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Charging Solutions Associate

Company: GILLIG
Location: Livermore
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

GILLIG LLC is the largest and most dependable manufacturer of Heavy Duty Transit Buses in North America. Our customers are in all 50 states, and include cities, counties, transit districts, universities and major private fleet operators. We are headquartered in Livermore, CA.
About the Role: GILLIG's mission is design, build, and support the safest and most reliable transit buses in the United States. Our products help reduce congestion, contribute to a cleaner environment, and provide mobility to all. We are looking for a customer-focused problem-solver to join our Product Planning & Strategy team to help improve quality of life through transformative mass transit solutions. As a Charging Solutions Associate, you will be responsible for helping our customers identify, procure, and implement the necessary charging infrastructure to support their electric bus fleet roll-out plans.
This position requires an experienced strategic professional with impeccable customer service skills and a wide background and knowledge base in commercial fleet dynamics and vehicle electrification. This role reports into the Manager, Charging Solutions.
Key Responsibilities:
Meet with customers to understand fleet charging strategies and objectives, identifying the appropriate GILLIG approach to meeting customer requirements
Partner with charging equipment suppliers, engineering consulting companies, utilities, software companies and others to scope, quote and deliver the infrastructure solutions required to meet customer requirements
Review customer request for proposal documents and create GILLIG's response including the development of the price quote and supporting literature
Ensure successful implementation of projects to deliver on or beat financial targets, simultaneously delivering high quality customer experience
Conceptualize and implement the internal processes and process improvements necessary to identify, scope, manage and deliver the solutions required by our customers
Monitor and analyze technology and trends that could improve the company's products, performance and strategy
Serve as an in-house expert on charging equipment capabilities and interoperability
Develop presentation materials and other educational references for use in presentations, proposals, industry conferences or other discussions with GILLIG's customers
Coordinate the smooth flow of information and deliverables between GILLIG, our customer, and our supplier partners
Project manage the deployment activities of the charging equipment by our supplier partners
Identify and forge business partnerships with charging equipment suppliers, software companies, infrastructure solution companies, financial institutions, utilities, and other such entities to develop a comprehensive suite of solutions for GILLIG's customers
Identify, scope and champion product development projects to meet customer demand for new products or features

About You: Strategic and creative thinker
Technological background in charging technologies, communications protocols and networks
Strong negotiation and sales skills
Ability to influence customer decisions and work with peers to achieve company goals
Reliability to consistently meet strict deadlines
Outgoing & engaging personality
Strong attention to detail and focus on quality deliverables
Capability of managing multiple high priority projects at the same time
Demonstrated ability to create professional, quality business communications
Familiarity with government contract requirements and management of large projects
Experience working with a variety of enterprise systems to complete job responsibilities (such as Salesforce, ERP, Engineering Systems, etc.)
10+ years experience in one or more of the following areas: Business Development, Marketing, Strategy, Transportation, Engineering, Electric Vehicle Charging.
Bachelor's degree in relevant field required, MBA preferred.
We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor work visa's now or in the future
About the Responsibilities: Daily responsibilities require consistent attendance in the office to support production & other organizational needs
Hours typically begin around 6:30
Scope of responsibilities necessitate evening and periodic weekend entertainment and workload productivity
Domestic travel is required
About Us:

After 130 years, GILLIG holds strong to its family values and focus on its employees and customers. Our motivated and dedicated employees have a passion for quality and customer satisfaction.
We are committed to building buses that connect communities, eliminate congestion, and contribute to a greener environment.
Our Company pride is exemplified by the thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship present in every GILLIG bus. GILLIG's steadfast focus on quality and unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service sets us apart from our competition.

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, GILLIG has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards in which the company operates. Drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of GILLIG employees and to the security of the company's equipment and facilities.
For these reasons, GILLIG is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. All applicants must pass a drug test before beginning work.
GILLIG offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including 100% company-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employees and their families. Other benefits include a unique 401k profit-sharing plan.
GILLIG is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Keywords: GILLIG, Livermore , Charging Solutions Associate, Other , Livermore, California

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