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Commercial Project Development Executive

Req ID:  93363

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 2,000 in North America and the Philippines. 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:



SunPower is seeking an entrepreneurial, high-impact individual to drive sales growth for SunPower’s Commercial Industrial Solutions (CIS) Business Unit in the US.   The successful candidate will independently identify, assess, architect, and close SunPower’s commercial solar solutions to private and public customers in the Eastern region of the US. The position will report directly to the Senior Director – Commercial Industrial Solutions and located in SunPower’s Center of Excellence located in Boston, MA, with some flexibility in location. 



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned): 

  • Working directly with customers to develop and close solar and distributed energy storage projects in the northeastern US, with a focus on private and public sector companies.
  • Develop and execute effective account development strategies using data analysis to positively impact the executive–level decision maker’s core business.
  • Develop sales strategy for identified opportunities and drive process including deal structuring, pricing and proposal development in coordination with peer departments and supporting functions. 
  • Independently assess strategic sales, marketing, partnership, financing and channel partner strategies for growth.
  • Grow a network of sponsors and supporters at multiple levels within accounts. Engage executive-level decision-makers by demonstrating a thorough understanding of their business strategy and communicate how our energy portfolio solutions will improve their business results.
  • Drive organization and deal structures to achieve high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Perform strategic account development to align customer-specific needs with SunPower’s solutions while differentiating our value from the competition.
  • Understand the business of the account, including industry drivers, business objectives and operational issues and connects strategic energy solutions.
  • Persist in the pursuit of account strategies exhibiting strength of purpose and determination in the face of challenges.
  • Effectively position the strategic value of SunPower’s solutions to key decision makers and influencers throughout the account.
  • Provide accurate and current view of account penetration, sales performance, and customer satisfaction including the health of the funnel/pipeline.


The Commercial Project Development Executive will need to be well versed in both current and anticipated changes to public policy related to grid-connected solar electric systems in the US and Globally. SunPower has excellent resources in place to support the Sales Executive in this regard.


A key distinction for SunPower in the market are technology advantages, including PV cell efficiency, mounting system strategies, system design experience, smart energy features and operating capabilities. The CPD Executive will be expected to comprehend our technical differentiation, integrate those into business strategies and initiatives, and convey those advantages in a compelling manner in proposals and presentations.



Minimum requirements 

  • B.S degree and 5 years experience OR an equivalent combination of education and years of related experience
  • Experience/ability to engage clients and close deals independently, directly.
  • Experience/ability to create, write and submit high-quality Request for Proposal (RFP) responses.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Ability to incorporate business strategy into key deliverables
  • Must be willing to travel domestically up to 50%


Preferred requirements

  • Energy and/or energy storage sales background
  • On-site and large-scale off-site solar project sale experience
  • Successful track record in closing new business with public and private entities
  • Experience with growing significant customer relationships interfacing with executive-level decision-makers
  • Experience with large and strategic customer management
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills
  • Strong financial business acumen
  • Strong background in value-based selling
  • Master’s Degree in Business, Finance or Energy related disciplines
  • Familiarity with contracting structures for on-site and off-site solar and energy management contracts including but not limited to:  PPAs, Contract for Differences, Virtual PPAs, & EPC Contracts. 


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.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

SunPower Supports EEO

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.




SunPower Values

  • Put Customers First
  • Win Together
  • Lead Decisively
  • Innovate Relentlessly
  • Do the Right Thing

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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