A successful Business Development Manager will be an expert in consultative enterprise sales and directly responsible for bringing in new business from electric utilities. You’ll own the sales process from top-of-funnel through closing deals. You’ll identify leads, develop connections, scope projects, negotiate terms, and drive through the close of a contract. In addition to day-to-day business development, your work may encompass business research, supporting internal sales operations, and leading client relationships in coordination with a growing go-to-market team.
First and foremost, you’re mission driven and fully dedicated to driving solutions for our climate crisis. You’re excited about supporting a world with 100% clean transportation, while maintaining high grid reliability. You know that’s no small order, and have developed a strong feeling that electric utilities are the best partner to make this vision a reality. You have experience with key players at electric utilities, and developed a deep sense for their needs and the hurdles they must face in modernizing the grid.
For you, “business development” goes beyond selling a widget and pushing to close anything you find. When you sell, you’re eager to build collaborations and shared value, while fully embracing the complexities of successful execution. You value being realistically optimistic and finding creative solutions to drive a deal to completion quickly, while staying honest with yourself about what makes a program the best fit for our product. You want to grow and leverage Weave Grid’s positive reputation in our industry by building connections and creating a long track record of success. You’ve enjoyed working in a fast-paced environment at a high growth company, while demonstrating a high degree of empathy for clients and team members across departments.
To meet the needs of this role, you will bring
Beyond your core skills and track record, you are someone who will expand the culture and cumulative wisdom of the team as a whole. This can take many forms - relevant past projects, hard-won perspective from personal history, an unusual or adjacent skillset, a motivating passion, and so on. We are whole individuals, not just functional role-fillers, and we value everything that you can bring to the team.
Finally, you should be strongly motivated by Weave Grid’s mission. Energy and transportation expertise are not necessary, but it is important that you are passionate about tackling the climate crisis head on, by improving societal and environmental health.