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Commercial Project Development Executive (Solar and Storage)

Req ID:  71990

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:



SunPower is seeking a proven Energy Sales Executive, who will operate within SunPower’s North American Commercial (NAC) Business Unit, to lead in the sale of large scale solar generation, storage and energy management projects and programs to targeted Enterprise and Public Sector accounts headquartered in the Western United States. The position location is flexible.  The Sales Executive will report to the Sr. Director, West.




  • 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. 
  • Grow a network of sponsors and supporters at multiple levels within target 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 a high level of customer satisfaction as compared to industry and F500 benchmarks.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate appropriate resources to effectively execute strategic account business plans and opportunity pursuit plans.
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking by anticipating future trends by looking outward at the customer‘s market, competition, and alternatives.
  • Persist in the pursuit of account strategies exhibiting strength of purpose and determination in the face of challenges.
  • Effectively manage the buying and selling process by involving a network of key players to solve customer operational issues to help them achieve their business objectives.
  • Effectively position the strategic value of SunPower’s solutions to key decision-makers and influencers throughout the account.
  • Provide an accurate and current view of account penetration, sales performance, and customer satisfaction including the health of the funnel/pipeline.
  • Strive to add customer-specific value through improving business processes by viewing situations from the customer's perspective.
  • Ultimately increase share of wallet and revenue from target account.


The Sales 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 is our industry-leading experience optimizing the best PV and battery storage technologies to meet customer objectives.  The Sales Executive will be expected to apply their experience with PV cell technology, mounting system strategies, system design experience, smart energy features and operating capabilities into business strategies and initiatives, and convey those advantages in a compelling manner in proposals and presentations.





Minimum requirements - The least amount of skills and training candidates must have to do a specific job. Candidates not meeting these requirements will not be hired for this position.


  • Minimum 5 years of enterprise-level sales experience, in energy, systems, equipment, or related solutions sales
  • The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in engineering, business or finance discipline. Master’s degree a plus.


Preferred requirements


  • Successful track record in closing new business with enterprise or public sector account targets
  • 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
  • Experience in strategic business planning
  • Strong financial business acumen
  • Strong background in value-based selling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Master’s Degree in Business, Finance or Energy related disciplines
  • On-site and large-scale off-site solar project sale experience
  • Familiarity with community solar offerings, including securing land, title, permit, interconnection and offtake.
  • 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.

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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

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