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Commercial Operations Manager

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My client is an international Renewable Energy Producer (REP) with over a decade-long trajectory of sustainable growth, that develops, builds, owns and operates renewable energy projects globally. I am looking for a Commercial Operations Manager to join their team in Madrid, Spain on their behalf.

The Role:
The Commercial Operations Manager will be a key member of the Asset Management Team, reporting into the Commercial Operations Team Leader within the Asset Management department in Spain. The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:
  • Ensure PPA compliance requirements are identified, understood, and tracked
  • Identify and manage commercial and operational PPA agreement related risks.
  • Detect relevant issues and activities for the proper PPA management.
  • Direct dialogue with agents representing the market, office and control center.
  • Manage energy sales on the wholesale market (OMIE, REE…)
  • Billing of energy and other attributes (GOs), collection management, data storage.
  • Budgeting of energy sales and attributes, validate the monthly revenues calculations creation of monthly sales reports.
  • Active monitoring of changes in the regulation of the electricity market in the regions where projects are located.
  • Manage the negotiation process by coordinating the operations team: O&M, Asset management, E&C, etc. Ensure smooth, efficient, well structured, and organized process. Manage timeline expectations, adherence to tight deadlines.
  • Elaboration and support on force majeure incident reports 
  • Ensure best operational terms are achieved in line with company’s PPA standards.
  • Participation during the PPA negotiations from an AM perspective and during the commercial strategy.
  • To monitor the PPA asset’s value periodically through the interface system to identify any abnormal operating and equipment conditions (cooperate with O&M and AM department).
  • Management of forecasting and scheduling obligations directly or through consultants, forecasting accuracy monitoring, penalties for deviations, coordination of improvement implementations
The role requires ideally an experienced solar PV professional with an engineering background and management experience:
  • Engineering degree complemented by commercial / technical training preferred
  • Preferably knowledge in Energy management & Business and the willingness to learn about renewable sector, PV sites and applications. Additional legal knowledge will be a plus
  • Desirable Knowledge of the energy sector in Spain and interest for the wholesale markets
  • Strong analytical, critical and structured thinking skills
  • Experience managing direct and indirect reports, but also a self-starter thriving on challenge
  • Project planning and management skills.
  • Skills in the generation of documentation and reports.
  • Good relationship builder- open and honest style
  • Systematic, structured and rational approach
  • High level of both spoken and written English (generation of reports and documentation) is a must.
  • Willingness to travel
  • Good communicating and commercial skills enabling to effectively originate and close deals;
  • Teamwork efficiency;
  • Responsible, autonomous, organized, curious, Self-starter who thrives on a challenge