UI/UX 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 UI/UX Product Manager will be responsible for the user experience on Sympower’s portals across geographies, a key position in their international expansion.
The shift to a carbon-free future requires adopting renewable technologies as well as a smarter way of managing its unpredictable power output. Sympower’s proprietary technology unlocks the inherent flexibility of electrical assets and processes to balance supply and demand across international electricity networks. This way, 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 its available flexibility to different energy markets. And when 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, and enable 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: UI/UX Product Manager
The UI/UX Product Manager’s main challenge will be to drive adoption of Sympower’s portals by boosting customer usability and designing top-notch user experiences. It may feel like a big step for their customers to transfer their resources to Sympower. By providing an intuitive and easy-to-use user interface, the UI/UX Product Manager will help customers’ become comfortable with adopting Sympower’s proposition. It is a key step in the company’s growth strategy and overall mission to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy.
The UI/UX Product Manager will also enhance their own colleagues’ user experience of the portals. The company is developing one single employee portal for the operations teams to monitor and control its clients’ assets and processes. The UI/UX Product Manager will help to develop and maintain this portal, which will improve the teams’ effectiveness.
“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 UI/UX Product Manager will define the product roadmap, prioritize features and capabilities, own the backlog and align with customers and internal stakeholders. They will grow and lead their current product team of two Interaction Designers and three Front-End Engineers. The UI/UX Product Manager will provide context and direction to empower them to optimize and improve the portals for Sympower’s customers, partners and employees.
The role also requires close collaboration with other product teams and teams from, eg, Commerce, Business Development and Operations to discover their UI/UX needs and tailor portals for local specifications.
For a UI/UX Product Manager who is customer-focused and can translate user research into clear insights and designs, this role offers an exciting opportunity to work in an international and fast-paced environment. In addition, they will be able to make a significant contribution to combating climate change.
Sympower is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
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