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Energy Marketer

 

The Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) located in Omaha, Nebraska is one of the largest publicity owned electric utilities in the United States, serving 350,000 customers in 13 east and southeast Nebraska counties. 

 

This position is responsible for aggressively pursuing wholesale marketing opportunities within the Southwest Power Pool Integrated Marketplace (SPP IM) and other markets to maximize profitability and mitigate portfolio risk by executing transactions with Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) and making unilateral decisions to dispatch generating facilities through in-depth analysis of market data trends. This position requires adherence to SPP plant dispatch instructions with timely updates of resource parameters, resulting in optimized resource offers to serve the wholesale load requirements of OPPD, which effectively lowers the costs passed on to customer-owners. These responsibilities are coupled with the safe, reliable operation of OPPD's bulk energy system as required by NERC compliance standards.

 

Required:

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Engineering, Information Technology, Quantitative Analysis or related fields or four years of energy trading experience.

  • Ability to become a NERC Certified System Operator within six months of appointment.

  • Ability to independently make decisions, work through stressful situations and solve problems quickly.

 

Desired:

  • Strong analytical, statistical and data management skills

  • Graduate degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration , Engineering, Information Technology, Quantitative Analysis or related fields

  • NERC Certified System Operator license

  • Ability to understand identify and quantify risks

 

If interested please apply on-line at www.oppd.com on or before July 5, 2017.

 

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Federal Sales Manager, Energy Services

Remote Location

 

Client is recognized as a benchmark in the Energy Services/Demand-side Management community. They help the federal government improve their relationship with energy by advising, developing and implementing energy retrofit projects. World-class leadership, resources and branding that will enable you to succeed and "be your best you."

 

The Federal Sales Manager should have existing relationships with decision-makers and knowledge of operations at governmental organizations. This individual will be responsible for managing a direct sales team and a P&L. You will be providing comprehensive energy solutions to customers relating to energy efficiency and also supporting cross functional sales to electric, natural gas, renewable power, load response and other blended solutions.

 

– Ability to lead/develop/support a Federal sales team

– Has successfully prospected and contacted Federal decision makers

– Develop and manage a sales energy efficiency pipeline

– Understand customer's energy objectives, price risk tolerances, develop sustainable energy solutions

– Exceptional communication skills with the ability to speak in front of groups and C-Level executives

 

Qualifications

  • Sales management experience

  • Energy development experience

  • Experience and contacts in the Federal ESPC marketplace

For further details contact Scott Brownholtz at 916-649-3200 or scott@brownholtz.com.

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City of Eugene, Oregon, Water & Electric Board

Power Settlements Analyst

 

The Eugene Water & Electric Board seeks an experienced Power Settlements Analyst to perform accounting and settlement responsibilities associated with the
purchase and sale of electric power, financial products and renewable energy
credits (REC) for the utility and client customers. The selected candidate will:

  • Use computer software to verify data and billing for transactions including
    transmission, ancillary services products, BPA load imbalance, wholesale energy
    contracts and RECs.

  • Negotiate directly with counter-parties to settle billing disputes.

  • Maintain and verify all power accounting transactions, generation and interchange data from the Energy Trading and Risk Management software.

  • Prepare industrial customer electric power data requirements and billing.

  • Produce tax reporting such as CILT (City of Eugene in Lieu Tax Payment).

  • Reconcile monthly generation and wholesale sales with load and wholesale
    purchases (sources and uses).

  • Maintain and assist in the development of accounting database and
    archive files of generation, interchange and transfers.

  • Be responsible for power transaction reporting requirements including Sources and Uses, reallocation of transactions within BPA power contracts and WECC Unscheduled Flow.

  • Assist short-term traders in trade and tag entry to allow for proper settlement and reporting.

Successful candidates will have high attention to detail, strong problem solving
skills, and interest in finding efficiencies in all facets of their work.

