Spanish Flexibility Lead

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Valencia, ESP, Spain

Posted on: 2023-09-27

Category: energy

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About the company:

We're on a mission to make a big green dent in the universe by building a truly sustainable energy system globally.

That means making power greener, smarter, and more affordable for everyone.

We put customers at the heart of everything we do: with always-fair prices, transparency and outrageous customer service.

We drive system change: with transformative tech to make renewable energy the norm and end global reliance on fossil fuels.

Octopus Energy Group is made up of 10 businesses spanning 6 countries across 3 continents, including: Octopus Energy Retail, Kraken Technologies, Octopus Energy Generation, Kraken Flex, Octopus Electric Vehicles, and the Octopus Centre for Net Zero. More on OEG @

More recently, we have acquired the green energy start up Umeme in order to bring the green energy revolution to the Spanish market. Read more HERE.

It's in making this vision a reality that we are looking for you to help us achieve this.

Welcome to the future of energy

We are both an electricity retailer and a tech platform and we think there is no better way to address our greatest challenge, climate change, than with the combination of those two.

Through our proprietary tech platform, Kraken, we are changing the way people interact with their energy company - by making it approachable, low cost, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, 100% renewable.  We’ve distinguished ourselves by being named 2020’s Energy Provider of the Year, which highlights our commitment to exceptional customer service. In many markets we are a leading employer on Glassdoor for best places to work.

We are looking for a flexibility lead in Spain to supercharge our internationalisation efforts. The Flexibility team at Octopus is responsible for creating and deploying next-generation smart tariffs and offers to customers around the world - we are working to maximise MW under management and use these to create value for customers. The team’s work includes Intelligent Octopus - our leading managed demand product with 60,000 devices under control and growing rapidly - and initiatives like Saving Sessions - our leading demand shift programme in homes.

We need a locally based member of the global flex team and the Spanish team, reporting to the senior leadership group, who can act as a liaison between local teams and the wider group. They will need to own and be responsible for delivering the Spanish flex strategy, build new products and offerings that work for customers in the local market, and support the efforts of our business in Spanish to accelerate energy’s transition to a flexible future. They are responsible for delivering growth for the flexibility portfolio.

We would prefer someone who can work in our Spain (Valencia) office but will consider remote candidates (warning: the bar is much higher). You do need to be able to work in Spain/EU without a VISA though.

Above all, we’re looking for someone who thrives on providing alternative opinions, challenging those around them and being challenged.

What you'll do

  • Launch attractive flexible energy offerings for the Spanish market, including Intelligent Octopus and new products, and drive customer growth. Work with local and global teams to set product requirements, and localise and implement in the country.
  • Understand, qualify, and successfully monetise aggregated loads in all relevant markets and services, with an emphasis on driving market evolution in parallel.
  • Engage stakeholders, including the regulator, government and system operators, to widen market accessIdentify and secure new opportunities for flexibility across the energy system, from generation through to demand.
  • Identify and cultivate strategic partnerships to grow Flexibility programmes.
  • Partner with marketing and acquisition teams to grow customer and assets managed by Intelligent Octopus.
  • Drive thought leadership around the energy transition and champion a consumer-centric energy system.
  • What you'll have

  • Good understanding of energy market rules (ideally Spanish energy markets) and a network in the local market, experience working directly with energy markets or ancillary services is a plus.
  • High ownership - you take responsibility for your work and drive stuff at pace independently.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset - you can value and pursue highest-value opportunities.
  • Delivery focus - you understand and can provide evidence on how to get stuff done and work across a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Strong and confident communication both written and verbal.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English, other European languages a plus.
  • Passion for shaping the energy transition in Spain and an ability to get stakeholders behind this mission.
  • Strong problem solving and lateral thinking skills
  • What you'll love about us

  • Our company culture - we won best company to work for in 2019 and our CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people   
  • Flexible working environment - genuine work life balance here, we are in the top 5 companies in the UK, we treat you as a human, and do our best to make work and life merge smoothly together 
  • Relaxation - we don’t count your holidays here, we work hard, and so we know you need to play hard as well (within reason of course) 
  • Equity Options Scheme - you own your own part of the business, share options in the whole Octopus Energy Group so we all work together towards success 
  • Office culture - have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get it. Our offices are also stocked with fruit, breakfast, great coffee and soft drinks. Weekly on a Friday we all get together (this happens virtually too) for company updates and drinks - we call it Family Dinner 
  • Your development is important - we support and help with development including internal and external courses, learning, study support etc, all bespoke to you 
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