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Expansion Lead Belgium

Belgium, Vlaams Gewest, GhentNetwork Development

Job description

Become part of a fast-growing company that plays a fundamental role in shaping our future! Together with our more than 140 colleagues of over 35 nationalities, we enable EV drivers around Europe to fast-charge their vehicle with renewable energy and lead the way in making mobility sustainable. In this role you will drive the growth of our locations, as our goal is a European network of 1,000 fast charging stations on prime locations. Fastned is a listed scaleup company and is currently active in six countries (head office in Amsterdam and offices in Belgium, Germany, the UK, France and Switzerland).


As Expansion Lead Belgium, you will be responsible for the strategy behind the expansion of our Belgian fast charging locations as well as for leading and building our Belgian expansion team. New locations are the main goal for you and your team: from scouting new properties, developing strong partnerships, to successfully closing deals. You will oversee and lead key real estate transactions and negotiations, while embodying Fastned's vision and mission. You will be part of a professional, international team and build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders (such as architects, site partners, landowners, municipalities) to drive new site development.


As part of the Fastned family, you can identify with our motto "think like a founder". We value your entrepreneurial ideas, give you a lot of freedom, trust, and look forward to your constructive contributions. 

Fastned wants to accelerate the transition to electric mobility - to achieve this we often have to break open markets. Our expansion managers are the strategic and commercial leaders of our company and their ideas and decisions form the basis for the future of our fast moving business model. You understand the link between local developments and the global strategy of our company, are a strong communicator and can proactively contribute to the further development of our company strategy.


This role will be based in our Ghent office, where you will become part of a fun & diverse team. You will collaborate closely with other teams across our different European locations, and you will get the unique chance to learn a lot about - and become part of our future-driven industry, where you can make a real impact!

Job requirements

In order to be successful in this role you have to be convincing, a real networker with outstanding people skills. You bring along extensive experience in high growth environments. You find the right balance between strategic thinking, commercial judgment and the drive to make a difference. You like to negotiate and love to manage projects until they are successfully completed. Additionally, you tick the following boxes:

  • At least 8 years of relevant work experience;
  • Experience in building teams;
  • Plus points for previous experience in high growth companies or renewable energy;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and English (French is a plus);
  • Open for regular travel within Belgium and Amsterdam;
  • You are highly motivated by accelerating the energy transition.

Join us in building a better future

Together with over 100 colleagues we have the ambition to build Europe's best fast charging network. We currently operate in six countries (HQ in the Netherlands, offices in Germany, UK, Switzerland, Belgium and France) and are growing fast.

We work hard to change the world, but we don't forget to celebrate our successes, big and small. Next to your very own fully electric company car, you will receive access to our employee stock option program. We provide daily vegetarian lunches at our offices, throw notorious Christmas parties, and organize an amazing yearly trip abroad. Other perks include a pension plan, hospitality insurance, eco-cheques, and the gear of your choice (MacBook vs ThinkPad, iOS vs Android).

Interested?

We would love to have a conversation with you! Apply now, send us your CV and explain in your motivation letter why you’re excited about joining our mission.

The recruitment process consists of 4 stages:

  • A video call with one of our recruiters to find out more about Fastned & our company culture;
  • A first interview with our Director of Network Development to get a full understanding of the role;
  • A case-assignment to be presented in the second (in person-) interview with some future Network Development colleagues & the ND Director;
  • A visit to our Amsterdam headquarters to meet our CEO Michiel & other stakeholders.

Fastned stands for equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, neurodiversity, disabilities, parental status or any other protected characteristic that makes you unique.