Annual Salary: $60,853.94 - $73,318.03
Full Time, Non-Exempt Position
Applications accepted 6/16/17 through 6/30/17

To apply visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/eweb

 

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Western Regional Sales Manager – (Smart Cities/IoT)

Remote Location

 

Client is the global leader in providing wireless smart city control systems, including the worlds most deployed smart streetlight solution. This technology is used in Smart City/IoT solutions including medical, security, tracking and smart metering applications.

 

With tremendous interest we now require an additional Regional Sales Manager. We are looking to recruit a high-octane, intelligent, ambitious sales athlete to develop and grow the Western Region.

 

The RSM role will be expected to:

  • Player/Coach will initially drive sales then hire/manage a sales team

  • Must have prior energy-related sales experience

  • Prospect/qualify/close in Western Region Utility Markets

  • Target vertical markets include Utilities/Munies/IOU/Education/Military/ Industrial

  • Sell a complex/value-driven solution/financial sale

 

The Key responsibilities will include:

  • Territory; CA/WA/OR/AZ/NV

  • Experience in Smart Grid, Smart City, telecoms or controls markets

  • Experience in the ESCO or lighting market

  • Experience selling/marketing to City Officials, Chief Technology, Planning and Innovation officers

  • Familiarity (commercial/operational) with the municipality and utility markets

 

For details confidentially contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916.649.3200 - scott@brownholtz.com.

 

170501


 
Real Time Marketer II

 

Primary Purpose:
The Real Time Marketer II will work u
nder general supervision, conducts and schedules asset-backed and proprietary energy transactions in real time to optimize the profitability of the merchant generation portfolio and contribute to power desk revenue. Analyzes and executes opportunities in multiple ISO markets including virtual bids, point-to-points, up-to-congestion and/or other transactions types.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Executes real-time transactions (via ISOs, bulletin boards, electronic exchanges, telephone, brokers, etc.) for physical and financial hourly and daily energy products.

  • Works as part of a team to manage and optimize generation portfolio based on unit commitment plans, risk management principles, and factors not included in the modeling (e.g., changes in price, market depth, plant availability, weather, etc.) on a real-time basis.

  • Supports the day ahead electricity trading/scheduling function as needed.

  • Manages the gas trading/scheduling functions on various pipelines during nights/weekends.

  • Monitors real-time schedule adjustments and coordinates with market participants to account for deviations.

  • Coordinates with the day ahead staff as needed to resolve RT schedule issues, adjustments, etc.

  • Monitor NERC e-Tags for accuracy and adjustments.

  • Provide power schedule updates and operational guidance power plant staff and analyzes market conditions preparing ad hoc reports as needed.

  • Responsible for operating the real-time desk in a manner that ensures compliance with all appropriate NERC reliability standards and Sempra Infrastructure procedures.

  • Participates in Sempra Infrastructure’s compliance program.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Business, or Marketing.

  • 3+ years of experience in the electric power industry, including 3 or more years of experience in energy transactions, scheduling, or equivalent training and/or experience.

  • Knowledge of economic, financial, and physical principles governing energy transactions.

  • Knowledge of power plant operating characteristics and constraints.

  • Knowledge of credit matters and risk management principles.

  • Ability and willingness to work rotating 12 hour shifts to achieve 24 hour desk coverage.

  • Able to work on a call out basis and cover additional shifts during co-worker absences.

  • General knowledge of energy markets, including market principles, trends, behaviors, counterparties, electric transmission grids, natural gas pipelines, transaction practices, scheduling procedures, and other operational requirements.

  • Good understanding and use of optimization models, scheduling interfaces, control area operator information systems, databases, spreadsheets, and other computer based systems.

  • Good analytical, negotiation and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work on a closely integrated team.

  • Refers to policies and practices for guidance.

  • Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity.

