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Sr. Product Manager, Solar Modules

Req ID:  89321

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:

Job Title:

Sr. Product Manager, Solar Modules

SunPower is seeking a talented, customer centric Sr. Product Manager to lead the solar module portfolio. This position is responsible for carrying out key activities to ensure that the functional operations of the company are aligned with market needs.  The ideal candidate will possess a strong business acumen, demonstrated background in defining and launching complex product solutions, the ability to adapt quickly in a fast changing environment, and a passion for changing the way our world is powered. 

Role Description:

Manages initiatives to improve product market share, gross margin, and revenue. Manages module product roadmaps, competitive analysis, and product positioning. Designs, develops and manages activities for a specific product or group of products from product definition and planning through production, release, and end of life. Serves as the central resource with design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing as the product(s) move to production and distribution. Involvement lasts throughout all stages of a product's lifecycle including modifications, upgrades and maintenance of the product or product line.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Drive cross-functional efforts to grow market share of SunPower’s product offering
  • Identify key market opportunities and translate them into strong business cases for product development initiatives
  • Define and support “go to market” strategy
  • Monitor market requirements to identify trends, generate product requirements, determine specifications and recognize partnership opportunities
  • Prioritize new feature development and product revisions and ensure alignment with product roadmap
  • Create and refine sales tools and technical support processes and documents
  • Gather feedback from customers and partners in order to ensure closed loop learning in our product development efforts
  • Understand changing market and permitting requirements to ensure SunPower’s product offering complies with applicable standards
  • Support 3rd party product evaluation as necessary

Qualification requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; proven ability to influence and work with all levels of an organization
  • Solid technical foundation, ability to learn and adapt quickly, and demonstrated ability to frame and drive business decisions
  • Experience supporting customers in an external facing role
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and a “can do” attitude
  • Understanding of energy economics, utility rate structures, and distributed generation interconnection policies and compensation mechanisms
  • Lean product development experience is a plus

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • BS in technical field, preferably electrical or mechanical engineering; MBA or M.S degree is a plus
  • Preferred 3 years relevant work experience
  • OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience

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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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

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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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