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LG&E and KU Energy Emerging Business Specialist-Intermediate or Senior in Louisville, Kentucky

7150BR

Job Description:

Develops recommendations and business cases for new and innovative products and services in collaboration with other areas across the company. Develops operational processes for new customer products. Understands and researches the appropriate analytical needs for business case recommendation/development.Researches, develops and evaluates new product ideas, enhancements to existing products or strategic product extensions, and translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products. Leads, plans and tracks all phases of the product life cycle, from inception to introduction into the marketplace. This includes the evaluation of existing programs and offerings, particularly in the renewable energy space.Provides expertise in the development of electric vehicle charging strategies through industry knowledge, partnerships and research. Seeks opportunities to collaborate with community or state organizations and peer utilities on best practices, partnerships and new ventures. Analyzes local and national trends with electric vehicles and applies them to current business portfolio. Appraises new product ideas to determine their potential to address customer needs and to achieve goals in revenue growth and market share.Computes and prepares for filing new tariffs. Maintains cost models and prepares pricing for products funded via an individual mechanism. Maintains expertise in products and services offered in the utility industry including their application and costs to provide advice, consultation and education to the company and customers. Develops and maintains a broad understanding of other energy solutions and is capable of engaging other internal and external resources to manage special projects.Coordinates the involvement of Company’s personnel, including support, service and management of personnel in order to meet customer and company expectations. Captures, maintains, and communicates with Generation Planning, Research & Analysis, Rates and Regulatory, Distribution Operations, and other internal stakeholders, detailed information about business plans and projects.Works with Corporate Communications and other departments to provide information and promote innovative products and services for customers as well as educate customers on value added offerings for improved customer experience. May serve as a trusted energy advisor for the customer, providing strategic guidance, facilitation and communication on an as-needed basis. This requires an understanding of the customer’s unique objectives related to innovative products and services. Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Requisition ID:

7150BR

State:

Kentucky

Physical Effort:

Primarily sitting when in office. Standing and walking required when visiting customer facilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

An advanced degree in business (MBA), finance or related field preferred. Demonstrated interpersonal relations, strong communicator with deep technical knowledge, project management skills, and understanding of the utility industry strategic direction. Thorough understanding of LG&E and KU policies, procedures and business practices, as well as residential, commercial, and industrial rate structures, and LG&E and KU available resources, (internal/external). Valid vehicle operator’s license. Familiarity with energy policy, energy management practices, trends, legislation and regulatory rules.

Work Conditions:

Normal office environment with some outside field work.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor degree in economics, math, engineering, business or related field and minimum three or more years of related job experience. Possess the ability to analyze complex information, isolate key issues, and demonstrate logical thought and decision making. Possess an understanding of innovative customer offerings and their relationship to energy usage. Must have analytical, leadership, communication, and persuasion skills.Must possess oral and written skills used to develop presentations and interface with personnel in other departments, outside customers, and industry groups to exchange information. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).Must possess a basic understanding of regulatory/legislative initiatives that impact the electric industry, electric utility regulation (Federal and State), and the reliability policies and processes.Ability to work under pressure, ambiguity, and overcome obstacles in a dynamic work environment.

Address:

220 W Main Street

City:

Louisville

Job Function:

Customer Service/Operations

Position Purpose:

This position is responsible for developing new customer products and services for residential, commercial and industrial customers, including developing recommendations, writing business cases, performing rate and cost analysis, development of revised tariff offerings, researching regulatory policy and practices, ensuring regulatory compliance, modeling and evaluating new tariff offerings and coordinating across company departments as necessary to get internal support and approval for their implementation. Additionally, this position is responsible for ensuring that all information and operational processes are in accordance with Company rules, regulations, policies, and goals, aligned with corporate strategy and direction while maintaining/enhancing positive client/company relationships. This position will provide information to support the areas such as Distribution Operations, Customer Services and Generation Planning.

Company Paid Relocation - External:

Provided

City:

Louisville

External Title:

Energy Product & Service Development Specialist

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