 

To Apply:
https://www.sempra.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.
showJob&RID=1994&CurrentPage=1

 

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SaltHill Group is searching for qualified candidates to fill several open positions with our clients including global energy companies, oil & gas majors, hedge funds, I-Banks, IPPs, proprietary trading firms, utilities, retail energy providers, and market research firms.  We work with companies nationwide.  Sample open positions include:

  • ICE Trader – PJM Focus, Position #1

  • FTR/CRR Traders, Positions #2 and #3

  • Mexico FTR Trader, Position #4

  • Virtual Trader (CaISO, MISO or PJM), Position #5

  • New England Power Term Trader, Position #6

  • Midwest Power Term Trader, Position #7

  • Power Marketer, Position #8

  • PJM Transmission Senior Analyst, Position #9

  • Trading Data Scientist, Position #10

  • Load Forecasting Senior Analyst, Position #11

  • Senior Front-Office Risk Analyst, Position #12

  • Power Risk Control Senior Analyst (or Manager), Position #13

  • Retail Risk Analyst, Position #14

For information on these open positions, please contact chynes@salthillgroup.com by e-mail and visit our website www.salthillgroup.com/candidates/opportunities/.

SaltHill Group
191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
Chicago, Illinois 60606
chynes@salthillgroup.com
Phone 312-422-1392  

Position #1: ICE Trader – PJM Focus
Position trades Bal Day, Next Day, Weekly and Monthly products on ICE.  Required: bachelor's degree, strong fundamental market knowledge, modeling skills, and prior profitable trading record trading ICE products ($1-3M minimum).

Position #2: MISO FTR Trader
Position leads MISO FTR trading platform/desk including analytics (power flow and dispatch models) to trade in monthly, quarterly and annual auctions for a global energy company.  Required:  bachelor's degree (power engineering preferred), strong fundamental market knowledge, strong modeling and programming skills, and prior profitable trading record trading FTRs ($3-$7M minimum).

Position #3: FTR/CRR Traders – CaISO, ERCOT, MISO, NY, NE, Ontario, PJM or SPP Focus
Position builds out an FTR trading platform/desk, including analytics (power flow models) to trade in monthly and quarterly auctions.  Required:  bachelor's degree (power engineering preferred), strong fundamental market knowledge, strong modeling and programming skills, and prior profitable trading record trading FTRs/CRRs ($1-3M minimum).

Position #4: Mexico FTR Trader

Position leads the build-out of a Mexico FTR trading platform/desk including analytics (power flow and dispatch models) to trade in monthly, balance of the year and annual auctions. Required:  Masters or PhD degree (power engineering preferred), prior experience with congestion/FTR trading in one or more ISOs, strong modeling and programming skills, prior profitable trading record trading and Spanish speaking skills to interpret tariffs/market rules and attend Mexico market meetings/industry events, etc.

 

Position #5: Virtual Trader (CaISO, MISO or PJM)

Position trades congestion products in CaISO or MISO or PMJ. Required: bachelor's degree (power engineering preferred), strong CaISO or MISO or PJM fundamental market knowledge, strong modeling and programming skills, and prior profitable trading record trading the CaISO or MISO market ($1-3M minimum).

 

Position #6: New England Power Term Trader

Position is responsible for term trading in the New England / ISO-NE power markets with a focus on speculative trading with some customer flow. Required: bachelor's degree, strong fundamental market knowledge, modeling skills, experience taking trading risk one to three years out on the curve and prior profitable trading managing a portfolio in the $5M-$10M range.

 

Position #7: MISO Power Term Trader

Position is responsible for term trading in the Midwest / MISO power markets with a focus on speculative trading with some customer flow. Required: bachelor's degree, strong fundamental market knowledge, modeling skills, experience taking trading risk one to three years out on the curve and prior profitable trading managing a portfolio in the $5M-$10M range.

 

Position #8: Power Marketer

Position markets power options and OTC power products via a flow trading desk structure. This is a newly created role and a new derivatives flow desk. The power focus is utilities, IPPs, commercial and retail aggregators and other power market participants in the PJM and northeast power markets (experience in other ISO markets is beneficial). Required: a bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field; energy derivative marketing experience (approximately 5 years) including a PnL track record; experience pricing options; a rolodex of customers; and ability to build a desk from scratch.

