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Position: Senior Manager Global Product Management
Department: Product Managemt
Country, City: Suzhou, China
Published: 02.06.2016

Senior Manager Global Product Management

Published:02.06.2016
Department:Product Managemt
Location:

Canadian Solar, Inc. is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of ingots, wafers, solar cells, solar modules and custom-designed solar power applications. Canadian Solar delivers solar power products of uncompromising quality worldwide. Canadian Solar’s world class team of professionals work closely with our customers to provide them with solar solutions for all their solar needs. Founded in Canada in 2001, Canadian Solar is one of the fastest growing companies in the solar industry and has been successfully listed on the NASDAQ (symbol: CSIQ) since November 2006. For more information on the company, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.

 

Senior Manager for Global Product Management (m/f)

 

The Global Product Management manager is responsible for the development, planning and implementation of products and to train and guide the sales teams as needed. This role is in a key position to formulate innovative product business development and sales strategies with our leadership team. The senior manager for Global Product Management will form productive and sustainable relationships with external and internal business partners (both suppliers and customers) to ensure the ongoing and focused development and success of our business expansion. Product portfolio definition, product specification, cost, pricing and selling strategies are key functions of this position.

 

Key responsibilities include:

·         Define company strategic product plans for all components, products and systems.

·         Taking responsibility for delivering the targeted quarterly and annual revenue and margin contributions in alignment with the overall sales activities and strategies.

·         Identify and establish product roadmaps, product specifications, customer requirements and demands while managing (in alignment and cooperation with Product Management and Product Marketing / Product Engineering) the product programs and campaigns.

·         Support the sales teams in  identifying and establishing a network of customers and prospects and offer them the newly defined product and system offerings.

·         Assess operational issues in regards to competitiveness, staying current in terms of trends, innovations and pricing while staying up to date with external and internal developments in the environment for identifying new market segments.

·         Carry out feasibility studies / business plans for product or service improvement, customizing, re-modeling and new product / sales / service development.

·         Responsible for planning and monitoring budgets and planning.

·         Complete other duties and products as assigned.

Requirements:

 

Education/Training:

·         Master’s degree in Engineering or science

Work Experience/

Qualifications/

Competencies:

·         Around 5-10 years proven track record in Product Management or Business Development Management; experience in PV/Renewable Energy business is a plus

·         Technically sound on PLM and Strategic Sales/Business Development

·         Strong management and leadership skills

·         Experience in working in international environment desirable

·         Results driven approach with high commitment and flexibility

·         Excellent team skills and intercultural skills

·         Willingness to travel

Languages:

·         Fluency in English (written and oral); additional language skills are a plus

Reporting Line:

·         Senior Director Global Marketing

Location

·         Suzhou, China

 

Qualified candidates please send resumes with salary history and earliest entry date to                                                 careers-europe@canadiansolar.com.

 

 

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Associate Legal Counsel

Published:19.08.2016
Department:Legal - Module Sales & Manufacturing
Location:Av. Nações Unidas 11857, 14th floor, CEP 04578908, São Paulo

Job Title:             Associate Legal Counsel

Department:       Legal

Location:              São Paulo, Brazil

Entity:                   Module (Manufacturing & Sales)

Reports To:         Director of Legal Affairs

 

Position Summary:

Canadian Solar Inc. is seeking a mid-level attorney with transactional experience to join its Brazil office as an Associate Legal Counsel.  The ideal candidate will have experience in the solar industry and be a confident self-starter with strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively provide sound legal advice, exercise good business judgment, and work with senior management, outside counsel, customers and regulators. This is a full-time position requiring an on-site presence to support the corporate and business unit management team.

 

Responsibilities:

·         Provide legal advice on construction, regulatory, general corporate, commercial, real estate and employment law matters in Brazil and other South American countries and assist in compliance with applicable laws.

·         Negotiate and draft distribution and supply agreements, sales agreements, construction and subcontractor agreements, loan and security agreements, site leases and other real estate agreements, and joint venture agreements.

·         Assist with all aspects of M&A and investment activities (e.g., performing due diligence, negotiating and drafting purchase and sale documents, etc.).

·         Coordinate and supervise outside counsel.

Requirements:

·         6-8 years of legal experience as a transactional attorney at a top Brazilian or international law firm or in-house legal department.

·         Strong academic credentials including a J.D. degree from a top law school and licensed to practice law in Brazil.

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

·         Strong project management and analytical skills.

·         Strong drafting and negotiating experience.

·         Must be fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

·         Experience in the energy and/or manufacturing industry required, solar energy preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

Canadian Solar offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Qualified candidates please send resumes with salary expectation to us.careers@no-spam-pleasecanadiansolar.com

Canadian Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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Associate Legal Counsel

Published:19.08.2016
Department:Legal - Energy Group
Location:

Job Title:             Associate Legal Counsel

Department:      Legal

Location:             Mexico City, Mexico

Entity:                   Energy Group

Reports To:         Associate General Counsel

 

Position Summary:

Canadian Solar Inc. is seeking a mid-level attorney to join its team as an Associate Legal Counsel.  The ideal candidate will have experience in the solar industry and be a confident self-starter with strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively provide sound legal advice, exercise good business judgment, and work with senior management, outside counsel, customers and regulators. This is a full-time position requiring an on-site presence to support the corporate and business unit management team.

