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Solar Sales - Energy Specialist

Solar Sales - Energy Specialist

Job Description

As a Solar Sales Energy Specialist, you will receive world-class training on SolarCity’s sales process and technologies, and have the opportunity to advance your career through SolarCity’s Sales Training Program in our collaborative learning environment. Solar Sales Energy Specialists are the first point of contact and educate potential customers about the many benefits of solar energy, working at Home Depot Stores, Best Buys and some mall retail kiosks. In the words of CEO, Lyndon Rive, “It’s a no brainer,” because customers can get cleaner, more affordable alternatives to their utility bill. 

In this role, you will be scheduled and assigned daily in one of our retail partner stores. You will be responsible for identifying potential customers, answering their questions, and arranging customer consultations in their homes for our Outside Solar Sales Consultants.  After achieving a predetermined  minimum number of sales, and at the discretion of your manager, you will be eligible for promotion to Outside Solar Sales Consultants where additional world-class sales training and mentorship is provided.


• Speaking with customers about SolarCity’s clean energy solutions
• Driving the creation of in-store leads to meet personal and team sales goals
• Collaborating with Outside Solar Sales Consultants to confirm in-home appointments
• Setting up SolarCity displays and collateral
• Hosting and conducting in-store seminars and events for 20 or more people
• Working side-by-side with top sales producers and learning from them directly
• Additional duties required as needed


Job Requirements

• Four-year college degree preferred

• Must be 18 years of age or older

• 2 years’ work experience in a quota-driven sales position highly preferred

• Retail sales experience-working the floor highly preferred

• Lead generation experience a preferred

• Positive, professional, and big picture attitude

• High energy, enthusiasm, and excellent customer service skills

• Articulate with excellent communication skills

• Highly persuasive, self-disciplined, and honest

• Must be flexible working weekend, evening and holiday shifts

• Must be proficient with Excel and MS Outlook (+CRM tool preferred)

• Due to nature of this position as a training role for an Outside Sales Consultant the following are required

     o Must have a clean driving record (example, no DUI in the last 5 years)

     o Must have a valid state driver’s license

     o Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal and drug screen

• Must be comfortable standing and walking for long periods of time in a retail sales environment

• Must be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs for short periods of time

• We welcome over-achievers, leaders, Peace Corps or Teach for America volunteers, college athletes, Eagle Scouts, former military veterans, and candidates who are involved with community service

• Spanish language speakers, and other language skills a plus

Benefits for Full-Time Positions:

• Opportunities for promotion to an Outside Sales Consultant with in 3-6 months based on performance

• Paid training with the nation’s leader in solar power

• Full benefits package  including health, vision, dental insurance

• Attractive vacation, sick and holiday pay

• 401(k) savings plan

• Employee referral program

• Eligibility to receive equity in the company

• Joining a fast-growing public company with the mission of making the world a better place

• Invitations to SolarCity holiday parties where SolarCity’s band, Soul Metrics, rocks out

SolarCity is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 

Solar City

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Marketing, Sales
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Sales - Marketing, Energy - Utilities - Gas - Electric
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2014-2885
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Solar Sales - Energy Specialist

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