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Head of Energy

Full Time, Permanent — Sydney, NSW

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Head of Energy

Brighter Together
At Brighte, we believe every Australian deserves access to a sustainable and comfortable home. How do we help Australian’s achieve this? We build innovative mobile and web platforms, responsible and seamless financial solutions, and relationships with customers and vendors that last. Our addressable market is massive and rooted in a positive mission that empowers Australian’s and the growing and critically important sustainability market. 
We have been recognised for our incredible work in diversity and inclusion and have a leadership team that is passionate about building a high-performing culture where people feel a sense of belonging. If you’re keen to work for a mission-driven company, with smart people who live and breathe Brighte’s values, have a read below. 
We’re looking for a technology minded entrepreneur to lead Brighte’s emerging energy business. You will be the leader of our retail energy business, working alongside amazing technology teams and market visionaries, focused on creating a shift in the energy world and accelerating the adoption of solar, batteries, and distributed energy resources.
You understand how to use the best in people & technology to create new market offerings that accelerate the shift of power to households, giving them new economic options for energy that change the landscape of Australian energy. We’re going to accelerate the shift to electrification and renewables in the Australian home.

What you'll do

  • Lead the Energy team, to assure a cohesive strategy across all aspects of the team and how it integrates with the other areas of Brighte’s business.
  • Run the Energy leadership team, including the Head of Product, Energy & the Head of Wholesale Energy, Retail Energy Operations Manager, and others.
  • Own the Energy P&L, as well as setting and achieving stretch goals and key Energy metrics across the business.
  • Recruit and grow the Energy team to rapidly scale the Brighte Energy business.
  • Act as the public presence for the business. Driving key deals for the energy business alongside our Business Development team
  • Be a key member of Brighte’s Executive Leadership team, which includes reporting to the Board of Directors on the progress of the Energy business.
  • Who you are

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant post-qualification experience, ideally with minimum 5 years in the energy business
  • Experience as a leader (Founder, CEO, or a leadership team member running product, engineering, or marketing) in a technology startup or energy startup.
  • You’re an innovator, with deep experience with creating new technology to create unique offerings within a market. This beyond “working with IT” to implement standard solutions, this is deep understanding and experience with how technology teams can change markets.
  • You’ve driven scale quickly at a company while attracting the best talent in the market.
  • Curious, determined and collaborative, encouraging debate and transparency rather than a top down command-and-control leader.
  • Exceptional business acumen with a commercial awareness and insight to commercial drivers and relationships.
  • Highly organised, with the ability to make key decisions and communicate them broadly.
  • Very comfortable using online tools (like Slack, Confluence, Jira) as your primary method of communication and work.
  • Strong preference for experience with modern energy technologies using renewables, VPPs, DERs, EVs, etc.
  • Embodies our Brighte values: Deserve the Customer, Brighter Together, Be Human, Call the Ball and Think Big Stay Green
  • Why Brighte

  • Employee Share Options. We want to build a successful company which means sharing the potential upside together.
  • Flexible working. It's all about balance so feel free to work from home when you need to.
  • Generous Parental Leave Policy. We couldn't get where we are today without our families.
  • Diversity and Inclusion. Winning Best Workplace Diversity award at the 2020 Finnies.
  • Employee Assistance Program. For confidential financial, work, relationship, or wellbeing support. 
  • Recognition and Reward Brighte Stars program. We drive a culture of recognition and celebration by shining a light on our accomplishments and everyday victories.
  • Nutritious food. A well-stocked pantry including free breakfast, daily fresh fruit, espresso coffee, yoghurt, Tim Tams and many more snacks to make work feel a little more like home. We've also got kombucha, beer, and wine on tap.
  • End-of-Trip Facilities. Cycle into work, lock up your wheels, and have a shower in our end of trip facilities with towel service and hair dryers.
  • We’re a high performing team and proud to be backed by investors who believe in our mission and the opportunity we have ahead of us. Airtree Ventures, Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Investments, Kim Jackson and Scott Farquhar’s Skip Capital as well as Qualgro Partners continue to help us scale our teams and products. 

    We’re recognised as one of Australia’s leading fintech companies, having been ranked the 6th fastest growing Technology Business in Australia in the Deloitte Fast 50/500 (2020) and winning the inaugural Finder Green Award (2020). We’ve also been recognised as a leading FinTech by the Australian Financial Review, Fintech Business Awards and KPMG. 
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