 

Responsibilities:

·         Provide legal advice on construction, regulatory, corporate, commercial, and real estate law matters in Mexico and other South American countries and assist in compliance with applicable laws.

·         Negotiate and draft supply agreements, construction and subcontractor agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, loan and security agreements, interconnection agreements, site leases and other real estate agreements, and joint venture agreements.

·         Assist with all aspects of project financings, both construction and long term (e.g., responding to due diligence inquiries, negotiating and drafting loan documents, etc.).

·         Assist with all aspects of M&A and investment activities (e.g., performing due diligence, negotiating and drafting purchase and sale documents, etc.).

·         Coordinate and supervise outside counsel with a view to balancing legal costs with business goals.

Requirements:

·         6-8 years of legal experience as a transactional attorney at a top Mexican or international law firm or in-house legal department.

·         Strong academic credentials including a J.D. degree from a top law school and licensed to practice law in Mexico.

·         Experience in the energy industry, renewable energy experience preferred, solar energy experience ideal.

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work cooperatively within a dynamic team of motivated individuals.

·         Strong project management and analytical skills.

·         Strong drafting and negotiating experience.

·         Fluent in English and Spanish

Compensation and Benefits:

Canadian Solar offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Qualified candidates please send resumes with salary expectation to us.careers@no-spam-pleasecanadiansolar.com

Canadian Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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Position: Director, Project Development
Department: Operations
Country, City: Walnut Creek, CA
Published: 07.12.2016

Director, Project Development

Published:07.12.2016
Department:Operations
Location:3000 Oak Road, Ste 400,Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Position Title:                  Director, Project Development

Job Code:                          2715

Department:                    Operations, Energy Group

Entity:                                CSI US

Location:                           Walnut Creek, CA

Reports To:                       Vice President, Operations

 

Description Summary:

The Director, Project Development will lead a team of developers who identify, evaluate, negotiate and execute project acquisitions.  This role will be responsible of defining the strategy of within various markets and of executing it successfully.  Once the projects are ready to build this key individual will lead the local team in charge of selling the projects to end buyers, under the coordination of CSI Headquarters.

Responsibilities:

·         Analyze the different markets and propose a strategy to follow by conducting rapid initial screens of project acquisitions originated by others, and determine which projects to pursue.

·         Build a team of developers as projects start to come on board, to successfully implement the strategy decided.

·         Allocate resources, provide direction on evaluation methodology, and define 'Go, No-Go' decision-points in the deal process.

·         Originate opportunities and build a pipeline of profitable projects.

·         Work in conjunction with in-house team to prepare project memorandums to be submitted to Canadian Solar Projects Investment Evaluation Committee in order to get the internal approval for the investments in each particular project.

·         Negotiate with developers to acquire project rights, partnerships or any other alternative that generates projects value for Canadian Solar.

·         Negotiate contracts for projects acquisitions, EPC, O&M, and selling contracts to end buyers.

·         Coordinate the due diligence process to acquire project rights, financing projects, and sell them to end buyers.

·         Control and coordinate the team of professionals doing development or project activities and control the budget of the development activities and acquisitions.

·         Build partnerships and JV with developers, EPC companies or any company that could bring pipeline of projects.

·         Maintain good relationships with developers and other players within the targeted markets.

·         Maintain good relationship with the investment funds and end buyers, attending their demands and needs.

·         Effectively communicate project expectations to internal and external team members in a timely and clear fashion.

·         Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.

·         Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary.

·         Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.

·         Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.

·         Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.

·         Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.

·         Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.

·         Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.

·         Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.

·         Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.

·         Manage and facilitate a smooth hand-off process of completed projects.

·         Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.

·         Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.

·         Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.

·         Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.

·         Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Canadian Solar Solution Code of Business Conduct.

·         Adhere to all health and safety rules and company policies.

·         Complete other duties and projects as assigned.

·         Ability to travel up to 30% of travel

 

Education/Training:

·           10+ years of Project Development experience, preferably within renewable energy sector.

·           Bachelor's degree in Engineering, MBA or Master's preferred, or alternately, a thorough understanding of the basic understanding of renewable technologies.

·           Technical, commercial and organizational background in monitoring a large portfolio of projects.

·           Computer skills and knowledge of applicable programs.

·           Demonstrated experience in early identification and prioritizing of problem areas, and developing timely, cost effective, workable solutions.

·         Thorough understanding of technical, design and operational aspect of solar PV and battery storage.

·           Analytical thinker, team player, self-motivated, with an ability to travel extensively.

·           Work will be performed in a standard office environment, in front of a computer monitor and will involve sitting, bending, standing, walking, typing, and reaching.

Compensation and Benefits:

Canadian Solar offers a competitive salary plus fully comprehensive benefits and performance bonus package based on an annual objective achievement. Our generous benefits package includes a 401(k) Retirement Plan, medical/dental/life/disability program, PTO and sick days.  This is a full time position.

