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Portfolio Manager - Smart Lighting Systems


Portfolio Manager - Smart Lighting Systems

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Base Location: Ideally based in Southeast England, however flexible across our UK regions

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

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

What is the Role? 

This role sits within and shall add value to the SSE Smart Buildings Business Unit.


To drive success in the delivering smart lighting systems such to compliment and enhance our smart building capabilities, share and profitability and provide great outcomes for customers.

- Reporting to the Business Unit Technical Director, the Smart Lighting Portfolio Manager (SLPM) will target market verticals, customers and prospective partnerships, as agreed in advance with the Sales Director Team, and will carry category sales growth target, delivered through others within the SSE branch network

- Within this structure, the SLPM is responsible for introducing the overall technical and commercial sales vision for Smart Lighting Systems. Driving demand as well as facilitating the design, specification and management the solution portfolio with a specific vision towards digital / IoT value propositions

- As such the SLPM shall operate with a strategic view of the roadmap for new applications, product, propositions and partners, in order to influence specifications and help drive the overall digital transformation of the Business Unit

Key elements of the your role include, but not limited to:-

- Act as trusted adviser for both internal and external stakeholders around smart lighting systems and value

- Build market presence, generate and qualify leads in line with the national business plan. Coach, encourage and team up with colleagues, including adding direct value to strategic account / client development plans

- Analyse the technology environment and trigger new technology developments / value propositions based on relevant Market/Technology trends

- Evaluate the feasibility of and generate winning business proposals from system perspective

- Collaborate extensively with corresponding Product (System) managers and technology partners

What do I need?

To be considered for the role, we’d love you to have:

- A clear passion for and specific knowledge of smart lighting systems and their place in the commercial & public built environment and its connection to the smart building

- An open minded and consultative approach with a thorough understanding of how to convert highly technical contexts into innovative and clear value propositions for consumption of non-subject matter stakeholders

- A deep understanding of smart lighting systems for Smart Buildings and capabilities to create, apply and drive business value

- Capability to manage multiple stakeholders and demands, whilst remaining on track

You’ll also be comfortable with generating and presenting winning business cases to a varied audience that gives a positive contribution & difference to our business based on previous, demonstrable examples from your past experience.

About our Business

SSE Energy Solutions - Smart Buildings design, install, monitor, maintain and optimise building control systems and are part of SSE’s Distributed Energy division developing solutions for smart places – cities, campuses and buildings.

Our business helps achieve optimised working environments leading to reductions in buildings’ energy consumption through the installation and maintenance of a variety of building control technologies, including Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), and the application of data analytics to provide building performance insights.

Our Smart Buildings business makes some of the most iconic buildings come alive!

Life at SSE

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.

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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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