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Elemental Excelerator

Planning Manager



Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2023
Hanwha Q CELLS USA Corp (“HQC US”) develops, invests, and delivers solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) projects through Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) services in North America.
The company brings a decade of global leadership in solar PV to deliver utility-scale power generation plants customized for local and regional energy markets. HQC US offers the full spectrum of PV solutions – from the core technology of cells and modules to large-scale project development and investment. With proven capabilities across the solar and battery storage value chain, HQC US minimizes uncertainty and risk and helps customers achieve a higher return on their investment in renewable energy.
The Corporate Planning Manager is responsible for providing the necessary support for business and corporate strategy, planning and operation. Responsibilities include planning, reporting, and other administrative supports for Corporate Planning team. This position reports to the Head of Business Planning & Strategy, or another senior management personnel that the President of the Company may designate.
Qualified candidates will be able to speak and write both English and Korean fluently.
This position will also work directly with all levels within each function to effectively and efficiently complete defined tasks and key projects. The incumbent will be expected to accomplish this with a mindset of continuous improvement consistent with the corporate culture and growth objectives at the company.
This position reports to the Head of Business Development Strategy, or another senior management personnel that the Senior Vice President/President of the Company may designate. This position may be required to travel up to 20% of the time.The Planning Manager is responsible for providing the necessary support for the HQC’s solar tracker strategy, planning and operation. Responsibilities include planning, reporting, and other administrative supports for the Business Planning and Strategy team. This position reports to the Head of Business Planning and Strategy, or another management personnel that the President/Senior Vice President of the Company may designate. This position is located in Irvine, CA (or greater Los Angeles, CA area) and working hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm or 9:00am to 6:00pm local time. This position is expected to travel up to 20%.


  • Work closely with other team members such as Corporate Finance, EPC, Development, IPP and Project Finance to compile data and write reports
  • Collaborate across departments to develop long-term organizational strategy
  • Mid to long-term P&L and cash flows projection
  • Develop achievable short-term goals and analyze progress towards goals such as KPI
  • Work closely with the headquarter on various reports including but not limited to P&L, project progress
  • Work closely with Procurement team to request the module allocation and upload inventory data in the system
  • Manage approval matrix and other corporate documents
  • Host various internal/external management meetings
  • Perform other related duties as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, or another related field, with a minimum of 9 years of progressive experience in business and operations roles;
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience with strong quantitative analytics background; experience in management consulting or corporate planning is preferred
  • Speaking and writing capability in both English and Korean is required;
  • Experience with solar, construction, wind, energy, mechanical, or technology solutions is preferred;
  • High degree of professionalism and conduct at all times,
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering results;
  • Ability to interact cross-functionally and with senior-level management and outside the organization;
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to a fast-paced, changing environment;
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
The anticipated starting pay range of this position, which is to be located in Irvine, CA is $90,000.00 - $115,000.00 base salary per year.
The above-listed salary range is required by the California Pay Transparency Act and may differ depending on the location of those candidates hired nationwide. The salary range shared in the job description is for the listed position and only pertains to the candidate if they work in Irvine, CA. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to internal pay equity, skill set, education, licenses and certifications, geographic location, essential job duties and requirements, and the necessary experience relative to the job’s minimum qualifications. An additional discretionary bonus structure or incentives may be offered as part of the overall compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, dental, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.
· Stationary Position: frequently remains stationary up to 90% of the time and sitting up to 8 hours in a day
· Move/Traverse: infrequently bend, stand, stoop and/or walk
· Carry Weight: infrequently carry weight and/or lift objects (light to heavy) weighing up to 10 pounds
· Hearing and Speech: frequently communicates with the ability to hear and talk on a regular basis with employees, coworkers, and all personnel matters; must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
· Sight: frequent use of sight to detect images on computer, office documents, and office objects near and far
· Climb: occasionally ascends/descends on stairway to get to office upper and lower floors
· Travel: review above travel requirement for this position
· Regular professional, office business setting
· Noise level ranges from low to moderate (if in office setting)
· Noise level ranges from moderate to high (if on construction worksite)
Hanwha Q Cells is proud to be an at-will Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination against race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status and any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Nothing in this statement shall imply implicitly or explicitly a guarantee of employment outside our at-will employment opportunity.