Senior Director for Energy and Natural Resources, Regional

Client Services · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Client Services
Employment Type US Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

    Who We Are

    BowerGroupAsia, Inc. (BGA) is the preeminent government affairs and public policy advisory firm supporting the world’s leading multinational companies in the Indo-Pacific. With 26 offices in Asia, BGA staff provide services to clients in 28 markets across the region. We seek a talented, highly motivated Senior Director for Energy and Natural Resources.

    The candidate should be motivated to help the world’s premier companies understand Asia, find alignment with customers, communities and key stakeholders and help Asia evolve by considering the ideas and capabilities of top tier companies that want to invest in Asia. 

    Position Responsibilities

    Senior Director for Energy and Natural Resources is a critically important role in a fast-paced and expanding client-facing team. BGA’s Client Services Team has responsibility for engaging the world’s leading companies and organizations and crafting strategic advisory services that advance their business priorities in the Indo-Pacific region. Senior Directors lead our client management including, developing trusting and effective working relationships, communicating regularly with clients and BGA professionals based in 26 countries, guiding the delivery of exceptional service and contributing insights and ideas into all aspects of our work. Senior Directors provide thought leadership and strategy, both as it relates to clients in the energy sector and the overall development of BGA. We are seeking an experienced, talented, and highly motivated professional to lead our growing energy portfolio. This is a fast-paced and demanding role which requires high EQ, excellent communication skills, initiative, innate curiosity and the ability to foster collaboration and build relationships with our clients.

    Manage and Grow Client Relationships

    • Develop a highly sophisticated understanding of clients’ business models, their Asia-focused initiatives and the challenges and opportunities present for clients in the region.
    • Establish trusting relationships with the people with whom we workboth internally and externally.
    • Build rapport with clients based on a keen understanding of their personalities, their companies and what they need to be successful.

      Energy Portfolio Management  

      • Develop sector strategy and provide input throughout the budget cycle. 
      • Manage and expand energy client portfolio by ensuring best in-class advisory service, products, and analysis.   
      • Lead client teams and engage country leaders to drive collaboration across 26 country offices. 
      • Recruit, hire, onboard, train, and develop regional energy sector team.   

      Client & Stakeholder Relations  

      • Engage in high-level business diplomacy with stakeholders from businesses, government, and civil society at all levels. 
      • Liaise with senior executives and officials representing BGA and its clients 

      Subject Matter Expertise  

      • Leverage subject matter expertise at the intersection of energy policymaking and corporate strategy.   
      • Monitor and analyze the impact of local policy, geopolitics, and global trends on the energy sector in Asia. 
      • Manage development of political-economic risk analysis and forecasting; government affairs and public policy strategizing; and deliver them in written products and client briefings. 

      Profile Building

      • Raise the profile of BGA by speaking, writing, and engaging with government, business, media, universities, think-tanks, business councils and associations, etc.   

      Job Requirements

      The senior director position combines client relations with the skills and responsibilities required for internal management and leadership. The ideal candidate can work independently to lead a team and engage with stakeholders inside and outside of BGA in high-pressure situations. He/she can effectively set priorities and execute them, and should be a highly self-motivated, dedicated team player with a supportive approach to leadership. She/he should feel comfortable interacting with a range of interlocutors and should enjoy the various challenges of supporting large multinational corporations operating in the Indo-Pacific. The ability to interact effectively in a fast-paced environment, while remaining flexible, proactive and efficient, is crucial to this role.  

       Qualifications Include:

      • 12+ years experience working in a relevant policy area with strong background in energy, climate, clean tech, etc. Previous government service and/or consulting and/or government relations experience strongly preferred. 
      • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills in native-level English; proficiency in an Asian language is a strong plus. 
      • Excellent interpersonal skills and familiarity working in multicultural settings. Experience working in and with Asian countries and languages preferred.
      • Aptitude for public speaking and project presentations. 
      • Superb and self-confident interpersonal skills, including with international counterparts. 
      • Proficiency in MS Office and basic internet applications are required, as is enthusiasm and ability to learn and adopt new technologies. 
      • Education: Minimum bachelor’s degree; graduate degree in business, public policy, public affairs, international affairs, journalism, or related fields is preferred. The position reports to the vice president for client services. 

      Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please address application materials to BGA Vice President Ryan Sickles.

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      • Location
        Washington, District of Columbia
      • Department
        Client Services
      • Employment Type
        US Full-Time
      • Minimum Experience