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Date Posted: Oct 15, 2018

Location: Buffalo, NY, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 200 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.



NRG’s Distributed Energy Resources (DER) group, a NRG company, is a leading energy and utility consulting firm offering commercial, industrial, and municipal customers a comprehensive inventory of programs and strategies to meet their energy risk management goals. DER’s customer portfolio includes more than 12,000 facilities throughout North America. As the customer’s energy advisor and advocate, DER is experienced in all markets that support retail competition for electricity and natural gas and demand response. DER has the knowledge and relationships to execute customer energy procurement, demand response, onsite generation, utility bill management, and various strategies tailored to the customer’s unique consumption and risk profile. 


NRG’s DER team is seeking talented self-starters with creativity, exceptional communication skills, and a competitive nature to become a part of one of the fastest-growing consulting organizations in the industry. We’re seeking individuals who desire to be a part of a team with goals to offer comprehensive energy management solutions to the largest end-users across North America. We are looking for individuals with a strong desire to join our business development team and become a part of our team of consultants. We are seeking sales-savvy individuals who are interested in a career with growth potential in one of the fastest-growing and most desired industries for professionals in today’s economy.  Inside Sales reps will initiate contact with targeted end-use customers to identify opportunities to assist clients in their strategic purchase(s) and management of their energy dollars. 


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Call center atmosphere which involves setting appointments from generated leads; introducing alternative energy management strategies
  • Profitably sell energy commodity and risk management services to targeted clients to increase NRG’s success in the commercial and industrial space
  • Effectively communicate with management the status of sales opportunities and client activity levels
  • Build relationships with clients to understand their business model and how energy impacts their success
  • Maintain assigned levels of sales activity for new and existing clients to produce consistent results above sales objectives
  • Maintain high awareness of the competitive environment, electricity marketing trends, and current pricing strategies and utility tariffs
  • Represent company in a professional and ethical manner


Minimum Requirements

  • Highschool Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • 2 years of Inside Sales experience required


Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years call center experience preferred; preference given to energy-related experience
  • Knowledge of Customer Relationship Management System


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and experience with CRM systems   
  • Have keen intelligence and be a proficient negotiator
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changing trends in the industry
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written with a diverse group of customers and internal departments
  • Desire to achieve and exceed all quotas
  • Strong organizational, time-management, aspiration, and interpersonal skills


NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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