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Senior Director Business Development

Germany · Full-time · Senior

About The Position

REE Automotive (Nasdaq: REE) is changing the electric mobility and aims at becoming the standard for EVs. REE’s disruptive corner technology enables a completely flat and modular chassis that supports all mission-specific EVs in the spaces of commercial vehicles and people movers.  

As part of its rapid growth, REE is seeking a Senior Director for Business Development, focused on the DACH countries (German speaking countries) to be part of the business team and take an active role in the company’s business development activities. 

If you are both hands-on and a strategic thinker, experienced in a fast-paced environment with knowledge and passion for the automotive sector, we can’t wait to get to know you!

Responsibilities:

  • Create and lead business development strategies including ongoing network with business partners and customer
  • Initiate, develop and foster business opportunities with new and existing customers within the automotive sector with fleet owners and operators in Germany and surrounding countries
  • Work closely with REE’s business partners to further develop the business relations and generate joint business
  • Ensure closing of existing and new business activities with customers in a hands-on approach
  • Administer new business, communicate and follow-through each stage to ensure the company is aligned with customer needs, deadlines are met, and agreements are fully implemented
  • Lead cross-functional teams through the process from initial RFQ through full implementation and first deliveries to the customer/partner
  • Ensure ongoing reporting for current and prospective business


Requirements

Requirements:

  • Proven track record of generating revenue and closing deals
  • Fluent in German language
  • Home Location: Germany or Austria
  • At least 5+ years’ experience in a business development type of position
  • At least 5+ years’ experience in the German automotive industry, including the EV space
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of the electric vehicle ecosystem to include last & mid-mile delivery, commercial vehicles, ride-hailing, autonomous shuttles, fleet operators, fleet owners and OEMs
  • Proven track record of growing new businesses in a start-up or fast-growing technology company
  • Proven network of connections to seniors in the new mobility segment in Germany and surrounding countries
  • Proactive and customer success driven
  • Experienced in drafting and negotiating agreements
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal & influencing skills and with high levels of empathy
  • Possess the ability to foster working relationships and establish trust across organizational lines both internally and externally
  • Highly organized with an ability to balance multiple projects and escalations in a dynamic environment
  • Willingness to travel

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