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Business Development Officer - Software

Computer Science/Technology/Software/Energy.

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Who we are

We're primarily a distributor of components of renewable energy systems - from solar panels to batteries and heat pumps. Most of our staff operate forklifts rather than keyboards. 

Midsummer is a fast-growing company selling a range of renewable energy products, primarily to installation companies, from our offices in Cambridge and Dublin. We sell solar PV systems, battery storage, electric vehicle chargers, heat pumps and a variety of other associated products, and were recognised as the UK's best renewables distributor for 2020.

The Eco Home

Midsummer began on a narrowboat in 2005. Our MD Andy lived off-grid and, as a former climate scientist, had experience with PV and battery systems in remote locations.

Our software team have produced incredible products - Easy PV, for designing solar PV and battery storage systems, and Heat Punk, for heat loss calculations and heat pump system design. 

We have lots of happy users already, but there are exciting opportunities for expanding the use of the software into other markets, and for partnerships with energy companies, manufacturers, distributors and installers both in the UK and abroad.

We're looking for someone to join our software division who shares our values and has drive, initiative and ambition. You'll help us winkle out potential partners who could benefit from our software, build relationships with them - and help us work with others to make the energy landscape of the future a greener and cleaner one.

Who we’re looking for

You are enthusiastic and a great communicator. You are approachable, friendly and persuasive both in person and through email and social media communication.

You are good at taking the initiative, as you will largely be left to get on with things and to make a success of what you are tasked with. You need the vision to see what is effective and what works, and the drive to put it into practice.

Good people skills are key. Our approach to business is always to build mutually beneficial relationships with our suppliers, our customers and the users of our software. You will be the face of Midsummer to the people you contact - it is vital that you share our values and our approach to business.

You'll have a sharp mind. You need to gain enough technical understanding of our software to explain it and demonstrate it to users in the industry.

Prior experience in business development or in the renewables industry would be an advantage, but isn't essential. We'd be equally happy with someone who is looking for a career change or to begin a career in marketing or business development, and who can demonstrate that they have initiative, drive and the ability to build strong relationships.

What it offers

You'll be joining a small team, so you'll get early responsibility and the work you will do will immediately make a difference. Our office and warehouse work side by side, so you’ll be sharing a dynamic, busy site with the rest of the team. There’s a friendly and informal atmosphere, and a real buzz when things get going.

The position is based in our offices on the outskirts of Cambridge, although we can consider an element of remote working.

We are advertising the post with a wide salary range, from £28K to £40K depending on experience. We are very open to young, enthusiastic, ambitious people applying - if that's you then great, but expect an offer towards the lower end of the range initially. If you have significant experience of business development, and have a proven track record we would offer towards the higher end of the range.

In addition to base salary we have a policy of sharing 10% of the profits of the company equally amongst long-term employees. In time this can add significantly to your basic pay, although you should note that you would not be eligible for the profit share in the first year of your employment.

We can be flexible with start dates. 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • £28,000 - £40,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Cambridge
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Information Technology
  • Software

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