Canadian Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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Position: Product Manager
Department: Product Management
Country, City: San Ramon, CA
Published: 07.12.2016

Product Manager

Published:07.12.2016
Department:Product Management
Location:3000 Oak Road, Ste 400,Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Position Title:                   Product Manager

Job Code:                           5593

Department:                     Product Management

Entity:                               CSI US

Location:                           San Ramon, CA

Reports To:                       Director, Product Management

 

Position Summary:

Canadian Solar Inc. is seeking a Product Manager to join the Americas Module & Solutions Team, located in San Ramon, CA.  This position will make use of knowledge and skillsets of solar product experience to provide product management of Canadian Solar products and services.  Position will be a direct communication link with salesman, customers and headquarter personnel abroad to assist with needs and support as defined below:

 

Responsibilities:

·         Manage the existing US product portfolio and its life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities, including creating, maintaining and updating product roadmaps.

   o   Main product focus: 3 phase string inverters, DC optimizers, PV connectors.  Related product: CSI solar panels, racking and general solar product knowledge

·         Research, analyze and draft market requirements for existing and new products by communicating with customers and sales teams, by reading other information sources and transferring and explaining these requirements to HQ. 

·         Act as an internal advocate for customer needs and requirements.

·         Be directly involved with new module developments by direct interaction and influence with other product leaders.

·         Follow codes and certifications as they develop; analyze their impact on the market and specific products; make recommendations to management on how to leverage these developments to CSI’s benefit.

·         Communicate and train customers and sales teams in regards of product details and specifications, product advantages, product applications and product benchmark compared to competitors.

·         Prepare content and materials for customer visits with sales managers to conduct product presentations, customer training sessions, webinars and customer events.

·         Understand product manufacturing processes, certification status and other product details.

·         Provide and validate content for marketing collateral material such as datasheets, technical brochures, white papers and others.

·         Work with the marketing team to launch and communicate new products and their features and measure the introduction and sales success of the existing and new products.

·         Ability to travel up to 35% of the time

·         Perform other related duties as assigned by management

Requirements:

Education/Certifications:

§  Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business discipline is required; a graduate degree is strongly preferred.

Professional Qualifications:

§  Minimum 5+ years’ experience in product management, ideally in the energy sector or within the PV industry. PV Power Electronic, String Inverter technology, Module Level Power Electronic (MLPE). PV module technology experience is a plus.

§  Experience interacting with sales and business development teams and B2B sales channels, and working experience in direct sales to commercial and industry business is a plus.

§  Excellent technical aptitude and ability to quickly learn detailed information about the existing product portfolio and to communicate and answer technical and product related questions and topics.

§  Understanding and application of financial product calculation – product cost and product sales price definition, analysis and recommendation.

§  Convincingly and effectively communicate with customers, independent engineers, laboratories, industry working groups and regulatory authorities.

§  Excellent social and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work with others effectively, locally and also over multiple time zones and different cultures.

§  Ability / Willingness to travel (up to 35%).

§  Excellent organizational, strategic planning and implementation skills.

§  Articulate with strong writing and presentation skills in person and remotely via webinar tools.  In addition, this role will possess strong analytical and financial capabilities, be process oriented and attentive to detail.

Personal Characteristics:

§  Recognized as a leader who is highly proficient in developing strategies, setting goals, training, communicating, mentoring, allocating resources and fostering a strong, cohesive and effective team spirit.

§  A dynamic, roll-up-the-sleeves personality, who is able to think quickly and creatively and is results-driven complemented by appropriate process orientation.

§  A pragmatic businessperson who is comfortable in a collaborative and fluid environment.  An individual who is capable of thinking on his/her feet and making sound decisions within compressed timelines. 

§  An excellent time manager, able to balance multiple projects and prioritize a broad variety of issues, initiatives and objectives concurrently.

§  A self-confident, self-starter, team-oriented, high energy with ethics, integrity and finesse.  Work will be performed in a standard office environment, in front of a computer monitor and will involve sitting, bending, standing, walking, typing, reaching.

Compensation and Benefits:

Canadian Solar offers a competitive salary plus fully comprehensive benefits and performance bonus package based on an annual objective achievement. Our generous benefits package includes a 401(k) Retirement Plan, medical/dental/life/disability program, PTO and sick days.  This is a full time position.

Canadian Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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Position: Associate Director, Project & Structured Finance - LATAM
Department: Project & Structured Finance
Country, City: US / Mexico City / Sao Paulo
Published: 20.01.2017

Associate Director, Project & Structured Finance - LATAM

Published:20.01.2017
Department:Project & Structured Finance
Location:Av. Nações Unidas 11857, 14th floor, CEP 04578908, São Paulo

Position Title:                Associate Director, Project & Structured Finance

Department:                   Project & Structured Finance
Entity:                             CSI - ENERGY GROUP (LATAM)

Reports to:                     Senior Director, Project & Structured Finance - LATAM

Location:                        LATAM Region

 

