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Product Innovation Analyst

Date Posted: Feb 12, 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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Summary:

We are looking for an individual with a unique combination of skills; someone who is passionate about identifying what customers truly need and want, possesses the creativity to turn those customer needs into a new product or service idea, is analytical, organized and structured to figure out what needs to get done to turn the ideas into reality, and fiercely driven to see those ideas through.  Green Mountain Energy is seeking a rock star Product Innovation Analyst who can easily fit into a fast-paced, dynamic team driven to accelerate the clean energy and sustainable future.  The Product Innovation team is at the core of this company’s growth and provides a great environment to develop cross-functional skillset unparalleled in other functional groups.  This position will be reporting to a Sr. Manager in Innovation.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support product managers and directors, and in some cases take the lead, on new product launches, feature enhancements, programs, product promotions and product optimization for both Residential and Small/Medium business customers.
  • Take ownership of multiple projects from smaller sub-tasks to larger initiatives; drive the project from concept/start to end result and provide on-going product or program support.
  • Understand all processes associated to the product or program and report back on overall performance.
  • Identify potential risks and gaps in processes or project plans, recommend potential solutions.
  • Provide support on requested tasks, organize tasks, communicate and proactively think through/express next steps.
  • Contribute to new product and service ideas; researching and providing clear, concise summaries, recommendations and structured next steps.
  • Own products and projects, analyze and identify opportunities for enhancements that improve business results or customer experience.
  • Collaborate with and help drive cross-functional teams across many regions.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 - 5 years of product management experience and/or marketing experience, preferably in the consumer-facing products or services industry
  • Education- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business, Engineering, IT, or Technology
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the solar, energy, sustainability services, or a high-tech company a plus
  • Consumer-facing products or services industry experience preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to handle and own multiple tasks, determine priorities and drive projects forward
  • Ability to proactively communicate, follow-up and follow-through
  • Ability to highlight issues early and proactively, involving the right stakeholders
  • Ability to deliver quality results timely and consistently
  • Strong attention to detail and superior organizational skills
  • Ability to make decisions and present a point of view involving the right stakeholders
  • Self-starter and self-driven, drives for results with a get things done attitude
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team
  • Ability to establish relationships across the organization to learn how everything works and to get things done
  • Have self-confidence and assertiveness to provide clear directions and next steps for team
  • Ability to hold people accountable
  • Ability to think creatively and problem-solve
  • Ability to understand process, document and continue to improve current process
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills – ability to communicate ideas in email, power point, excel
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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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