Outreach Manager - Trade Ally Nexant
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Location:Chicago, IL
Business Unit:Energy Efficiency & Carbon Management
Nexant is a provider of intelligent grid software and clean energy solutions-pioneering, developing, and advancing electric power grid and alternative energy technologies and services. Our exclusive focus on energy, combined with our well-respected and experienced professionals, proven technology, and proprietary industry information, has earned us distinctive brand recognition and a reputation as a top energy solutions company.
Nexant is an independent company formed on January 1, 2000 by a core group of energy consulting and advanced energy technology units of Bechtel Group, Inc. Since that date, we have added expertise through the strategic acquisition of eight energy technology companies and organically hiring only the best in our field. Our seasoned professionals have completed over 3,000 assignments in more than 100 countries. We have headquarters in San Francisco and Foster City, CA, with 32 corporate, representative, and project offices in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. We have been profitable since day one with significant growth rates.
Our detailed understanding of the physical behavior and constraints of the power system is embedded in our grid and market operations software. We offer an integrated line of software solutions that addresses all facets of energy markets, from centralized wholesale markets to independent energy retailers and aggregators. Growing trends such as dynamic pricing and demand side management are emphasized. Our domain dominance within the energy value chain and integrated expertise in the market with proprietary technologies makes us a clear leader in our space.
We also provide advisory services for developing and commercializing advanced clean energy technologies as well as supplying technical, operational, and strategic consulting to oil, gas, and chemical majors, energy resource companies, technology owners, governments, and investors. In addition, Nexant is a national leader in the innovative design, implementation, and evaluation of many of the largest commercial, industrial, and residential energy efficiency incentive and demand side management programs in the United States.
Our current investors include TeleSoft Partners, Oak Investment Partners, The Beacon Group, Intel Capital, Nth Power, Morgan Stanley Global Energy Group, Frog and Peach, and Symphony Technology Group, as well as Nexant management and staff. We recently secured another round of funding of $50 million that will help us achieve the rapid growth potential of our company.
Are you interested in having a real impact and helping to change the world? Then join us!
About the Job
We are currently seeking an Outreach Manager to support Nexant?s work in the Chicago area. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, managing, and conducting trade ally outreach activities for utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the regional organization?s technical outreach strategy to promote energy efficiency through the management of formal trade alliance networks. Activities include but not limited to:
o Develop annual operational plans and budget and track goals and budgets, with assistance from program manager
o Develop strategies that will increase the market penetration of high efficiency technologies in the market
o Create protocols that help trade allies and customers adhere to utility energy efficiency program requirements
o Develop tools and training resources for trade-allies to encourage the sales of energy efficient equipment
o Support the trade allies with technical inquiries on high efficiency lighting and mechanical equipment technologies
Be responsible for internal and external client satisfaction metrics that include, but are not limited to:
o Effectively communicate with utilities and program managers regarding program progress, bottlenecks, workarounds, and general market direction
o Maintain a high level of satisfaction with internal and external customers, proactively identify and resolve customer concerns
o Provide continuous improvement strategies to further client initiatives
Lead and mentor a team of outreach coordinators who are engaged in training and conducting educational outreach efforts with trade allies who sell, design, install and market energy efficient technologies.
o As necessary, hire qualified staff to fill open positions within the team
o Provide job-required training to new and existing coordinators
o Provide continuous feedback to staff regarding expectation and performance
o Address and resolve all performance issues in a timely manner
o Collaborate with national and regional staff to foster professional development of direct reports
o Prepare and conduct annual performance reviews
Collaborate with local program management, engineering, marketing, and outreach functional teams to deploy Trade Ally Network strategy.
Other duties as required
BS/BA degree is required, MBA or other post graduate degree preferred
3+ years proven experience in working in the sales, account management, marketing project management and/or with utilities
Technical knowledge in lighting, mechanical, utility systems, energy efficiency programs, and/or building system fields
Proven experience leading and managing teams towards achieving a common goal
Superior organization, communications and interpersonal skills required
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong analytical skills with ability to manage multiple time-dependent tasks
Skills and aptitude with financial analysis, profits and loss statement and market forecasting
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and the ability to learn and operate company proprietary computer software is required
Excellent time management skills
Salary and Benefits (U.S.)
Nexant offers competitive salaries based on candidate's qualifications. Nexant also offers three weeks paid vacation per year, eleven paid holidays per year, a 401(k) plan with employee matching funds and an overall comprehensive benefits package.
Nexant, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workforce diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
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