Account Executive

Date:  Jun 17, 2022
Location: 

VIRTUAL, IL, US, 00000

Company:  NRG

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Summary: 
An Account Executive will be tasked with building sales through various channels. They will work internally with other sales and origination teams, while building relationships with customers and broker/consulting channels externally. The role will require developing sales strategies, building strong relationships with our customers, brokers and consultants and selling our products and services.

 

The primary objectives for this role are to initiate and qualify new prospects, make sales calls/visits, sell the full value of NRG products and services, and to maintain strong business relationships with customers and brokers identified and assigned in each designated sales territory.  This individual will be responsible for the development of a territory in the commercial and industrial market segment.  

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible for delivery of sales targets including overall gross margin, new customers, and volume developed/renewed in the industrial and commercial market.
  • Establish a network of large commercial or industrial accounts within a particular territory.
  • Targeted account selling, solution selling, and/or managing various sales channels.
  • Develop territory specific sales strategies directed at supporting company objectives.
  • Create new business through organized prospecting and networking to increase Direct Energy market penetration.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with direct customers or indirect sales channels.
  • Remain current on the competition and market conditions
  • Communicate business challenges and opportunities to management and key stakeholders
  • Observe market conditions to create and execute against new ideas and strategies.
  • Utilize CRM (SFDC) to track prospecting, task, events and future activities
  • Ability to work collaboratively with employees within the sales function and across functions including Marketing, Sales Operations, Systems implementations, Credit, and Product development

 
Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid work schedule (1-2 days per week in office, 2-3 days per week remote) or 100% remote – depending upon candidate location
  • Up to 50% travel requirement to establish and maintain customer/broker business

 
Minimum Requirements:

  • HS Diploma or GED and 5+ years of energy experience OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university AND 2 years experience in direct / outside sales and marketing consultative selling
  • A strong history of exceeding assigned sales quotas.
  • Solid business acumen inside and outside of the energy industry.
  • History of cross-functional stakeholder and senior management engagement on key business issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills including presentation and excel skills.

 
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, management, or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Ideal candidate will have an established network of large commercial or industrial accounts in the electric utility or natural gas industry and will reside within the area.
  • Strong commercial skills and proven “hunter” that identifies and closes commodity transactions
  • Critical thinker with good judgment skills who doesn’t simply accept a “business as usual” approach
  • Knowledge of the changing power/gas market landscape and the impact of renewables and other key market fundamentals.
  • Ability to analyze data and make insights for customers that challenge the way they think about energy procurement Ability to build strong customer relationships across organizational levels
  • Driven, hard-working individual with high standards for self and others
  • Outstanding problem-solving, strategic-thinking, presentation, verbal and writing skills
  • Must have excellent product and customer knowledge to educate customers on pricing and application of competitive advantages to meet or exceed customer needs.
  • Positive professional demeanor and appearance to act as a positive representative of the company in front of clients and in the local business community, as needed.

 
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal communication and negotiating skills to ensure issues are identified early and feasible solutions are developed on a timely basis.
  • Ability to work and contribute as an effective team player in a fast-paced sales environment.
  • Ability to adapt to changing industry demands and internal and external factors.
  • Strong negotiating and closing skills.
  • Problem solver, offering practical thinking and approaches when applicable, providing sound analysis and judgment when making decisions and/or recommendations.
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Detail oriented with strong organization and follow-through skills.
  • Must be self-directed and able to learn business and new products quickly.

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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