Business Developer

Published on 17.10.2019

Flexens with its first pilot project Smart Energy Åland is a public – private – people partnership. The company aims to become a world-leading project development company that implements cutting edge sustainable and flexible energy systems. The imminent energy transition requires a suitable place to pilot and demonstrate a fully renewable energy source (RES) system, which is sustainable both technically and economically.

Flexens has identified the opportunity to develop and build a full society scale RES system based on Åland – a Nordic island autonomy with ideal wind and solar conditions, an ambitious climate- and energy strategy as well as a population dedicated to sustainability. The island will act as a world unique testbed and growth engine for companies to test and combine innovative energy solutions, acting as a reference area of RES deployment. In addition, it will provide a unique piloting platform attracting international investments, operators and technology providers.

Creating the smart, flexible and renewable energy system of the future is a process of innovating, learning and adapting for all stakeholders. The benefit of demonstrating the system on a full society scale is that the results are directly scalable to other societies.

As Flexens’ business is growing and expanding, we’re looking for a sales-driven Business Developer to join its international team in Mariehamn or Helsinki. Project development for advanced sustainable and flexible energy systems is Flexens’ core business, and as a Business Developer,  you will be mainly responsible for the acceleration of growth and expansion by scaling and internationalizing the business. More specifically, in this position, you will be responsible for both designing scalable business models and launching them internationally.  Moreover, in this position, you will also be responsible for customer acquisition delivering flexible energy solutions in selected target markets, such as Canada, but also keeping an open mind about other arising market opportunities. You will not only be responsible for project initiation but also for project management in close cooperation with the Project Managers to both understand the commercial and the technical side of things. As your expertise increases, you will be given more responsibility, and so, you will have an important role in growing and expanding the business.

The position requires you to have entrepreneurial spirit, eagerness and curiosity– not to mention being thorough and responsible. In this position, you will work closely with both internal and external stakeholders, and so, we also expect you to be a communicative team player. In addition, we expect you to be a motivated self-starter with an opportunistic take on things.  Even though you mostly work at your local office in either Helsinki or Mariehamn, you should also be willing to manage customer accounts globally and travel abroad on shorter or longer business trips to a variety of destinations

Flexens offers a unique opportunity for personal and skill development whilst simultaneously contributing to a meaningful project organization.  Whether you have years of relevant experience, or you are freshly graduated as well as sharp, eager and quick to learn – we’d like to learn more about you!

We require you to have:

  • Relevant educational background, e.g. industrial engineering and management, business
  • Some previous work experience, e.g. strategy consulting, analytics
  • A genuine interest in energy technology
  • Business-oriented mindset 
  • Good command of PowerPoint as well as other Microsoft Office tools
  • Readiness to travel
  • Fluency in English

We consider as an asset:

  • Fluency in Finnish and/or Swedish

Flexens offers you:

  • A genuinely meaningful job taking part in the energy technology revolution and fighting climate change
  • A unique opportunity to grow together with Flexens –  a young startup company
  • A possibility to travel and work abroad in selected target markets
  • Flexible working hours and good remote work opportunities

In this position, you will be employed directly to Flexens.

Does this feel like your next opportunity? Please submit your motivation letter and CV in PDF-format by the latest 17.11.2019 here: Please mention your salary request and possible starting date in your application documents.

You can familiarize yourself with Flexens here as well as with the first official demo here. For more information about the recruitment process contact aTalent’s Recruitment Manager Mikaela Johansson (+358503512400, mikaela.johansson[at]

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