Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Highly Competitive + Bonus + Shares
Reference BBBH9240_1580981985

Acre are delighted to be partnering with Naked Energy, the innovative solar technology company, to lead the search for a brand-new Commercial Director to join their Senior Leadership Team.

At the core of Naked Energy's offering is Virtu® a unique solar technology with the potential to revolutionise distributed heating, cooling and power provision. Having won numerous awards from the Sunday Times, Shell, BEIS, and the European Institute of Innovation, Naked Energy have recently secured £5.25M in investment from environmental fund manager Earthworm Group.

This significant growth capital has sparked the need for an entirely new sales team to drive the global commercialisation of its products. The Commercial Director, reporting into the CEO, will take a lead role across all commercial operations and play a critical role in the global growth strategy for the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engaging the strategic partners and customers to build lasting relationships in target markets that maximise the revenue opportunity

  • Ensuring all commercial contractual agreements result in value creation, whilst meeting the legal and financial frameworks to operate successfully in the target markets

  • Leading the fledgling internal sales team and developing/refining the sales approach by attracting the best talent and enabling the sales team to succeed

  • Refining the core technology, value proposition and competitive edge by developing multiple feedback loops to ensure Naked Energy remain ahead of the field

  • You will be a key representative of Naked Energy at conferences, industry events and shareholder meetings, with global travel to locations such as Hawaii and Caribbean

This role will grow the sales team and position Naked Energy as a leader in solar heat and power worldwide, delivering a sustainable revenue stream and exponential growth. The commercial heat and power sectors are a $220 billion market opportunity.

Key Requirements:

  • Successful creation and execution of a commercial vison, from market identification through to supply and distribution on a global scale

  • A consistent track record of exceeding revenue targets

  • Industry knowledge within sustainable energy, from a solar technology or similar hardware background (i.e. CHP, HVAC, Cooling), ideally combined with a strong network in the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) sector

  • Proven experience of scaling small companies & start-ups, inspiring growth through talent attraction and retention, taking full account ability for P&L and team commissions

  • A passion and drive to address the growing demand of industries to meet their sustainability agendas

This is a hugely exciting opportunity for the successful candidate, to work with beautifully designed solar products that are boasting the highest energy density in the industry. This role has the potential to revolutionise the energy market for heating and cooling, which accounts for approximately 50% of global energy demand and 39% of carbon dioxide emissions. This organisation, its associated products and the Naked Energy Team are positioned to be at the forefront of the global transition to sustainable energies.