Sales Engineer (Ref: JRSE)

Position in the Engineering sector in Pietermaritzburg - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Wednesday 26 April 2023
Job Description:
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.


 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.




      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

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