General Job Description
This role manages the IoT / energy management software development and supply chain teams, locally developing one of the best energy management systems in the emerging world.
Our client is an African renewable energy icon, developing solar rooftop based energy management solutions for commercial, residential and rural electrification applications in emerging markets.
They design custom solar energy systems ensuring 24 / 7 power, while reducing operating expenses. They prise themselves for their reliability and carry their mission to deliver energy solutions to help improve economic outcomes.
Their ambition is to take their products and services into the entire developing / emerging markets.
They are looking for a VP of Engineering with strong technical background and leadership skills, to steer the company towards strong growth and play a role in managing supply chains and energy storage.
The role will work closely with the CEO, who is currently managing both roles and teams.
Manage supply chain and assembly of solar panel products and components
Oversee system integration and IoT & software development and management
Provide technical leadership with areas involving energy storage, including hardware and software platforms
Lead the engineering part of the company including, but not limited to :
Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or anything similar
Strong technical background, with 10+ years in the renewables industry and supply chain
Experience in energy storage for residential and commercial applications is a must
Quality assurance and control in manufacturing with six sigma approach is desirable
Ability to build hardware and software platforms and manage teams in doing so
Leadership abilities and skills essential
English is a must, French and Mandarin would be desirable
Experience in Supply Chain and System Integration is necessary
You might not have all the ticks in those boxes, but as long as you are willing to learn and grow within role, we would like to speak with you.
Whilst we prefer African candidates, the role has explicitly been opened to overseas candidates. The company can provide assistance with acquiring a working permit and relocation.