 

Position #9: PJM Transmission Senior Analyst

Position provides key analytics in support of a PJM FTR trading portfolio.  Responsibilities include running production cost models; providing transmission and congestion research; forecasting prices; and identifying strategies for the PJM FTR auctions.  This position takes a quantitative approach to building the models and trading tools, and will use both data mining and fundamental analysis techniques. The focus is hedging their generation but the position also will get involved with managing a trade book and an analytical support for the commercial physical and financial power trading teams. Required: Master’s or PhD in Electrical Engineering (power systems focus) with 3-7 years’ experience in PJM transmission planning, engineering or congestion analysis at a utility, IPP, power trading firm power research firm or ISO; expert knowledge in the market rules of PJM; strong modeling and programming skills; and power flow analysis skills using UPLAN, PowerWorld, Dayzer, PROMOD or PSSE.

 

Position #10: Trading Data Scientist

Position is a newly created role with an objective of enhancing the existing analytic structure to further drive trading strategy and commercial decisions. The ideal candidate is likely to have experience in the energy markets and who has also worked with Big Data. Responsibilities include developing, testing and implementing new tools to be used by the trading team; extracting, analyzing and managing Big Data from multiple internal and external sources; optimizing large data sets into meaningful data; applying rigorous machine learning, statistical analysis, regression and optimization techniques to data for purposes of identifying signals and predictive patterns; evaluating and testing trading strategies; communicating analytical and modeling results through easy to understand visualization platforms; and researching and evaluating new technologies/tools associated with Big Data.  Required: a Masters or PhD in a quantitative field (math, physics, computer science, engineering or statistics); 5 years' experience in Big Data analysis and predictive modeling in the energy industry; excellent programming skills (C#, R, Python preferred) and advanced knowledge of scripting; ability to write and optimize database queries to extract and analyze large data sets; strong understanding of statistics, machine learning, regression models and optimization techniques; and strong communication skills.

 

Position #11:  Load Forecasting Senior Analyst

Position generates and enhances existing load forecasting models used in the short- and long-term load forecasting process, analyzes changes in load metrics and creates management reporting. Additional data mining will be done for customer profiling and segmentation purposes. Required: a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Power Engineering or other quantitative field (advanced degrees are preferred); 3-7 years’ experience in electric load forecasting; experience with advanced statistical methods and modeling techniques (regression, neural networks or machine learning is beneficial); experience with Big Data (extracting and mining large data sets); strong understanding of deregulated power or gas markets;  and programming skills (R, Python, SAS, Matlab, VBA and SQL).

 

Position #12: Senior Front-Office Risk Analyst

Position is a proactive risk advisory role that interacts daily with the trading desk and fundamentals team to provide an independent analysis of risk and challenge trading strategies. Responsibilities include highlighting key portfolio risk metrics, summarizing the themes and strategies of the trades and portfolios versus the broader energy markets, quantifying impact of new and material trades on the trades books and identification of risks not captured in systems and traditional risk metrics. In addition, position will be involved with assessing risk related to new business and complex transactions.  This position requires a strong commercial and fundamental understanding of physical and financial power and gas markets, as well as related instruments and derivatives. Required: bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, or Quantitative Finance (Master’s degree is a plus); 5+ years' experience in an energy risk management or trading role, including experience with VaR calculation, stress testing and sensitivity analysis; strong understanding of energy commodities including power and gas; ability to analyze complex data using Excel, VBA and Access; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and ability to effectively communicate (both verbal and written) within the trading, marketing, and risk organizations.

