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Spire Energy Mgr, LCLI in Birmingham, Alabama


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Date: Sep 10, 2020


Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


The Manager of Large Commercial & Industrial (LCLI) is a proven leader who can lead the growth efforts for the LCLI channel of Business Development across Spire AL, Gulf, & MS. The candidate will be responsible for leading a team of Business Development Representatives responsible for adding customers, volumes, and gross margin.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develops and maintains the annual strategic plan for the Large Commercial and Industrial Business Development channel

Clearly articulates and executes the strategic plan for margin growth, account management, and lead generation

Sets sales goals and expectations with team members

Gives feedback and ensures direct reports are fully engaged in executing the sales process

Assigns accounts and sales territories

Prepares and reviews proposals and economic analyses

Assists legal team with preparation of contract rate agreements, natural gas pipeline extensions and relocation

Manages the opportunity pipeline by leading the team in account management, surveying connected load, negotiating and ensuring compliance with contracts

Develops and maintains strong relationships with internal partners that support growth

Provides a high level of customer service to key accounts and trade partners

Uses Salesforce CRM to track key account activities and opportunities; monitors progress towards goals

Develops skilled account management professionals who build and support key customer relationships and aggressively pursue growth opportunities in the large commercial and industrial market

Develops usage and margin forecasts for assigned key accounts to plan for growth and expansion of the Company’s distribution system

Monitors competitive trends in the LCLI segments in the areas of alternative fuels, utility rates, new equipment offerings, technology advancement and developments as applicable for various business segments. Monitors regulatory and code issues that would affect various natural gas markets. Advises management of what action is necessary to ensure competitiveness.

Prepares and manages annual O&M budget

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

Core: Customer focus, results-driven, teamwork and communication

Job Category: Drive, adaptability, quality, initiative and problem solving and analysis

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises Spire Southeast Large Commercial and Industrial Business Development Representatives

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related degree

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

At least 5-7 years of sales or equivalent experience directly interfacing with customers

Requires a high level of tact, diplomacy and professionalism

Resolves conflict with ease and confidence

Provides candid feedback regarding performance to direct reports

Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

Highly skilled in the art of negotiation

Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to establish rapport with a diverse array of people

Ability to motivate and lead a diverse team of professionals

Works independently and manages time effectively

Ability to work in a fast-changing team environment with a positive attitude

Manages multiple projects with competing priorities

Strong skills with SalesForce, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint

Leads by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment and commitment to a diverse workforce

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities

Proficient knowledge of Company tariffs, rules and regulations – including all commercial and industrial rate classifications and structure

Knowledge of the RFI process as it relates to economic development councils and regional growth initiatives

Commercial construction process

Knowledge of natural gas installation codes and standards

End-use technologies for large commercial and industrial applications

Calculation of gas consumption, hourly demand, billing and margin

Calculation of rate comparisons for competing energy sources

Salesforce proficiency

Understanding of the natural gas distribution system – particularly as it relates to interstate and intrastate pipeline transportation

Strong understanding of traditional and telemetric metering equipment

Ability to read and interpret construction documents and architectural plans

Ability to interpret mechanical specifications for natural gas industrial equipment

Physical demands, environment and schedule

Work Environment: Work is normally performed in a shared office environment. Requires frequent phone calls and interruptions both during and after working hours

Working Hours: Typically, 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Overtime will be required to meet strict deadlines

Travel: Occasional travel may be required.


We Advance

We Collaborate

We Care

We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

Job Location: Birmingham

Job Segment: Manager, Engineer, Law, Compliance, Pipeline, Management, Engineering, Legal, Energy

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