Manager Center Operations (m/f/d)



Stellen-ID:  4634

At the earliest date possible we are looking for support for our #teamsonnen

Clean and affordable energy for all is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Sonnen has been committed to this mission since 2010 and is now represented in Europe, the USA and Australia with over 1,000 team members globally. In Germany, our offices are located in the beautiful Wildpoldsried (Allgäu) and the vibrating heart of Berlin Kreuzberg.

At sonnen, we are building the energy system of the future. To this end, we are developing new technologies and business models that have not existed before. Whether intelligent power storage, virtual power plants or digital services - we set the trends of a new energy world. That means, among other things, the inexpensive production and storage of renewable energy and the intelligent networking of producers and consumers. sonnen thereby gives people around the world the opportunity to become independent of fossil fuels and conventional energy supplier.

We are growing steadily and are looking for people who want to join us in our vision of clean and affordable energy for all while making a positive impact on climate change.

For our location in Cairo, we are looking for an experienced Center Operations Manager (m/f/d) for setting up sonnen's newest office. As a key member of our team, you'll be responsible for leading the setup of Cairo's strategic infrastructure, driving local hiring initiatives, and ensuring a smooth setup, all while representing sonnen within the local business network. 

What you will do to help drive energy transition:


  • You will report and work closely with the Senior Representative for the SDCC (a tandem relation).

  • You will be the disciplinary leader for the staff (if required) supporting the management of the office.

  • You will be responsible to shape the growth of the site with close collaboration with the Senior Representative (Develop. Center Head) and you will support them for the recruiting process to assess the personal fit to the team onsite together with the hiring manager overseas.

  • You will be managing the local ramp-up strategy, adapting, and aligning it regularly to meet the growth targets, as well as managing the different local projects and scale-up processes.

  • You will be responsible for the local service providers management (e.g., at the beginning with payroll, contract management, contract lease, equipment provider and facilities management).

  • You will be leading the whole Safety related measures and trainings.

  • You will ensure that the local legal requirements are realized (e.g., health checks).

  • You will be fostering a cross-functional culture of collaboration and alignment, playing a key role in establishing sonnen's culture at the new location.

  • You will act as the focal point to represent Cairo location within Egypt and the sonnen organization, nurturing relationships and managing the government authorities and other relevant parties' topics.


What you will need on this journey:


  • University degree in engineering, computer science, or related disciplines.

  • Several years in the field with significant leadership experience.

  • Proven track record in establishing, maintaining, and extending relationships with local government bodies and partners such as embassies, universities, and local authorities.

  • Experience in building up or expanding teams, ideally within the manufacturing industry or software development sector.

  • Proven ability to lead multinational teams effectively.

  • Familiarity with compliance and local regulations.

  • A hands-on mentality with the ability to solve challenges flexibly.

  • Strong communication skills and cultural sensitivity.

  • Effective negotiation abilities.

  • Openness to change and the ability to adjust strategies as needed, coupled with strong decision-making skills.

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.


You feel we are a match? Apply now and help us to shape the energy transition together. We look forward to welcoming you to #teamsonnen!


sonnen - energy is yours!

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