Business Development Lead

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The energy industry is undergoing the largest transformation since industrialisation at an unprecedented rate of change and we are positioning ourselves to be at the heart of that change. 

Our aim is to be the leading global provider of solutions that enable customers release £30bn of value per annum from distributed energy resources (DERs). We are building a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription business with a global addressable market of £2.4 billion per annum, by digitally connecting hundreds of thousands of DERs with energy markets.

We have already attained a market leading position and KrakenFlex is a recognised thought leader and innovator in the industry. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are pleased to announce that we now have the full support and backing of Octopus Energy, an award-winning UK energy supplier who share our passion and values.

As we enter the stage of rapid commercialisation and customer account growth we are now looking for an exceptional person to increase our UK & European new business presence and pipeline (including energy traders, system/distribution operators, suppliers and large scale renewable and energy storage owners). We envisage the ‘Business Development Lead’ taking on responsibility for generating, nurturing and closing deals across UK & European powers markets.

You will be empowered to help at every level of our organisation; working collaboratively with our senior leadership and management teams, and across our business development, delivery and technical teams to design and deliver customer oriented propositions that exponentially grow our client base and market share.  What you'll do Develop and deliver new leads through your own pre-existing power market networkDevelop and deliver new leads through inbound and outbound channelsDevelop and deliver excellent in person and remote pitches, which have clearly defined value proposition and show an in depth understanding our our solution, power markets and how we solves customer needsAbility coordinate internal team members (and when required ‘self respond’ to formal tenders) such as RFI’s and RFP’sIdentify and develop valuable key stakeholder relationships with potential customers  and in turn, influence decision making processWork with all functions within KrakenFlex to ensure that you are pitching the ‘latest and greatest’ our platform has to offer and utilise SME’s in the sales process to enhance market and technical value propositionsWork with management and executive teams to develop our customer proposition, ensuring value creation for the business and outstanding satisfaction for the customerPrepare and present new business performance / forecast reports defining action plans to improve number of deals closing and annual recurring revenueTake existing pricing models and tailor them based on your understanding of the prospects  needs to create optimal commercial proposalsLead contract negotiations, through to closeProactively lead business opportunities without close supervision or hand holdingWhat you'll needExperience as a SaaS sales lead in the energy industryExperience working with energy related software solutions (preferably trading or ancillary service related)Experience leading pitches / presentations to a very high standardExperience of utilising the latest business development methodologiesExperience assessing product fit vs customer needs in the form of discovery and qualification with new business opportunitiesExperience of developing market leading customer engagement propositions (RFI, RFP’s), plans and upskilling the business for successful deliveryExperience of being hand on in legal and pricing negotiations Experience using CRM to track deal progressProven success in delivering an outstanding prospect relationshipsProven success in closing deals and increasing annual recurring revenueAbility to engender a high level of confidence from the senior leadership teamKnowledge of energy tradingKnowledge of ancillary servicesKnowledge of energy storage and renewable asset generationExcellent communication skills showing the ability to summarise complex problems and recommend concise plans of actionEffective risk management and negotiation skills - able to balance competing demands for resource to ensure best overall outcomeA proven ability to build relationships at every level of large organisations, especially the c suite.Eye for detail, with a very clear and organised approach to account management and deliveryWhy else you'll love it hereWondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people  Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee BenefitsIdeally you will be based in the Greater Manchester and happy to come into the office a couple of days per week! But we appreciate that things have changed and flexibility is at the top of everyone's agenda, so if you would rather be remote please let us know.

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

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