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Director, Capital Markets

Company: SunPower
Location: Richmond
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a passionate and driven team of more than 3,660 full-time employees in North America and the Philippines. SunPower provides world-class solar solutions to residential customers across the U.S. with a commitment to a superior customer experience. We welcome forward thinkers, freedom chasers and all those demanding better, cleaner energy to join us.Director, Capital Markets, SunPower FinancialSunPower's mission is to change the way the world is powered. Solar energy is one of the fastest-growing industries in the US. Not only is solar energy clean; for most Americans it also saves money vs. buying power from the utility. Studies show that the #1 barrier to solar adoption is concern over upfront cost. The mission of the SunPower Financial team is to remove that barrier by making it cheap and easy for customers to go solar with no money down.Reporting to the Head of Capital Markets, this role is responsible for leading non-recourse financings to support our solar loan and lease business. You will coordinate the strategy and execute the plan to raise warehouse debt, public or private term debt, cash equity, tax equity and/or loan funding capital to support growth in the residential segment. You will develop and maintain relationships with current and potential investors and collaborate internally with colleagues in SunPower Financial, sales, legal, tax, accounting, risk, loan/lease servicing, FP&A and others. Key to this role will be a keen ability to manage complexity and efficiently drive deals to closure, as well as to innovate on new ways that financial structures can be optimized for SunPower.Your mission is nothing less than to envision the future of solar financing. You are capable of acting autonomously and leading transactions with little oversight. You know how to innovate, creating structures that have never been attempted before in renewable energy financing. Our industry enjoys a complex array of tax benefits designed to spur solar adoption, build a green manufacturing sector in the US, and combat climate change. You will work with policy, legal, and tax experts to optimize SunPower's financing arrangements in light of these unique tax benefits. Your work will expand our investor base beyond the traditional solar loan and lease buyers and enable the launch of new businesses for SunPower.The ideal candidate has a track record executing large, complex, and innovative ABS and/or project financing transactions, including experience working with the rating agencies. You are an independent and curious thinker who can make convincing, information-based arguments and will never stop learning about your subject matter. Superior analytical abilities are essential.This role has C-level visibility, with extraordinary autonomy, scope, and potential for immediate impact. Excellent listening, writing skills and very strong judgement are essential. The role requires delivery and operation at very high standards of quality in a fast-paced environment.Essential Duties & Responsibilities:---Originate and lead project financings to support the residential solar and storage business.---Develop and manage cross-functional deal teams for efficient execution and post-closing integration into operations.---Present and report on transaction status, risks and opportunities to senior leadership.---Create best-in-class structures to optimize margins.---Initiate and maintain relationships with all classes of potential financing partners.Basic qualifications:---Bachelor's degree in finance, business, economics, or related field.---10+ years' experience in asset-based or project finance.---Excellent verbal and written communication skills.---Significant experience in leading project finance and capital markets transactions.---Proven track record working on complex transactions with rating agencies, as well as legal, tax and accounting professionals.---Ability to deal effectively with ambiguity and lead a team in a fast-moving environment.---Team player who can collaborate in developing strategies and provide forward thinking solutions.---Experience presenting to and working with senior leadership and influencing decision making.---Strong project planning/execution skills including scheduling, and executing on tight deadlines. Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.Preferred qualifications:---MBA or CFA---Experience with renewable energy.Professional traits that are not unique to this position but necessary for SunPower leaders:---Exhibits excellent judgment---Hires great people. Develops great people---Has relentlessly high standards---Expects and requires innovation of their team---Thinks big and has convictions---Delivers results---Has the innate ability to inspire passion in othersDon't meet every single requirement?Studies have shown that women and underrepresented minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At SunPower, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Equal Employment OpportunityThe Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual's qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower CorporationSunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEESAvailability of Affirmative Action Plan for ReviewSunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company's obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicantsand employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.

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