Senior Business Development Manager, Renewable and Ocean Structures (LATAM)

Location BR-RJ-Rio de Janeiro | BR-RJ-Rio de Janeiro
Requisition ID
Business Area
Digital Solutions
Sales and Business Development
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee

Local Unit & Position Description

  • Lead the on the ground, customer facing activities within LATAM, become that go to person for our clients.
  • Attend client meetings, conferences and lobby stakeholders as required to get the job done.
  • The main contributor to the development of the strategic business development plan identifying key clients, stakeholders and markets and execute.
  • Increase the exposure and market knowledge of DNV Digital Solutions products from the Renewable and Ocean Structures product portfolio to the LATAM markets, especially in the offshore wind sector.
  • Implement cross DNV BA sales strategies to provide a compelling value proposition to our client.
  • Own the end-to-end sales process and the associated sales target.
  • Identify unmanaged strategic Key Accounts and actively manage these accounts during the early stages of their engagement with DNV Digital Solutions to build a solid relationship across the clients organization, at decision maker, influencer and user levels.
  • Develop long standing, resilient client relationships which lead to a win-win scenario for both them and DNV.
  • Mentor members of the BD team with lesser experience.
  • Be an integral part of the wider Americas Region commercial team – this is not a role for a lone wolf.

Position Qualifications


  • 10 years Industry experience in Business Development with demonstratable track record in expanding the product market penetration, achieving / surpassing realistic sales targets.
  • Minimum Bachelors degree in engineering or business
  • Be the tenacious hunter.
  • Extrovert, happy to present to both small client groups but also to large audiences.
  • Proactively build and maintain strong relationships, both externally and internally.
  • Have worked in a multi-cultural commercial environment.
  • Courage to make qualified independent decisions and move forward.
  • Solution oriented and highly proactive.
  • Collaborative, both within immediate team and the wider business.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to inspire people, building strong relationships.
  • Ability to travel to where the customer is – primarily within LATAM.
  • Fluent in English & Portuguese, both spoken and written.



  • Experience in Renewables and/or offshore energy industries within the LATAM market.
  • A professional network within the offshore and / or wind sector; this may be from a substructure design / developer / OEM / software domain.
  • Commercial experience within the technical software sector.
  • Fluent in Spanish, both spoken and written.
  • MBA degree

Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions.


We are a world-leading provider of digital solutions and software applications with focus on the energy, maritime and healthcare markets. Our solutions are used worldwide to manage risk and performance for wind turbines, electric grids, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structures, ships, and more. Supported by our domain knowledge and Veracity assurance platform, we enable companies to digitize and manage business critical activities in a sustainable, cost-efficient, safe and secure way.


Product Line Renewables & Ocean Structures builds and distributes engineering software. Our mission is to “empower the world’s professionals to accelerate the energy transition, and sustainable use of the ocean”, and we aim “to be the most trusted engineering and digitalization partner, bringing value through our customer experience focus”. Our portfolio of software products includes a combination of successful industry favorites like Sesam, Bladed, and Nauticus Machinery, and new products aiming for hypergrowth WindFarmer and SolarFarmer.

Our Product Line is part of the DNV – Digital Solutions business area, built up of functional teams across a collaborative organization structure. The Renewables & Ocean Structures product line includes a product center where software is developed, a product management team, sales regions and a marketing and communications team.

This Senior Business Development role will report to the Head of Business Development, Americas Region as part of the commercial management team.

The Senior Business Development Manager will have responsibility for leading DNV’s client facing strategy within the LATAM market, with the key focus on Brazil, to roll out a multi-year roadmap for the expansion of our market footprint within country.

The key focus of this role is to develop DNV Digital Solutions penetration and market position within the LATAM market, the primary focus of which will be offshore wind. The Senior Business Development Manager will lead by example and build strong relationships, both internally with the wider regional commercial team, along with global functions, including the Product Line & Product Center, MarCom, Legal and Finance as well as interaction with clients at a senior, decision-maker level.  

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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