Do you dream about creating a more sustainable future? At Uplight, we are motivating energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. Working with over 80 of the world's leading electric and gas utilities, Uplight provides an end-to-end customer energy experience. Uplight delivers personalized experiences that customers have now come to expect-improving satisfaction, increasing revenue, reducing the cost to serve, and contributing to carbon reduction goals. We are B Corp certified, enabling us to put our values into action by not only making decisions for the benefit of our shareholders, but also for our customers, environment, employees, and community.
Uplight is hiring a Client Solutions Director to build our business and cover accounts in the Midwest. The ideal candidate will be a passionate salesperson who can leverage relationships and contacts while initiating, developing, and building lasting relationships with Utility customers for the delivery of Uplight's solution offerings. This job will require an in-depth working knowledge of utilities and the art of strategic solution selling.
What you get to do:
This role requires a senior leader that understands, very well, enterprise buying processes. A proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales quotas is a must. An in-depth understanding of (or passion and desire to learn about) the electric, gas, and water utility buying economics (including how both regulated and non-regulated utility models work) is a must.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced, intelligent Sales leader who has a proven track record of exceeding quota, new business targets, and landing multi-million dollar deals selling large complex software, SaaS or services sales.
There is a clear expectation for the Director, Client Solutions to demonstrate specific and current domain expertise, which can be leveraged from day one to quickly build a strong business pipeline and to meet sales targets. Candidates who meet the following baseline criteria will receive strong consideration for this role.
Skills and experience are necessary, but we hire on value alignment first, so if you feel you would be a good fit with us, still consider applying.
What you will contribute:
"Prospector of New Business/ Customers" and ability to develop a robust pipeline within assigned territory
Ability to apply a consultative sales approach to new and existing customers
Identify, reach and influence C-level decision-makers, stakeholders, and industry influencers within targeted accounts and territory
Work closely with senior executives to develop sales strategies and tactics to close business and build reference accounts
Collaborate with other members of the sales team, Delivery, Marketing, and Product teams to exceed customer expectations and develop multi-year relationships
Meet and/or exceed sales and new business goals while being well compensated for your efforts
What you bring to Uplight:
Minimum of 7 years direct sales experience, selling SaaS, Services and/or enterprise software to C-Level Executives
Successful track record of exceeding sales quotas and new business targets
Track record of success in sales for start-up or new product line in an existing company. Thrives in an entrepreneurial environment where the expectation is to contribute not only to client success and revenue but also to the product roadmap and company strategy
Capable of identifying, reaching, and influencing C-level decision-makers, stakeholders, and industry influencers within targeted accounts and territory.
Demonstrated success working closely with senior executives to develop sales strategies and tactics to close business and build reference accounts
Client advocate that develops deep relationships throughout an organization
When restrictions are lifted you can expect (60%+ travel and/or customer face time)
Experience in the Utility industry is a distinct plus. The ability to learn the nuances of different segments of the Utility market including the decision-making process, regulatory environment, and market influences is important, too.
What makes working at Uplight amazing:
In addition to all the standard medical and dental benefits, that kick in Day 1, we:
Are proud to be over 300+ rebels with an important cause by helping to create a more sustainable planet.
Are committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities.
Are focused on career growth by following defined career ladders
Take our work and mission seriously and.we love to laugh!
Provide a 401k Match
Have an innovative flexible time-off policy
Keep you energized with plenty of food and drink
Salary Range: $120,000 to $140,00,000 (dependent on experience)
Uplight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.