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for leading the project and structured finance activities of CSI’s Energy Business unit in Latin America. Activities will include developing and maintaining relationships with local and international financial institutions, transaction structuring, negotiation and closing of limited recourse construction and permanent debt financings. The candidate will ensure that the Project & Structured Finance team for Latin America has sufficient resources and training to successfully collaborate with other team members in development, construction, legal and corporate finance groups to manage investment and project risks to maximize value to Canadian Solar. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of project finance professionals focused on Latin America that will be responsible for structuring, negotiating and closing limited recourse construction and permanent debt financings for solar energy projects developed by Canadian Solar.
  • Advise development team on availability and anticipated terms of debt financing prior to completion of project feasibility. Develop new banking relationships and maintain current knowledge of market conditions.
  • Collaborate with development team to advance Canadian Solar’s competitive position in selected markets throughout Latin America by exploring and maintaining new avenues to financing development, construction and ownership for each target market.
  • Support CSI Energy Business’s objectives by collaborating with development, legal, technical and corporate finance groups with frequent communications among working groups located in the Americas, Europe and China.
  • Support initial project evaluation and investment modeling by working with external advisors, in close coordination with development team leaders, to provide up-to-date information concerning local tax, legal and regulatory matters impacting CSI’s investments.
  • Provide guidance to financial analysts on specifics of project agreements to ensure that financial models accurately reflect known transaction terms.
  • Maintain familiarity with financial models and provide guidance to financial analysts on required changes as deal evolves.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Finance, or Economics; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Must have 10+ years of relevant experience in the field of project finance with an emphasis on independent power in the emerging markets and recent closing experience of renewable energy project financings in Latin America.
  • Proven track record of successful project finance closings, including experience with export credit agencies, multi-lateral organizations, development financial institutions, and international commercial lenders, from development stage through to final completion.
  • Strong interdisciplinary skills covering financing, tax, accounting, financial modeling, and contract analysis with ability to contribute to or guide project due diligence.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to convey ideas and positions clearly.
  • Ability to establish positive collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and work within a multi-disciplined team setting, while retaining accountability for results.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, unstructured, results oriented environment.
  • English fluency. Proficiency in Spanish, with Portuguese desirable.
  • Work will be performed in a standard office environment, in front of a computer monitor and will involve sitting, bending, standing, walking, typing, and reaching
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time 

 

Compensation and Benefits:

Canadian Solar offers a competitive salary plus fully comprehensive benefits and performance bonus package based on an annual objective achievement. Our generous benefits package includes a 401(k) Retirement Plan, medical/dental/life/disability program, PTO and sick days. This is a full time position.

 

Canadian Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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Position: Sr. Manager, Project Development - Energy Business
Department: Business Development, Energy Group
Country, City: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Published: 10.03.2017

Sr. Manager, Project Development - Energy Business

Published:10.03.2017
Department:Business Development, Energy Group
Location:545 Speedvale Avenue, West Guelph,Ontario N1K 1E6, Canada

Position Title:        Senior Manager or Director, Project Development, Energy Business

Department:      Business Development

Reports to:               General Manager

Description:

This position will be a leader on the energy business development team, from greenfield development to commercialization of solar and microgrid projects.  The individual will be an integral part of the customer / third party contact as it relates to the development of the energy business in Canada. 

This position will work closely with the Business Development, EPC, and Project Finance department leaders to develop implementation strategies for Canadian Solar’s portfolio of projects / markets.  The location is primarily in Canada, however it may be within the USA or other regions with close proximity. This will involve in depth understanding of solar programs and market dynamics.  This position will be responsible for review, assessment, and risk management relating to permitting, land, connection, site layout, and program requirements and be a key decision maker with respect to project feasibility and approval.  Developing key partnerships with contractors, engineering firms and advisors for strategy execution is key to the success.

He/she must insure that contract requirements are met. Knowledge of all regulator codes, standards and permits including, but not limited to, environmental, interconnection, and integrated photovoltaic system applications would be highly desirable.

Duties include, but are not limited to managing and directing the permit application process for major infrastructure projects in Canada, assuring compliance with the regulatory requirements

 

Responsibilities: 

The successful candidate will have responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Lead multifunctional, high-value projects and RFQ/RFPs, ensuring that cross-functional and other teams are established and that all activities are managed and coordinated in a manner that achieves optimum results.
  • Manage and lead the development of utility system interconnected projects in accordance with local utility company requirements.
  • Negotiations for definitive agreements and EPC contracts with support from senior management, finance, EPC, and legal departments.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to internal and external team members in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Obtain real property rights, as required for new projects, with support from finance and legal departments.
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project / market cycles.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Assist with project budget development, forecasting, reporting and cost management as appropriate.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the multi-functional team.
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Proactively manage changes in project / market scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Define project / market success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Confer with engineers, managers, customers, and others to discuss the project, prepare project technical proposals and documents.
  • Monitors the status of the project / market to ensure documentation is submitted according to schedule.
  • Attend events, conferences and training sessions to understand market trends and improve project development process.

