Data 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 Data Product Manager will leverage data to improve the platform’s effectiveness, a vital position at the heart of Sympower’s proposition that powers further development.
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: Data Product Manager
The Data Product Manager’s main responsibility will be to leverage data (external and generated through the platform) to create new features, enhance the platform’s value and improve the customer experience. As data underpins every aspect of Sympower’s proposition, this role is crucial for the company’s growth strategy and to fulfill its mission to maximize renewable energy utilization.
“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 Data Product Manager will define the product roadmap, prioritize features and capabilities, own the backlog and align with customers and internal stakeholders. They will co-create and support the roadmap for data infrastructure, integrations, analytics and data science tooling, and testing tools and capabilities. The Data Product Manager will set up data services for internal and external users, ranging from data analytics insights to automatic machine learning-based forecasting. These services will enable Sympower to fully leverage the flexibility of electrical assets.
The Data Product Manager will lead an experienced and well-equipped team of two Analytics Engineers, a Data Scientist and a Data Infrastructure Manager. They will manage the team, with a main focus on establishing priorities based on business leads and customer input. The Data Product Manager and their team will work closely with other Product Managers and colleagues from the rest of the business, such as Product Development where the data team will contribute to their decision-making process.
For a Data Product Manager with a collaborative mindset and strong analytical skills, this role offers a challenging opportunity to work in an international and fast-paced environment. In addition, they will be able to significantly contribute to combating climate change.
Sympower is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
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