Sales Manager – Port Elizabeth (Ref VG061) – Government Job Vacancies in Port Elizabeth

Isisekelo Recruitment


Our client being a well known manufacturer in construction and building products is looking for an experienced Sales Manager that has some experience in the steel sector. This commercially proven role will be accountable for supporting the development of the groups Innovation and Business Development strategies

Duties & Responsibilities

  • This role will be responsible for stimulating an environment of innovation and entrepreneurship and supporting the commercial activities of the company to achieve targeted growth and expansion objectives through new business products and development
  • Success will primarily be achieved through development and delivery of an innovation pipeline of compelling, market validated and commercially ready products, solutions, services, and new business opportunities, in addition to assisting the rolling out of any planned new products and solutions that the group undertakes


Key Responsibilities:

  • Working in close collaboration with Sales team; strategic optimization of the product portfolio to ensure sustainable sales, market share and revenue/contribution growth
  • Supporting the channel strategy and commercialization of  the company’s pre-engineered buildings within South Africa in collaboration with the Business Head
  • Assist the company to achieve aggressive market penetration
  • Develop and maintain a rolling Two (2) year Innovation and new Business Development Pipeline which includes commercial validation for products, solutions, and services
  • Drive concept and development, including consumer and go to market research, help guide decision making on any operational impacts and capital requirements and ensure commercial feasibility for opportunities with close collaboration and feedback from key stakeholders
  • Work with the Sales team to conduct competitive and consumer deep dives to understand key market trends and develop consumer foresight and implications for future opportunities
  • Be a key business partner, seeking input and feedback from marketing and sales teams to ensure relevant and execution effectiveness
  • Monitor and measure effectiveness of initiatives post implementation and regular reporting of pipeline progress to plan
  • Determine the most appropriate route/s for commercialization in progressing the implementation of identified opportunities
  • Develop a broad network of contacts/relationships across the Industry
  • Help to engender a culture of innovation awareness within South Africa
  • With legal support develop licences and other appropriate agreements to commercialize opportunities. Ensure that personal ways of working are consistent with the values and culture of the group

Desired Experience & Qualification


  • Minimum academic qualification: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Qualifications as an added advantage: MBA


Experience Required:

  • General work experience (years): At least 10 years of senior management experience
  • Specific to the position (level/discipline/years): At least 7 years’ experience in sales, business development, brand development and extensive related market experience


Key Competencies and Skills:

  • Ability to think forward intuitively with a strong bias for action
  • A natural problem solver who develops and works through solutions
  • Ability to translate consumer insights into plausible concepts with market demographics, consumer behaviours and customers in mind
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and positively contribute
  • Creative thinker
  • Strong experience in qualitative and quantitative research/analytics with excellent communication skills  Excellent numeric and analytical skills, with a strong ability to identify opportunities
  • Excellent stakeholder management, with the ability to win strong support for ideas and build relationships
  • High energy with ability to meet tight deadlines


Language: • English as a business language 

Computer literacy: • MS Office – Word, PowerPoint, and Excel advanced essential • SAP • Navision

Package & Remuneration



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