DERMS Business Development Lead

Octopus Energy

Octopus Energy

1,001-5,000 employees

Cloud-based renewable energy service

Data & Analytics


Houston, TX, USA

Required Skills
  • Be a self starter who can proactively lead business opportunities without close supervision or hand holding
  • Working knowledge of grid/utility markets, as well as grid-tied technologies, such as PV, wind, EE, DR, storage, etc
  • Experience as a SaaS sales lead in the energy industry (5 years minimum)
  • Experience working with energy related software solutions (preferably trading or ancillary service related)
  • Experience leading pitches / presentations to a very high standard
  • Experience of utilizing the latest business development methodologies
  • Experience assessing product fit vs customer needs in the form of discovery and qualification with new business opportunities
  • Experience of developing market leading customer engagement propositions (RFI, RFP's), plans and upskilling the business for successful delivery
  • Experience with being hands on in legal and pricing negotiations
  • Experience using CRM to track deal progress
  • Proven success in delivering an outstanding prospect relationships
  • Proven success in closing deals and increasing annual recurring revenue
  • Ability to engender a high level of confidence from the senior leadership team
  • Experience digesting and translating technical requirements and policy/regulatory information for commercial applicability
  • Ability to prioritize work and execute many projects and tasks in parallel
  • Intense desire to be on leading edge of the market and technology
  • Deep passion for changing the way we use energy on the electric grid
  • Knowledge of energy trading
  • Knowledge of ancillary services
  • Knowledge of energy storage and renewable asset generation
  • Excellent communication skills showing the ability to summarize complex problems and recommend concise plans of action
  • Effective risk management and negotiation skills - able to balance competing demands for resource to ensure best overall outcome
  • A proven ability to build relationships at every level of large organizations, especially the c suite
  • Eye for detail, with a very clear and organized approach to account management and delivery
  • Be responsible for the continued development of the commercial opportunity pipeline in an assigned region
  • Rapidly evaluate market dynamics across sectors (utility, commercial & industrial, residential, etc.) and drivers (policy/regulatory, economics, etc.)
  • Identify and qualify market partners; cultivate strong relationships with same partners
  • Determine most effective go to market strategy and approach per market/segment for KrakenFlex's product suite
  • Perform techno-economic analysis of opportunities, and associated risks
  • Support in developing processes and documentation for efficiently qualifying business opportunities in your region
  • Understand, define, and disseminate functional requirements from the market, coordinating with internal business and engineering team members
  • Develop and deliver new leads through your own pre-existing power market network
  • Develop and deliver new leads through inbound and outbound channels
  • Develop and deliver excellent in person and remote pitches, which have clearly defined value proposition and show an in depth understanding our our solution, power markets and how we solves customer needs
  • Ability to coordinate internal team members (and when required 'self respond' to formal tenders) such as RFI's and RFP's
  • Identify and develop valuable key stakeholder relationships with potential customers and in turn, influence decision making process
  • Work with all functions within KrakenFlex to ensure that you are pitching the 'latest and greatest' our platform has to offer and utilise SME's in the sales process to enhance market and technical value propositions
  • Work with management and executive teams to develop our customer proposition, ensuring value creation for the business and outstanding satisfaction for the customer
  • Prepare and present new business performance / forecast reports defining action plans to improve number of deals closing and annual recurring revenue
  • Take existing pricing models and tailor them based on your understanding of the prospects needs to create optimal commercial proposals
  • Lead contract negotiations, through to close

Octopus Energy is on a mission to transform energy globally, faster and cheaper than anyone imagined. They are are relentless in driving the smart grid technologies that'll deliver cheaper green electricity to fuel our homes, businesses, cars and heating.

Company Stage


Total Funding



, United Kingdom



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth