Director Solutions Sales - Renewable Energy

Date:  Mar 18, 2023

San Leandro, CA, US, 94577

Company:  Sonepar



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At Independent Electric a Sonepar Company, successful Associates drive and promote our mindset of Adapt, Dare and Learn. We are focused on building customer centric strategies, inspiring, empowering and developing our associates who adapt to change and drive and deliver results.




To Lead, Direct, Support, and Create a strategy for Independent Electric’s initiative to grow Sales into the Renewable Market including all Residential, Commercial, Industrial Solar, and Wind opportunities, EV Charging, and Energy Storage for the entire Independent Electric organization.







  • Drive Sales throughout all Regions and Branches for all Renewable Energy Solutions.
  • Manage all Vendor Relations related to Renewable Energy
  • Responsible for Renewable Energy P&L and Segment profitability.
  • Work directly with Executive Leadership and Regional/Branch Managers to promote Independent Electrics growth and profitability initiatives.
  • Manage and Direct all Renewable Energy Outside Sales Specialists.
  • Drive recommendations and the planning around stock support and promotion of selected key products and vendors
  • Coordinate customer and associate training events to inform and educate them on available solutions.
  • Support Sonepar National Account strategy
  • Collaborate with Independent Electric’s Credit Team and support the company’s credit risk management philosophy.
  • Engage with Independent Electric’s Marketing Team to promote and expand market penetration and growth.
  • Direct and Lead the Renewable product Purchasing strategies.
  • Responsible for Renewable Energy’s Inventory health and Turn KPI’s.






  • Renewable Sales Specialists
  • Renewable Purchasing Specialists
  • Renewable Sales support Specialists






EDUCATION:  Four Year Degree is preferred but not required.





  • Must be able to demonstrate a complete and full understanding of the Renewable Energy market.
  • Complete understanding of the targeted Customer Base.
  • Complete understanding of the Vendor Community



  • 5 Years actively participating in the Renewable Energy Market space.



  • Exceptional Team Leadership skills are required.
  • Exceptional Verbal and Writing Communication Skills are required.
  • Time Management Skills are required.
  • Must be well organized and able to multi-Task








While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb or balance. The employee will frequently lift and/or move 10 pounds and may be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.




WORK LOCATION: Throughout the Independent Electric Branch and Corporate Office sites.





We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Why work for Independent Electric?

At Independent Electric we embrace what makes us unique. We thrive on the diversity of our associates and the different ways each of us contributes to our success.  What keeps us at the forefront of progress? Our people. No matter where they work or who they are, we trust in their individual skills and qualities and give them everything they need to reach their full potential.


Our Competitive Benefits? 

401K Plan, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Long term and Short term disability, Life Insurance and a Definitive Career Path.


About Independent Electric

Independent Electric opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, Independent Electric operates 16 electrical supply branches in the Northern California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast and 7 locations throughout Arizona.  Independent Electric focuses on traditional electrical supply with dedicated specialists in lighting, switchgear, wire management, tool & safety, renewable energy and enhance logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs.  Employing more than 550 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, Independent Electric is one of the strongest electrical distributors in the markets we serve.

In August 2011, Independent Electric was acquired by Sonepar USA consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States. Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.


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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland