Technical Sales and Product Manager (m/f) for IBC SOLAR South Africa

Company: IBC SOLAR South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
Location:South Africa (Johannesburg)
Position:Full time

Introduction

IBC SOLAR is a leading global solutions and services provider for photovoltaics and energy storage. Since 1982 the family-owned and operated company offers complete solutions for power production from solar energy and covers the entire spectrum, from planning to the turnkey handover of photovoltaic installations.

IBC SOLAR has been operating in South Africa since 2017. The scope of our local business activities is being an integrated solar systems and services provider, wholesale of PV components and operating through an installer network system in Southern Africa.

To strengthen and enhance our position in the market we are looking for a Technical Sales and Product Manager for Gauteng and surrounding markets reporting to the Managing Director in Cape Town.

Responsibilities

  • Technical selling, consultation and support of customers and in respect of the company’s PV products and systems in both – commercial and residential markets.
  • Acquisition and development of new customers in Gauteng and surrounding provinces and countries
  • Responsible for contractual negotiations as well as the conclusion of contracts
  • Responsible for reaching sales and profit targets
  • Preparation of Quotations, Client Follow Up, Product and Stock Consulting and Order Confirmation to Clients.
  • Active support of sales staff in the preparation of sales offers in respect of technical and other aspects.
  • Organisation and commencement or regular technical product and system trainings with clients where new products are introduced or system configurations and commissioning are shown.
  • Gaining internal knowledge about new products or updates and changes. Internal processing and presentation in the company’s knowledgebase and training of colleagues.
  • Preparing PV designs in the company’s design software PV Manager. Commencement of internal and external trainings herein.
  • Analyses and Assessment of market and customer requirements for new products and solutions.
  • Cooperation and collaboration with the Technical Application Engineers of IBC SOLAR AG in Germany

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Knowledge and experience in the solar field is a necessity
  • Minimum 3 years technical experience in the solar industry, preferably as technical sales.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Outstanding skillset in the interaction with and servicing of customers, as well as the ability to present and negotiate therein.
  • Excellent Afrikaans and English skills
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced, customer facing environment
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and effectively multi-task daily and meet deadlines
  • Assertive, confident and clear communicator – via e-mail, phone and face-to-face
  • Highly proficient with desktop applications such as Adobe Acrobat Professional, MS Office, and Internet Explorer including an ability to learn new IT systems
  • Frequent travel within the region
  • Must have valid state driver’s license

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Attractive vacation, sickness and holiday arrangements
  • Career path opportunities for top performers

Your application

Are you interested to work with an established company characterised by a flat hierarchy and short decision-making processes? Where your commitment and your ideas can make a difference? If yes, please let us have your application which should include your letter of motivation, C.V. and a passport photo. We also accept scanned documents by mail. Please let us know your earliest possible date of starting your new job and your salary expectations.

Legal Advice

By sending your application to IBC SOLAR South Africa (Pty) Ltd. you agree that your personal information may be stored electronically for IBC SOLAR's internal use. Your data will be treated confidentially according to the South African Data Protection Act.

If you are applying for a position that is presently occupied, but IBC SOLAR believes that your credentials might be suitable for another position, IBC SOLAR reserves the right to distribute your application internally to other departments. If you do not agree to this proceeding, please advise us in writing.

Address:

IBC SOLAR South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Mr. Daniel Haitzler

6th Floor at The Bureaux

The Point Center, 76 Regent Road

Sea Point 8060

Cape Town, South Africa

info@ibc-solar.co.za