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Account Executive

NRG Energy, Inc

This is a Full-time position in Iselin, NJ posted July 19, 2021.

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform.

A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses.

Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

More information is available at www.nrg.com.

Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Summary: 

An Account Executive will be tasked with building sales through various channels.

They will work internally with other sales and origination teams, while building relationships with customers and  broker/consulting channels externally.

The role will require developing sales strategies, building strong relationships with our customers/brokers, and selling our products and services.

The primary objectives for this role are to initiate and qualify new prospects, make sales calls/visits, sell the full value of NRG products and services, and to maintain strong business relationships with customers and brokers identified and assigned in each designated sales territory.  This individual will be responsible for the development of a territory in the commercial and industrial market segment.  

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for delivery of agreed sales targets in terms of overall gross margin, customer numbers, and energy volumes in the industrial and commercial market segment.

Establish a network of large commercial or industrial accounts within a particular territory.

Experienced with target account selling, solution selling, and/or managing various sales channels.

Develop territory specific sales strategies directed toward maximizing company objectives and goals.

Create new business through organized prospecting and networking to increase Direct Energy market penetration.

Track record of maintaining and developing relationships with direct customers or indirect sales channels.

A strong history of exceeding assigned sales quotas.

A high business acumen outside of the energy industry.

Remain current on the competition and market conditions Ability to communicate with senior managers about their business challenges and expectations of the Account Executive Ability to create a new idea or strategy and deliver on that strategy.

Utilize CRM (SFDC) to track prospecting, task, events and future activities Provide weekly status updates to your Leader including forecast/pipeline information Strong verbal and written communications skills including presentation and excel skills.

Ability to work collaboratively with employees within the sales function and across functions including Marketing, Sales Operations, Systems implementations, Credit, and Product development

Working Conditions: Open office environment 1-2 days per week.   Up to 50% travel requirement to establish and maintain customer/broker business

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, marketing, management, or related field.

Minimum of 5 years experience in direct / outside sales and marketing consultative selling.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ideal candidate will have an established network of large commercial or industrial accounts in the electric utility or natural gas industry and will reside within the area.

Strong commercial skills and proven “hunter” that identifies and closes commodity transactions Knowledge of the changing power/gas market landscape and the impact of renewables and other key market fundamentals.

Ability to analyze data and make insights for customers that challenge the way they think about energy procurement      Ability to build strong customer relationships across organizational levels 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.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Critical thinker with good judgment skills who doesn’t simply accept a “business as usual” approach Driven, hard-working individual with high standards for self and others Outstanding problem-solving, strategic-thinking, presentation, verbal and writing 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.

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NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.

 To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing.

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