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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 have 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.

The IT Manager will be responsible for the maintenance, development, upgrade and support of all IT systems (including servers, network, PC’s operating systems, hardware, software and peripherals) as well as the general IT infrastructure.  The role will also be responsible for the coordination and implementation of local IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and device provisions with initial accountabilities including supporting employee IT on boarding, including the creation of user accounts, issuing of equipment, hardware setup and building security access.

In establishing sonnen’s presence in South Australia, the initial duties of the IT manager will also include troubleshooting connectivity problems, installing and maintaining routers, adding/terminating users, assigning rights and access, resetting passwords, establishing e-mail addresses, assessing and reporting operational status, and performing back-ups and restores.

Reporting to an Australian Managing Director, the IT manager will have key input into the security of company networks, systems and applications as well as the ability to make recommendations for the improvement and growth of the IT infrastructure and IT systems within sonnen’s Australian operation. This role will initially be supported by contracted IT support before developing its own in house team over time. 

Skills and Experience:

Passion is a word you will hear a lot at sonnen.  You may ask why? sonnen are 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 accomplished IT Managers with demonstrated success in a comparable ICT, operations or similar role. Experience will be required across all major network and PC operating systems including desktops laptops, tablets and phones. Strong technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards, including routing protocols, WAN/LAN design, TCIP will be required.

Experience within a scalable technology, start-up or manufacturing environment will be highly regarded and experience with SAP/ERP application support would be desirable. The successful candidate will display sound strategic planning and project management skills, superior leadership abilities and be commercially astute, innovative, responsive, decisive and diplomatic.  Positivity, flexibility, drive, self-motivation and a proactive, results driven focus are essential traits for success in this pivotal role inside a dynamic, fast-growing business.

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


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

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded immediately to Julie Brennan by email to

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Hender Consulting on (08) 8100 8865. 

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