Will you become our new Director of Partnerships

 We are looking for an experienced Director of Partnerships with a focus on managing and expanding our network of solar installers. 

Welcome in the world of iChoosr!

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 130.000 people install solar on their roof and generate their own renewable electricity.

Five years ago, we started operations in Texas. We have organized 16 campaigns under the Texas Power Switch brand. This year we expanded to offer solar and storage. In the future, we are looking to expand to other states including Illinois, Washington, and more.

What will your role be?

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:

  • You have strong sales, networking & relationship management skills and can build robust working relationships with your installers and partners (on multiple levels);
  • You identify opportunities for improvement in processes and in the customer journey for several ongoing projects;
  • You manage the selected installers of the program to ensure they deliver on their (contractual) obligations through regular progress update meetings;
  • You actively involve the most important stakeholders in the course of the projects;
  • You can interpret contractual requirements and communicate them with installers to ensure adherence;
  • You have strong negotiation skills & always go for best possible deal outcome
  • You advocate best practices and advise on possible improvements;
  • You both use and share best practices with the global iChoosr Installer Management team;
  • You travel around the US to spend time on location at installers’ offices;
  • You are familiar with the customer journey for residential solar installations, or able to quickly get up to speed with this.
  • If you are familiar with the renewables and solar industry this is a plus,

Who do you work with?

As a key part of our installer management team, you will work closely 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

Who are you?

  • You have at least 7 years work experience in commercial partnership and/or operational management role;
  • You have a sharp, strategic eye and are always looking for opportunities to improve and optimize;
  • Your communication skills ensure that you know how to get people involved in your ideas;
  • You are able to influence stakeholders;
  • You have a proven history of improving operational performance or implementation processes;
  • You are intrigued by the technology and opportunity for growth in renewable energy.

What does iChoosr offer you?

  • 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.

Are you excited?

If this role fits you, we would love to hear from you! Send us your cover letter and resume via jobs@ichoosr.com. If you have any questions, we are happy to arrange a videocall.

 

Job Title

Director of Partnerships

Location

Austin

Hours per week

40

Contract

Permanent contract

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