We are looking for an experienced Director of Partnerships with a focus on managing and expanding our network of solar installers.
We are a young, growing, international, privately owned company. Since our start in 2008 we have grown into an organization with over 120 colleagues who work across the US, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Poland and Japan.
Our mission is to accelerate the energy transition. We do this by organizing group buying projects for sustainable products such as renewable energy contracts and rooftop solar & storage installations.
We are a human centered, meaning that in everything we do, we look at the world through the eyes, hearts and minds of humans. This allows us to create the ideal customer journey for both consumers and our partners via our digital platform.
Since 2008 we have helped 2.3 million consumers to switch to a renewable energy contract and we have helped over 130.000 people to install a solar system on their roof and generate their own electricity. We have helped more than 2.3 million consumers switch to a renewable energy contract, and helped more than 160.000 people install solar on their roof and generate their own renewable electricity.
Six years ago, we started our operations in Texas with energy switching. Since the start we have organized 15 campaigns under the Texas Power Switch brand. Last year we also started with solar & storage installation group buying under the Texas Solar Switch brand (texassolarswitch.com). In 2023 we will expand our solar & storage activities into DC/Maryland/Virginia, Colorado, Illinois and potentially one or two more states.
The US market for rooftop solar & storage installations offers a huge opportunity for iChoosr. Currently in the US only around 5% of all residential homes has a rooftop solar installation while in our much more developed European markets this varies from around 9% (UK market) to over 30% (Dutch and Belgian markets).
Our group-buying programs are designed to benefit all stakeholders. The programs work by gathering a large group of consumers to create efficiencies for the solar and storage installers which they can pass on to consumers in the form of competitive pricing.
The iChoosr team works closely with installers throughout the program to ensure clear communication to consumers, smooth processes and high quality of service, which are key to delivering the best-in-class customer experience we expect.
As Director of Partnerships, you will be responsible for engaging with and vetting new solar installers as we launch in new regions. In a world where installer capacity is getting scarcer, you will need to convince installers to participate in our program more than ever. You will also be managing the (relationship with) installers for delivering optimal installation results. You will have a dual role with installers. Besides monitoring their progress and ensuring they meet contractual requirements, you will build an open relationship in which you provide feedback and discuss opportunities to optimize the customer journey. You will have a consultancy role sharing best practices and leveraging knowledge both sourced from the national and international installer management team. The goal is to leverage efficiencies, improve customer satisfaction and achieve higher conversion rates (reduce cancellations).
You will manage all stages of the process, from acquisition and vetting of potential installers through ensuring the delivery of solar installations by the awarded installer(s). This includes management of some third-party relationships such as trainers and technical inspectors.
This means that:
As a key part of our installer management team, you will work closely with your colleague Director of Partnerships (based in Houston), with the Business Manager for US Solar, with the Manager Community Outreach, with the Country Manager US and with the US Solar operations team.
As a team you deliver the solar programs and work to continuously improve them. The Director of Partnerships is primarily an outward facing role and you will need to spend time visiting installers. You will be required to travel within the USA to spend time at installers’ locations. You will also seek to build relationships with other Directors of Partnerships working on our solar projects in other countries (UK, Netherlands, Belgium and Japan) in order to share learnings and best practices. This will give you the right knowledge to become a solar consultant who brings added value to our installer base on a day to day basis.
• A challenging position within a professional and growing international organization;
• A competitive salary (depending on experience) and benefits package;
• Space for personal development and career opportunities;
• Opportunity to work at an inspiring place of your choice for 2 weeks per year;
• Enthusiastic, sincere colleagues who work together informally.
If this role fits you, we would love to hear from you! Send us your cover letter and resume via firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, we are happy to arrange a videocall.
Director of Partnerships
DC Metropolitan area
Fixed permanent contract