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MARKET STRATEGIST

POSITION SUMMARY:

Apparent Inc. is seeking to hire an experienced Market Strategist to set specific objectives and develop a cohesive, profitable marketing strategy for our team. The Market Strategist position involves a variety of tasks including designing digital marketing campaigns, leading the go-to-market function for B2B audience, and performing market research. If you’re a creative, goal-oriented professional, we would like you to be part of our team.

The Market Strategist will be responsible for research and development of clean energy strategies for Apparent’s energy management services and software. This role requires collection and analysis of a wide array of key inputs from Apparent, and development of a strategy that encompasses product development, pricing, key geographic markets, and marketing/branding. Experience working seamlessly across multiple departments with cross-functional teams, and providing actionable insight to senior decision makers is essential.

This position will research and analyze energy industry data, including economic factors, market trends, competitive analysis, regulatory actions, and overall energy market demand dynamics.

This is a full-time exempt position.

 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify market demands and key opportunities aligned with Apparent’s enterprise software and connected hardware within the U.S. and internationally

  • Develop digital campaigns to increase new business and current customer engagement

  • Analyze market data, trends, and other market input to create outlooks and assumptions on future growth     opportunities for the business.

  • Maintain knowledge of key regulatory agency actions that relate to Apparent’s products and services

  • Liaise with internal teams and ensure brand consistency

  • Partner with corporate communications to drive effective industry messaging

  • Design and execute on internal communication plans

 

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (preference for Business and Economics related study)

  • Graduate Degree strongly preferred

  • Superior communication skills both verbal and written

  • Proven professional experience developing marketing strategy

  • Demonstrable experience with marketing campaigns and web technologies (e.g. video/online tools/social media)

  • Knowledge of Content Management Systems

  • General understanding of web design

  • Must have energy industry experience

 

TO APPLY:

Please email your resume with a letter of interest to jobs@apparent.com. Apparent accepts applications from principals qualified to work in the United States. Please do not submit an application through a third-party vendor.

PRODUCT MANAGER

POSITION SUMMARY:

Apparent is looking for an innovator to oversee and manage product development and launches of energy management applications and products, including evaluating and resolving technical feasibility, optimizing design, and assisting with qualification and production issues. You must be savvy in current energy market trends, industry developments, and able to identify potential new product and new application opportunities. An entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a fast-paced environment is a huge plus. The Product Development group will work with cross functional teams of engineers, business development, and operations to launch products that drive business growth.

The Product Manager position is best suited for a person who has a demonstrated track record of product leadership and has the ability to quickly absorb technical concepts, communicate them, and develop solutions that deliver business value.

 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Evaluate potential products from concept, through design to production and promotion

  • Participate in cross-functional teams to address engineering design decisions, production, and promotion related to products

  • Participate in technology development assessments

  • Work in cross-functional teams to develop business plans

  • Assist in developing and rolling out communications strategy

 

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 5 years of product management experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience. STEM focus and/or MBA is a plus

  • Experienced project leader who blends strong technical, business and people skills with a refined product sense and strong empathy for users

  • A doer who can champion a product vision, strategy, and road map, but can also roll up your sleeves to help the team get the job done

  • Process-thinker who can continuously reinvent and improve how we do things

  • Excel skills: look up functions, pivot tables, etc.

  • Proficient in MS Word and PowerPoint

  • Working knowledge of software design tools and applications

  • Proficient communication skills with the ability to communicate ideas and information with clarity, whether transmitted verbally or in writing

  • Strong problem-solving skills: ability to recognize problems, break down complex tasks into logical, measurable, and actionable steps and act appropriately to closure

  • Ability to multi-task, dynamically prioritize tasks, and communicate status

  • Must have energy industry experience

 

TO APPLY:

Please email your resume with a letter of interest to jobs@apparent.com. Apparent accepts applications from principals qualified to work in the United States. Please do not submit an application through a third-party vendor.

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BUSINESS STRATEGY ANALYST

POSITION SUMMARY:

Apparent, Inc. is looking for a Business Strategy Analyst to support the business development and strategic marketing team at its Novato headquarters. The candidate will assist with the development of marketing materials, research and data analysis – including identification of applications of and customers and markets for our technology – and social networking activities. The candidate needs to be a self-starter and will need to interact with other stakeholders both within and external to the business. The Business Strategy Analyst will work closely with the Director of Business Development. The ideal candidate will have experience with market assessments and analysis, corporate communication material development, good working knowledge of Excel, knowledge of finance, economics or business math, a positive, inquisitive attitude, and an ability to learn quickly.

