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Sales Manager

Pani Energy

Pani Energy

Sales & Business Development
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Job Description

About Pani  

Pani Energy is made up of a young team of highly motivated individuals who share a mutual passion for the environment. We are an AI SaaS Platform aiming to optimize operations and decarbonize the water sector. We have created a web-based platform that enables the operators of water treatment facilities to operate their plants more efficiently saving energy, consumables, and the environment. We are excited to tackle challenging problems for the betterment of society. Our workplace environment fosters and encourages both ingenuity and collaboration.  

Pani is part of the 2023 Global Cleantech 100 list of companies committed to taking action on the climate crisis for our contribution to accelerating the water sector's transition to net zero, and we are looking for driven, enthusiastic people who share this vision.  

Position Description  

As a seed-stage start-up, Pani is on a quest to grow its market share with early adopters and refine its path to reach the masses. We are looking for a passionate and experienced salesperson who is eager to be hands-on in the development, coordination, and execution of the company’s commercial goals and objectives. Reporting directly to the CEO, you apply your craft to influence demand generation efforts, improve sales cycles, and crush sales targets. You will own our sales pipeline management, hone and deliver our customer messaging and value proposition, and build strong relationships with our customers.  

About You  

You have a hunter mentality and enjoy creating new relationships that deliver sales results. You have a passion for new technologies and enjoy the challenge of working on innovative projects with an equally talented group of co-workers who will both challenge and support you. You believe in lifelong learning and welcome the opportunity to constantly iterate and improve upon your skills. Fundamentally you want to use your talents and energy to better the world for others and contribute to the responsible management of global water and energy, and CO2 reduction. 

What you bring to the team 

  • A university degree in business administration or equivalent experience  

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in B2B sales within the water industry 

  • Strong knowledge of sales operations and pipeline management & reporting  

  • Analytical and process-oriented mindset to identify and articulate themes from customer data 

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, strategic planning, and project management skills  

  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences  

  • Experience in developing an advanced sales stack, using multiple tools and resources 

  • Active team player, self-starter, and multitasker who can quickly adjust priorities  

  • Eager to be part of a fast-paced team 


  • Build & manage sales pipeline - Evaluate and prioritize prospect opportunities to maximize sales of net new customers 

  • Build sales forecasts and plans to meet monthly, quarterly and yearly sales objectives aligned with the business growth strategy 

  • Take a hands-on approach to improving every stage of the sales cycle from prospecting and demoing to closing. Activities may include cold-calling, emailing, social media and industry networking. 

  • Develop customized strategies to structure, negotiate and close deals for each customer 

  • Analyze existing and new business opportunities, developing a thorough understanding of market conditions, product requirements, demand for products, and resource requirements to properly support business goals 

  • Create a repeatable and consistent sales process - Design and refine existing inbound and outbound sales practices and tools that accelerate growth quickly 

  • Assess customers’ technical requirements to perform plant assessments and success plans for pilot & sales qualifications 

  • Manage the entire sales lifecycle to achieve key performance metrics tracked in our CRM, such as MQLs, SQLs, Demos realized, number of clients, MRR, ARPA, CAC, Sales Efficiency Ratio, etc. 

  • Collaboratively work with other internal teams, especially Marketing, to achieve a common goal in improving demand generations an growing market share 

  • Coordinate and customize needs-based product demos in collaboration with the Customer Success team, and/or lead where appropriate/required 

  • Attend industry tradeshows and after-hours networking events   

Nice to Have  

  • Experience working for a SaaS startup

  • Sales experience in the water sector  

  • Experience using, and managing CRM (Hubspot) 

Does this role sound like the next step in your career? 

Then we want to hear from you!  If you don’t meet all of our requirements exactly, then we invite you to use your cover letter to tell us about your unique experience - we understand that talent comes from many places and that skills are transferable.  

Our commitment to an extraordinary work environment 

At Pani, our values drive how we work with each other, and we believe that being yourself at your place of work is just as important as the work you do. We strive to foster an inclusive and diverse community for all employees from all walks of life. So, no matter your gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, ethnicity, race, age, or geographical location, we are a community that welcomes you. 

Our Pani Recruitment Team personally reviews each application. 

More Details
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: [REMOTE]
Experience Required: Mid-Senior Level
Date Published: 24 Aug 2023
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