• Energy Manager Amsterdam
  • Milence in Amsterdam, , Netherlands
  • jobs
  • 2 weeks ago

jobs description

The company – Milence

The transition to a sustainable and fossil-free road transport across Europe is possible. We accelerate this transition by building and managing a reliable, high-performance charging network that you can trust. Our charging stations are designed to provide the best rest and recharge experience.

We achieve it with the right people and innovative ideas. People, who are ready to support and accelerate the future of clean road transport in Europe in an approachable way. As a fast-growing company, we want to build diverse teams that embrace the possibilities of a progressive and sustainable future, with reliability at its core.

While our main offices are in the Netherlands, we are not letting this stop us from working with the best talent across Europe. Our goal is to make a real difference not only within Europe but also on a global scale. After all, we have only one world.


When it comes to getting our message across, our Commercial Department is the... strategic core of our operations.

Our marketing team ensures good understanding of our customers, creating value to them via the right services, right quality, right support from a sustainable point of view and with an innovative approach. Marketing is also responsible for education and communication with our customers. As to our sales and business development team, they are building crucial relationships and supporting outreach.

Our enthusiastic professionals ensure that we capture the needs of this new market, to create the most groundbreaking and environmentally friendly rest and recharge solutions for our customers. We are shaping the future of Milence in both our strategy and our relationships.

The Job

As Energy Manager, you are responsible for contracting & managing Energy Suppliers for the supply of green energy for all countries where Milence has operations.

You will be responsible for;
• Actively manage Energy Suppliers to facilitate the expansion of the Milence Network.
• Establishing the appropriate SLA’s & regularly reviewing performance against SLA’s
• Manage process to provide energy suppliers with forecast of demand on regular basis.
• Procure Guarantees of Origin (GoOs) and other similar (local) instruments
• Manage and trade Renewable Energy Units within the different schedules and countries in Europe.
• Contracting & Managing Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with local parties to supplement agreements with grid operators.
• Monitoring of electricity margins in order to minimise cost of energy over time.
• Ensuring reliable and sustainable supply of green energy on all Milence locations, against the lowest possible cost.
• Negotiating, contracting and managing of all energy suppliers.
• Ensuring smooth expansion of the Milence network through ensure contracts are in place in new countries where Milence plans to be present, aligned with the internal Network team.
• Procuring green certificates to ensure that Milence’s supply of energy is sustainable.
• Support the Network and Technology teams in complex site projects when Milence has the opportunity to build a charging hub in cooperation with Renewable Energy Production, Energy Storage, Grid Capacity sharing or other similar situations.
• Work with the Network team in the expansion of the Milence charging network, by identifying local parties to partner with through establishing Private Purchase Agreements, in order to supplement agreements with energy suppliers. Stakeholders could include solar & wind park companies.
• Build the capabilities of Milence to monitor electricity margins, through collaboration with the digital factory & data teams. Ensure the appropriate analytics reports & dashboards are in place to ensure the optimum supply of energy to our charging hubs at the lowest possible cost.
• Slowly build & lead a small team including hiring, on-boarding, coaching, managing performance, drive competency development and develop a collaborative culture within the Milence organisation
• As member of the Commercial management team, taking ownership of own domain and also the cooperation & collaboration across the teams in Reliability, Network & Procurement departments to deliver according to plans
• Build forecasting capabilities to predict energy consumption across the network, on a hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. Work closely with the digital factory & data teams to build this capability, potentially by acquiring specific software.

What we are looking for
• Bachelor’s or Masters Degree in relevant field such as Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, etc
• 5+ years of technical program or product management, technical development or related technical roles in EV charging solutions sector
• Experience in procurement, trading, selling of electricity
• Proficiency in tools/systems to analyse data
• Experience in writing documents on technical requirements for new products, process requirements and/or design validation plans.
• Strong communication skills in English, with one or two additional European language(s) preferred (such as German or French)
• You are able to use your excellent written & verbal communication, negotiation & influencing skills to drive consensus across multiple stakeholders, in order to achieve results on time and with most favourable commercial outcomes for Milence
• You are able to see problems before they arise and your positive attitude helps you see opportunities, solve problems & find solutions.
• Proven track record in managing DSO’s (Electric Distribution Service Operators) or similar types of customers against a set of pre-agreed criteria
• The cost of energy will be crucial for the financial success of Milence. You are comfortable creating financial analyses and forecasts to support budgeting, pricing and commercial discussions within the company
• You are able to take a structured & methodical approach to ensure that the work of the department is clear, milestones and deliverables are clearly defined and efficient & effective ways of working are established.
• Ability to make quick decisions with calculated risk, in situations of uncertainty
• Give skilful & productive feedback on a regular basis to improve team performance & confidence. Proven people management competency, strong in building and maintaining relationships at all levels in an organisation, variety of influencing skills, drive together for results.
• Comfortable in dealing with organizational and market eco-system ambiguity.

What we offer:
• We offer the opportunity to join us at the unique starting phase of a young company with a real purpose, high aspirations, and dedicated 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.
Furthermore, we offer a comprehensive pension plan and unlimited vacation days.
• We have flexible (hybrid) working arrangements
Amsterdam Netherlands


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