Head of Business Development

Location: Tokyo
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Contact: Daniel Nara
Email: email Daniel
Reference: BBBH11290_1698797971
Posted: about 1 month ago

Title: Head of Business Development

Location: Tokyo, Japan

About NextWave
NextWave Partners is the Recruitment Partner of choice within the Clean Energy, Sustainable Infrastructure, ESG, Impact Investment, Climate-Tech & Technology sectors. We are committed to supporting industries battling climate change towards a net-zero future and a sustainable economy.

About the Role

NextWave is working with a leading renewable energy developer with a strong commitment to sustainability, innovation, and quality, we are dedicated to creating a cleaner and more sustainable future. The developer is expanding their business operations and projects in Japan and is in need of an origination specialist to drive new upcoming projects.


  • Identify and evaluate new business opportunities in the renewable energy sector, including solar PV projects, energy storage, and related initiatives. Develop and maintain a pipeline of potential projects and partnerships.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, regulations, and emerging technologies to assess market dynamics and identify potential areas for growth. Conduct in-depth market research and analysis to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, industry partners, investors, and customers. Collaborate with relevant parties to drive project development and secure funding.
  • Oversee the entire project development process, from inception to execution. Coordinate cross-functional teams and ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Conduct financial modeling, risk analysis, and feasibility assessments for potential projects. Make data-driven recommendations and business cases for project investment.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and national regulations and incentives related to renewable energy projects. Work with legal and regulatory teams to navigate complex regulatory environments.
  • Provide regular progress reports to senior management, including updates on project pipelines, market analysis, and financial performance.


  • Proven experience in origination and business development within the renewable energy industry, with a strong network of industry contacts.
  • Fluency in Japanese and English
  • In-depth knowledge of solar PV technologies, energy storage, and the broader renewable energy landscape.
  • Strong financial acumen with experience in financial modeling and analysis.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management abilities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Willingness to travel as necessary.

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly on the platform with your latest CV. We will review your application and revert back promptly.

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