Network Development Director
Netherlands, Noord-Holland, AmsterdamNetwork Development
Join a fast growing company with a purpose! We are looking for an entrepreneurial and highly driven Network Development Director to drive the expansion of Fastned’s network of large & scalable fast charging stations across Europe. Together with over 100 colleagues (currently 28 nationalities and counting) we have the ambition to build Europe's biggest & best fast charging network. Become part of an innovative and fast growing company in the field of e-mobility!
As our Network Development Director you are the driving force behind the expansion of the Fastned network across Europe, through the acquisition of locations on which we can build our large fast-charging stations. Growing the network is crucial to provide freedom to electric drivers, thereby fulfilling our mission of accelerating the transition towards sustainable mobility.
First and foremost, you are in the lead of defining, implementing and driving the network development strategy that breaks through walls and opens up new opportunities. You continue to build the European network development team by recruiting the right people, expanding to new countries and opening new offices. Furthermore, you work with the public affairs team to change government policy and concession structures, win tenders, and help to develop new partnerships. Cooperating with other parts of the organisation is key to improve our product offering and fuel growth. You’ll make use of our growing data capabilities to gain additional insights on how to further optimise the expansion strategy.
Leading by example, you guard the entrepreneurial and slightly quirky Fastned culture. You support the network development team in resolving bottlenecks, in finding ways to accelerate and improve the location acquisition process with private landowners, ranging from owners of strategic plots of land to large retail chains, while coaching team members in becoming better at closing deals and winning tenders.
Fastned is a publicly listed company on Euronext Amsterdam and in this challenging role you will be part of the Executive team of the company. From time to time you will have dialogues with investors during investor calls, the Annual Meeting, and Investor Days.
We offer you the unique opportunity to fulfil an exciting, key role in a fast growing company, that is a pioneer in a completely new industry, offering you lots of ownership and the opportunity to create a big impact for Fastned and all EV drivers across Europe!
In order to be successful in this role you need to be able to both define strategy as well as lead the team to put it into action. You are capable of energetically collaborating with team members and partners, and inspiring them to push the envelope to get things done, while acting as a creative sparring partner. Taking ownership is something you feel comfortable with. You excel working in a very mission driven, fast-paced environment and you keep the focus on results. Additionally, you tick the following boxes:
- You have an entrepreneurial and commercial mindset - your resume breathes developing new ‘business and territories’;
- You like to travel, meet new people and be that first person setting up ‘shop’ in new territory;
- You have 10+ years of experience in a relevant business environment;
- You have successfully introduced new concepts and grown their market presence before;
- Masters degree;
- You are able to connect with and convince at board level both internally and with potential partners and investors;
- Experience in Management/Executive Teams;
- You bring along excellent project management, presentation and organisational skills;
- Fluent in English. Fluency in Dutch, German and/or French is a plus;
- You are highly motivated to combat climate change by contributing to speeding up the energy transition.
Join us in building a better future!
Working at Fastned means working with people who are motivated to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility. We do things our way. As a young, independent company with a flat organizational structure, we give a lot of responsibility to our new hires and expect an entrepreneurial mindset. We make decisions fast, focus on improving the customer experience and keep things as simple as possible. Fastned currently operates in six countries (HQ in Amsterdam, offices in Germany, UK, Switzerland, Belgium and France) and is growing fast. As part of your onboarding, you will participate in a series of exciting workshops where you will learn all about electric mobility and fast charging infrastructure.
We work hard to change the world, but we don't forget to celebrate our successes, big and small. Our benefits include a pension plan (fully covered by Fastned) and participation in the company stock options program. In order to feel & enjoy the EV life you get access to our fully electric vehicle fleet (all charging expenses covered). We provide daily vegetarian lunches & the best coffee at our Amsterdam headquarters close to the Amstel station. Next to fun events year-round, we throw notorious Christmas parties and organize an amazing yearly trip abroad. Other perks include flexible working hours and the gear of your choice (MacBook vs ThinkPad, iPhone vs Android).
We would love to have a chat with you very soon! We are curious to hear about why you are the best person for this role & what makes you a great addition to the Fastned family.
Fastned stands for Equal Opportunity. We strongly encourage women, people of color, and LGBTQ(+) people to apply. We consider applicants of all gender identities.