Head of Operations (m/f/d)

  • BayWa r.e.
  • Arabellastraße 4, 81925, Munich, Germany
  • Kaiser-Joseph-Straße 263, 79098, Freiburg, Germany
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Across solar, wind and bioenergy, at BayWa r.e. we r.e.think energy - 
  • how it is produced? 
  • how it can be stored?
  • how it can be best used?
to enable the global energy transition that is essential to the future of the planet.

Every day we are working hard to actively shape the future of energy in a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

BayWa r.e. Power Solutions GmbH offers tailor-made energy solutions for commercial and industrial companies. Our portfolio includes the development and realization of solar rooftop installations, storage and charging solutions as well as power supply contracts in the key markets of Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. We can also offer a broad service portfolio in several other countries thanks to our experienced team of experts.

About the role
The Head of Operations has a direct reporting line to the Managing Directors. The holder of the position will lead a mid-sized, highly qualified and experienced team located in Germany, Spain and Italy.
The person will manage the local Project Management heads, the regional Head of Systems Design & Engineering as well as other Operations related functions.

The Head of for the Operations Business is responsible for further development and expansion of project operations of Power Solutions in EMEA region and will manage project planning, preparation and implementation for Commercial & Industrial (C&I) clients including systems design and engineering.
He or she owns commercial responsibility for the projects after handover from Sales. Additionally, the manager is responsible for topics as HSEQ, Logistics and After Sales Services.

The position could be either based in Freiburg or in Munich.

What You Will Do

  • Having lead responsibility for all operational and strategic activities around implementation of C&I projects, mainly based on Photovoltaic (PV) as the core technology for on-site renewable power generation, combined with battery storage, EV charging, Energy Management Systems (EMS) and Operations & Maintenance services (O&M)
  • Building-up and enabling the team to perform economic valuable projects with applying highest technical standards as well as considering individual client requirements, regulatory and legal framework
  • Sustainable improvement of the business processes for Project Management and Construction Services focused on cost competitiveness, project implementation efficiency, subcontractor management and client satisfaction
  • Significant development of the business processes for Engineering & Systems Design as well as focus on scalability, efficiency and quality
  • Commercial project cost and margin management as well as steering for the total project pipeline for particularly single strategic projects
  • Actively managing risk along with identifying and quantifying mitigation measures to ensure business continuity and growth
  • Optimizing the interfaces to Operations related functions of other BayWa r.e. entities, in particular Solar Projects and Services, required to deliver the full solutions portfolio to C&I clients

What You Bring

  • Minimum of 8 years leadership experience in construction or services business, having managed operations team with multiple functions for several years
  • Strong project management and execution capabilities on small and mid-sized projects
  • Experience in planning and controlling project portfolios as well as advanced knowledge in optimizing project delivery processes, related to engineering, project management and logistics
  • Deep insights in addition to recognized understanding and intuition of the technical, commercial and operational challenges of both, the needs of C&I clients as well as the requirements for efficient and high-quality implementation of renewable energy solutions
  • Extensive and excellent experience in leadership and people management, being a natural coach and an inspiring example to improve the strengths and motivation of team members at different levels
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities as well as transaction and execution capabilities
  • Highly results-oriented and capable of challenging customers, superiors, colleagues, and staff in the company to implement ideas and strategies, always based on sound argument
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions, ability to respond to disruptive environments, seeing disruptive events as an opportunity rather than a threat to re-create the business

What We Are Ready To Offer You

  • Mobile working
  • Smartphone, also for private use
  • Company Car
  • Company restaurant / Barista Bar 
  • Discounted Conditions Fitness 

Is This Role The Right Fit For You?

We look forward to your application! 

If you have any questions about the job offer, please get in contact with us.
  • Gabrijela Pavlovic
  • HR Manager
  • +49 89 383932 5996
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