Director, Business Development

Technology Research Boulder, Colorado


Description

The Position
Do you dream about creating a more sustainable future? At Uplight, we are motivating energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. Working with over 80 of the world’s leading electric and gas utilities, Uplight provides an end-to-end customer energy experience. Uplight delivers personalized experiences that customers have now come to expect–improving satisfaction, increasing revenue, reducing the cost to serve, and contributing to carbon reduction goals. We are B Corp certified,  enabling us to put our values into action by not only making decisions for the benefit of our shareholders, but also for our customers, environment, employees, and community.

We are seeking a Director of Business Development to serve as a subject matter expert working closely with our customers to shape, close, and grow our innovation partnerships for new solutions within Uplight’s Step Change Labs. 

What you get to do:

  • Drive the adoption of new innovative solutions with selected go-to-market partners
  • Develop a pipeline of target customers who will be early adopters, building interest in our joint innovative solutions and closing on opportunities with clients and partners
  • Bring actionable customer feedback to our product teams and joint steering committees to help refine both the product and the story
  • Support our customers to achieve their innovation goals
  • Seamlessly demonstrate our latest software product offerings to customers and potential partners
  • Create, develop and nurture relationships with the strategic alliances, both inside and outside of the energy industry, that will allow Uplight to achieve a strategic high ground and reach longer-term ambitions for growth
  • Become a subject matter expert with respect to the joint value propositions created. 
  • Facilitate the interaction between partners and internal stakeholders to progress multiple areas of our business forward

Skills and experience are necessary, but we hire on value alignment first, so if you feel you would be a good fit with us, still consider applying.

What you will contribute:

  • A growth mindset combined with the skill set to drive our partnership strategy forward at a fast pace

What you bring to Uplight:

  • A minimum of 7 years experience, as an entrepreneur, product marketer, salesperson, or innovation professional developing and/or selling SaaS, services and/or enterprise software or innovation solutions to customers including C-Level Executives
  • An in-depth working knowledge of utilities and a desire to work closely with our customers to shape solutions and buying needs
  • A proven track record of driving adoption of innovative solutions and closing multi-million dollar deals selling complex software solutions
  • The ability to turn complex information into simple and compelling stories
  • An in-depth understanding of the sales process and how to manage sales within the utility industry
  • Experience bringing together various internal and external stakeholders and moving them towards a common goal
  • The confidence, intelligence, and experience to challenge the status quo stand up for what’s right, and negotiate with industry-leading players
  • A growth mindset always looking for connections (people, technologies, products, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurial experience at the intersection of the energy ecosystem and new innovative technology solutions 

 Bonus Points:

  • A good understanding of what technology is coming over the next few years and thoughts on how it can be applied to drive deep decarbonization
  • You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment where you focus on the shared outcome in addition to your individual role and responsibilities

 What makes working at Uplight amazing:

In addition to all the standard medical and dental benefits, that kick in Day 1, we:

  • Are proud to be over 400+ purpose-driven individuals helping to create a more sustainable planet.
  • Are committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities. 
  • Are focused on career growth by following defined career ladders
  • Take our work and mission seriously and….we love to laugh!

 We also:

  • Provide a 401k Match
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance 
  • Monthly wellness stipend 
  • Peer to peer recognition program 
  • Management by objectives bonus plan 
  • Innovated flexible time off 
  • Keep you energized with plenty of food and drink (when our offices reopen)

 Salary Range: $100,000 to $140,000 (dependent on experience)

 



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