Head of Business Development, North America

10 days ago
Full time role

Job Description

On behalf of Clir Renewables, we are looking for a Head of Business Development (North America) to lead, manage, and be responsible for their sales growth in North America.

About Clir

Clir Renewables is on a mission to reduce humankind's impact on the planet. They do this by accelerating the transition to renewable energy by improving the economics of projects and empowering owners to maximize financial returns. Combining 200 GW of contextual operational dataset with powerful AI built, designed, and supported by decades of renewable energy expertise, Clir provides insights and tools to assess and optimize wind and solar projects.

Named one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business, Clir was founded in 2017. Headquartered in Vancouver, with hubs in Glasgow and Calgary, they're a remote company with employees across the globe and from the entire energy supply chain. Clir has empowered owners across Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia to achieve multi-million dollars in cumulative gains.

They are on a mission to minimize humankind’s impact on the climate. Guided by their core values, they are passionate, excited, and determined to fulfill this mission!

About the role

You will have the challenge and opportunity to be the face of Clir in your market region. Working in a collaborative environment with internal support teams, you will be responsible for market growth and follow the client journey from initial outreach to continuous value delivery. 

You will have a real and significant impact on Clir’s market presence and the environment. You will also have the creative license to customize the market approach, with support and guidance from the wider Clir team, including senior management. Your ability to build relationships, ask questions, solve problems, and be an integral part of a collaborative team will be the catalysts to your success. 

Who you are

  • Passionate about their core values: Communication, Sustainability, Inclusion, Impact, and Innovation
  • Experienced in B2B sales within the renewable energy industry (O&M-related experience is an asset)
  • Not afraid to roll up your sleeves and jump into other areas of the sales process to support the team
  • Able to travel to visit clients and attend trade shows (as needed for meaningful impact, and based on safety protocols)

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead, manage, and be responsible for sales growth in North America
  • Build and manage an effective long-term pipeline of opportunities
  • Prospect customers as a trusted advisor to deeply understand their unique challenges and goals
  • Manage the sales process from lead generation to contract acceptance, as well as through ongoing relationship management
  • Understand their value proposition and use this knowledge to show prospects the value Clir is bringing to the renewable market
  • Represent Clir at relevant networking events (in-person and virtually) 
  • Create and implement marketing and sales strategies
  • Prepare, present, and deliver proposals
  • Manage a sales funnel in Clir’s CRM
  • Working location is flexible, travel will be required within North America and, in some instances, overseas.

What you’ll need

  • Experience working in the renewable energy industry
  • Drive, determination, and experience in building and fostering new relationships and markets
  • A record of meeting and exceeding sales targets
  • Ability to present to clients in person as well as via phone, and video conferencing
  • Understanding of financial data, commercial contracts, and local market legal requirements 
  • Ability to collaborate and influence in a “win as a team” environment
  • Fluency in English
  • Legal right to work in Canada or the USA


  • You bring an existing network of contacts in the renewable energy industry

What’s in it for you

  • A chance to enhance your skills and career within a fast-growing segment of renewables and cleantech
  • Opportunity to contribute to an inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Be a part of a team focused on reducing our impact on the environment
  • A comprehensive benefits package and competitive compensation
  • Professional development benefits
  • Clir is Work-from-Home friendly

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At Clir Renewables, diversity and inclusion are not words they take lightly. These are words they take to heart; they drive to better understand our biases and recognize that they have more work to do to create a workforce that represents those their product serves. They strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to apply.

As a partially remote organization, Clir works hard to ensure the safety of all clients and employees through the authentication of prospective employees and their backgrounds. Successful candidates may be subject to a background check conducted by Clir and will need to demonstrate the legal right to work in any area in which they wish to conduct work by showing proof of a valid work permit, visa, residency, or citizenship.