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Project Development Analyst

Date: Jul 27, 2020

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

The New Home Division of SunPower is seeking a Sales Operations Analyst to provide analytical sales and operational support for the NA New Homes business Unit.  The Sales Operations Analyst reports to the Sr. Director of Sales and will be responsible for supporting Builder Account Executives and the inside sales team to track, resolve and report on key business processes to improve communication and efficiency between SunPower, our builder partners, and their consultants. The Sales Operations Analyst will also identify gaps in current processes, document process, and process change, and lead cross-functional meetings, including builders and builder consultants to quickly address production issues. In addition, the Sales Operations Analyst will support Account Executives with community setup to ensure a seamless transition from booking to design, sales, and installation. Additional activities to support business planning and forecastings, such as pipeline reporting, metrics tracking, trends, pricing analysis, and other analytics will round out the areas of responsibility.


The position will involve close interactions internally and with key external partners. Daily correspondences with SunPower builder partners, architects, and Title 24 consultants are the primary external partners the Sales Operations Analyst will work with on a daily basis. Internally, the Sales Operations Analyst will work with multiple departments, primarily within the departments supporting New Homes, including Sales, field operations, design, interconnection, and customer service.


  • Monitor, track and prioritize reports to be within agreed to service levels
  • Develop and report on metrics; regular updates to manager and supporting teams on activities, results, and challenges
  • Develop strong relationships with outside consultants and builder partners as a single point of contact for areas of responsibility
  • Maintain and update project-level information within CRM to ensure operational workflows are not disrupted or delayed
  • Recommend and drive process improvement within IT systems, including data management, reports, and dashboards
  • Support cross-functional operations team with project setup and project level discrepancies
  • Work with Sales Managers to manage the sales pipeline and forecast (
  • Interact and communicate with stakeholders at all levels across multiple departments
  • Other duties as required to support team objectives


Minimum Requirements:

  • 2-5 years in a similar role or role with foundational experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance or equivalent
  • Some experience in financial analyst role and familiarity with financial analysis and accounting concepts
  • Strong knowledge of business processes and strategy
  • Track record of successful program/project management
  • Salesforce or other CRM experience helpful
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical and organizational skills
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Capable of working in a team environment; ability to encourage and leverage ideas/inputs from others
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral communications, and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, strong personal initiative to take ownership of work product and strive for results
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and quickly pick up on concepts and processes to allow for independent responsibilities

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in the homebuilding sector
  • Knowledge of construction, design, and architecture
  • Solar experience a plus

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

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Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.



Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review


SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it

must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated

Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime

Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law.


Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants

and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by

contacting the EEO Officer.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Anaheim

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