Head of Business Development

Universe Energy

Universe Energy

1-10 employees

Automates EV battery reuse for cheaper grid storage

Data & Analytics
Robotics & Automation
AI & Machine Learning


Los Angeles, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • B.Sc. in Physics, engineering, or science study
  • M.Sc. program in business, economics, or finance
  • Experience in crafting go-to-market strategy
  • Deep understanding of the battery, EV OEM, and grid storage supply chain
  • Fluency in English and German
  • Technical understanding of batteries, robotics, and EVs
  • Connect to customers and suppliers to source used batteries from EV OEMs
  • Deliver repurposed batteries to grid storage developers, data centers, microgrids, and commercial buildings
  • Drive sales and partnerships from the first conversation to define pilot contracts
  • Write grant applications, run financial models, and shape regulations to scale battery reuse
  • Operationalize go-to-market strategies by shaping customer profiles and list target accounts
  • Source customer and partnership leads, move customer meetings forward, and negotiate contracts
  • Drive the sales cycle by generating leads, learning customer requirements, delivering value propositions, presenting product proposals, running contract negotiations, and closing deals
  • Write business plans, technology roadmaps, and operational plans for grant applications, and fundraising documents
  • Model financial scenarios, strategic value chains, and business models with pricing
  • Guide conversations in the desired direction in any situation
  • Stay firm, confident, and unrattled in challenging sales outreach, customer presentations, pricing negotiations, and contract closures

Universe Energy is a forward-thinking company that addresses the challenges of battery reuse through automation, machine learning, and robotics, significantly reducing costs and increasing efficiency. Their unique approach not only positions them as a potential leader in the battery manufacturing industry but also contributes to environmental sustainability by reducing the need for mining and new manufacturing, aiming to prevent 7 Gtons of CO2e emissions. The company's culture fosters technical innovation and environmental responsibility, making it an attractive workplace for those passionate about clean energy solutions.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Los Angeles, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth