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Innovation & Commercialization Associate, Europe

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Energy Impact Partners Published: November 11, 2019 (2 months ago)
Cologne, Germany
Job Type
Venture Capital
Salary Type
Per Year


Energy Impact Partners (EIP) is the world’s largest growth-equity firm focused on the conversion of the energy industry towards a decarbonized, decentralized, digitized and electrified future. EIP brings together leading innovators with some of the world's most valuable, forward-looking energy companies to create a cleaner, more secure and resilient future. EIP’s global coalition of 20 utility partners has a combined market cap of $300 billion and serves over 180 million households.

EIP is seeking an Innovation & Commercialization Associate (ICA) to help our utility partners deploy new technologies and to support the growth of our portfolio companies.  The ICA will work with both our utility investors and our portfolio companies.  Applicants should have a keen interest in energy, sustainability, and innovation and can expect to get exposure to board-level utility strategy, entrepreneurial growth strategy, cleantech investing, complex enterprise sales, business development, and utility operations.  Curiosity, the ability to learn quickly, and excellent organization are paramount to this role.  Experience in the energy industry is a plus.

The ICA will report to EIP's VP of Strategy and Business Development.  The position is based in Cologne, Germany.  There is ample opportunity for advancement for the right candidate who demonstrates strong performance.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

Facilitating commercial transactions

  • Provide research support for specific business development opportunities, such as reading and summarizing utility financial reports and regulatory filings
  • Develop financial and strategic business cases for our portfolio’s solutions in various utility environments
  • Participate in business development calls and meetings with utility personnel and strategic partners
  • Facilitate and help close business between our portfolio companies and our utility partners


Tracking, reporting, and priority setting

  • Interface with our portfolio companies to keep our view of sales pipeline and activity up to date
  • Maintain innovation and commercialization dashboards for internal and external reporting
  • Generate weekly reports that enable the EIP team to prioritize its business development efforts
  • Contribute to setting EIP's innovation and commercialization strategy


Maintaining our toolsets

  • Expand and update our library of materials on our portfolio companies
  • Expand and maintain our database of information on our partner utilities
  • Expand our database of strategic partners and acquirers, and suggest business development leads to pursue outside the EIP partner utilities


Advancing the big picture initiatives

  • Develop presentations for senior utility executives and help our partners build cultures of innovation, easing the barriers to new technology deployment
  • Conceive of and execute on innovation and commercialization initiatives
  • Plan and execute events that give our portfolio companies broader industry exposure


The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Prior experience in energy or demonstrated ability to learn a complex industry quickly
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A proven track record of working effectively on a team and being a good teammate
  • Analytical and financial skills sufficient to develop complex business cases
  • A willingness to work on event management and related administrative matters
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with a CRM such as Salesforce preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in management consulting; business development; corporate strategy, finance or operations; energy market analysis; or other relevant fields
  • A bachelor's degree in business, economics, sciences, engineering, or another analytical field
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