contact

We look forward to your application! 

If you have any questions about the job offer, please get in contact with us.
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