I have been offered a role where a foreign company would rely on me for building their presence in a new territory. Set up office, deal with regulators and stakeholders, bring in first few customers and deals, etc.
However, the head of the territory would be somebody flown over from the HQ. The role is more like a lower level manager/advisor who would be enabling this "HQ guy" to do his job; he would depend 100% from my knowledge and connections.
I would be doing some very important work, but without being given the role and title matching my responsibilities and contribution. I am inclined to refuse the job, but maybe there is an opportunity I am missing. For sure, I hate to think I would be doing somebody else's job.
Is there a scenario where I can accept a more junior role with more senior responsibilities and still make it worth as career progression?