 

Position #13:  Power Risk Control Senior Analyst (or Manager)

Position focuses on reporting and risk control activities around a physical and financial structured power portfolio.  Responsibilities include calculating and reporting trading exposure via risk reports (VaR, PnL Position analysis, scenario analysis and stress testing); forming an understanding of trade book strategies and exposures within the context of the underlying fundamentals of the North American power markets; actively participating in the development and validation of risk and valuation models; providing risk analysis for power structured deals and transactions (heat rate call options, tolling, load-following, full-requirements, , etc.); monitoring trading risk against limits; providing management commentary on key risks in trading activity, and participating in projects to automate and streamline processes.  Required: a bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field (MBA, CFA preferred); 5+ years' experience in a market risk, middle-office, product control or risk valuations role within a power trading environment; understanding of complex power transactions; in-depth knowledge of physical and financial power trading markets, strategies and the related volatility; and strong Excel and VBA skills.

 

Position #14:  Retail Risk Analyst

Position oversees risk reporting of the retail, C&I and residential customer bases. Responsibilities include preparing daily risk reporting and analysis of the portfolios including VaR, options analysis and stress testing; analyzing portfolio risk and valuation models; and participating in process and system improvements. Required: a bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field (MBA, CFA preferred); 3+ years' experience in a market risk, middle-office, product control or risk valuations role within a power trading environment; understanding of complex power transactions; in-depth knowledge of physical and financial power trading markets, strategies and the related volatility; and strong Excel and VBA skills.

170418


Energy Recruiting Specialists Inc.
Michael A. DeFazio, President
P.O. Box 566
Douglassville, PA 19518
energyspecialist@msn.com
Phone: 610-385-9560

 

Natural Gas & Electric Account Executive:  C&I
Location: Northeast/New York State

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Principal contact for natural gas and electric customers and their related accounts in the designated sales region.

  • Constantly promote, develop and manage wholesale relationships.

  • Regularly conduct site visits to ensure compliance communicate effectively with customers, co-workers and contractors.

  • Facilitate negotiation and refinement of detailed contracts between company and Customers.

  • Service existing accounts, obtains orders, and establishes new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.

  • Frequently respond to sales inquiries and concerns by making site visits.

  • Ensure customer service satisfaction and good client relationships.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to regularly travel throughout market area with reliable transportation.

  • Adhere to company policies and procedures 100% of the time.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES – Responsibilities include and are not limited to:

  • Generate leads, source and develop client referrals through networking.

  • Schedule sales appointments and maintain sales activity records.

  • Develop and maintain a customer pipeline list and sales report.

  • Ensure a positive relationship with customers by placing sales calls to new and existing clients.

  • Develop and make presentations of company products and services to current and potential clients.

  • Develop sales proposals and present sales contracts.

  • Perform quality checks on product and service delivery and follow up on sales activity.

  • Monitor and report on sales activities and follow up for management.

  • Participate in sales events and maintain professional affiliations with related organizations or persons.

  • Monitor competitors, market conditions and product development.

  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times.

  • Report to work as scheduled with minimal absenteeism or tardiness.

  • Attend job related training and informational seminars as requested.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Contact: energyspecialist@msn.com

170608


 

Public Sector Senior Sales – Energy Storage
Enterprise Senior Sales – Energy Storage
Location: California

 

Client is backed by several globally recognized energy investment firms. This is an opportunity to join a world-class team at the intersection of energy storage and real-time data...

 

Position Summary
Report to the Regional Sales Director, the AE will develop and execute on a sales pipeline of public sector and/or enterprise customers within the California market. You will be responsible for prospecting and closing new key accounts.

 

Experience
• California energy industry expertise / experience selling energy-related product / service into large end users.
• Experience with energy efficiency technology, building management systems, and/or demand response markets.

 

For confidential consideration, contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916-649-3200 or scott@brownholtz.com.

 

 

 

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Northeast Regional Sales Manager – (Smart Cities/IoT)

Remote Location

 

Client is the global leader in providing wireless smart city control systems, including the worlds most deployed smart streetlight solution. This technology is used in Smart City/IoT solutions including medical, security, tracking and smart metering applications.

 

With tremendous interest we now require an additional Regional Sales Manager. We are looking to recruit a high-octane, intelligent, ambitious sales athlete to develop and grow the Eastern Region.

