Head of APAC (m/f/d)

  • 460 Alexandra Road, Level 7, Geoworks / SLA Office, Singapore, Singapore
  • Full-time
  • Job Location: Singapore

Company Description

We at Volocopter are building the world’s first manned fully electric and safe air taxis. With the Volocopter we will redefine the way people move in cities and make humanity’s dream of personal flight come true. As pioneers in this field, we wrote aviation history in 2011 with the first-ever manned flight of a multicopter. This feat was followed by milestones like the first license and the worldwide first autonomous flight in a megacity (www.volocopter.com).   

Job Description

VOLOCOPTER IS LOOKING FOR A HEAD OF APAC OPERATING FROM SINGAPORE

Volocopter is expanding to Asia, and we are seeking a strong leader managing Volocopters activities in APAC countries starting in Singapore. Based in Singapore and reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer at Volocopter HQ in Germany, you will be responsible for steering the market role-out, identifying new business opportunities, and growing existing relationships in Singapore, Southeast Asia, and also China. You will receive full support from the HQ team and be able to steer the direction to assist you in your efforts.

  • You are a key member of Volocopter representing the company in APAC
  • Strategize and execute partnerships and business development opportunities
  • Build up and lead Volocopters regional team and co-create an inspiring team culture
  • Support buildup of Joint Venture with Geely in China
  • Actively identify prospects/partners and market deployment opportunities and communicate a clear Volocopter value proposition
  • Execute and steer Volocopter’s top partnership agendas and regional marketing activities
  • Continuously own the development and execution of all business development initiatives, publicly announced flight trials/events and studies, ensuring proper planning in time, budget and target execution
  • Prepare and deliver regular business reviews to Volocopter HQ on progress, roadblocks, and solutions to increase the success of Volocopter´s market implementation
  • Ensure all initiatives meet strategic and financial objectives of Volocopter

Qualifications

  • You are a hands-on leader with excellent communication and analysis skills, optimally with a background in a governmental authority, mobility or aviation company
  • You have a profound network to regulatory and industrial representatives in Singapore and China
  • You are fluent in English and Mandarin (fluent in speaking and writing/Mother-Tongue) and optionally understand German. Any other language like Javanese, Malay, Sudanese and other regional languages are a plus
  • You have a solid understanding of how APAC governments (Singapore and China prioritized) are structured, and you are capable of building up and successfully maintain governmental relationships
  • You´ve worked with European (German is a plus) companies and are passionate in representing one of the most innovative companies in the world
  • You´ve led mobility-related projects and/or teams to success, and you´re enthusiastic about new ways of mobility
  • You have a solid understanding of Airspace structures and challenges around integrating drones into Airspace
  • Your general attitude is pragmatic, positive, team-excellence and solution-oriented
  • You are a self-driven person, excited to bring a new transport mode to life in APAC and want to be part of a team-building up eVTOL operations in Singapore and other APAC countries step by step

Additional Information

  • Fast growing high tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners
  • Shaping the Volocopter organizational setup right from the start
  • Personal responsibility, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • Inspiring working environment with modern work spaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat hierachies, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Competitive salary package
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