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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 has recently opened its major home battery 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 also accommodates 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.

Reporting to the Managing Director, Operations and Finance, this influential role will be responsible for delivering cross functional business processes and programs and driving key change management initiatives.  It will also review a diverse range of business processes, frameworks and requirements to drive improved efficiencies and business outcomes.  It will champion and lead the development and implementation of comprehensive project management frameworks, tools and reporting across the business. 

This is a dynamic, fast paced environment that will require you to be resourceful and confident in interacting with a range of internal stakeholders in the Australian and German sonnen teams to understand existing processes, and adapt and develop process and project improvement strategies to support collaborative and consistent practices.  You will work with all areas of the business to identify opportunities to achieve process efficiencies from the manufacturing plant through to sales, installation and business support services.

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.

Applications are encouraged from appropriately qualified candidates in business, change/project management or a related field, with proven experience in business process improvement.  You will be well versed in the project management discipline with the ability to work collaboratively across the business to build process and project management capability, and facilitate successful uptake of continuous improvement initiatives and processes.  Qualifications or experience in Lean, Six sigma or similar relevant methodologies will be highly valued.You will have extensive experience analysing and mapping business and functional requirements along with the design, updating and maintenance of process and policy documentation.

Ideally you will have experience working in a technical environment (IT, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy etc), or the ability to transfer your relevant experience to quickly understand business requirements. Experience working with SAP will be highly regarded.  Other important qualities include highly effective communication and collaboration skills, the ability to work with ambiguity, prioritise competing deadlines and utilise your strong business acumen whilst remaining focussed at all times on the business and customer experience.

This is an outstanding opportunity to develop with and 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.

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Applications should be addressed to Justin Hinora.  Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.

For a confidential discussion, please call Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell or Justin Hinora on (08) 8100 8827.

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