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Performs diverse day to day tasks and provides high-level administrative support. Services may include, but are not limited to preparing written documents, including proposals, meeting agendas, and presentations; securing travel arrangements, maintaining calendars; and event planning. Facilitating processes and tracking data pertaining to legal/compliance and factual research findings. Ability to perform a variety of functions in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of confidentiality.
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Manage engineering and operations groups for R&D scale Metrology, Electrical Test, and Laser processing.
Develop innovative thin-film photovoltaic process, process equipment, and/or characterization techniques leading to the improvement of device efficiency.
Serve as pilot-level technical expert in Lasers & Optics area of expertise.
Design and develop chemical processes to improve thin-film perovskite solar cell and module efficiencies
The Sr. Manager of Utilities, US BD is responsible for market assessment and market development within the US utility community including Investor-Owned Utilities (IOU), Public Power utilities and cooperatives, collectively the “Utility customers”. In this capacity, the candidate will (1) spearhead relationship development with utility customers, (2) work to influence utility scale solar adoption by the utility customers and their respective commissions or jurisdictional bodies, (3) help to establish or productize utilize scale solar (including community solar) within the rate structure of the utility, and (4) originate module sales to regulated and non-regulated utility customers.
This candidate must have a strong understanding of the utility customers’ business model, the North America power industry, utility ratemaking and capability to utilize that understanding to facilitate market adoption and procurement of First Solar technology. This position is a cross-functional role that integrates several independent teams and position requires a Markets origination focus to drive the organization’s performance in North America. The candidate will successfully develop and support establishing strong relationships to support these customers to drive long-term procurement. Strong cross-functional coordination and internal/external relationship building will be essential to success.
This position requires analyzing challenging situations and driving clarity while maintaining complex alignment across the decision-making processes. Key aspects of this role will be strategy development, commercial contract execution, managing cross functional relationships and the ability to obtain executive management support and approvals.