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Organisation : Australian Energy Foundation

Location : Australia

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $86,534 p.a. plus super

Application closing date : 7 Dec, 2020

About the role

Business Development Leader
Hours: Full Time
Remuneration: $86,534 p.a. plus super
Status: Fixed term, 12-month contract with potential for ongoing (subject to funding).
Location: National
Closing Date: 7th December 2020, apply ASAP!


How you will make an impact

Lead business development and sales of a diverse portfolio of services and programs designed to influence and inspire our clients and their communities to build understanding, investment and take action to transition to a zero carbon society.

You will be integral to AEF achieving its strategic goals to create, demonstrate and share clear transition pathways to a zero carbon society; increase energy efficiency and investment in renewable energy in Australia; and be a sustainable organisation.


What you will do

  • Implement the national sales plan by selling consulting and project management services to new and existing State and Local Government customers.
  • Work with key clients to understand their needs and develop compelling proposals that win work.
  • Engage in regular prospecting activity, including attending industry events and networking opportunities with key clients and prospects.
  • Work closely with the Partnerships & Engagement team to create persuasive new pitches, marketing materials and presentations to engage and attract new government and business customers.
  • Working closely with the delivery team around account management and new service development, ensuring client satisfaction.
  • Support and facilitate marketing initiatives, working toward implementing the Marketing Strategy.
  • Develop tactical sales plans for each market and new service offerings.
  • Manage projects throughout the Project Lifecycle.


You will have

  • Proven business-to-business/business-to-government sales experience.
  • Commercial acumen with experience in business development and/or account management.
  • Outstanding communication, relationship building, initiative and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong relationships with all levels of government.
  • A mature approach to consultative selling with a positive attitude and a drive to succeed.
  • Experience leading, developing and retaining a high performing team.
  • Experience in managing projects.
  • Experience in a project or services environment.
  • Experience in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and sales management systems e.g. Zoho, Pipedrive.
  • Knowledge of the energy sector is desirable.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Energy Foundation

Who we are

The Australian Energy Foundation is leading the way to an equitable zero carbon society. We accelerate the energy transition by empowering communities to take action.

Through our energy expertise, tenacity, and partnerships, we:

  1. Demonstrate the pathways to a zero-carbon society
  2. Influence and inspire to build understanding, investment and action
  3. Deliver solutions that have a positive impact

We are practical visionaries; a national for-purpose organisation whose work benefits all Australians.

You will be surrounded by people who are driven by our vision of an equitable zero carbon society. In addition to contributing to making the world a better place, you will have access to:

  • Financial incentives for sustainable commuting to work practices and end-of-trip facilities.
  • A versatile work environment with flexible hours and the ability to work from home.
  • Individual learning and development plans to assist in your career progression.
  • Pet friendly work environment, with the ability to bring your dog to work.
  • Additional annual leave options including paid leave over Christmas and the ability to purchase extra leave.
  • A Health & Wellbeing Program with access to EAP.
  • As we are a national company, there will also be opportunities for interstate travel.

AEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We work with a diverse range of people and audiences at AEF. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other people of colour, people with a disability and people from the LGBTIQ community.

How to apply

Position Description : Business Development Leader_PD_Final

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Business Development Leader via Pro Bono Australia.



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