Location Acquisition Manager
The Company – Milence
Established in July 2022, we are dedicated to making the future of road transport fossil-free. By building and managing reliable and secure high-performance charging solutions, our mission is to support and accelerate the transition to zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles in Europe. The team is working quickly to scale up operations and network deployment.
As a fast-growing company, we want to build diverse teams who are dedicated to our vision: a world of fossil-free transport, which will go on to combat climate change.
With a focus on sustainable growth and the best possible collaboration among all stakeholders, we are looking for colleagues eager to make an impact and ready to support and accelerate the zero-emission future of road transport in Europe.
While our Dutch offices are in Amsterdam and Arnhem, our focus is distinctly pan-European and we will be expanding to several other European countries in early 2023.
The Growth department is responsible for the acquisition and contracting of locations, partnerships and customers, and responsible for representing Milence by Public Affairs.
The Milence charging location network is a dynamic map of the best locations for charging sites in Europe. The development of this network, the selection, negotiation and contracting of each Milence site will be done by the Growth department after which the development, deployment and operation of the site will be done by the Operations department.
Strategic partnerships are cooperations with other companies that add more than just a product, service or financing. Strategic Partners are companies who strategically join forces with Milence, and co-invest in our network or technology. The Growth department is responsible for the selection and contracting of Strategic Partnerships.
The Customer Relationship & Sales area is responsible for identifying commercial opportunities, creating commercial offerings and finally getting contracts with clients while building and maintaining relationships.
Public Affairs works on government relations and various standardization bodies to influence public policy, build a strong reputation and find common ground with stakeholders.
As a Location Acquisition Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing a selection of viable sites where we can deploy our charging infrastructure. This includes supporting the permitting process, supporting the grid connection process, and all other activities necessary to let our site engineers and deployment managers start with the site's development. In addition to this, you will be responsible for all aspects of contracting any given location.
Your responsibilities includes;
- Identifying potential locations to develop charging infrastructure.
- Aligning with internal stakeholders to determine which sites to contract.
- Initiating negotiations with location owners and/or operators to contract the sites and/or rights to develop.
- Setting up the lease, purchase or licensing agreements with the different location owners.
- Supporting the necessary permits and/or approvals that are essential for site development.
- Becoming a location expert and knowing the entire landscape of (possible) locations.
- Creating and optimizing the process for contracting new sites.
- Building relationships with key external stakeholders and aligning with them on processes and agreements.
- Continuously update internal stakeholders about progression/challenges that may arise.
Since we are an exciting new start-up, not all responsibilities have been defined yet, meaning you have the opportunity to help us shape your position further.
The job will be based in France. Our HQ is in Amsterdam, and we hope to open an office in Lyon soon (early 2023). You will be required to travel within the country/countries that you are responsible for, particularly the sites in your area, for the role to be successful.
Who are we looking for?
We’re looking for candidates with extensive experience in site contracting within commercial real estate or a similar field. Preferably you have experience with acquisition/contracting for charging solutions or complex electrical projects.
You’re strong at negotiating contracts, networking and identifying future risks.
You have extensive commercial business development experience and can identify interesting opportunities.
You can convert opportunities into strategy, improvements or innovations which contribute to better business performance.
Being able to work independently is essential.
You have strong analytical skills with the ability to problem solve to well-judged decisions.
You communicate effectively and collaborate well with internal- and external stakeholders.
You have an affinity with the renewable energy sector/e-mobility.
You speak the language of the country in which you work fluently, as well as English.
You look forward to learning new things and pick them up quickly, this includes -new skills, environments, people skills and are resilient.
You align with our mission and values (specifically: reliable, sustainable and fast-paced).
You radiate energy, are a positive thinker and easily engage others in various ways.
We are especially interested in diverse candidates.
What we offer:
We offer the opportunity to join us at the unique starting phase of a new company with a real purpose, high aspirations and strong team spirit. You can be there as it begins.
You will be part of a high-energy environment in which you can help shape various aspects. You will learn every day and have ample room for personal development and support.
We want you to join our company for a career – not for just a job – and support your personal career ambitions in or outside your department.
The base salary level (all in) is oriented towards 60.000 EUR; The on target annual incentive is 20% - with a maximum of 40%.
In addition to this, an Mobility Allowance/ Lease car is part of the package.
We are currently shaping the overall packages and benefits.
We have flexible (hybrid) working arrangements.
Ready to charge the future?
If you have any questions about the position, contact us via email@example.com.
Please submit your resumé in English.