Energy & Utilities

Creating Sustainable and Profitable Growth

Go-to-Market Strategies to Succeed in an Evolving Energy Market

The energy and utilities industry faces complex challenges that drive the need for innovation and change.

As customers increasingly tap into new and different forms of energy products and services, energy and utility providers need to adapt to changing needs and preferences. Organizations are investing in deeper customer insights, developing new offerings and revisiting their go-to-market model to better partner with and service their customers. Adapting and staying competitive requires a cohesive GTM strategy that transforms the customer experience.

Leading companies turn to Alexander Group to define strategic priorities and create the Sales, Marketing and Operational structures needed to succeed.

How We Help

  • Prioritize customers & market segments: Confirm segmentation models and develop tactical targeting for customer-facing roles. Develop firmographic drivers and customer profiles that facilitate prioritization. Integrate new targeting schemes for customers (prospects and current) into CRM and account plans.
  • Redefine job models to reach, partner and serve: Revise R&Rs and workload models for customer facing roles and reveal prospect and expansion selling potential. Define and clarify required commercial activities that drive success across customer lifecycle, internal partners, and products and services
  • Connect sales process & value messaging: Develop new value messaging and refresh sales process playbooks and training, especially with greater and more complex solution sets. Re-confirm and integrate sales stages for sales cycle progression and build pipelines with more relevant data. Engage front-line sales manager coaching that facilitate plays and pipeline reviews.
  • Leverage cross-selling & usage of specialists Ensure clarity of team selling rules of engagement (ROE) for specific GTM/segment teams. Align incentive comp plans with product objectives, degree of influence and time allocations. Re-examine cross-selling responsibilities given the increase in virtual interactions.
  • Redesign commercial model enablement: Upgrade revenue operations to facilitate commercial initiatives, including segmentation, playbooks and quotas. Prioritize and drive targeted program investments based on ROI and requirements across segments. Partner with leadership, collect and report on success metrics for new commercial models.
  • Realign incentive compensation: Develop new measures, weights and payout curves that drive an updated commercial model. Examine all commercial roles to ensure alignment of KPIs and behaviors. Finally, manage the change with messaging and tools to enable sellers to win.

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Upcoming Business Services Events

  • Financial & Business Services: Create a Winning Strategy to Elevate Commercial Talent

    Virtual Roundtable

    Are you ready to take your commercial talent to the next level in 2023? Join industry experts for an interactive and engaging discussion on how to overcome the common challenges of commercial talent management and create a winning strategy that drives your business growth and performance.

    You will hear from Alexander Group’s Business Services practice leads, who will share the key findings from our latest survey of nearly 200 North American commercial leaders. You will have the opportunity to network with other commercial leaders and exchange ideas and experiences on topics such as:

    • How to cope with the labor market instability and talent funnel issues
    • How to upskill/reskill your commercial talent to match industry needs and shift company priorities
    • How to differentiate yourself from your competitors and attract/retain top talent
    • How to define and communicate your vision, mission and objectives for your commercial talent
    • How to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment for your commercial talent
    • Wednesday, June 21, 2023
      12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
    • Virtual
  • EMEA Sales Comp Community: First Sales Comp Design Question Everyone Asks: “What Are My Measures?”

    Virtual Roundtable

    Sales compensation weights and measures communicate both the sales strategy and the definition of success to individual sellers. In this way, selecting the appropriate measures can be the difference between a general plan that fails due to lack of specificity and a tailored plan that creates the role-specific outcomes required. In this virtual session for the EMEA Sales Compensation Community, we will share best practices on how to choose between the myriad of measure options available as well data on the best weight and measures used in the marketplace.

    • Wednesday, June 28, 2023
      2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. BST
    • Virtual
  • Sales Compensation Symposium

    Get the latest metrics, sales compensation and quotas insights/practices leading companies are using to drive revenue growth, manage costs and attract/retain talent. Registration is complimentary.

    • Tuesday, August 15, 2023
      12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET
    • Virtual
  • Executive Forum

    Join hundreds of senior sales, marketing, commercial and operations leaders to share stories of transformation, connect 1:1 virtually, and take away actionable ideas for how to win in an ever-changing 24×7 customer environment.

    • Wednesday, October 25, 2023 –
      Friday, October 27, 2023
    • The Breakers | Palm Beach, Florida

Join our Energy & Utilities Community

Alexander Group’s community enables leading executives to share insights and takeaways for immediate use. Participants engage with sales leaders in interactive discussions while gaining knowledge on best practices, pitfalls and challenges.