 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 10 years’ experience with team leadership, construction project management, permitting, solar programs, and integrated photovoltaic systems are essential. 
  • Post-secondary education – engineering, permitting, or environmental focus
  • Five plus years of utility scale solar project management experience
  • Solid communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally with staff, management, volunteers, clients, suppliers, community partners and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and the ability to be decisive in crisis situations
  • Demonstrated independent thinking, initiative and creativity
  • Ability to function successfully both independently and within a team
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects
  • Demonstrated professional appearance and conduct
  • Ability to work flexible hour (evenings, weekends) as required
  • Travel 20-30% (primarily Canada but also the USA)
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license, valid insurance and access to a reliable vehicle

 

Note: 

The Company reserves the right to change the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time at its own discretion.

“Canadian Solar follows the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity. If you have accessibility or other requirements that need to be considered during the recruitment process, please let us know.”

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Position: Business Development Manager
Department: Global Energy Business
Country, City: New Delhi, India
Published: 20.03.2017

Business Development Manager

Published:20.03.2017
Department:Global Energy Business
Location:Concorde Towers, Level 14 & 15, UB City, 1 Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001

Job Description – Canadian Solar Solutions Inc.

Position Title:           Business Development Manager

Department:              Global Energy Business

Reports To:                Director of Business Development

 

Description:

The Business Development Manager will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of Business Development in India and Bangladesh. Will coordinate the legal and administrative processes necessary for the development of greenfield projects until they are ready to build. Will evaluate, negotiate and support the execution of project acquisitions. Once the projects are ready to build he will support the team in charge of selling the project to end buyers, under the coordination of the central team.

He will have experience on supervising technical, legal and financial advisors. Knowledge of the Energy and Solar regulation in India, and experience in Energy projects permitting. Familiarity with PV rights acquisitions, energy projects due diligence, and EPC and O&M contracts negotiation, experience liaising with local administration and government officials to develop PV opportunities and a good network of potential partners and advisors are a must.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Overview the India solar energy market and keep up to date to market and regulatory developments
  • Use its own contacts and develop working relationships with the relevant government bodies.
  • Maintain good relationship with developers and other players in India.
  • Coordinate and manage external suppliers to successfully implement the strategy with a goal to develop 500 MW over the next three years.
  • Originate opportunities to build a pipeline of profitable projects.
  • Prepare and present project memorandums to be submitted to Investment Committee in order to get the internal approval for the investments
  • Support when needed the negotiation of projects acquisitions, EPC, O&M, and selling contracts to end buyers
  • Support the preparation of progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Canadian Solar Solution Code of Business Conduct.
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and company policies.
  • Complete other duties and projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BS in Engineering, Law or economics is required; a Master’s degree is preferred
  • Ability to create and defend qualitative and quantitative analysis of investment opportunities
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience on energy project development in India
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong ability to explain complex technical topics and systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills both in English and Hindi.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients and other departments
  • Understanding of energy systems, including the proper usage of basic components and conventional installation and interconnection methods.
  • Experience working with an international organization strongly preferred.

 

Note:

The company reserves the right to change the duties and responsibilities of this position at its own discretion.

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Position: Ausbildung zum Kaufmann/-frau für Büromanagement (m/w)
Department: Finance
Country, City: Munich
Published: 03.07.2017

Ausbildung zum Kaufmann/-frau für Büromanagement (m/w)

Published:03.07.2017
Department:Finance
Location:Landsberger Strasse 94,80339 Munich, Germany

Canadian Solar Inc. ist eine der weltweit größten Solarfirmen. Das vertikal integrierte Unternehmen stellt Ingots, Wafer, Solarzellen, Solarmodule sowie maßgeschneiderte Solarsysteme und -anlagen her. Weltweit werden Kunden von Canadian Solar mit Solarprodukten für netzgekoppelte Anlagen und Inselsysteme beliefert. Mit Niederlassungen auf jedem Kontinent liefert Canadian Solar überragende Qualität und kosteneffiziente, umweltverträgliche Solarlösungen, um eine weltweit nachhaltige Entwicklung zu fördern. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter www.canadiansolar.de.

FÜR UNSERE ZENTRALE DER EMEA REGION AM STANDORT MÜNCHEN SUCHEN WIR EINEN

Auszubildenden zum Kaufmann/-frau für Büromanagement (m/w)


KERNAUFGABEN:

  • Kaufmännische Steuerung und Kontrolle

    • Du lernst alle Abläufe der Finanzbuchhaltung und der Kosten- und Leistungsrechnung im Detail kennen
    • Du erwirbst tiefgehende Fähigkeiten im Umgang mit den SAP Modulen Finanzwirtschaft (FI), Materialwirtschaft (MM), Controlling (CO) und Vertrieb (SD)

  • Office Management

    • Du erledigst internen und externen Schriftverkehr und hilfst bei der Planung und Überwachung von Terminen
    • Du unterstützt bei der Aufbereitung, Sicherung und Pflege von Daten

  • Mitarbeit im Bereich Logistik

    • Du entwickelst Kenntnisse im Beschaffungs- und Absatzprozess sowie der Lagerwirtschaft

ANFORDERUNGEN:

