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Manager, Sustainability (Remote) at nrg

Manager, Sustainability (Remote)

nrg Work from Home/Remote Full-Time

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Manager, Sustainability (Remote). Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Summary:

The Manager, Sustainability requires a combination of passion and dedication to initiate and deliver creative, sustainable energy solutions that are crafted to meet the needs of corporate customers in the clean energy economy.  Manager, Sustainability will work on designing sustainability solutions, from opportunity to strategy to execution, in which the connection between civic, corporate and sustainability strategy is essential, and the creation of value is the focus.  Ultimately, the job of the Manager, Sustainability is to develop innovative, complex energy business solutions while interacting daily with a diverse deal team whose members include salespeople, management, financial modeling analysts, industry segment specialists, as well as customers and project partners. This is done through three specific internal roles. First, you will be a member of NRG’s growing Sustainable Energy Advisory as one of its consultants. Second, as a deal team member for the Business Solutions business unit, you will work with an internal deal team to close energy procurement deals. Third, the Manager, Sustainability will support the execution of the NRG Energy’s sustainability strategy as well as research and engage in external thought leadership forums, which may include publishing written content and participating in public engagements.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Create and deliver sustainability solutions and advice, in which the connection between civic/corporate and sustainability strategy is essential. The ability to consulting on sustainability reporting is a primary requirement (GHG Accounting, Science Based Targets, CDP, Climate Risk…etc.)
  • Research target accounts across states with and without incentives to develop value propositions.
  • Present and/or publish external thought leadership content in the form of white papers, blogs, panel discussions, roundtable facilitation or individual presentation. 
  • Initiate and coordinate Sustainable Energy Advisory opportunities that maximize outcomes and reduce the environmental footprint of the client by reviewing their current practices.
  • Provide sustainability advice and the creation of implementation plans across a range of industry segments.
  • Collect information and analyze data, identify the sustainability needs of civic or business customers and devise creative and innovative plans to meet those needs.
  • Work with clients on a variety of civic, corporate, product, and supply chain issues including analyzing impacts and developing strategies designed to improve the sustainability performance of products, business units, and entire firms.
  • Serve as a problem-solver with the commitment to support NRG’s vision to provide sustainability services for a sustainable energy future.
  • Manage multiple projects and coordinate work efforts with other team members
  • Facilitate cooperation and deploy cross-functional teams that cut across NRG business units.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be willing to travel overnight up to 50%

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Engineering or other related fields of study from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a business development or consulting role, with an emphasis on Sustainability activities
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent public speaking and presenting skills; must be willing to present on stage/camera
  • Must demonstrate excellent business writing skills and the ability to engage with the public as a thought leader on LinkedIn and across various other social media platforms (must be able to provide examples of published work)
  • Must have previous experience working in SalesForce or another similar CRM

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with establishing new client relationships and operations
  • MBA or Master’s degree in Sustainability from an accredited university
  • Previous data Science experience

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Possess a demonstrated network of sustainability professionals across civic and business demographics who may be strategic partners or clients.
  • Familiarity with trends in sustainable business ranging from policy, operations, and reporting.
  • Willingness to take initiative and possess outstanding project management skills.
  • Self-starter -- takes steps to improve deliverables/results without having to be asked.
  • Able to work independently, handles multiple, concurrent assignments effectively and makes timely decisions; ingenious problem-solver in face of time and resource constraints.
  • Approaches issues and problems through teamwork and collaborative efforts.
  • Ability to listen and must accord respect to divergent points-of-view.
  • Works effectively on a team composed of people with diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrates superior written and oral business communication skills to C-Suite level
  • Able to clearly and concisely explain the results of complex issues to non-technical decision-makers.

At our NRG Business, we win for customers, for employees, and for stakeholders. We are the entrepreneurs of the energy industry, resourceful and passionate by nature. But we don’t win alone; every person understands and values the collective and exceptional talent from across the organization, inviting, supporting, and empowering everyone to bring their best effort. And together, we tackle challenges by bringing our A game every single day.



NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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