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Job Description – Director, U.S. Technical Services & Product Management

Website JinkoSolar

Global leader in the solar industry

JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a leading global PV module supplier with more than 70 GW deployed globally to 160 countries, including 12 GW to the U.S. market.  Jinko supplies the U.S. solar market from two factories in Malaysia and Florida.  Jinko has also launched an energy storage business in the U.S.  Vetted by third party labs and financed by over 85 banks, Jinko is one of the most trusted renewable energy brands. 

The Director is responsible for the planning and execution for solar PV and energy storage products offered by Jinko to the U.S. market, including: gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining and communicating the product vision, and working closely with engineering, sales, marketing, production, and customer support to ensure revenue, profit, and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Director also ensures that the products support the company’s overall strategy and goals.  The position is the direct interface between the U.S. sales team and Jinko’s production operations, including overseeing appropriate product certifications and production audits. This position reports into the U.S. General Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • •Define, negotiate, and communicate the U.S. solar and storage product strategy and roadmap
  • •Establish and deliver Market and Product Requirement Documents (MRDs and PRDs) to U.S. and parent company functional teams and management with prioritized features and corresponding justification
  • •Provide technical training and detailed deal-specific technical support to the U.S. sales team
  • •Interface with affiliated Jinko teams in China, Malaysia, and U.S. factories to solve customer issues
  • •Manage relationships with solar technology partners, especially U.S.-based integrated power electronics
  • •Work with partners and stakeholders on the evaluation, testing and certification strategy for battery energy storage systems (BESS) in residential, C&I and utility segments
  • •Manage partnerships and conduct technical meetings with global energy storage suppliers to Jinko
  • •Maintain compatibility and leadership of Jinko products regarding current U.S. standards; including certifications, voltage standards, and installation methods
  • •Work, as needed, with external third parties to assess new partnerships and licensing opportunities
  • •Define and manage new product launch campaigns; remain up-to-date on competition’s products
  • •Collaborate with storage sales team to develop optimized system designs for utility and C&I customers, including modeling battery degradation and augmentation strategies for different use cases
  • •Manage the post-sales warranty support team

Requirements

  • •Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree a plus
  • •5+ years as a Product Manager or in Engineering field; 5+ years of technical experience in solar
  • •Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent technology products
  • •Experience in BESS hardware and software design and integration of BESS, PCS, BMS, EMS, and SCADA
  • •Experience with energy storage standards such as UL9540, UL1741, NFPA 855, IEEE 1547 and Sunspec
  • •Excellent teamwork skills; proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • •Excellent written and verbal communication skills; fluent Mandarin a plus
  • •Must be able to travel (including overseas) up to 20% of the time

To apply for this job email your details to Justin.to@jinkosolar.com