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Solar Sales Specialist

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

Sales & Business Development
Birmingham, UK
Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2023
Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.
We believe energy should be better - for you and the environment.
Octopus Energy Services is spearheading the transition to greener, cheaper energy through the installation of in-home technologies; from smart meters and EV chargers; to low carbon heating such as Solar PV, Heat Pumps and beyond. We deliver smart energy and low carbon heating solutions so our customers can enjoy clean, green and cosy homes.
We’ve fallen head-over-heels in love with Solar Panels - which provide an ultra-efficient and reliable way to harness the power of the sun and then storing this clean energy in super-efficient batteries for when your home needs it most.
You will learn all about them at our £10m training and R&D centre to then educate our customers on these magical systems. We are utilising Octopus Energy’s awesome tech power to make electric heating the smart, accessible and clean choice for every home in the UK.
We're looking for someone who is early on in their sales career that is passionate about the mission Octopus is on and wants to grow and progress their career pathway here.

What you'll do

  • Develop and establish your sales pipeline with customers - from lead through to delivery and accomplish sales & orders in line with our KPIs
  • Achieve activity goals set in line with our customer journey and their expectations of great service
  • Provide excellent customer service through the sales process and record customer feedback in the CRM
  • Become an expert in Solar Design with a real ownership in the process you’re taking our customers on and be a real advocate for the technology that we are excited to launch across the UK and beyond!

What you'll need

  • A love of the buzz you get when exceeding targets and being rewarded with regular incentives and great commission structures
  • Default to being solution focused and having a positive outlook especially when overcoming objections
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage your own time and workload effectively
  • Be an exceptional communicator, ensuring customers feel good about each and every conversation and are motivated to invest in a solar system.
  • To thrive in a dynamic and active office environment, being able to adjust to change and keep up with a fast moving business
  • Either previous sales experience within a consultative environment or a desire to work within sales and grow your career is a must - we are excited about the future and want you to be too!
  • Proven track record of excellent customer experience with excellent listening skills and confidence when dealing with customers over the phone in a B2C capacity.
  • It would be beneficial for you to have experience in Solar Panels but its not essential; we have a great learning and development team ready to upskill you
  • A genuine passion for sustainability and fighting the climate crisis is a must!

Why else you'll love it here

  • Starting salary of £24,300 per year
  • Commission structure (10k OTE in year 1)
  • Octopus Energy is a unique and wonderful 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 2024 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people
If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.
Are you ready for a career with us? We want to ensure you have all the tools and environment you need to unleash your potential. Need any specific accommodations? Whether you require specific accommodations or have a unique preference, let us know, and we'll do what we can to customise your interview process for comfort and maximum magic!
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.