Portland General Electric Sales Director in Portland, Oregon

Sales Director




WTC - World Trade Center - Portland


527 - Business Customer Group

Job Description:


For over 125 years, Portland General Electric has proudly served Oregon. Our dedication to helping customers is matched by our commitment to providing PGE employees with a diverse array of rewarding career opportunities. Diversity and community are at the heart of what we do for our customers and for each other. We are committed to a team that looks like the Oregon community that we know and love.

PGE team members are creative problem solvers who love to apply themselves to challenges, big and small. We are looking for team members who will grow their skills, their career and their future with us.

Sales Director (R1-19-0829)

In this role, you will set the vision, strategy and direction for the sales organization; oversee the sales and account management for key customers, creating long-term business relationships; implement strategic account plans, including sales strategies to compete for new customers and win back top accounts; and bring your experience in negotiating complex transactions at C-suite level.

You possess the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, economics or other related field or equivalent experience and typically 15 or more years in business, economics, marketing, sales or related field.

  • Experience and successful track record of selling into large and national accounts and leading teams that have sold into large and national accounts is strongly preferred.

  • Consultative selling experience where multiple buyers and/or influencers are present and with integrated solutions and services (such as utility, technology services, etc.)

In addition, the successful candidate would have expert knowledge and skills in:

  • Utility operations and business, including regulatory requirements, account management, business principles, electricity fundamentals, pricing and power cost fundamentals

  • PGE’s retail products and services and their competition

  • Product promotion and communication

  • PGE’s transmission and distribution system and how it works

  • Business energy efficiency technologies, systems, concepts, practices, energy savings calculations, and modification strategies

  • Protecting customers’ confidential information

  • Analytical thinking

  • Creativity & innovation

  • Decision-making

  • Influencing others

  • Organization and prioritization

  • Presentation and facilitation

  • Problem-solving

  • Written and oral communications skills

  • Leading positive change

Join us today and power your potential!

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline:https://PGN.igreentree.com/CSSExternal/CSSPageReferred.ASP?Req=R1-19-0829. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Jane DeSimone



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