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Lead Product Manager

Who Are We?

Looking for a job that makes a real difference in our world today and one that you’ll be proud of when you look back in 20, 30 or 40 years? This is it. Clean Power Research® is advancing the energy transformation through cloud software that informs, streamlines and values energy-related decisions and processes for utilities, energy professionals and consumers.

We’re a growing company that counts 10 of the top 10 Fortune 500 utilities and many of the largest renewable energy companies in the U.S. as our customers. We’re focused on expanding our market reach and impact with new software technologies that help solve the energy industry’s hardest problems.

At Clean Power Research, every employee has a seat at the table and an important role.

Why Work Here?

  • Go from building solutions to being part of the solution
  • Join a growing team of software and energy veterans from companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Oracle, General Electric and Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Bring your passion and ideas to the table
  • Use your creativity to solve hard problems and make tough decisions
  • Work in a start-up like environment coupled with the stability and customer base of an established, profitable company
  • Realize work-life balance; we like to see our families, friends and pets at night!
  • Join a growing company that expects you to grow with us and invests in your growth

Clean Power Research offers competitive compensation and benefits to full-time employees including medical/dental/vision, paid vacation, paid holidays, a bonus plan and 401(k) plan with matching.

What You’ll Be Doing as a Lead Product Manager

Clean Power Research seeks a seasoned product manager to lead a team working on PowerClerk®, our cloud workflow automation software that gives utilities control of their renewable energy programs and beyond. This people management role requires strong individual contributions combined with thoughtful and effective team management.

Product management at Clean Power Research is both inbound and outbound. It requires product and development savvy, as well as customer empathy, market expertise, business model smarts and innovation, feature ideation skills, content development acumen and messaging prowess. Our product managers possess technical and scientific backgrounds and interact directly and routinely with their colleagues on our development teams. This role will direct the product management toward excellence of individual output and continue to set a tone of marketplace leadership while identifying new areas for growth.

The lead product manager is the primary external spokesperson for the product, communicating its roadmap and effectively demonstrating the product online, and at conferences and events. This role also routinely interacts with customers and partners to ensure the rollout of new features is progressing smoothly, while ensuring customers are feeling listened to regarding the roadmap. A whole product expert, the lead product manager partners with account executives as a technical expert to close critical deals, as well as the business development team to identify future opportunities.

The strongest candidates for this position will possess real world experience with software-as-a-service (SaaS) pricing and licensing development, new business model conception and enterprise IT trends/sensitivities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be the product family champion defining product vision, strategy and roadmap, while partnering with the Engineering Lead to deliver effective solutions
  • Manage, motivate and nurture the product management team
  • Conceive and deliver positioning and messaging through various content types and distill complex topics appropriately for our audiences
  • Create content and collateral for product marketing and sales activities
  • Support the most strategic sales and account management activities, including key contributions to competitive sales solicitations
  • Work with engineering to develop functional project specifications, identify product feature enhancements and implement changes
  • Collaborate with electric utilities to develop a deep understanding of their needs, pain points, processes and procurement procedures
  • Be a resource for complex customer engagements and drive deals to closure as a product family expert
  • Develop and tune pricing, licensing and bundling approaches
  • Work with Business Development to identify functionality gaps, find new market spaces, and conceive and pilot new business models
  • Expertly demo Clean Power Research products and foster a “demo culture” on the product management team
  • Travel occasionally to meet with customers, present at shows and conferences, and meet with press and analysts

Who You Are

  • 4+ years as a product manager or program manager (with customer-facing experience) including success in management positions
  • Software industry experience required; SaaS and B2B/enterprise software experience a plus
  • MBA or equivalent experience
  • Technical or scientific degree strongly preferred
  • Energy, renewable, solar or clean tech passion required; experience a plus
  • Workplace experience with solar data, modeling, forecasting and related technologies or experience working with utilities a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Comfortable using spreadsheets to model pricing, adoption, etc.
  • Superior organizational and project management skills

How To Apply

Click the link below to submit your resume. Please include a cover letter detailing your interest in this position and the renewable energy space along with your resume.  Due to the large number of applicants for our positions, we regret that we can only respond to candidates who meet our requirements.

Clean Power Research is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

The company’s employment decisions are based on merit, competence, performance and business needs.