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GENERAL MANAGER - MARKETING

sonnen Australia

About the Company

sonnen believes clean, affordable, and reliable energy for all is one of the greatest challenges of our time. sonnen is a proven global leader in intelligent energy management solutions that provide greater energy control for residential customers – contributing to a cleaner and more reliable energy future.  It is with great excitement that sonnen has just announced the establishment of a major manufacturing plant in Elizabeth, South Australia.  The plant is expected to produce 10,000 batteries a year for households in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific.  With the recent launch of the Home Battery Scheme, up to 40,000 households in South Australia will be eligible for subsidies to install sonnenBatterie systems under the $100 million government rebate scheme. In addition to manufacturing, the Elizabeth site will also accommodate sonnen’s Australian headquarters and its central Asia Pacific shipping facility.

The Role

What a time to join the sonnen family!  This is a unique combination of an exciting greenfield start-up with the stability and backing of a strong, established, and rapidly growing international business.

This senior role will lead all aspects of sonnen’s marketing and communications activity in Australia to ensure high visibility of the brand and high quality corporate communications with stakeholders and customers.  As a senior leader, reporting to an Australian Managing Director, the General Manager - Marketing will have the opportunity to establish and drive an integrated, holistic strategic marketing and communications plan for sonnen Australia. 

This is a fast paced, highly autonomous role that will require you to establish quality brand building, marketing and stakeholder engagement strategies across both traditional and digital marketing media platforms with input and support from international resources to assist in the design and implementation of the marketing strategy for sonnen in Australia.

Skills and Experience

Passion is a word you will hear a lot at sonnen.  You may ask why?  sonnen is passionate about making a difference and working with likeminded people.  That is what makes them a success.  Your passion and motivation for this role will be key.

Immediate applications are sought from appropriately qualified and highly accomplished marketing professionals with demonstrated success in a comparable domain.  Your track record establishing and implementing high quality, strategic, integrated marketing plans and previous experience leading the corporate marketing function within a B2C environment involving technically complex products will be highly regarded. 

Ideally you will have experience working with a vendor in both a two-tier and single-tier distribution system including the associated partner marketing support.  You will demonstrate creative, out-of-the-box thinking on channels and go-to-market options and have experience building and running digital lead generation and qualification activities.

Other important qualities include highly effective communication and collaboration skills, and the ability to build the roadmap, work with ambiguity, prioritise competing deadlines and utilise your strong commercial acumen whilst remaining focussed at all times on the customer experience.

This is an outstanding and pivotal SA based leadership role offering the opportunity to contribute to the growth of a dynamic entity in the renewable energy sector.

Culture

sonnen has invested in South Australia and this is your opportunity to invest in the future of our state and the renewable energy sector.  Are you a lateral thinker?  An idealist?  A visionary?  A free spirit?  A world changer?  Then you are a sonnenWarrior.  You determine your own future.  You never content yourself with what is.  You love innovation, and let yourself be inspired and enthuse others.  You network with people openly, here and now. You are a radiant bundle of energy.  The sun (or Sonne as it is known in German) always shines on your face.  This is the essence of sonnen – have big goals and tackle opportunities clearly and cleverly.

To learn more about sonnen, visit sonnen.com.au

Immediate applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Julie Brennan by email to 23646@hender.com.au  

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8865.

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