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Director of Finance (Center of Excellence)

Req ID:  93365

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 Center of Excellence Program Director, who will work and collaborate with the entire organization of the company, including Finance, Digital, Sales, Operations data and Project Finance teams to drive the project of creation of a Center Of Excellence in data analytics, reporting and process governance.

The key elements of the role will include (i) an excellent understanding of the company business in order to define the right data and KPI’s to be identified, (ii) good technical knowledge about data science management as well as (iii) capability to manage large groups of stakeholders from cross-functional teams and (iv) ability to drive efficiency and change within the company.

This highly qualified and technically proficient leader will also need to be comfortable and highly effective in a rapidly changing environment, providing guidance, analysis and helping make decisions. This role will report to the Vice President of Corporate Finance.


  • Manage the project of CoE creation within timeline and budget

  • Build an effective and collaborative work environment with the contractor in charge of helping with project development

  • Collaborate with company leaders to define needs and expectations and define a clear scope of work on Data Analytics

  • Identify best IT and Digital solutions on Data Analytics as well as Drive IT and Digital developments in collaboration with external contractors and in-house IT department

  • Lead weekly and monthly project follow up to top management of the company

  • Provide leadership on fast-moving, complicated projects and act as the primary point of contact for Finance Leadership

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with the business units such as Sales, operations, Finance, Digital, Customer Care, Project Finance, and other key business partners & stakeholders in a way that fosters an open environment of continuous dialogue and information exchange

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of business-critical processes, systems and risks impacting the overall portfolio of priority projects

  • Manage capacity planning for resources & budget needed to ensure successful execution and implementation

  • Implement standards and best practices for defining/scoping/implementing large cross-functional projects

  • Define and implement metrics to measure and communicate success

  • Identifying and mitigating potential risks and obstacles by collaborating closely with business partners, key stakeholders and team members.


Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of combined experience in project management and Data Analytics

  • Experience in managing Finance, Digital and Business Process Projects

  • Experience managing a global team and scaling large organizations

  • Experience working in a global cross-functional global environment

  • Experience with intake/prioritization/status best practices and related sets


Preferred Qualification

  • CPA/PMP certification

  • MBA or graduate degree

  • Deep knowledge in Information Systems, Finance applications and Project management



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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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: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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