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Senior Energy Procurement Manager, Tokyo

CategoryBusiness & Merchant Development
Job typeFull Time
Are you excited to help Amazon achieve 100% renewable energy by 2025, develop renewable energy strategy that can become industry standard and execute power purchase agreements in complex energy markets?
The AWS Energy Team is looking for a result-oriented individual to join as our Japan and Northern APAC Renewable Energy Procurement Manager. In this role, you will develop strategies for delivering cost-effective, renewable energy for the Amazon portfolio. The candidate will need to be able to identify key opportunities in Japan and norther APAC countries to deliver on AWS's renewable energy procurement strategy in support of our renewable energy goal. The optimal candidate will be a committed to creative problem solving and getting things done, result oriented with strong analytical and strong negotiation skill with a demonstrated track record of negotiating complex renewable energy PPAs in energy markets working with Utilities, Financial Institutions, Regulators and Policy makers.

Function Specific Work Activities:
• Structure power purchase agreements (PPAs) that reduce cost, minimize risk and leverage opportunities that benefit AWS.
• Expand and develop AWS renewable energy strategy for Japan and northern APAC market by developing new investment and renewable energy delivery models.
• Work with utility regulators to develop policies and guidelines that enable renewable energy in respective countries
• Work collaboratively with Amazon wide teams to support the development of strategic renewable energy investments and sourcing.
• Manage projects against plans and objectives to ensure commitments are met, delivering against the AWS renewable energy goals.

Basic Qualifications:
1.Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) required - Engineering/Economics/Business/Finance/Science.
2. 10+ years of experience working in energy/renewable energy developer/trading/utility industry
3. Background in energy project development and financing, wholesale power markets, regulations and market operations in Japan and northern APAC.
4. Analytical skill set to support review of electricity procurement strategies, utility tariffs, and power contracts
5.Experience in negotiations ; will need to develop and execute strategies in complex markets and negotiate and drive complex energy deals.
6. Manage multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization, time management, and problem solving skills
7. Fluent in Japanese and English.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. 5+ years in structuring PPA negotiations for utility scale renewable energy project
2. Analytical skills: comfort with financial modeling, developing valuation tools for energy assets, utility tariffs, and power contracts.
3. Experience negotiating with developers and utilities
4. Knowledge of Japanese regulation and market operations within utility scale energy projects
5. Strong knowledge of renewable energy certificate schemes in North APAC
6. Experience working with public utility commissions and other energy regulators in APAC countries
7. Experience working on equity investment opportunities in the energy sector.
8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal stakeholders and leadership within the industry and regulators to ensure better customer experience and comply with global AWS standards, practices and policies.
9. Excellent business judgement and demonstrated ability to think and act both strategically and tactically
10. Proven track record for cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders, senior executives and stakeholders in high-impact situations.
11. Experience with IT infrastructure, data centers and cloud services

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/jp/


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