Regional CSR/PA specialist

Recruiter
Location
México, D.F., Estado de México
Salary
Competitive
Posted
29 Nov 2016
Closes
06 Jan 2017
Ref
160003UB_9
Sector
Renewables
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Vestas is looking for a regional strategic CSR and Public Affairs Specialist to its office in Mexico City for the region. Can you work with CSR on a strategic and tactical level in a business context and link it to the PA agenda? Are you self-motivated and self-driven? And can you manage expectations of external partners and colleagues? then take a closer look, we want to hear from you!

Department
With direct reference to the Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and indirect reference to the Head Public Affairs in the Vestas Mediterranean Business Unit, your responsibilities will cover an exciting and wide range of CSR activities in the LATAM region and Public Affairs tasks in Mexico (on occasions, also throughout Central America & the Caribbean). 60-70% of the time will be allocated to CSR activities. You will become the colleague of a dedicated CSR Community Relations specialist & the Public Affairs team. This position is key to engage with stakeholders in the region to support and develop Vestas' position in the market.

Responsibilities
  • Together with colleagues develop and support the execution of a global/regional CSR strategy and initiatives and support PA initiatives in Mexico and, on occasions, in Central America & the Caribbean
  • Represent Vestas within key associations and other relevant interest groups to develop and present Vestas positions to all relevant external stakeholders; politicians, officials, industry and media. Respond to government consultation and actively
  • Monitor current and analyze expected policies relevant to wind power
  • Represent Vestas and speak at conferences
  • On-going stakeholder analysis and trendspotting within CSR and the wind sector
  • Daily interaction with internal key stakeholders such as sales, construction, legal, finance and service and external key stakeholders such as customers, financial institutions, and authorities.
  • Support social due diligence process according to Vestas global system
  • Know the political agenda in relation to CSR and be able to act on it and put it into global context
Qualifications
  • Working experience in the field of CSR especially human rights & labor conditions / public affairs (5-7 years) in a global business context
  • Working experience from the private sector in stakeholder relations or regulatory analysis
  • Ability to think and plan strategically and act accordingly.
  • Good business acumen - ability to link CSR and PA activities and business needs.
  • Good social and networking skills.
  • Understand the CSR agenda from a commercial, political and civil society perspective
  • Used to work in Microsoft office
  • Knowledge of the energy regulation and the electricity market in Mexico would be an advantage.
Competencies
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who:
  • Make written analysis, transform it into initiatives and convey the message short and to the point.
  • Can adopt a flexible approach to reach and deliver CSR/PA activities related wind energy;
  • Has positive and creative ideas to offer in addressing challenges;
  • Is able to influence business leaders and authorities through sound evidence and argumentation
  • Strong communication, facilitation, presentation, and implementation skills;
  • Is able to read, write and communicate fluently in at least Spanish and English
  • Is flexible and a team-player
What we offer
Join Vestas and you'll cultivate your career in an inspiring environment at the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, which has an ongoing dedication to sustainability. We value individual initiative, the desire to take on responsibility, and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. You will be a part of Vestas Global CSR Department. At Vestas your success is our success.

Additional information
Vestas is a company that offers equal opportunities and seeks employees who want to work in a multicultural environment and are teamwork oriented.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry's global partner on wind power solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 78 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 68 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions.

Together with our customers, Vestas' more than 21,900 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at http://www.vestas.com/ and following us on our social media channels.