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National Grid Clean Transportation Category Manager in Waltham, Massachusetts

As part of National Grid’s continued commitment to safety, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason can request a reasonable accommodation.

About us

National Grid is hiring a Clean Transportation Category Manager for our Customer Organization in our MA and UNY locations.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

You will be responsible for creating, launching, and scaling products and services that get more electric vehicles on the road by helping customers build EV chargers and electrify their fleets. In-flight products include infrastructure to connect EV charging stations to the electric grid, fleet advisory studies, and managed EV charging.

Key Accountabilities

  • Accountable for the overall profitability of the category (“Own the P&L” for Public & Workplace / Fleet Clean Transportation products); this includes overall product success, new revenue identification, and cross-functional coordination

  • Brings new products to market in support of National Grid’s priorities by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development needs; leading proposals to state regulators and achieving regulatory approvals; and establishing implementation plans with marketing, engineering, sales, IT and other functions

  • Makes investment decisions within the category to ensure there is a healthy pipeline of existing products and services as well as a robust pipeline of new ideas for future products and services.

  • Assesses market competition and landscape by comparing the company's products to the alternatives. Identifies market failures that can present an opportunity for the company to fill a gap.

  • Develops business and investment plans that would maximize various evolving economic value streams within the regulated utility business.

  • Develops go-to-market plans that include introduction and promotion of new products by developing time-integrated plans with marketing, sales and jurisdictional business unit teams.

  • Ensures the effectiveness of existing products and services in the marketplace and establishes continuous improvements actions and/or update schedules to reposition/correct any issues that might be preventing the full development of a product or a service.

  • Determines customers' needs and desires by executing ongoing market research

  • Ensures that Public & Workplace / Fleet Clean Transportation products and services support the company’s overall strategy and goals. Also ensures that those products and services are meeting the expectations of regulators and stakeholders.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Skilled at working within and influencing multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Excellent communication skills from peer group to senior management.

Qualifications

  • BA in business related field or BS in engineering or Advance Degree in Product Management, 8+ years of experience and 3+ experience as a business leader, managing a team is a plus.

  • Experience in clean energy is preferred. Ideal if the person has experience in the transportation category.

  • Is recognized as a credible, knowledgeable, and effective functional leader who drives change, builds collaborative networks across multiple geographies and end to end processes, and delivers results.

  • Knowledge and experience in utility operations and regulation is a plus.

  • Knowledge and experience of Product Management and Change Management.

  • Is visionary in understanding the issues which National Grid is facing today with the ability to make complex ideas or situations clear, simple, and easy to understand.

Job Dimensions- Budget/Direct Reports

  • 4 direct reports

  • Own the P&L for $200M+ product portfolio over next 4 years

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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