Sales Manager

  1. Permanent
BBBH181824_1600270104
  1. United States
  2. Solar
Negotiable
Date posted16/09/2020

SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS

The Sales Manager will support new solar power sales in the US. You will directly lead the growth of our client portfolios and project pipelines. The Sales organization will rely on you to execute market entry strategies and pursue new opportunities for growth in our rapidly expanding and evolving markets. You will use your analytic and problem-solving skills to develop persuasive value propositions for prospective clients and sound economic fundamentals for investors. Working collaboratively with a team of development, engineering, legal and project finance professionals, you will skillfully influence the decision makers of our current and future clients in conjunction with the Sales organization's initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead customer acquisition in a defined market region or set of regions
  • Own a target in a market; meet or exceed that target
  • Assess economic viability of project proposals and propose ways to increase project revenue streams or reduce costs
  • Interface closely with Finance, Development, Engineering, Legal and Management to help guide projects forward quickly and efficiently
  • Track and evaluate emerging regulatory rulings and assess potential for market creation
  • Provide management with regular updates and sales pipeline, forecasting, and progress
  • Manage incoming leads and sales pipeline to quickly and efficiently assess opportunities
  • Evaluate customer savings propositions by analyzing energy data and utility rates
  • Lead contract negotiations through Power Purchase Agreement, Option, Lease or other relevant project documentation
  • Skillfully collaborate with all functional groups to maintain (and increase where possible) deal velocity

QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who want to be part of a fast-paced and fluid company poised for growth in one of the country's most rapidly changing industries.

Forward-thinking, innovative approaches and comfort with complexity are what define the ForeFront Power team. We are looking for individuals eager to run at the front with us.

  • Desire to work in an early stage company in the renewable energy field
  • Bachelor's degree required and Master's Degree preferred
  • 3+ years of direct sales experience with a proven history of exceeding sales targets
  • Excellent communication skills in both oral and written
  • Strong insight development and value proposition definition skills
  • Ability to effectively operate with high energy and flexibility in a fast-paced, constantly evolving team environment
  • Creativity and critical thinking skills to tackle a variety of challenges from the industry level to client-specific
  • Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Solar or renewable energy industry experience a plus

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Though the Sales Department believes in long term work/life balance, we also believe in short term imbalances. Long hours will be needed from time to time as dictated by deal flow and project deadlines.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The position is based remotely or in our San Francisco or NYC offices. The organization promotes an open and collaborative work atmosphere. Cross functional teams work closely together to solve problems and move the company forward. Frequent travel within the United States is required.

REMUNERATION

This is a regular, full-time position eligible for benefits. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive base salary and bonus potential; health, vision, and dental coverage; commute assistance; professional development; Paid Time Off; and 401(k).

Spencer Ogden is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS

The Sales Manager will support new solar power sales in the US. You will directly lead the growth of our client portfolios and project pipelines. The Sales organization will rely on you to execute market entry strategies and pursue new opportunities for growth in our rapidly expanding and evolving markets. You will use your analytic and problem-solving skills to develop persuasive value propositions for prospective clients and sound economic fundamentals for investors. Working collaboratively with a team of development, engineering, legal and project finance professionals, you will skillfully influence the decision makers of our current and future clients in conjunction with the Sales organization's initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead customer acquisition in a defined market region or set of regions
  • Own a target in a market; meet or exceed that target
  • Assess economic viability of project proposals and propose ways to increase project revenue streams or reduce costs
  • Interface closely with Finance, Development, Engineering, Legal and Management to help guide projects forward quickly and efficiently
  • Track and evaluate emerging regulatory rulings and assess potential for market creation
  • Provide management with regular updates and sales pipeline, forecasting, and progress
  • Manage incoming leads and sales pipeline to quickly and efficiently assess opportunities
  • Evaluate customer savings propositions by analyzing energy data and utility rates
  • Lead contract negotiations through Power Purchase Agreement, Option, Lease or other relevant project documentation
  • Skillfully collaborate with all functional groups to maintain (and increase where possible) deal velocity

QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who want to be part of a fast-paced and fluid company poised for growth in one of the country's most rapidly changing industries.

Forward-thinking, innovative approaches and comfort with complexity are what define the ForeFront Power team. We are looking for individuals eager to run at the front with us.

  • Desire to work in an early stage company in the renewable energy field
  • Bachelor's degree required and Master's Degree preferred
  • 3+ years of direct sales experience with a proven history of exceeding sales targets
  • Excellent communication skills in both oral and written
  • Strong insight development and value proposition definition skills
  • Ability to effectively operate with high energy and flexibility in a fast-paced, constantly evolving team environment
  • Creativity and critical thinking skills to tackle a variety of challenges from the industry level to client-specific
  • Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Solar or renewable energy industry experience a plus

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Though the Sales Department believes in long term work/life balance, we also believe in short term imbalances. Long hours will be needed from time to time as dictated by deal flow and project deadlines.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The position is based remotely or in our San Francisco or NYC offices. The organization promotes an open and collaborative work atmosphere. Cross functional teams work closely together to solve problems and move the company forward. Frequent travel within the United States is required.

REMUNERATION

This is a regular, full-time position eligible for benefits. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive base salary and bonus potential; health, vision, and dental coverage; commute assistance; professional development; Paid Time Off; and 401(k).

Spencer Ogden is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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