Associate Commercial and Tender Manager

  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Chennai, IN

Become responsible for managing our international tenders

Do you thrive in dynamic, high-tech environment, where you are responsible for solving large scale, complex challenges? If you have some years´ of experience of selling or managing major commercial or technical projects we have the ideal opportunity for you. Working closely with our international customers, we develop, manufacture and install efficient, environmentally friendly, and technologically advanced high-voltage cables, (HVC), for land and offshore applications worldwide, both HVDC and HVAC technology. 

Drive our large global projects

We are in an expanding phase and are now searching for skilled individuals to join our team as a Associate Commercial & Tender Manager. You will have the opportunity to work as part of our team in the Interconnectors, Offshore wind and Power from shore segments. 

With your technical knowledge, and business-minded approach, you will have primary responsibility for the tendering of large, global, and highly complex projects, many of which are for major installations, with tenders that run from a couple of months to over a number of years and with order values spanning from 50 MEURO to over a billion EURO. You will be expected to lead your project tender team to meet customer requirements and expectations. Therefore, you will have ample opportunity to apply your creativity in structuring and creating robust solutions.

You will work closely with NKT’s internal stake holders and in your tender team you will have representative from legal experts, engineers, production units, planners and installation experts, to ensure that the tenders  move forward and meet deadlines. Other responsibilities will include presenting our solutions to customers, leading negotiations, further develop our extensive network of contacts, and work to achieve success in our tenders, many of which are for major stakeholders on the international market.

Your primary tasks will be: 

  • Responsibility for all aspects in the tender from start of tendering to contract award and handover to the Operations department
  • Drive multidisciplinary tender team from pre-qualification to negotiations with customer into order with respect to timing as well as scope of work in the tender
  • Responsibility to deliver high quality tenders, prioritizing appropriately and meeting both customer and NKT demands and directives
  • Develop and maintain relationship with key stakeholders, internally and externally
  • Responsibility for sales strategy  activities in alignment with management

You will be employed at what will soon be the world's largest submarine cable factory, playing a key role in the creation of a better future by enabling the expansion of wind farms and optimizing energy supply between and within countries. We deliver complete solutions, cable systems and installation with our own vessel.

Commercially driven leader with technical understanding

To thrive in this role you are a driven and independent person, who provides excellent team leadership. You coach and motivate your project team, encouraging them to continually develop their skills, and you enjoy collaborating and sharing experiences with colleagues as well as with customers.

You are motivated by being in an international and fast-moving environment, where you have the opportunity of applying your analytical abilities, strong social skills, and integrity. 

Proficient communication skills and the ability to present complex ideas to others with an emphasis on being solution orientated is key to succeed in this role. Its beneficial if you possess a wide-ranging understanding of technology and complex contracts.

In addition to the above it is meritorious if you have several years’ experience of managing or selling major projects, preferably in the power, offshore or construction sectors. You are an effective negotiator, with experience of major engineering, procurement & construction, (EPC), projects  including where you have successfully dealt with different contract types. .

Additionally, your CV comprises: 

  • Bachelors in Engineering ( Preferably Electrical), Commercial Management or similar
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

Contact and application

Are you looking for a career in a fast-moving, growing and high-tech environment where you will be able to develop on a personal as well as on a career level? Let us know, we are waiting for you!

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

About NKT
At the factory in Karlskrona, NKT is designing, developing and manufacturing the high-voltage power cable solutions enabling the transition to renewable energy. Here, you will join a diverse organization at an internationally recognized engineering center operating one of the most advanced high-voltage test halls, a state-of-the-art cable manufacturing and the NKT Victoria – the most sustainable cable-laying vessel in the offshore industry. 

At NKT, we are all Connectors. We connect to develop leading technologies that enable the world’s transition to renewable energy - and we stay connected to grow as people and professionals. As a company, NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology and takes centre stage as the world moves towards green energy. NKT designs, manufactures and installs low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions enabling sustainable energy transmission. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 5.000 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 2.6 billion in 2023. We connect a greener world.

What we offer:

Remote work possibilities

Flexible working hours

Strong safety culture

Exciting career development opportunities

Global company & Scandinavian culture

Hightech industry environment

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