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Business Development Manager

Location:

TX, Houston

Job type:

Permanent

Job Description

Direct Energy is one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services providers with over 6 million residential and commercial relationships.  Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc, one of the worlds leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates across North America.
 
We continually seek talented people dedicated to providing fresh thinking in an exciting, evolving industry that's never been more relevant than in today's global marketplace.
 
 
Direct Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA/F/M/D/V 

Requirements

Requirements

  • Strong desire to succeed
  • Ideal candidate will have an established network of accounts in the electric utility
  • Must possess prior experience selling consultative services with a great understanding of doing needs analysis.
  • Must have a successful track record of selling and closing contracts - candidates will be required to demonstrate prior skills.
  • Minimum of 4 to 5 years of experience in direct / outside sales and marketing consultative selling focused in the industrial sector.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including establishing rapport with clients through regular contact by phone and in person.
  • Must have excellent product and customer knowledge to educate customers on pricing and application of competitive advantages to meet or exceed customer needs.
  • Positive professional demeanor and appearance to act as a positive representative of the company in front of clients and in the local business community, as needed.

Education

Ideal Candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in business, finance, engineering, marketing, management, or related field. 

 

Skills

  • Strong interpersonal communication, and negotiating skills to ensure issues are identified early and feasible solutions are developed on a timely basis.
  • Ability to work and contribute as an effective team player in a fast paced sales environment.
  • Ability to adapt to changing industry demands and internal and external factors.
  • Strong negotiating and closing skills.
  • Problem solver, offering practical thinking and approaches when applicable, providing sound analysis and judgment when making decisions and/or recommendations.
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Detail oriented with strong organization and follow-through skills.
  • Must be self directed and able to learn business and new products quickly.

Responsibilities

  • This position is responsible for delivery of agreed sales targets of multiple products and services for MDU and Home Builders based in Texas.
  • Manage multiple accounts of established and potential customers.
  • Create and execute market sales activity, focused on identifying cost savings or value-generated opportunities.
  • Develop specific sales strategies directed toward maximizing company objectives and goals.
  • Create new business through organized prospecting and networking to increase Direct Energy market penetration.
  • Identify and qualify prospects, create effective presentations, obtain needed usage information to generate proposals, prepare proposals, negotiate and close deals within an acceptable time frame, obtain authorization on contacts, exhibits, and other required documentation, and act as a liaison between operations and customers as needed. .
  • Provide all information needed to ensure completion of all necessary customer agreements.
  • Remain current on the competition and market conditions.

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