Sales Engineer (Ref: JRSE)
Remuneration: Market related

Position in the Engineering sector in Pinetown - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Friday 24 March 2023
Job Description:

A local manufacturer of Insulators is looking for a Sales Engineer to join the team. The purpose of the role is to market and sell products to customers in the local and international market. The position reports directly to the Business Development Manager.

Please email application through to

Key Responsibilities

Research, identify and prospect new potential customers.

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; and

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

Minimum Qualifications

National Diploma in Electrical /Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Possess a valid driver’s license 

Experience Required

3 years’ experience in a Sales or Engineering role

Tendering experience compulsory

Experience in working with letters of credits and Incoterms

Computer experience including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


Key Skills and Knowledge Required


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


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.


Work Systems

MS Office (Word; Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)






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