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Subcontractor Program Manager

Req ID:  100163

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:


Summary of Role 


SunPower is looking for a Subcontractor Program Manager. This leader develops recruitment programs for subcontractors, ensures compliance with SunPower terms, technical specifications, quality, safety standards, and SunPower internal processes.   The Subcontractor Program Manager uses data and analytics to drive safety, quality, and capacity on SunPower projects.  


Principle duties include 

  • Develop recruitment, retention and subcontractor partner strategies for each market and trade area 

  • Recruitment of subcontractors by trade specialty and market area 

  • Use data and analytics to understand capacity, performance, and costs 

  • Develop standard operating procedures for subcontractor partners using our project management platforms 

  • Collaborate with Regional Ops Centers to maintain Subcontractor partner base, and improve annual contracts  

  • Discover and optimize cost reduction opportunities by challenging current process structures, cost models, etc.  

  • Identify process requirements, needs and improvement initiatives; work cross functionally with SunPower sales, marketing, finance and operations to improve program design, sales process, customer experience and other SunPower Direct metrics  

  • Weekly reporting of business activity and metrics  

  • Ensure closed loop learning on quality observations 


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. 

  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance required 

  • Experience with Solar and Construction  

  • Solar Technical/Operations background 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of related experience 

  • OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience 

  • Strong familiarity with construction and electrical codes 

  • Proven ability to successfully procure, monitor, and assess subcontracted construction functions such as solar installation contractors, electrical contractors, and roofing contractors 

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal 

  • Knowledge of Salesforce, business analytics 

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and MS Project 


Preferred requirements 


  • Strong understanding of NEC codes with emphasis on residential PV installations 

  • Strong technical, supervisory, and project management skills based on industry experience 

  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the organization, as well as outside customers and vendors 

  • Ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus 


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: Sacramento

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