Director, Environmental Products Origination

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Inspire is a clean energy technology company on a mission to transform the way consumers access clean energy and to accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future. 

We provide our customers with access to renewable energy from wind, solar, and hydro powered sources without service interruptions or costly installations at a flat, predictable monthly rate. For every year that a customer spends with Inspire Clean Energy, they have a greater impact on climate change than 10 years of strict recycling. 

Our rapidly growing team of mission-driven, climate enthusiasts is passionate, innovative and committed to a better future for the planet.

POSITION SUMMARY

Inspire is on a mission to transform the way consumers access clean energy and accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.  To accomplish this, we must build a leading sustainability brand made possible by the partnerships we forge in procuring clean energy and environmental attributes.

Inspire is seeking a leader for the Environmental Commodity desk to drive our procurement strategy towards maximizing the impact of our products while maintaining affordability for consumers.

This role will lead a team and own the full life cycle of the portfolio, partnering with marketing on desired program attributes, developing relationships with asset owners/operators and marketers, enabling counterparties, executing transactions, and managing reporting and retirement requirements for all REC and Carbon Offset obligations.

THE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS HAS FIVE MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Program Development:  Work with marketing to align on key Impact and Sustainability product features and develop a procurement strategy to meet these needs through an approach combining standard unbundled REC/Carbon transactions with long term structured PPAs including marketing rights while meeting key criteria regarding source type, location, and vintage
  2. Pipeline Development:  Develop and maintain targeted strategic relationships across the market to increase Inspire’s counterparty breadth and depth
  3. Portfolio Management: Source, structure, and negotiate commercial terms and ultimately execute counterparty transactions for all compliance and voluntary obligations
  4. Market Intelligence: Research and maintain knowledge of emerging contract structures, ISO/RTO rules, power market fundamentals, and competitive intelligence on offtake pricing
  5. Reporting and Retirements: Ensure all reporting and retirement requirements are met to ensure regulatory obligations are met and our annual procurements satisfy our internal standards and third party verification audit and storage technologies to supply firm and dispatchable clean power

SOME YEAR 1 DELIVERABLES

  • Work with marketing to finalize procurement standards in the context of commercial implications to support establishing Inspire as a leading sustainability brand
  • Assume leadership responsibility for all aspects of the environmental products portfolio management function
  • Build a portfolio of structured partnerships which incorporate PPA/vPPA structure and marketing rights into our REC purchasing strategy for both compliance and voluntary purchases
  • Establish the carbon offset purchasing strategy to support Q3 launch of carbon neutral natural gas and lifestyle offset offerings

SUCCESS METRICS

  • Meet targets for supply composition as set out by Inspire standards across factors like source, location, structure, marketability and vintage
  • Expanded direct counterparty relationships
  • Achieve Portfolio cost targets
  • All regulatory reporting and third party audit conditions met

DESIRED TRAITS

  • Self-Starter 
  • Strong Commercial Instincts
  • Exceptional Communication Skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical, project, and process management skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship management skills

EXPERIENCE

  • Must Have
    • 8-10 years commercial experience (marketing, trading, brokerage, origination, or any similar role) in the environmental commodities sector
    • In-depth knowledge of REC and emissions markets, participants, contract structures, and supply/demand fundamentals
    • Proven track record in originating, pricing, structuring, and negotiating power purchase agreements, hedges, and other offtake contracts for wind, solar, and/or energy storage facilities
    • Demonstrated ability to tackle large projects methodically and drive outcomes in a business development/corporate development context
  • Nice to Have
    • Retail energy experience
    • Project finance experience
    • Both Carbon and REC experience
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Inspire’s culture balances the serious nature and tone of a professional company with the move-fast-and-execute tone of a rapidly growing emerging tech company. We believe in working hard and producing, but doing it in a positive and friendly environment where collaboration is rampant.

Inspire calls its employees Avengers. It’s a team out to even the score on behalf of the common man, to challenge the status quo and confront apathy and old-world bureaucracy. Every Avenger lives for the mission: To build the world’s most consumer-focused clean power platform and inspire a connected moment towards a brighter energy future. Avengers are scrappy, restless, humble and committed to balancing passion with purpose and profit.

Inspire offers competitive compensation and equity packages, plus benefits such as health, vision, life, and dental insurance - Not to mention, unlimited vacation, 401(k) plan, a dog friendly workplace & LOTS of cupcakes!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Inspire provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Inspire sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Full-time Inspire employees receive unlimited PTO.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Inspire offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses, the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Inspire hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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