 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Curating and managing prospective customer profiles

  • Research (both qualitative and quantitative) existing and potential markets and prepare material to support senior leadership and company projects. Material preparation will sometimes involve fact-checking, data analysis, market trends, research, and diligence

  • Marketing collateral development, including but not limited to press releases, blog posts, website and other social media content

  • Preparation and content generation for sales pitches, value prop quantification, and demos

  • Collaboration and design of tactical marketing campaigns

  • Proposal writing, editing and project management

  • KPI tracking, dashboard creation, reporting and analysis

 

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS required

  • 2 or more years of experience in data/analytics, strategy consulting, or related business experience

  • Excel and Microsoft Suite proficiency

  • Excellent Written and Verbal communication skills

  • Proficient in simultaneously handling divergent tasks.

  • Quantitative analysis skills

  • Experience with strategic communications (e.g., social media, marketing materials, press releases)

  • Critical thinker; organized and detail oriented

  • Must have energy industry experience

 

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge of the energy industry and/or sustainability trends

  • Financial Modeling & Sensitivity Analysis

  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of different people at all levels

  • Experience working with marketing, product or technical organizations

 

TO APPLY:

Please email your resume with a letter of interest to jobs@apparent.com. Apparent accepts applications from principals qualified to work in the United States. Please do not submit an application through a third-party vendor.

REGULATORY RESEARCH ANALYST/PARALEGAL

POSITION SUMMARY:

Apparent, Inc. is looking for a Regulatory Research Analyst or Paralegal to support the company’s operations broadly, as well as the business development and strategic marketing team at its Novato headquarters. The individual will provide analytical and project management support to the commercial team on energy policy issues, engaging in activities such as: policy research and analysis; system-wide coordination with filings and relevant policy participation; and development of resource documents for internal and external use. Projects assigned can be broad in scope with some degree of complexity. This position also requires support with regulatory and corporate filings.

The Regulatory Research Analyst or Paralegal will work closely with the Director of Business Development but will have responsibilities with other departments as needed. The ideal candidate will have experience with researching and analyzing complex regulatory compliance and policy concepts preferably before PUCs or FERC; strong project management skills; and a positive, inquisitive attitude, with the ability to learn quickly.

This is a full-time position located in Novato, CA with the opportunity to work remotely 1-2x per week, to be agreed upon with supervisor.

 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review and inform on recently published energy regulatory legislation and policies (US broadly, California specific)

  • Manage policy deliverables and workload tracking, including provide project management support in generation of regulatory comments, filings, and submissions

  • Actively research, monitor, track policy meetings, Apparent-related activities and reports, relevant policies and regulations

  • Participate in certain policy cross-functional meetings including minutes and action items

  • Provide strategic logistical support for managing policy calendars and deliverables

  • Develop and manage internal and external policy publications

  • Develop, track and manage regulatory conferences and inform internal stakeholders

  • Draft briefs, summaries, white papers, etc. summarizing research findings and policy implications for Apparent’s business

  • Calendar and file standard corporate filings, as needed

 

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS required

  • 2 or more years of experience in research, regulatory affairs, or related policy experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent research skills, energy regulatory emphasis preferred

  • Strong project management skills

  • Proficient with computer and standard software programs, including excel

  • Experience gathering and synthesizing information from a variety of sources

  • Communication skills, excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Very strong attention-to-detail and organization skills

  • Must have energy industry experience 

 

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with energy-related regulatory proceedings, e.g., PUC, CEC, ISO-RTO, FERC

  • Experience as a paralegal certification a plus

  • Excel and database management skills

 

TO APPLY:

Please email your resume, with a letter of interest and a writing sample to jobs@apparent.com. Apparent accepts applications from principals qualified to work in the United States. Please do not submit an application through a third-party vendor.

SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT POSITION

POSITION SUMMARY:

Apparent is looking for an experienced person to oversee business development and strategic partnerships – to engage with other senior members to refine and focus Apparent’s business development goals and its strategic partnerships and to implement these programs. The position requires the ability to evaluate and prioritize possible business and strategic partnership goals, prepare and deliver pitches to potential customers and partners, and manage staff and services to meet goals on a regular basis (including assisting with recruiting). Strong communication and leadership skills are mandatory as is the ability to work in an emerging company. This position is best suited for a person who is focused and can quickly identify and solve problems while fostering a collaborative environment with all people within the Company.

