Do you want to join our agile transformation as our new Partnership manager?
Vattenfall Consumer Sales Nordic is accelerating towards a future with the connected energy landscape, new solutions, empowered customers and disruptive competitors. We have very high ambitions going forward and will continue to be a leader through innovation, customer focused solutions and signature customer experiences.
We recently implemented an agile structure, governance and way of working - a major shift in becoming even more fleet-footed and to put the customer in the center of everything we do. We work with customer-centric business models in agile cross-functional teams and we aim for increased market leadership in Sweden and in Finland! We are on our way to become fully customer centric and thus provide a first class customer experience – no matter what information, channel, app or individual you get in touch with.
All daily work in Consumer Sales Nordic is carried out in cross-functional scrum teams. Ensuring we are in the forefront in each competence area all employees will belong to a chapter i.e. center of excellence. Chapters are groups of functional competences that will share best practices and develop their expertise. This position will belong to our Chapter Traders – Business developers.
Vattenfall is now looking for a Partnership Manager
As a Partnership manager, you will become a highly important team member of our Swedish Channel Performance Team that reports to the Commercial Director Electricity Sweden at Consumer Sales Nordic.
Consumer Sales Nordic serves 1,3 million customers in the consumer and small & medium business markets in Sweden and Finland. In this role, you will be one of our key contributors in shaping the future for Vattenfall and our customers in the Swedish market.
As a partnership manager you will, based on business insights and knowledge, also create and develop long lasting traditional as well as digital partnerships that will bring value to our business as well as our strategy – Power Climate Smarter Living. You always strive for the best deal delivering sustainable value, both to us as well as the partner, but foremost the customer. More specifically, your responsibilities include:
• Set up partnership strategy framework and target partners
• Establishing the business case and managing the decision process towards key internal and external stakeholders
• Estimating commercial and environmental value in contractual assets
• Establish and lead negotiations of major contracts
• Maintain, optimize and evaluate existing contracts
• Coordinate implementation of partnerships, with support from the team and concerned programs
We are looking for a partnership manager that likes working in a high pace environment communicating with key stakeholders to create value for both parties. You have a strong passion for the sales process and love closing deals. You are used to creating your own opportunities, are self-reliant and love to interact and work together with others. You have a solid business understanding and are excellent on combining that knowledge with understanding of the customer needs. You possess effective relationship-building skills and are able to resolve contractual, technical, and financial agreements with partners in order to best represent our users, products, and programs.
In addition, the following qualifications are important for this position
• Industry experience from the energy industry, insurance, telecom or other similar industries
• Experience from business to consumer sales with budget responsibility
• Operational experience from partnership development as KAM or similar partner sales role.
• Analytical ability in general, focusing on finding and acting on insights that lead to improved business performance
• Strong communicative ability, with focus on face-to face communication and world class negotiation skills.
• Fluent in English and Swedish language (both written and oral), speaking and understanding Finnish is a plus.
Your personal characteristics
Result-oriented and gets things done. Professional, respectful and knowledgeable in your field of expertise, therefore inspiring and encouraging others for continuous improvement. Challenges "status quo" while at the same time being insightful and empathetic. Has a strong negotiation skills and being truly interested in creating value for the customer as well as suppliers to create long-term results.
Process and time line
We look forward to your application no later than 31st of January 2019, but we ask you to apply as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to build a more profitable and attractive company and we strive to be good role model regarding diversity. Vattenfall works actively for all employees to have the same opportunities and rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, transgender identity or expression, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation.
For more information about the position you are welcome to contact Director of Operations Consumer Sales Nordic, Åsa Lilljeqvist-Cramér, +46 70 536 04 59. For more information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact recruiter Daniel Ruja, +46 70 372 76 91.
Trade union representatives in Sweden, to be contacted through Vattenfall´s switchboard +46 8 739 50 00 – Per Svensson (Akademikerna), Kenneth Lindkvist (Unionen), Christian Eriksson (Ledarna), Ronny Ekwall (SEKO).
Within BA Customers & Solutions the customer comes first. Our employees strive to deliver the best customer experience and provide relevant offers and services to the customers. With over eight million customers, BA Customers & Solutions is responsible for the sales of solutions and energy contracts to private and business customers in Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, France and UK.
Since the start of our BA in 2015 we have achieved many things to be proud of. In order to ensure we remain future proof to deliver on our ambitious targets way forward we set up the BA internal project VOICE. We investigated our set up and are introducing a closer alignment between our strategy, the top structure, the steering model (including KPI’s) and governance of BA Customers & Solutions. It is our strong belief that the markets are local which is one of the driving forces to strengthen and bundle our regional activities into a regional unit.