Business Growth & Market Access Product Manager
Sympower is accelerating a smarter energy future by helping build smarter, cleaner renewable energy systems. The scale-up’s software platform balances supply and demand of electricity across international energy networks. Their technology unlocks flexibility in their customers’ energy consumption and leverages it on renewable energy markets. The Business Growth & Market Access Product Manager plays a key role in new market entries and other strategic growth opportunities.
The shift towards a carbon-free future requires adopting renewable technologies as well as a smarter way of managing its unpredictable power output. Sympower uses proprietary technology to unlock the inherent flexibility of electrical assets and processes, which balances supply and demand across international electricity networks. This is how Sympower generates new revenue streams for its customers, protects our planet and accelerates the global transition towards Net Zero.
When customers connect to Sympower’s platform, the automated software identifies, unlocks, and dispatches the available flexibility in different energy markets. If there is a shortage or surplus of renewable power, the clean-tech scale-up can temporarily control the individual electrical assets of its customers and turn them on, off, up or down. This maximizes green energy utilization and balances the grid.
Sympower’s clients operate in a wide range of energy-intensive industries, including paper and pulp, greenhouses, data centers, the metals industry, manufacturing and cold storage facilities. The scale-up works with power companies throughout Europe, like Vattenfall and the Finnish Väre.
“The climate is changing and the time to prevent irreversible damage to our precious planet is running out. That’s why we help businesses to maximize their renewable energy usage, enabling the transition towards a fully sustainable system.” – Simon Bushell, Founder and CEO
Founded in 2015, Sympower now employs more than eighty people with about twenty-five different nationalities and operates in nine countries including The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Israel. The company’s growth plan is to expand into many markets, including Germany, Japan, Italy, Greece, and Spain.
Their strategy is to maintain its impressive growth rate by adding new geographies and launching new technologies, all to accelerate the global energy transition and combat climate change. Recently, Sympower joined the B.Corp community. The B.Corp label certifies their very high standards for social and environmental performance.
To organize for scale, Sympower is expanding its product teams and is changing the teams’ orientation from geography to product. Product Managers will have end-to-end responsibility for their products across markets. They will guide their teams and focus their efforts to maximize customer value creation and contribute to Sympower’s business objectives.
Vacancy: Business Growth & Market Access Product Manager
The Business Growth & Market Access Product Manager will identify and assess new business opportunities, such as new market entries, partners (e.g., energy companies), and technologies that can enhance Sympower’s proposition, such as energy storage. This crucial position will enhance the company’s rapid expansion and further the adoption of renewable energy.
“Our new Product Managers don’t need to be energy experts (yet). If they combine intellectual curiosity with a results-oriented approach, they will learn fast enough.” – Emile Berckmoes, Head of Product
The Business Growth & Market Access Product Manager will lead the addition of new geographies to Sympower’s international expansion. They will establish the platform in new markets to make sure the resources of potential customers can tap into the flexibility of the electricity network. The Product Manager will work with new customers and local energy companies. And as each country becomes operational, their focus will shift to new markets while still being the first point-of-contact to assess follow-up opportunities or mitigate issues.
The Business Growth & Market Access Product Manager will define the product roadmap, prioritize features and capabilities, own the backlog and align with customers and internal stakeholders. They will lead an Engineering Team of about six people and work closely with other Product Managers, customers, Sales Managers, experts, and Sales Engineers to discover, prioritize, develop and implement new features.
For a Business Growth & Market Access Product Manager with an entrepreneurial mindset, this role offers a challenging opportunity to work in an international and fast-paced environment. In addition, they will be in a position to make a significant contribution to combating climate change.
Sympower is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Hayke Tjemmes at email@example.com.