 

The RSM role will be expected to:

  • Must have prior energy-related sales experience

  • Sell a complex/value-driven solution/financial sale

  • Player/Coach will initially drive sales then hire/manage a sales team

  • Prospect/qualify/close in Eastern Region Utility Markets

  • Target vertical markets include Utilities/Munies/IOU/Education/Military/ Industrial

 

The key responsibilities will include:

  • Territory; Northeast

  • Experience in Smart Grid, Smart City, telecoms or controls markets

  • Experience in the ESCO or lighting market

  • Experience selling/marketing to City Officials, Chief Technology, Planning and Innovation officers

  • Familiarity (commercial/operational) with the municipality and utility markets

     

For details confidentially contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916.649.3200 - scott@brownholtz.com.

 

170512


ACES provides a broad suite of energy trading and risk management services. ACES has the following exciting opportunities available.

 

TO APPLY: http://www.acespower.com/available-positions

 

Manager of Trading
Location: Raleigh, NC

This position will be responsible for the management of the participating members and service customers’ portfolios, inclusive of hedging strategy development, commercial executions as well as assessing financial impacts of market structures on portfolios. 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidate should possess a college degree in an appropriate discipline with at least 5 years of experience in the electric utility industry including physical and financial markets.

  • Experience managing power supply portfolios

  • Experience in deal origination and price negotiation.

  • Enhanced knowledge of trading controls and risk management policies/procedures.

  • Enhanced knowledge of the industry’s operating procedures and requirements regarding interconnected regions (NERC).

  • Enhanced knowledge of the transmission grid, Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO’s), Independent System Operators (ISO’s) and established power pools, specifically PJM, NYISO, NEISO, SERC and FRCC.

  • Enhanced knowledge of generation management within an RTO and SERC markets.

  • Competence with finance, mathematics and technical concepts.

  • High degree of analytical skill.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

  • Effective computer skills.

  • Series 3, National Commodity Futures Examination, qualified in past 2 years OR will sit for the Series 3 after hired.

  • Series 30, NFA Branch Manager Examination, qualified in past 2 years OR will sit for the Series 30 after hired, as applicable.

 

Hourly Trader
Locations: Carmel, IN; Benson, AZ; Raleigh, NC

This position will be responsible for the management of generation and native load requirements of any participating member or client.  This position will be accountable for generation and load scheduling, demand side management, transmission purchases, energy transactions, market interaction, hourly sales of member’s generation or contract resources and purchasing as required.
 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field or an Associate’s degree with applicable power trading experience from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education. 

  • Previous business experience preferred to include price negotiation, data analysis and customer service.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computers, specifically Microsoft Excel.

  • Competence with mathematics and technical concepts.

  • High degree of analytical, attention to detail and organization skills.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills as well as computer skills.

  • Application and use of critical thinking skills.

 

TO APPLY: http://www.acespower.com/available-positions

 

170614


 

Indirect Sales Manager – Retail Energy

Houston, TX

 

Purpose – The primary objective of this role is to manage third party sales for Energy Retail Supplier products to Commercial and Industrial customers.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Establish indirect relationships with key brokers to acquire and retain a book of business

  • Develop sales plans and strategies to increase regional third party business and coordinate these efforts with other regional owners to maximize the business

  • Ability to negotiate and structure complex commodity transactions

  • Use knowledge of the market and competitors to identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators

  • Coordinate and manage various internal processes and resources to close transactions (Legal, Credit, Supply, Business Controls and Operations)

  • Collaborate with members of the Key Account team on transactions involving key customers

  • Support marketing activity by staffing key industry events in the region

 

Requirements

  • Prospect and acquire new C&I customers by networking, cold calling, using social media, and/or other means to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities throughout the territories we serve

 

Education/Experience – Bachelor’s Degree required / 5+ year’s sales management experience within the retail energy industry.

 

If interested, confidentially contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916.649.3200 – scott@brownholtz.com.

 

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