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Springfield, Illinois, United States of America
JOB #R2101644

Director, Energy and Sustainability Marketing

Director, Energy and Sustainability Programs/ Marketing Manager

Job Description:

ICF is seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented candidate who will play a significant role in the development and implementation of Federal energy efficiency programs, primarily with residential products, such as appliances, including Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH), HVAC, and others.  Duties include analyzing retail and manufacturer channels; market and product trends; and product/brand adjacencies in the marketplace and developing retailer, manufacturer, and distributor engagement strategies based on research and analysis. This position will also work with other stakeholders, such as utilities and other energy efficiency program sponsors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide outreach and implementation support for one of the nation’s premier energy efficiency and environmental programs.

  • Oversee the development of program strategies and outreach activities, documents, maintenance of databases, contract activities and deliverables.

  • Track budgets and project schedules.

  • Coordinate with a team of industry and technical experts.

  • Implement program design strategies and implementation plans, develop and execute marketing strategies.

  • Build and maintain client and stakeholder relationships with key organizations, specifically in the retail, manufacturer, and distributor sector.

  • Assist in team management and professional development.

Key Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in environmental studies, public policy, or related discipline

  • 12+ years of related work experience.

  • Experience with the development/delivery of public-private voluntary partnership programs.

  • Experience working with clients and managing projects in customer facing roles within a field sales or marketing organization.

  • Experience working at or with a mass or specialty retailer. 

  • Experience with client management and outreach, including partnership development in a changing environment.

  • Outstanding skills in the following areas: organization, financial and time management, analysis, collaboration, written and verbal communications, as well as exceptional interpersonal skills.

  • This role demands strong critical thinking, problem-solving skills and an execution-minded mentality.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of retail environment and development of Channel Management programs.

  • Understanding of retail operations and dynamics.

  • The ability to “sell” retailer stakeholders on the benefits or value of marketing and merchandising solutions. Specifically, the ability to influence everyone from manufacturers to the retail buyer/merchant.

  • Experience with tools and techniques to merchandise and market categories and products at retail.

  • Experience and skills in preparing for, participating in, and leading the selling process to retailers, as needed.

  • Experience at a manufacturer organization, including experience with in-store promotions and signage.   

  • Experience working with the cross functional teams to develop product, merchandising, and promotion strategies.

  • Strong at building relationships across diverse sets of stakeholders, and possess exceptionally good listening, influencing and selling skills.

  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated results in large, complex, matrix organizations where they had to use influence skills to drive results.

  • Experience writing reports, articles, case studies, or other communications materials.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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