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MBA Rotational Associate

Date Posted: Nov 26, 2020

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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NRG’s Texas Retail MBA rotational program provides participants with opportunities to work with NRG's senior leaders to explore career options and develop technical, professional, and decision-making skills while contributing to specific business objectives. Participants will also have the opportunity to assess their own interests while gaining valuable exposure to NRG's culture and values.

NRG’s MBA Rotational Development Program is a 24-month cross-functional program comprised of four (6) month rotations. We are looking for high-potential, strategic-minded, and adaptable new MBA graduates that can add value while building their business acumen and professional skills in a fast-paced environment. While placement at the conclusion of the program is not guaranteed, participation in the program may lead to full-time opportunities within the business.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Work will consist of both project-based initiatives as well as day-to-day production support tasks that may include operational improvements, launching/managing marketing initiatives, business development, or developing a business strategy
  • May analyze the company, market, and competitive data and consult on business initiatives and strategies
  • May work across the following functions:
  • Retail Strategy
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Segment Optimization & Analytics
  • Business Planning
  • Customer Care and Retention
  • Customer Experience
  • Operations
  • Innovation
  • Sales
  • Marketing – Brand/digital/mass media
  • Acquisitions


Working Conditions:

  • Open office environment.
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be on track to graduate with a Masters/Advanced degree in the  2020/2021academic year OR be a recent Masters/Advanced degree grad within the last 24 months
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in an office environment
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to and work well with diverse sets of people in various types of situations
  • Must possess effective communication skills including verbal, written and presentation
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate majors in Business, Marketing, Finance or Engineering
  • MBA’s
  • Previous internship, co-op or rotational experience
  • Previous work experience in the electricity/utility industry
  • Previous experience holding leadership positions within the corporate environment or extra-curricular, community or university sponsored organizations


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Outstanding work ethic - Agility/Leadership Potential
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Consulting skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to create executive decks
  • Must demonstrate behaviors consistent with NRG’s Power Values:
    • Safety and Well Being
    • Customer-Focus
    • Collaboration
    • Accountability
    • Inclusion and Diversity


Physical Requirements:

  • Job frequently requires prolonged sitting


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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