Account Executive

at Direct Energy

Columbia, MD

Posted on Sep. 15, 2017


Full Time


Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401k / Retirement Plan

Direct Energy is one of North America’s largest retail providers of electricity, natural gas, and home and business energy-related services with over 4 million customers. We give customers choice, simplicity, and innovation where energy, data, and technology meet. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), an international energy and services company.

As the face of the company a Residential Account Executive you will be focused on providing new customers with information on a wide variety of products to support their energy needs. This is a full-time direct to consumer sales position with Direct Energy and the chance to be a part of a new sales team that will experience tremendous growth. As such, the role has a competitive base salary, commission program linked to performance, health care benefits, and the ability to advance quickly in a rapidly growing company. This is an incredible opportunity to grow and potentially advance into manager role—your drive and ambition will be noticed and awarded!

Required Skills:

Highly motivated to sell and desire to grow
Professional demeanor and attire
Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, presentation, and negotiation Participate in weekly meeting/teleconference with the Sales Leadership
Familiarity with tablet computing and app’s

Additional Benefits and information
DE logo apparel
Equipment (iPad)
Marketing supplies / collateral material
PTO – self managed vacation hours
Medical, dental, vision benefits – all extremely low out of pockets costs
401K / match
Employee Stock Purchase Program
Opportunities also exist for leadership development within Sales Rep role as a Sales Team Lead. In addition, there are numerous opportunities outside of Sales.

Direct Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Education requirementsBachelor's degree recommended but not required

Experience requirementsPrevious sales experience with a track record of demonstrated achievement preferred.

QualificationsMust have reliable transportation
Must pass a pre-employment background check, drug screen, and have a clean driving record
Employee must be able to work outdoors daily with exposure to an outside environment
Maintain flexibility in scheduling sales visits - daytime, evenings and weekends
Ability to close customers within a short sales cycle


ResponsibilitiesGenerate sales by working an assigned territory selling natural gas, electricity and other added value services such as home warranty and connected home products
Use the Direct Energy’s sales flow process to ensure high customer satisfaction; increase customer’s awareness of energy choice
Represent the company professionally and ensure that potential customers have an outstanding experience
Maintain consistent performance against sales targets and customer retention targets on a weekly and monthly basis

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