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ABOUT US

Powin is a leading producer of a utility scale modular battery energy storage system (complete with a patented, advanced, cloud-based monitoring/control system). That means we build power plants out of batteries that put coal and gas generators out of business and enable sustainable viability for renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Powin is, and will continue to be, one of a handful of companies that will provide the equipment necessary to make this happen. Powin has distinct competitive advantages: cost-effectiveness; reliability; scalability; ease of deployment; and operational sophistication. Every day we work to ensure that we maintain these competitive advantages and our position as a global leader in providing turnkey, battery energy storage solutions for utility-scale, commercial and industrial, and microgrid applications.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The SW Sales Director (SD) is a quota-carrying, direct sales role that is assigned a portfolio of customers geographically located in the Southwest for whom they must manage all current and future opportunities. Powin’s success will be determined by repeat sales, and the SD has the critical role of nurturing these relationships to produce dramatic growth of the company’s backlog. The sale of Powin products and services is a long-term sale, therefore the SD must be an exemplary relationship manager, always being mindful of the goals and aspirations of the customer.

You will be responsible for co-developing the strategy and associated tactics for closing Powin sales, for the Southwest region. Responsibilities include identifying the opportunities and applications for Powin products and services. They must include basic understanding of power electronics, electrical site design, and a directional sense of cost impactors for each. You will be an effective contributor to the customer’s project team in the pre-contract phase, and remain in frequent, constructive contact with her/his point of contact throughout the project to ensure that the customer experience is best in class.

The ideal candidate underpins all the preceding expertise by being highly organized with a strong baseline understanding of project finance and have an understanding in finance modeling, contributing to the customer’s goal of achieving a highly profitable project. Though supported by a back-office team that provides procurement, contract and technical support, the SD quarterbacks the sale and has robust leadership and internal team-building skills. The SD has a deep interest in energy market trends, energy storage and grid services economics, and startup cultures, which fuels him/her to secure successful bid responses and sales. Lastly, the SD has an extremely high standard for work product and the customer experience overall; she/he insures only top-quality work reaches her/his customer.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the energy market expert in the Southwest Region
  • Lead efforts to identify sales targets and secure sales for Powin energy storage solutions, meeting or exceeding sales volume goals set regularly by Powin management.
  • Identify and establish relationships with key customer decision makers.
  • Leverage existing relationships of candidate with key customer decision makers.
  • Develop and implement sector, sub-sector and account strategies, based on a sophisticated understanding of customer needs, Powin’s value propositions, and competing solutions.
  • Understand at an advanced level and articulate in a clear and compelling manner complex energy challenges, energy modelling, and the business case for Powin storage solutions in a sales context.
  • Prepare professional quality sales materials including sales proposals, presentations, and responses to open procurement solicitations (e.g. RFIs, RFOs, RFPs).
  • Work within Powin’s product suite, and pricing framework to achieve profitable sales objectives.
  • Collaborate effectively with sales analysts, engineering, production, business development, marketing, and legal personnel (when applicable) to secure Powin sales in one of the most important North American energy storage markets.
  • Significant travel to engage customers and market influencers within the assigned territory.
  • Report regularly on regional customer and market activity, including detailed customer engagement efforts and market observations to contribute to Powin’s market knowledge and effective implementation of company, product and sales strategies and
  • Track changes in the energy storage policy landscape and contribute that knowledge to overall business development strategy.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Experience and knowledge of energy markets and related industries such as renewable generation, utilities, IPP’s, and commercial/industrial/institutional energy operations, applicable regulatory frameworks, channel partners (enabling effective networking) and Powin competitors.
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in sales leadership and complex technology and capital equipment solution-based sales.
  • Understanding of and success in business-to-business sales on corporate level and how to drive revenue and profitability while solving customer needs.
  • Proficient with the economics of capital equipment sales and large-scale energy projects.
  • Understanding of Southwest energy markets at wholesale and retail levels.
  • BS degree in a relevant field (preferably engineering, energy or business disciplines).
  • 5+ years’ experience in consultative, value proposition-based sales.
  • Thorough understanding of the utility and energy markets, in which Powin competes.
  • Extensive experience establishing multi-level senior, decision-making level contacts within utilities, IPP’s, channel partners, and/or key commercial/industrial markets.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Previous experience in utility procurement, IPP, or energy services companies.
  • Prior experience in energy storage.
  • Understanding of development, construction and project finance.

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