Regional Development Manager - Southeast & International Region
Solar Energy Industries Association
January 14, 2021
dependent upon experience
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of the solar energy industry representing nearly 1,000 companies from around the world. Our mission is to build a strong solar industry to power America. We achieve that aim by supporting pro-solar policy at the federal and state level, developing cutting-edge industry research, and speaking as the voice of the solar industry to press and public.
At SEIA, our staff arrives every morning knowing that their work improves our country's energy independence, cleans our air and water, and strengthens our economy through the creation of more than 200,000 U.S. jobs. Combining a strong sense of purpose and a great work environment has resulted in SEIA being selected as one of the “Best Non-Profits” to work for in America.
The Regional Development Manager reports to the Director of Membership. The core function of this position is to retain and recruit new corporate members in a geographically focused area (Southeast and International). Related duties include but are not limited to:
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead customer service efforts by creating and maintaining relationships with current member companies
Develop strategies to effectively exceed retention objectives with a focus on revenue and net gain growth. Benchmark best practices with other campaign-style fundraising operations and utilize the expertise of successful staff members in order to develop innovative approaches for short and long-term growth.
Develop leads by researching companies and industry trends
Lead an account through the full sales life cycle from lead to close
Work with existing members to “upsell” them into premium categories of membership
Travel to trade shows, conferences and other events on a regular basis for in-person recruitment
Create a pre, on-site and post event sales strategy and plan, including systematic follow-up with potential members
Direct and support efforts to effectively integrate the Membership Department’s activities with other departments throughout SEIA especially with Government Affairs, Research, and Communications.
Update and maintain active pipeline with Salesforce CRM
Take the lead on efforts to effectively integrate the Membership Department’s activities with other departments throughout SEIA.
Effectively communicate value of SEIA to companies based on geo-political priorities of SEIA and work with the State Affairs team to help members understand how to engage with SEIA and the broader solar industry
Minimum 3-5 years of experience cold-calling and in-person sales (Experience in association sales preferred but not required).
Must excel at in-person and phone meetings with members and prospective members, building rapport, and closing sales in a professional manner.
Ability to close all types of sales from: small regional businesses to C-level Executives at Fortune 500 Must be creative in developing innovative new methods for member recruitment and retainment and proven success in implementing them.
Experience with renewable energy and solar technology preferred but not required.
Advanced skills or experience with Salesforce and Pardot.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong skills in process management, database management, and project management with ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong ability to prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines and be a team player.
Ability to travel required
This position description should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the sole standards for the position. Incumbents are expected to perform all other duties as required.
Work is in an office environment
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Regional Development Mgr SE 2020” Submissions that are in the form of a single Word or PDF document facilitate review and are strongly preferred. Please name all files using the following format: [applicant name]_[document title, e.g. Resume]_Regional Dev Mgr.
No calls please; direct applicants only, no search or placement firms.
SEIA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, and a woman’s right to breastfeed), disability (physical or mental), age (18 and older), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital status, veteran or military status, tobacco use, credit information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law
Additional Salary Information: Commission
About Solar Energy Industries Association
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of the solar energy industry representing over 1,000 companies from around the world. Our mission is to build a strong solar industry to power America. We achieve that aim by supporting pro-solar policy at the federal and state level, developing cutting-edge industry research, and speaking as the voice of the solar industry to press and public.
At SEIA, our staff arrives every morning knowing that their work improves our country's energy independence, cleans our air and water, and strengthens our economy through the creation of more than 175,000 U.S. jobs. Combining a strong sense of purpose and a great work environment has resulted in SEIA being selected as one of the “Best Non-Profits” to work for in America.
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