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Director of Business Development - Energy Risk & Portfolio Management

Boulder, CO
25 days ago
Full time role

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Ascend Analytics is an innovative software and consulting company at the forefront of the renewable energy transition. Our software solutions ...

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Job Description

We are looking for a Director of Business Development for our Boulder, CO office who is passionate about clean energy and an aspiring leader in business development for the electric energy industry.

Ascend Analytics is an innovative software and consulting company focused on energy analytics that are transforming the electric grid to renewables. Ascend's solutions provide the analytics to support critical power supply decisions from operating strategies over the next hour, to hedging and budgeting decisions over the next five years, to long-term investment and resource planning decisions over the next thirty years. For more information, visit www.ascendanalytics.com. 

Job Description 

As Director of Business Development at Ascend, you will drive sales and business development activities, interacting with Software Services and Consulting to promote the accomplishments and value-added unique capabilities of Ascend software relative to the competition. 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Manage campaigns to reach prospective clients including electric utilities, community choice aggregators, financial firms, regulators, and independent power producers 
  • Negotiate and successfully close contracts for Ascend's Portfolio Risk Management & Resource Planning SaaS platform and Market Intelligence Services 
  • Manage sales funnel through forecasting, account resource allocation, account strategy, and planning
  • Develop and maintain key customer relationships through internal CRM platforms 
  • Develop presentation materials and proposals clearly articulating Ascend’s unique value proposition 
  • Effectively communicate relative advantages of our modeling platform to capture the energy transition
  • Manage presentations of analytic software solutions to support valuation, power supply planning, and operations in a highly proficient and professional manner
  • Work with business leads for Ascend’s Portfolio Risk Management & Planning offerings to maximize opportunities to speak to prospects and perform product demonstrations
  • Find RFPs, manage response process, including proposal writing, and coordinate activities 

Required Skills & Knowledge 

  • 5+ years of business development and/or sales experience with a strong record of success, preferably in the energy or finance industry
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Ability to identify, prospect, and contact high-level decision makers in large energy companies and to cultivate those relationships
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with business leads to maximize growth potential
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to interpret complex analytic solutions into value propositions 
  • Ability to develop collateral materials that concisely translate the distinguishing factors of our services
  • Ability to prioritize and act independently within a rapidly growing, dynamic organization
  • Professional presentation; positive “can do” attitude; passion for clean energy market transformation 

Preferred Skills & Knowledge 

  • Proven business development experience in the area of renewables and energy storage
  • Strong academic performance and demonstrated interest in STEM-related studies
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or other related systems
  • Advanced degree; MBA a plus

Compensation ($140,000 - $350,000)

Negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Ascend highly values our employees and often pays above industry average. 

We offer flexible work hours in a relaxed environment with opportunities for advancement and excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, parental leave, dependent care spending account, and a 401k plan.  

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Ascend Analytics is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information or other applicable legally protected characteristics.   

Ascend Analytics is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at recruiting@ascendanalytics.com 

Ascend Analytics is an innovative software and consulting company at the forefront of the renewable energy transition. Our software solutions ...

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