Director Of Business Development Energy Software

Ascend Analytics

Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time





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Director of Business Development, Boulder, CO, remote may be considered for well qualified candidates

Your Impact at Ascend  

We are looking for a Director of Business Development who is passionate about clean energy and an aspiring leader in business development for the electric energy industry. As Director of Business Development at Ascend, you will drive sales and business development activities, interacting with Software Services and Consulting to promote the accomplishments and value-added unique capabilities of Ascend software relative to the competition. 

Ascend Analytics is an innovative “climate tech” software and consulting company focused on energy analytics that are transforming the electric grid. Ascend's solutions provide the analytics to support critical power supply decisions from operating strategies, for short and long-term investment and resource planning decisions. For more information, visit 

Job Responsibilities 

Manage campaigns to reach prospective clients including electric utilities, community choice aggregators, financial firms, regulators, and independent power producers  

Negotiate and successfully close contracts for Ascend's Portfolio Risk Management & Resource Planning SaaS platform and Market Intelligence Services  

Manage sales funnel through forecasting, account resource allocation, account strategy, and planning 

Develop and maintain key customer relationships through internal CRM platforms  

Develop presentation materials and proposals clearly articulating Ascend’s unique value proposition  

Effectively communicate relative advantages of our modeling platform to capture the energy transition 

Manage presentations of analytic software solutions to support valuation, power supply planning, and operations in a highly proficient and professional manner 

Work with business leads for Ascend’s Portfolio Risk Management & Planning offerings to maximize opportunities to speak to prospects and perform product demonstrations 

Find RFPs, manage response process, including proposal writing, and coordinate activities 

Required Qualifications 

5+ years of business development and/or sales experience with a strong record of success, preferably in the energy or finance industry 

Bachelor’s degree or higher 

Ability to identify, prospect, and contact high-level decision makers in large energy companies and to cultivate those relationships 

Ability to coordinate and collaborate with business leads to maximize growth potential 

Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to interpret complex analytic solutions into value propositions  

Ability to develop collateral materials that concisely translate the distinguishing factors of our services 

Ability to prioritize and act independently within a rapidly growing, dynamic organization 

Professional presentation; positive “can do” attitude; passion for clean energy market transformation  

Preferred Qualifications 

Proven business development experience in the area of renewables and energy storage 

Strong academic performance and demonstrated interest in STEM-related studies 

Knowledge of Salesforce or other related systems 

Advanced degree; MBA a plus 

Compensation: $150,000 - $350,000 (range reflects on-target total earnings)                 

Negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Ascend highly values our employees and often pays above industry average. 

We offer flexible work hours in a relaxed environment with opportunities for advancement and excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, parental leave, dependent care spending account, and a 401k plan.  

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Ascend Analytics is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information or other applicable legally protected characteristics.   

Ascend Analytics is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at

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