AUSBILDUNGSABLAUF

  • Gesamtdauer von 2-3 Jahren
  • Berufsschulunterricht an zwei Tagen pro Woche

KOMPETENZEN

  • Mittlere Reife oder Abitur mit guten Noten in Deutsch, Mathematik und Englisch
  • Zahlenaffinität
  • Interesse an kaufmännischen Zusammenhängen
  • Erste Erfahrungen im Umgang mit MS-Office-Anwendungen
  • Kommunikationssicherheit und Teamfähigkeit
  • Eigeninitiative und Selbstständigkeit
  • Strukturierte Arbeitsweise
  • Engagement und Diskretion

DAS ERWARTET DICH BEI UNS:

  • Interessante und herausfordernde Aufgaben in einem internationalen Arbeitsumfeld im Zukunftsfeld erneuerbare Energien
  • Ein modernes Office in zentraler Lage
  • Ein kollegiales Team und gemeinsame Events
  • Ein überdurchschnittliches Gehalt und viele weitere Zusatzleistungen

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Position: Praktikant Marketing, EMEA (m/w)
Department: Marketing
Country, City: Munich
Published: 05.07.2017

Praktikant Marketing, EMEA (m/w)

Published:05.07.2017
Department:Marketing
Location:Landsberger Strasse 94,80339 Munich, Germany

Canadian Solar Inc. ist eine der weltweit größten Solarfirmen. Das vertikal integrierte Unternehmen stellt Ingots, Wafer, Solarzellen, Solarmodule sowie maßgeschneiderte Solarsysteme und -anlagen her. Weltweit werden Kunden von Canadian Solar mit Solarprodukten für netzgekoppelte Anlagen und Inselsysteme beliefert. Mit Niederlassungen auf jedem Kontinent liefert Canadian Solar überragende Qualität und kosteneffiziente, umweltverträgliche Solarlösungen, um eine weltweit nachhaltige Entwicklung zu fördern. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter www.canadiansolar.de.

Zur Unterstützung unserer Marketingabteilung in München suchen wir ab sofort für mindestens 6 Monate einen

PRAKTIKANTEN MARKETING, EMEA (m/w)


KERNAUFGABEN:

  • Mitarbeit bei der Betreuung und Weiterentwicklung unserer Social Media- Aktivitäten (u.a. Erstellen von Redaktionsplänen, Texten und Einstellen von Posts)
  • Erstellen von Newslettern und PR-Artikeln
  • Unterstützung bei der regelmäßigen Pflege der Homepage 
  • Bild- und Textbearbeitung für die externe Kommunikation mit Kunden
  • Allgemeine Unterstützung des EMEA-Marketing-Teams bei aktuellen Projekten

 

ANFORDERUNGEN:

AUSBILDUNG/ERFAHRUNG

  • Betriebswirtschaftliches Studium mit Schwerpunkt Marketing, Kommunikation/PR oder Onlinemarketing (vollendetes Grundstudium)
  • Idealerweise bereits erste Praxiserfahrung im Marketing

TECHNISCHE ANFORDERUNGEN

  • Professioneller Umgang mit MS- Office, insbesondere Excel und PowerPoint
  • Fundierte Kenntnisse in Gestaltungs- und Bearbeitungsprogrammen wie InDesign und Photoshop wünschenswert
  • Kenntnisse in Typo3 und Salesforce (CMS Systeme) von Vorteil

KOMPETENZEN

  • Hohe Zuverlässigkeit und Fähigkeit, mit vertraulichen Daten zu arbeiten
  • Detailorientierte und strukturierte Arbeitsweise
  • Kommunikationsfähigkeit, selbstständiges und strukturiertes Arbeiten, Verantwortungsbewusstsein und Kreativität

SPRACHEN

  • Fließende Deutsch- und Englisch-Kenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • Weitere Sprachen sind von Vorteil

WAS WIR BIETEN

  • Ein internationales Arbeitsumfeld im „green energy“ Business
  • Ein modernes Office in zentraler Lage & eine attraktive Vergütung
  • Dynamische Teamstrukturen und gemeinsame Events

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Position: Technical Sales Engineer MV-stations & Inverters, EMEA (m/f)
Department: Tech
Country, City: Munich or Madrid
Published: 07.07.2017

Technical Sales Engineer MV-stations & Inverters, EMEA (m/f)

Published:07.07.2017
Department:Tech
Location:Landsberger Strasse 94,80339 Munich, Germany

Canadian Solar, Inc. is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of ingots, wafers, solar cells, solar modules and custom-designed solar power applications. Canadian Solar delivers solar power products of uncompromising quality worldwide. Canadian Solar’s world class team of professionals work closely with our customers to provide them with solar solutions for their solar needs. Founded in Canada in 2001, Canadian Solar is one of the fastest growing companies in the solar industry and has been successfully listed on the NASDAQ (symbol: CSIQ) since November 2006. For more information on the company, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.

