South Africa

Category Specialist: Solar

Company ACDC Express
Reference # PE-CSS-001
Published 31/03/2021
Contract Type Permanent/Contract
Salary Market Related
Location Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

ACDC Dynamics a leading manufacturer, importer and distributor of quality products in the electrical, electronics, pumps, and tools industry is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Solar Sales Specialist to join our driven Team for our ACDC Express Port Elizabeth Franchise.

If you want to be part of a team that has helped lead, shape and drive the renewables sector then this is the team to be part of. Our entrepreneurial results-oriented culture enables quick decision-making, encourages a hands-on approach, a high degree of adaptability and flexibility, and personal accountability, and provides exceptional opportunities for professional and personal growth. It provides an opportunity for an experienced forward thinking and creative professional, who is passionate about making a difference to our world, to be part of a company with a purpose.

Job Functions Retail,Sales,Technical
Industries Electrical,Manufacturing,Retail

The Category Specialist Solar is responsible for maintaining an array of customer accounts as well as achieving high sales targets. These are also responsible for building strong sustainable relationships with existing as well as new clients.

Provide Technical support and advice on RSA standards as well as specify products into applications for Industry


This includes business development (sourcing new opportunities) as well as project development and execution.

Analysis of the marketplace as well as design and execute a market strategy based on their product offering and relative to the client base demographics by reporting back to the divisional manager on a monthly basis.

Identify and capitalise on new product opportunities by positioning respective product range in client stores.

Together with respective Category managers, develop product launch programs as well as arranging customer days or product awareness campaigns within our client portfolio, within one month of the product being received.

Liaise with Category Manager ensuring sales targets are met by responding to client emails and calls within 48 hours and formulating enquiries and weekly quotes.

Analysing current marketplace by giving feedback on important market and competitive information to the relevant Category manager on a weekly basis

Train clients and staff on products in a structured manner in prearranged weekly intervals

Generate new leads, follow up on leads within 48 hours and execute sales strategies given by category manager and develop existing customers weekly

Utilize sample stock, demo suitcases, catalogues and charts to promote respective product awareness with every customer visit

Managing employer’s expectations, client relationships and always providing these with excellent service and support.

Feedback all suggestions for improvement via market research to respective Category manager on a weekly basis

Continuously assist in, as well as liaising with any business partners with respects to any exhibition of any type with reference to ACDC Dynamics and making yourself available for such an event to assist in ensuring the smooth running of such expo

Planning as well as submission of weekly calls.

Reporting on sales activities weekly Identify possibilities for turnkey projects and propose turnkey solutions with the help of the relevant Category/Brand managers, Category/Brand Specialist and Systems Integrators.

Conduct 4 to 8 weekly calls on industry in order to provide solutions and product offerings.



Electrical Qualifications B. Tech, B.sc

Knowledge of Helioscope

Own, reliable Car

Vaid Driver's License

Experience 5 years of sales in a Solar environment

External Sales experience

Experience with South African National Standards

5 years’ experience in Atex and electrical environments

Must be able to travel

Fluent in English and Afrikaans

Available to work from 7.30am each day until 5.00pm and every second Saturday until 1pm


Excellent networking skills

Innovative and self-starter

Show Tenacity in difficult circumstances

Accuracy in execution of tasks

Strong Negotiation skills

The ability to see opportunities and suggest actions, doing things differently and effectively

Integrity, honesty and having strong moral principles

Positive, Go-Getter attitude

Ability to work under pressure

Have good Interpersonal and Organisational skills

Teamwork as well as work independently, within groups and other divisional groups

Time Management is critical

Excellent Communication and Motivational skills

Ability to work within a disciplined environment

Technically orientated

Attention to detail

Strong, tenacious personality

If you are looking for an opportunity to make use of your talent and ability in a flexible and rewarding environment, then this is the career move for you


Please send CV and credentials to careers@acdc.co.za and in subject line add: Category Solar Specialist
Job Closing Date 14/04/2021
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