Sales Engineer (Ref: JRSE)

Position in the Engineering sector in Pietermaritzburg - Anywhere in South Africa
Posted On Tuesday 20 December 2022
Job Description:

Main job function

Visiting customers and potential customers to evaluate needs or promote products.

• Prepare and deliver technical presentations explaining products to customers and prospective customers.

• Increase revenue with current, new customers and new product technologies.

• Manage the Distributor customer portfolio

• Orders to be processed correctly and immediately upon receipt.

• Ensure quotes/tenders submitted on time and complete with all returnable documents as requested by customers

• Provide technical support in the completion of quotes and tenders when required.

• Manage and report on running contracts and activities for the month

• Follow up and update quotes on quotation module and report on success rate.

• Create and complete call log register;

• Run yearly customer satisfaction survey, analyse and summarise results, liaise with the Business Development Manager on response plan.

• Complete gift register with integrity

• Generate and forward all picking tickets to the relevant stakeholders.

• Generate and forward order acknowledgements to customers

• File offers and orders processed both electronically and in the archives.

• Submit updated delivery schedules to customers on a weekly basis

• Log all tenders and projects in the projects outstanding list  

• Traveling locally in South Africa to visit customers following the approved travel plan.


      Grade 12 or equivalent

      Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (Low Current) or equivalent.

      Experience Required

      2 years’ Electrical Engineering (Low Current) - automation experience in a manufacturing environment


2 years’ Electrical Engineering (Low Current) - automation experience in a manufacturing environment


 Skills and Abilities

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in English

• Customer-centric approach

• Ability to build and sustain good customer relationships

• Persistence and self-motivation

• Negotiation

• Ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders

• Planning, organising and coordination skills

• Presentation skills

• Resilient and ability to withstand high levels of pressure and deadlines

• Must be willing and able to travel


Professional Ethics

              Personal credibility – displaying high ethical standards



      Meeting sales targets


      Business acumen – understand business and customer needs

      Technical knowledge in electrical and/or mechanical engineering

      Reading, understanding and processing of tenders

      Knowledge of Incoterms and letters of credits

      Knowledge of electrical power transmission and distribution will be an added advantage.


A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.



Please contact Jenny Rathbone