LOCATED IN MUNICH OR MADRID, WE ARE SEEKING A

Technical Sales Engineer MV-stations & Inverters, EMEA (m/f)

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Supporting the Sales team in promoting and selling MV stations and inverters
  • Supporting the application engineering of Canadian Solar’s Medium Voltage (MV) stations for all relevant markets in the EMEA region
  • Lead qualification
  • Supporting tenders, RFQs and RFPs
  • Close collaboration with global teams and local departments such as product management and business intelligence

 

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

  • University degree in electrical engineering, physics or comparable, Master is a plus

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in photovoltaic and solar industry
  • Deep knowledge of MV-stations, inverters and PV project business

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Know-how of MV-stations, inverters & relevant components
  • Experienced in commissioning of projects (small to utility scale)
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Eagerness to learn and develop individual competencies
  • High commitment and flexibility
  • Excellent communication and intercultural skills and highly team-minded
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Availability to work on flexible schedule and willingness to travel

 

LANGUAGES:

  • Fluent in English; additional languages such as Spanish are a plus

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Position: BD Sales Manager C&I, EMEA (m/w)
Department: Sales
Country, City: Munich
Published: 10.07.2017

BD Sales Manager C&I, EMEA (m/w)

Published:10.07.2017
Department:Sales
Location:Landsberger Strasse 94,80339 Munich, Germany

Canadian Solar Inc. ist eine der weltweit größten Solarfirmen. Das vertikal integrierte Unternehmen stellt Ingots, Wafer, Solarzellen, Solarmodule sowie maßgeschneiderte Solarsysteme und -anlagen her. Weltweit werden Kunden von Canadian Solar mit Solarprodukten für netzgekoppelte Anlagen und Inselsysteme beliefert. Mit Niederlassungen auf jedem Kontinent liefert Canadian Solar überragende Qualität und kosteneffiziente, umweltverträgliche Solarlösungen, um eine weltweit nachhaltige Entwicklung zu fördern. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter www.canadiansolar.de.

FÜR UNSEREN STANDORT IN MÜNCHEN (ALTERNATIV AUS DEM HOME OFFICE) SUCHEN WIR EINE/N

BD SALES MANAGER C&I, EMEA (m/w)


KERNAUFGABEN:

  • Umfassende Verantwortung für Geschäftsabschlüsse im Segment C&I von der Entstehung bis zur Durchführung (inkl. aller damit verbundenen Verhandlungen und Vertragsgestaltung)
  • Lead Generierung, Bewertung, Entwicklung und Umsetzung von Angeboten incl. Identifizierung geeigneter Partner
  • Entwicklung eines Vertriebs- und Marketingplanes (long- and short-term strategy) für die Region und das Marktsegment
  • Mitarbeit bei der Weiterentwicklung des Produktportfolios
  • Ermittlung aller für den Investor wichtigen kaufmännischen Kennzahlen
  • Aktive Unterstützung bei Finanzierungsfragen
  • Aufbau und Pflege von Kunden- und Geschäftsbeziehungen

 

ANFORDERUNGEN:

AUSBILDUNG/ERFAHRUNG

  • Mindestens 5 Jahre Berufserfahrung im Vertrieb von Solaranlagen (Module, Wechselrichter, Unterkonstruktion sowie sonstiger Komponenten)
  • Nachweisliche Erfolge bei der Planung, Verhandlung sowie dem Vertragsabschluss von Projekten für C&I Anlagen
  • Weitreichende Erfahrungen in der Anbahnung, dem Aufbau sowie der Pflege nachhaltiger Geschäftsbeziehungen

KOMPETENZEN

  • Nachweisliches Verhandlungsgeschick
  • Gute Kenntnisse von Finanzierungsmodellen
  • Gute Kenntnisse der staatlichen Förderprogramme
  • Bestehende Kontakte zu Banken
  • Gute Kenntnisse der Rendite- und Amortisationsrechnung im Bereich der solaren Energiegewinnung
  • Durchsetzungsstark, flexibel und den Herausforderungen in einem dynamischen Umfeld gewachsen
  • Eigeninitiative und fokussierte Arbeitsweise hinsichtlich aller Aufgaben entlang des Geschäfts- und Projektverlaufs
  • Hohes Maß an Belastbarkeit
  • Ausgeprägte Kommunikations- und Präsentationsfähigkeit auf Entscheidungsebene
  • Hohe Reisebereitschaft

SPRACHEN

  • Fließende Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse
  • Weitere Sprachen sind von Vorteil

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Position: BD Sales Manager O&M, EMEA (m/f)
Department: Sales
Country, City: Munich or Madrid
Published: 10.07.2017

BD Sales Manager O&M, EMEA (m/f)

Published:10.07.2017
Department:Sales
Location:Landsberger Strasse 94,80339 Munich, Germany

Canadian Solar, Inc. is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of ingots, wafers, solar cells, solar modules and custom-designed solar power applications. Canadian Solar delivers solar power products of uncompromising quality worldwide. Canadian Solar’s world class team of professionals work closely with our customers to provide them with solar solutions for their solar needs. Founded in Canada in 2001, Canadian Solar is one of the fastest growing companies in the solar industry and has been successfully listed on the NASDAQ (symbol: CSIQ) since November 2006. For more information on the company, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.