 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in developing business plans and partnership strategies, including identifying staffing needs, recruiting, and managing staff

  • Implementing business plans and partnership strategies to accomplish specific annual and short term (3 year) goals

  • Following up on customer and partner needs to ensure customer and partner long-term relationship goals are met

  • Interacting with the engineering groups to gain an understanding of software and hardware functionality and performance

  • Provide forward-facing interaction, including writing media pieces, participating in seminars, and media-related activity

 

 REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • An advanced degree in business development, management, or finance is required, project management experience in clean energy or utility programs is an advantage

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in business development is required

  • Proven ability to develop business plans with actual goals and targets for measuring performance, experience in clean energy is an advantage

  • Leadership and communication skills – especially written communication skills are required SKILLS or EXPERIENCE THAT PUTS YOU AHEAD

  • Experience in business models focused on sales and recurring services

  • Experience developing strategic partnerships and recurring sales

  • Experience in distributed energy, clean energy, or distribution-side programs (utility)

  • Experience with policy, regulation formation and implementation

  • STEM or engineering experience

  • Must have energy industry experience 

TO APPLY:

Please email your resume with a letter of interest to jobs@apparent.com. Apparent accepts applications from principals qualified to work in the United States. Please do not apply through a third-party vendor.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

Apparent, Inc. is looking for a Project Manager to support the company’s construction efforts broadly, acting as a direct support for the CTO and a point person for the project installation team with the rest of the company. Duties will include (but are not limited to); scheduling, project related paperwork, permitting, due diligence items and coordinating with on-site and other key contacts related to the projects. This is a full-time position located at Apparent’s headquarters in Novato, CA, with occasional travel to customer sites and external meetings.

 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Manage multiple complex projects simultaneously with minimal review and oversight

  • Aid in the response to RFIs and RFPs in a timely and professional manner to win bid

  • Attend site visits, team meetings with internal & external partners, and customer calls & meetings

  • Create detailed timelines and estimates to ensure projects are on track and under budget

  • Coordinate with local utilities and jurisdictions to file all needed paperwork prior to construction

  • Schedule all required project resources and materials

  • Communicate project progress to customers and senior management

  • Ensure the successful completion of all projects

 

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5+ years of project management experience

  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals

  • Ability to assess customer requirements, identify business problems, and demonstrate proposed solutions

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to influence and drive others

  • Flawless organizational and follow-up skills

  • Excellent analytical skills

 

 

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Energy industry experience, specifically solar, storage, and energy management a plus

 

 

TO APPLY:

 

Please email your resume with a letter of interest to jobs@apparent.com. Apparent accepts applications from principals qualified to work in the United States. Please do not submit an application through a third-party vendor.  

Project Manager 

Project Administrator 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

Apparent Inc. is looking for an in-office Project Administrator to coordinate project activities, including simple tasks and larger plans. You will coordinate tasks; help manage schedules and communicate progress to all team members. Project Administrator responsibilities include gathering necessary resources, researching projects, and breaking those projects into manageable tasks. 

 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Act as the point of contact for all participants

  • Schedule regular meetings and record decisions (e.g. assigned tasks and next steps)

  • Break projects into doable tasks and set timeframes and goals.

  • Create and update workflows.

  • Prepare and provide documentation to internal teams and key stakeholders.

  • Retrieve necessary information for installations/projects.

  • Monitor project progress and address potential issues.

  • Measure and report on project progress
     

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Work experience as a Project Administrator, Project Coordinator, or similar role

  • Hands-on experience with flowcharts, technical documentation, and schedules

  • Knowledge of project management software (e.g. Trello or Microsoft Project)

  • Solid organization and time-management skills

 

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Energy industry experience, specifically solar, storage, and energy management a plus


 

TO APPLY:

 

Please email your resume with a letter of interest to jobs@apparent.com. Apparent accepts applications from principals qualified to work in the United States. Please do not submit an application through a third-party vendor.  

Apparent, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we encourage women, minorities, and veterans to apply. We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and strongly believe in equal opportunity for all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship without regard to any protected characteristic or disability in accord with applicable law.