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Director of Commercial – Distributed Energy


Director of Commercial – Distributed Energy

  • 542093
  • Closing at: Aug 19 2022 at 23:55 BST

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK & Ireland | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices or depots around the UK and Ireland.

Salary: Competitive + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

SSE Enterprise team, has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Commercial to join the team. As a member of the Enterprise Commercial team you will be leading the DE (Distributed Energy) commercial team reporting jointly to the Enterprise Commercial Director and to the MD of DE to develop and implement an innovative, growth focused commercial function.

You will provide leadership and direction to the DE commercial team, within a matrix structure, and deliver the full potential of our assets while continually reviewing and developing the commercial function from pre-contract through to asset operation.

You will be responsible for developing and supporting opportunities to maximise the earning potential and you will help deliver gross profit budgets for the business.

The key responsibilities will be;

- You will actively develop a safety culture that will constructively challenge unsafe behaviour and publicise positive behaviour and ensure that the SSE Safety culture is embedded within the DE Commercial function.

- You will have overall responsibility for the Commercial risk of all acquisitions, projects, and supplier contracts. Assessing the risks to the business of any new commercial opportunities. Observing and complying with SSE Standard Operating Procedures and Enterprise governance processes. 

- You will lead, engage, develop and manage the team in order to deliver DE's business plan whilst also leading all commercial activities and implement commercial strategies across the business to ensure that profitable business growth is accelerated and that commercial success is achieved.

- You will work closely with Procurement to secure supply chains, and use pre and post commercial experience together with commercial modelling resources to ensure the correct projects are taken through governance to asset construction and ownership.

- You will oversee the production and maintenance of accurate project and business unit risk review schedules, ensuring buy in and input of key disciplines and stakeholders.

This is a challenging and rewarding role. We are looking for candidates with the commercial acumen, tenacity, and motivation to succeed in the complex and emerging environment of Distributed Energy solutions.

Your Skills and Experience

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have;

- A Degree or Masters or equivalent qualified in relevant subject or equivalent proven experience.

- Strong entrepreneurial skills and a natural ability to spot opportunities for revenue generation.

- You will lead the commercial teams in the energy sector and so a background in this area would be advantageous, as would a background of experience in making recommendations on the commerciality of opportunities by interpreting market trends, understanding power and international energy markets, and working with both internal Group companies and external third parties.

- You should have experience in constructing / negotiating partnering arrangements. You will be accountable for ensuring the commercial strategic plan is fit-for-purpose against Enterprise's overall business objectives and risk appetite.

- Experience of M&A strategy, due diligence and merger integration.

About us

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Natalie on or 01738 275615. 

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.



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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

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