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Projects Sales Director - Smart Buildings (South region)


Projects Sales Director - Smart Buildings (South region)

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Job Title: Sales Director – Smart Buildings BEMS (South region)

Location: South East England

Salary: Highly Competitive package + bonus and car allowance

Working Pattern:  Permanent | Full Time Hours

This is a head office leadership position contributing to the sales strategy, measured against the achievement of business order input budgets, with the opportunity for both business and personal growth. The Sales Director has management responsibility for sales strategy execution, sales skills development, and sales performance of a sales team reporting to regional Business Managers.

About the Department

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

We 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.

We are one of the largest BEMS suppliers in the UK – a top 3 Honeywell Trend Technology Partner, and the first Siemens Master Partner in the world.

Working alongside our colleagues in SSE Distributed Energy we provide some of the most critical building control and energy generation services required by a Zero Carbon world – enabling commercial and public sector customers achieve their sustainability targets. In addition to building control technologies our smart energy infrastructure solutions include: solar PV, battery storage, heat networks, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

We were proud to have been a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference held in Glasgow, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in, and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

You can read all about what we do here

We love being a market leader and topping out some outstanding projects to the very highest of standards - on time and within budget!

About the Role

As Project Sales Director you’ll be responsible for delivering the growth of the Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) contract order book through a team of regionally based sales professionals; work alongside the senior management team developing and executing the project sales strategy; help to cultivate sales skills through a process of continuous improvement and  performance management; will be personally involved in the relationship development with strategic suppliers and will help in the management of key customer accounts and opportunities.

This will include developing strong customer insights, the continuous development of customer account plans, leading the innovation process, market delivery, and optimising commercial and market performance, achieving this across multiple business streams involving colleagues from the wider Distributed Energy division

This is an exciting time to join SSE Energy Solutions, as our business continues to grow into the smart buildings sector, the launch of our Remote Optimal platform provides a comprehensive analytics solution offering a range of technology led services that compliment a nationwide, highly skilled, engineering team. 

About You

Your team will be at the centre of our drive to become a market leader, driving sales, retention and transformation. Therefore, you’ll be expected to inject leadership energy, pace, rigour and commerciality combined with the passion to delight customers in everything we do.  You’ll demonstrate strong collaborative leadership, coaching and mentoring skills to direct reports and peers alike and will be rewarded with the opportunity of future leadership career progression.

To be successful in this role, you’ll be operating as a strategic sales leader with relevant experience within Building Energy Management Systems, complementary Building Management Services or Facilities Management Sectors. With a determination to grow our business you’ll bring credibility to lead within a complex organisation, by possessing an exceptional mix of commercial, sales, and delivery leadership skills.

You’ll also be able to demonstrate a good level of stakeholder engagement to meet your goals and you’ll have a strong understanding of key commercial concepts, which will include designing and implementing strategy, insight, value management, customer experience, forecasting and financial performance. Finally, you’ll have the ability to forge compelling commercial proposals, sell business cases and to responsibly manage budgets to create future value for SSE.

As you will be traveling in this role its essential that you hold a full driving licence.

About our Business

SSE Smart Buildings is part of 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.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days),enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is 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 and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

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.

To discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 342298.

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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