Account Executive-National Accounts (REMOTE)

Date:  Nov 23, 2022
Location: 

VIRTUAL, TX, US, 00000 Princeton, NJ, US, 08540 Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15222

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 National Accounts / Enterprise Sales through various channels. The role will require developing account specific sales strategies, building strong relationships with our customers/brokers, and selling NRG’s suite of products and services. They will work internally with other sales regions and origination teams, while building relationships with customers and broker/consulting channels externally to grow sales and expand relationships.

 

The primary objectives for this role are to maintain strong business relationships with National customers, initiate and qualify new prospects, make sales calls/visits, and sell the full value of NRG products and services. 
 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible for delivery of agreed sales targets in terms of overall gross margin, customer numbers, and energy volumes in the industrial and commercial market segment.
  • Establish a network of large commercial or industrial accounts within a particular territory.
  • Experienced with target account selling, solution selling, and/or managing various sales channels.
  • Develop specific sales strategies directed toward maximizing company objectives and goals.
  • Create new business through organized prospecting and networking to increase NRG market penetration.
  • Track record of maintaining and developing relationships with direct customers or indirect sales channels.
  • A strong history of exceeding assigned sales quotas.
  • A high business acumen outside of the energy industry.
  • Remain current on the competition and market conditions
  • Ability to communicate with senior managers about their business challenges and expectations of the Account Executive
  • Ability to create a new idea or strategy and deliver on that strategy.
  • Utilize CRM (SFDC) to track prospecting, task, events and future activities
  • Provide weekly status updates to your Leader including forecast/pipeline information
  • 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:

  • Open office environment.
  • Up to 50% travel requirement to establish and maintain customer/broker business.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in direct / outside sales and marketing consultative selling.
  • Experience working with a network of large commercial or industrial accounts in the electric utility and natural gas industry.
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, management, or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Strong commercial skills and proven “hunter” that identifies and closes commodity transactions
  • 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 
  • Must have excellent product and customer knowledge to educate customers on pricing and application of competitive advantages to meet or exceed customer needs.
  • Strong negotiating and closing skills.
     

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.
  • 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. Strong verbal and written communications skills including presentation and excel skills.
  • Critical thinker with good judgment skills who doesn’t simply accept a “business as usual” approach
  • 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
  • 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.

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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