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Client Transformation Director

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Help us use technology to make a big green dent in the universe!
Kraken powers some of the most innovative global developments in energy.
We’re a technology company focused on creating a smart, sustainable energy system. From optimizing renewable generation, creating a more intelligent grid and enabling utilities to provide excellent customer experiences, our operating system for energy is transforming the industry around the world in a way that benefits everyone.
It’s a really exciting time in energy. Help us make a real impact on shaping a better, more sustainable future.
Why it matters: There are singular moments in every industry where a tectonic shift reshapes the entire sector and unlocks previously unheard of possibilities. Those moments need leaders and the energy sector is in that moment.
Our Kraken software and operating model enable our energy clients to lead this shift while enhancing their operational effectiveness. The accelerated adoption of Kraken means we need someone to lead major client implementation programs to deliver world-changing results. Are you that leader?

The Company

  • Octopus Energy Group is a global energy transition company touching nearly every point in the energy value chain and is valued at over $5 billion. It is one of energy-tech’s fastest-growing private companies, having won innumerable prizes in just 8 years of existence.
  • Kraken Technologies launched to market four years ago, offering energy utilities one simple end-to-end customer management and local flexibility optimization solution (Kraken) to help them and their customers transition to a decarbonized future. The Kraken platform is effectively the operating system for utilities, at the core of how they run their business.
  • Kraken Technologies is growing rapidly, disrupting the incumbent tech landscape, with over 50 million end customer accounts contracted across 9 markets globally and managing the optimization of over 65GW. Kraken has secured licensing deals with large international energy clients to replace their core technology stack and re-image their operations with an unblemished track record of transformation success.
  • We are tracking toward 100 million customer accounts on the platform by 2027.

What You'll Do

  • Be accountable for the successful execution of client implementation programs using our Build-Operate-Transfer methodology, which covers technology, operations and culture transformation
  • Find solutions that bring our clients into the new software and operating model that both accelerates delivery and reduces risk
  • Develop deep relationships with our C-suite client executives
  • Communicate effectively to stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Continuously demonstrate Kraken’s business value to the client and build a governance model which can last once the implementation program is completed
  • Set the direction and pace for program execution. Managing internal and external expectations, removing blockers and making prioritization decisions to enable successful client transformations
  • Understand the program details and report progress to the client and internal stakeholders
  • Embody the Kraken ways of working. Provide support and feedback to members of the Kraken team and reinforce an environment of psychological safety

What You'll Need to Have

  • Extensive experience in Regulated Utilities (ideally in the North American market)
  • Strong experience leading large business and/or IT transformation projects, ideally in utilities or similar industries (e.g. telecom, public sector)
  • Proven experience presenting and negotiating with C-suite clients and initiating strategic conversations
  • Problem solver with an ability to focus conversations on the things that truly matter
  • Ability to understand what success looks like for the client and laser-focused on how to enable them to achieve that without always saying yes
  • Team player who can work effectively with national and global teams
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills. You are well respected with a natural gravitas
  • Client and quality focus; highly effective at building and improving customer relationships as peers
  • Mobile - You will be expected to invest in face-to-face relationship building with our clients and internal teams. Frequent travel will be expected, for periods of a few days up to a few weeks

Culture Fit

  • Kraken is at the forefront of innovation in the energy industry and we succeed in large part thanks to our people. To fit well at Kraken, you’ll also be:
  • Passionate about helping clients (without them, we don’t exist)
  • Passionate about technology (we are a tech business disrupting energy)
  • Committed to sustainability (we are all about speeding up the shift to a more sustainable world)
  • Open-minded, flexible and adaptable (we are constantly growing, changing and evolving)
  • Confident in decision-making
  • Supportive
  • Approachable and fun to work with
  • Inclusive
  • Resilient, working well under pressure
  • Believe in big ambitions and small egos

What You'll Love About Us

  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options including FSAs
  • paid time off — we know working hard means also being able to recharge as needed, we trust our employees to get the work done and take the time they need.
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Parental leave. Biological, adoptive and foster parents are all eligible.
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits.
  • Flexible working environment: you need to shift around your schedule? You do you, we genuinely believe in work/life balance.
  • Equity Options: every Octopus employee owns part of the business. We’re a team, working together towards huge goals. Every person is crucial to our success, you should be rewarded as such.
  • Modern office or co-working spaces depending on location.
  • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! We don't advertise because we have a high degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply - what's more important to us is finding the right fit!
Why this role is different and why to apply:
This is an opportunity to be part of the business that is revolutionizing the energy sector. We are looking for someone who is experienced and eager to disrupt the industry and the incumbent software players. Read a great transformation example of how we migrated customers onto Kraken in record time.
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.