Available Position (Company name withheld)

Senior Director of Corporate Development

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Department: Product

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About Us

Inspire makes it simple for everyone to have a smart home. The company’s groundbreaking subscription is the first to seamlessly combine smart home control and clean energy for home. Powered by a proprietary analytics engine, the Inspire Smart Home app allows members to create and control a completely personal home experience. Inspire empowers people to live more purposefully and sustainably everyday, moving us all towards a brighter energy future.

Launched in January 2014, Inspire homes have used the clean power production equivalent of 121 wind turbines since inception. Driven by a team of mission-driven Avengers in sunny Santa Monica, Inspire prides itself on a culture of ownership, teamwork and stalwart obsession with “crushing it!”

The Position

The Senior Director of Corporate Development will spearhead the formation of strategic partnerships with leading players in the Smart Home/IoT and Clean Power industries. In addition, the individual will be responsible for identifying potential acquisitions (M&A), and coordinating management of intellectual property along with our legal team. The individual will work closely with our Senior Leadership Team (SLT), Product, Finance, Commercial Operations and other teams. The core of this role is about forming relationships with the goal of accelerating our growth into being a leader in the Smart Home and Clean Power industries. The candidate is driven and inspired by the opportunity to reinvent and reimagine relationship structures to be the partner of choice in our industry. The role requires you to be a key contributor who owns these relationships to achieve aggressive growth goals.

Responsibilities

  • Smart Home/IoT: Structure, negotiate and close partnerships with leading technology companies ranging from reseller relationships to strategic co-development of new technology.
  • Energy & Grid: Seek out relationships and partnerships that help execute our roadmap including sourcing data, sales technology, and intelligent energy management.
  • M&A: Continuously evaluate the landscape and identify and pursue potential acquisition targets that could be complementary and a strategic fit to our growth plans.
  • Intellectual Property: Run point on the process to foster IP development within Inspire, identify potential infringement issues and licensing of IP from others for our use.

Qualifications

  • You have 7-10+ years doing corporate strategy and/or development at a leading company in the Consumer Technology or Power industries
  • You have extensive experience formulating a business development vision, strategy, and execution plan
  • You are capable of understanding complex partnerships economics, with the acumen and expertise to drive success for all parties to create lasting partnerships
  • You want to work at a purpose-driven company, are passionate about technology and its ability to have a meaningful impact on the world
  • You have a proven track record of consistently meeting or exceeding objectives
  • You are a proven leader and your colleagues describe you as being incredibly smart.
  • You can set targets and manage a cross-functional effort to achieve those targets.
  • You motivate others; you communicate clearly; you inspire your coworkers.
  • You are a collaborative, hard working, problem solver, who leads by example.
  • You need to be a critical part of something huge.

The Perks

  • Unlimited vacation
  • Equity plan
  • 401(k) plan
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • 2 blocks from the beach in sunny Santa Monica
  • Lots of cupcake smashing
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