VP of Strategy

  • Powerhouse Ventures
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • May 31, 2020
Full Time

Job Description

Powerhouse is hiring for a senior leadership position to lead company growth. The VP of Strategy reports directly to the CEO and is the most senior company executive outside of the CEO. The VP of Strategy will lead execution of the innovation firm’s activities. The VP will manage teams that execute business development, partnerships, and product. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of leadership, vision, industry expertise, and a passion for managing teams with a focus on initiative and execution.


  • Oversee the development and execution of Powerhouse’s innovation firm activities in collaboration with Powerhouse’s CEO 

  • Manage the development of Powerhouse’s partner pipeline and sales process

  • Oversee and manage a partnership team to implement contracts with corporations and investors

  • Manage a team that develops and expands Powerhouse’s CRM, data, product, and the development of research and market insight reports

  • Manage a team that plans and executes Powerhouse events and partner workshops

  • Collaborate with the CEO on financial management, hiring, and strategic planning

  • Serve as a key external representative of Powerhouse in meetings with stakeholders, at  conferences, and at events


About You

  • At least 10 years of relevant full-time experience with significant industry experience in clean energy and mobility

  • An inspirational leader who has the ability to build a strong network and serve as a key external representative of Powerhouse

  • Experience managing and leading a team with vision, organization, and a focus on  execution

  • Comfortable building and evolving productive relationships with stakeholders at key partner companies

  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity and thrive in a fast-paced environment with limited support staff

  • Strong decision-making skills, utilizing data to inform decisions and identify financial impact

  • Strong strategic, analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Passion for work that helps to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis and deploy clean energy and next-generation mobility


To be successful, this individual will excel at:

  • Embodying and strengthening Powerhouse’s principles through model leadership and management

  • Developing key personnel into strong, autonomous, leaders and managers

  • Considering intuitively and analytically the financial implications of various decisions

  • Overseeing the development and launch of future initiatives

  • Aligning scale­up efforts with the company’s mission and vision



Competitive pay will be offered commensurate with qualifications, and competitive benefits will be provided. 



Powerhouse is an equal opportunity employer. One of our values is to broaden leadership opportunities to include women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and anyone with an experience historically underrepresented in companies, board rooms, and venture funds. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive, safe, and growth-oriented environment for all members of our team.



Organization type



1-10 employees  


Energy, Capital Investment