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Residential Product Manager

Date: Sep 22, 2019

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:
 

PRODUCT MANAGER - RESIDENTIAL

 

Are you ready to change the future? You have the opportunity to join the company that helped establish solar markets around the world and continues to innovate in the renewable energy space. SunPower has facilities around the globe, and we are seeking talented people to join us in building a clean energy future.

 

Widely recognized as the world’s standard for solar, SunPower produces the world’s highest efficiency solar products.  Our quality and reliability standards far exceed those of any other company in the industry.  

 

SunPower and Total, the global energy producer and provider, have announced a transformational investment by Total in SunPower.  The companies have signed a set of strategic agreements to accelerate SunPower’s growth in the increasingly competitive solar sector.  Total’s investment is based on SunPower’s leading position in designing, manufacturing and delivering the world’s highest efficiency, highest reliability solar systems with guaranteed performance.  These agreements will accelerate SunPower’s growth and further improve its financial strength.

 

SunPower is committed to the success of our company, our employees and the communities around the world that need us most.   We support our employees’ commitment to their communities through a culture of volunteerism, and through The SunPower Foundation, which makes grants to green initiatives throughout the world.  As a company, we operate with the highest sustainability standards. 

 

In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower. 

 

SUMMARY OF ROLE

 

SunPower is seeking an experienced Product Manager to focus on our residential products, particularly in the retrofit space.  This role will partner with the SunPower product development, sales, and marketing teams to bring SunPower products and services to market.

For this role we are looking for a savvy, talented and customer-centric manager with the ability to make the complex simple.  Your knowledge of product development fundamentals and your focus on the residential customer will help us translate industry-leading advantages into bold and inspired strategies and execution.  We are looking for someone who will shape the future of product management at SunPower as we evolve into a complete energy solution provider for homeowners. 

 

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

  • Passionately advocate for the SunPower residential customer throughout key product development processes.
  • Maintain a strong partnership with the sales channel to align the product team’s business objectives.
  • Define the value prop of groundbreaking SunPower products and help shape SunPower’s pioneering Smart Energy vision.
  • Maintain product roadmaps and keep the organization updated.
  • Define key product requirements and definitions to meet key market/customer needs.
  • Maintain the customer and market perspective throughout the product development process.
  • Lead innovation sessions and foster ideation within the products team to continue to innovate relentlessly.

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

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.

  • Master’s degree in related field with 2+ year of product management experience or Bachelor of Science degree in related field with 5+ years of experience, preferably in technology or energy industries.
  • Experience in product management and/or product development roles.
  • Proven track record of creating/managing business models, product roadmaps and product requirements.
  • Cross-functional team leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communications skills; can-do attitude
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to create and apply program timelines, interdependencies, budgets, and post program metrics

 

Preferred requirements

  • Experience developing products for home improvement/residential construction desired.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as a successful track record as a team player
  • A fervent desire to be a part of a rapidly growing business with an opportunity to progress
  • Experience working directly with/supporting a sales organization
  • Experience managing consumer products

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is SunPower’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. SunPower disapproves of, and will not tolerate, unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, age, religion, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws.

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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