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Solar Trade Relations Manager Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 30, 2022
Reference Code: 49445-en_US
Location(s): CO - Denver

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for.

Position Summary

Xcel Energy's Solar*Rewards and Solar*Rewards Community programs bring solar choices to more than 10,000 new participating customers in Colorado each year.The Solar Trade Relations Manager serves at the primary point of contact and the internal project/process advocate for the solar industry in the specific geographic area. Meet proactively with solar industry professionals regarding programs, projects and processes, and advocate internally on behalf of the industry, while also responding directly to industry inquiries about individual solar project issues, applications and timelines. Develop, implement and track the success of solar trade strategies for the Company's renewable products and services to meet the Company goals and objectives.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Meet proactively with solar industry professionals to listen to concerns regarding programs, projects and processes, and provide ongoing communication and resolution of stated issues. Advocate internally on behalf of the industry, while also responding directly to industry inquiries about individual solar project issues, applications and timelines, and ensuring full regulatory compliance for represented programs.
  • Work across internal organizations to identify and gain approval for and implementation of interconnection process improvements that hasten response times, increase accuracy of timelines and estimates, increase transparency or otherwise improve the solar industry and customer experience.
  • Develop and execute regularly scheduled and issue-specific communication and/or promotion programs for third-party channels.
  • Develop and implement annual strategic marketing and process improvement plans to increase customer and industry satisfaction with the Company's solar products and services delivered by third-party solar professionals, and track progress through the use of Key Performance Indicators.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, business, environmental studies or related field
  • At least 5 years' experience in product management, product development, sales, marketing or related field. At least 2 of those years must be in the regulated energy and/or solar industry.
  • Progressive growth in autonomy, responsibility and leadership activity, with 2 years' of project management experience with proven results.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with and influence multiple stakeholders.
  • Preferred: Regulated program management experience, familiarity with salesforce.com and analytical reporting, technical aptitude for dealing with complex energy issues, customer support experience, strong communication skills, solar industry experience

Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: CO - Denver || CO - Denver || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 51710:Renewable and Choice Program || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $77,000 to $109,666 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

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Requisition Number: 49445
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com
About this Employer‍

As a leading electric and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers across our eight states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

Our workforce of more than 12,000 is rising to the challenge of a dynamic, constantly-changing utility industry. One that requires us to be even more customer focused, forward thinking and productive while remaining committed to meeting our customers’ fundamental need for safe, reliable, affordable energy.

With nearly 50% of our workforce eligible to retire in the next five years, there’s never been a better time to come on board. Do you have a passion for renewable energy, like wind or solar? Or care about giving back to the community? You’ll be in a position to directly impact our energy future.

At Xcel Energy, you’ll be challenged, respected and rewarded. You’ll find an ethical team committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship. A dynamic company where you’ll have meaningful work that makes a difference.