Sacramento Municipal Utility District Senior Product Services Coordinator in Sacramento, California

Senior Product Services Coordinator

Position Type Regular - Full Time

No. of Openings 1

Base Salary Annual Low $105,776

Base Salary Annual High $135,994

Eligibility List Yes

Selection Process Initial Review

Qualifications Interview Exam

Hiring Interview

Purpose Provide oversight / direction / coordination for the development and delivery on customer segment plans and initiatives across functional departments and product lines. Ensures that customer segment plans align with SMUD’s Customer Experience Strategy, and drive customer experience improvements in increase in Value for What You Pay (VFP).

Performs implementation and management of multiple, complex programs and processes, which may include contract development and administration, technical and marketing expertise, supervision, as well as coordination and interface with customers, vendors, contractors, and other market actors for SMUD customer programs and services.

This is the senior level within the Product Services Coordinator class series. This class is distinguished from the journey level Product Service Coordinator by the higher level of complexity, difficulty and level of tasks assigned, broader decision-making authority, advanced technical knowledge required, short and long-term planning responsibility, supervision and major project management responsibility.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and executes implementation plans and goals for multiple products and services including energy efficiency, low-income, customer service, solar, electric vehicle, load management and/or fee-based products and services; develops program implementation policies and procedures for contractors and staff; establishes new and/or manages existing business processes to support product and/or service business functions within identified standards.

  • Establishes program and/or service budgets and relevant program performance metrics; monitors and prepares product or service performance reports; prepares monthly and quarterly budget reports with summaries of variances and forecasted budget and metrics.

  • Develops and executes marketing plans for products and services including advertising and communications strategies and tactics; formulates a marketing forecast; coordinates and approves development of product and/or service marketing materials.

  • Provides effective customer service and promotes internal/external partner relations to ensure customer satisfaction; represents SMUD as a point-of-contact for rebate and direct-install programs by handling customer inquiries and complaints; interacts with contractors, dealers/distributors, vendors and SMUD staff to resolve customer issues and/or solve potential or real program problems; coordinates with local and state government agencies for exchange of information and compliance with policy and government regulations.

  • Provides technical support services by researching and sustaining knowledge, as applicable, of current energy techniques, systems and equipment related to energy efficiency programs; prepares and disseminates information on energy efficient systems, equipment and materials, low-income product and services, customer service offerings, solar, electric vehicle, load management and/or fee-based products and services; reviews and updates SMUD specifications related to materials and installation requirements; reviews contractor submittals and contract terms for technical accuracy and code compliance; provides technical training to contractors, dealers, vendors and SMUD staff.

  • Observes all SMUD safety procedures and practices by attending assigned safety classes; conducts all business and dealings in a safe manner; ensures that SMUD and governmental safety regulations are implemented in all assigned energy efficiency, low-income, customer service, solar, electric vehicle, load management and/or fee-based products and services and related operations and documentation.

  • Coordinates daily program operations and the delivery of products or services to the customer; administers service contracts and agreements to support programs; oversees fulfillment of orders for products and/or services; maintains control of equipment and supplies; ensures product and/or service quality control.

  • Solicits, negotiates, and manages contracts for delivery of services and program and compliance with program requirements; develops contractor participation and installation standards as applicable; monitors and establishes contractor compliance status based on performance, customer and staff input.

  • Assists in administering the department budget by participating in planning, monitoring and revising schedules, work plans, expenditures and assignments.

  • Plans, coordinates, directs, monitors, and guides the work activities of subordinate staff to meet established task objectives and deadlines for assigned programs; performs hiring, performance management, and general supervisory duties.

  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications Education:

High school diploma or equivalent. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a related field is desirable.

Experience:

7 or more years of progressively responsible relevant experience that includes managing and implementing customer/consumer programs; marketing, coordinating cooperative efforts between various stakeholders, such as internal groups, customer segments and contractors; evaluating and resolving policy and technical issues; making presentations to customers, management and various agencies; and performing business administration and cost control practices and procedures. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is considered equivalent to 2 years of experience. An advanced degree in a related field is considered equivalent to an additional year of experience.

Knowledge of:

Operational characteristics, services, financial and administrative functions, and activities of customer/consumer product and services programs; principles of mechanical and electrical processes related to HVAC, lighting, motors, refrigeration, solar equipment, electric vehicles, demand response equipment, energy management and control systems, and manufacturing processes as applicable; techniques and practices for cost benefit analyses; methods and techniques of contract negotiation and administration; procedures and practices for overseeing contractors/consultants work activities; principles and practices for market research, forecasting, advertising and communications; principles and practices of program and project development, management and best practices; standard organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs; principles of supervision and training; basic principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; methods and techniques used in customer service and public relations; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Skill to:

Participate in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating assigned programs, projects, events, or technical area; respond to and resolve customer issues, concerns and needs; perform responsible and difficult programmatic and administrative duties involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative; participate in the development and administration of program goals, objectives and procedures; learn and understand the organization and operation of SMUD, assigned program, and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities; understand, interpret, and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; organize and prioritize timelines and project schedules in an effective and timely manner; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals; plan, schedule, and review the work and performance of employees and contractors; participate in the preparation and administration of budgets; operate and use office equipment including a computer and various software packages; communicate effectively orally and in writing internally/externally; establish and maintain effective working relationships internally/externally.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Five (5+) or more years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in sales/marketing, fundraising or corporate development.

  • Understand basis for underlying costs and profitability by service option and customer segments; understand business and systems interfaces among products, services, marketing and communications, delivery channels, pricing, and revenue.

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing internally/externally.

  • Previous product, service and/or project management/leadership experience, with proven track record of leading through influence rather than line authority.

  • Previous experience in developing and expanding fundraising strategies for giving programs in order to meet and exceed contributor targets. Experience in meeting fundraising goals by appealing to a diverse set of customer segments, as well as through building relationships with individual donors and community partners.

Removal Date 20-Aug-2018