FOR OUR OFFICES  IN MUNICH OR MADRID, WE ARE SEEKING A

BD SALES MANAGER O&M, EMEA (m/f)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Generate modules sales in national and international defined markets Spain, Portugal and Italy

    • Responsibility of identifying new opportunities for the solar O&M business in EMEA and creating leads
    • Conduct the negotiation of O&M service contracts
    • Detailed development and execution of underlying business plan and presentation of business opportunity to internal stakeholders
    • Delivering targeted revenue and margin contributions in alignment with the overall sales activities and strategies
    • Supporting the Modules sales team on the ground

 

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor in Business Administration or comparable preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in PV/Renewable Energy business is a must
  • Proven track record in Sales & Business Development Management

COMPETENCIES

  • Technically sound on large PV systems; knowledge about Strategic Sales/Business Development
  • Expert in selling O&M service contracts in the solar industry, best contacts to PV investors/owners, asset managers and lenders
  • Strong organization, planning and management skills
  • Results driven approach with high commitment and flexibility
  • Excellent team skills and intercultural skills
  • Willingness to travel

LANGUAGES

  • Fluent in English; additional languages, especially Spanish are a plus

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Position: Customer Service Engineer, EMEA (m/f)
Department: Tech
Country, City: Munich
Published: 17.07.2017

Customer Service Engineer, EMEA (m/f)

Published:17.07.2017
Department:Tech
Location:Landsberger Strasse 94,80339 Munich, Germany

Canadian Solar, Inc. is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of ingots, wafers, solar cells, solar modules and custom-designed solar power applications. Canadian Solar delivers solar power products of uncompromising quality worldwide. Canadian Solar’s world class team of professionals work closely with our customers to provide them with solar solutions for their solar needs. Founded in Canada in 2001, Canadian Solar is one of the fastest growing companies in the solar industry and has been successfully listed on the NASDAQ (symbol: CSIQ) since November 2006. For more information on the company, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.

 

LOCATED IN MUNICH  WE ARE SEEKING A

Customer Service Engineer, EMEA (m/f)


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Handles all first and second level customer complaints
  • Serves as company liaison with customer on technical matters for assigned claims
  • Obtains and evaluates all relevant information to handle inquiries and complaints
  • Provides customer support through the performance of on-site investigation, not limited to overseeing any necessary diagnoses, troubleshooting, service, and repair of equipment and systems
  • Analyzes test data and recognize deviation from acceptable values
  • Must demonstrate proficiency on all products and field processes
  • Responsible for preparing and uploading all field activity reports
  • Advises management regarding customer satisfaction, product performance, and suggestions for product improvements
  • This job may include any aspect of field support. Performs other functions as required by the EMEA Customer Service Manager
  • Collaborates with EMEA and HQ Sales Management and Customer Service teams to ensure smooth operation and development of Customer Service and Sales function

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Internationally recognized Engineering qualifications or comparable
  • Up to 2 years of experience in solar industry
  • Up to 2 years of experience in technical warranty claims

COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge of relevant computer applications (MS Office, PVsol, PVsyst)
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • High level negotiation and dispute resolution skills
  • Strong organizational skills and experience managing multiple tasks in parallel
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Ideally experienced in working with other cultures
  • Is available to work flexible schedule and willing to travel

LANGUAGES:

  • Fluent in German and English; additional languages, especially Spanish, are a plus

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Position: Technical Product Manager, EMEA (m/f)
Department: Tech
Country, City: Munich
Published: 17.07.2017

Technical Product Manager, EMEA (m/f)

Published:17.07.2017
Department:Tech
Location:Landsberger Strasse 94,80339 Munich, Germany

Canadian Solar, Inc. is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of ingots, wafers, solar cells, solar modules and custom-designed solar power applications. Canadian Solar delivers solar power products of uncompromising quality worldwide. Canadian Solar’s world class team of professionals work closely with our customers to provide them with solar solutions for their solar needs. Founded in Canada in 2001, Canadian Solar is one of the fastest growing companies in the solar industry and has been successfully listed on the NASDAQ (symbol: CSIQ) since November 2006. For more information on the company, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.

LOCATED IN MUNICH, WE ARE SEEKING A

TECHNICAL PRODUCT MANAGER, EMEA (m/f)

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Product document management and communication
  • ERP product management
  • Customer and sales team support
  • Product data/change management and communication
  • New product launch management
  • EMEA product roadmap definition and lifecycle management in close alignment with global strategy
  • Product specification definition based on customer needs and profitability expectation
  • Technical product evaluation, selection and relationship management with product suppliers

 

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

  • University degree in a technical oriented environment like Engineering, or comparable, Project Management and Master is a plus

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in photovoltaic and solar industry
  • Deep knowledge of PV systems, inverters, storage, MV-stations and PV project business

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Know-how of inverters, MV-stations & relevant components
  • Interdisciplinary competencies
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Eagerness to learn and develop individual competencies
  • High commitment and flexibility
  • Excellent communication and intercultural skills and highly team-minded
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Availability to work on flexible schedule and willingness to travel

 

LANGUAGES:

  • Fluent in English and German; additional languages such as Mandarin are a plus

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