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Business Development Manager – Solar - Cape Town

Published

21 July 2022

Location

Cape Town

Region

South Africa

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

R 340K – R360K CTC per annum + commission

Start Date

ASAP

Technology

Solar

Industry

Renewable Energy

Contact Name

Naydene Varnicker

Description

We are seeking an innovative and analytical Business Development Manager to obtain and manage third-party developer joint ventures for a fast-growing company transforming the green energy market. This is your chance to grow your career and reputation in the renewable energy industry across Africa. Are you recently graduated with a commerce or finance degree under your belt? Then you should apply now, this role doesn’t require experience, just a super analytical mind and a keen interest in finances and renewable energy!

This is your chance to make a significant impact on local communities through renewable technology and development while reaping the benefits with a competitive commission structure. Although the job needs a Cape Town resident, you will get the chance to work from home and occasionally be travelling to the False Bay area. We need someone with a basic understanding of accounting principles and excellent interpersonal and communication skills as you will be engaging with various stakeholders. If you are someone that has completed a UCT Postgrad in Entrepreneurship is highly preferable for this role, and if you’ve acquired an MBA then you are our PERFECT FIT!

The ideal candidate will be responsible for an array of financial tasks including building and optimising financial models, understanding income statements and balance sheets, and managing expenses and budgets. Other responsibilities are developing potential partnerships and creating relevant contracts for partners, managing project planning and execution through scheduling and resource planning, and overseeing market research reports related to regulations, safety, labour issues, GIS taxation, political landscapes and import duties.

If you’re ready to kickstart your career and be part of an energetic, professional team then don’t miss this opportunity, apply now!

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • A Degree in Commerce or Finance
  • Preferrably completed a UCT Postgrad in Entrepreneurship
  • MBA is HIGHLY beneficial

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent risk mitigation abilities
  • Highly driven and innovative mindset
  • Sound accounting and financial understanding
  • Ability to build financial models
  • Can effectively engage with stakeholders
  • Keen interest in renewable technology and electrical systems
  • Ability to identify and establish new strategic opportunities
  • Understanding of health and safety regulations

RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial tasks include building and optimising financial models, understanding income statements and balance sheets, and managing expenses and budgets. You will be required to develop potential partnerships and relevant contracts, manage project planning and execution, and conduct and deliver market research reports related to regulations, safety, taxation, political landscapes and import duties.

SKILLS

  • Highly proficient in MS Excel
  • Exceptional financial and analytical abilities
  • Sound communication skills
  • An ethical approach to business activities

WHO IS ALTGEN?

We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. With entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech | Green Hydrogen

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Sean Gibson

Managing Director

“AltGen is all about effecting change, through people. With integrity, and passion”. 

Managing Director and Founder of the AltGen’ Group. Sean has played a pivotal role in steering and leading the vision and mission of AltGen, making AltGen the only highly specialist renewable energy recruitment firm operating within the renewable energy and sustainability space in Africa. Sean oversees the success of the entire group of AltGen companies.

Sean holds a Master of Philosophy in Sustainable Development from Stellenbosch University as well as an Honours degree from Rhodes University

Robert Veith

Recruitment Director

“Without quality and intelligent effort, there is no success and no reward.”

Joining AltGen in 2014, Robert started as a Recruitment Consultant and has since become our Recruitment Director overseeing the Recruitment and Executive Search division. Robert has extensive experience in securing talent for rare skills in the energy engineering market, including skills to the likes of Power System Engineers, SCADA Engineers, Project Developers and Electrical Engineering skills specific to design.

Through Robert’s leadership, each recruitment team is enabled to focus on their specific area of expertise, ensuring all client hiring needs are met. Through Robert’s years of dedication to sourcing and securing top talent in the industry, he has a wealth of insight into the skills market and provides our clients with a competitive advantage in a scarce skills environment enabling them to effectively execute on some of the most challenging renewable energy projects across Africa. Robert is also responsible for growth of the engineering recruitment team.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management from UNISA as well as a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering from CPUT.

Lindy Taylor

Innovation & Business Development Manager

“The success of an organisation is defined by its people.”

As the Innovation & Business Development Manager, Lindy is responsible for the marketing and business development activities of AltGen. Through her big picture vision, Lindy has enabled AltGen to remain responsive in the cleantech space. She is responsible for engagements with new clients.
 
Lindy initially joined AltGen in 2015 and has grown into being an integral member of the senior management team. She ensures a collaborative approach with clients catering to their custom needs. Her focus is on attaining new clients, as well as handling contractual relationships with new and existing stakeholders.
 
Lindy holds a Bachelor’ Degree in Social Sciences from Rhodes University.

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Chris Roetz

Workforce Management Services: General Manager

“My goal is to deliver exceptional operational performance within AltGen – Northern Cape building on people, energy and sustainability”

Chris Roetz oversees AltGen’s Workforce Management division in the Northern Cape. He is responsible for the successful execution of HR advisory and management services for clients’ utility-scale projects in the region. Currently, Roetz mobilises an outsourced staff complement of over 200 employees. He also steers AltGen’s Solar Works programme in conjunction with his Pofadder based team.

Chris has 20 years of professional experience in an HR and outsourced staffing capacity within the energy environment and holds a National Diploma in Human Resource Management from UNISA.

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Muslim Janoowala

Consulting Services: Senior Consultant & Business Development Lead

“My focus is to be able to do impactful work, being in the front lines of the development sector finding solutions to safe and reliable drinking water, power and sanitation”

Muslim Janoowala drives AltGen’s consulting services arm. Muslim has 10+ years of experience in the renewable energy, water and general engineering space in Eastern Africa and has played an instrumental role in the success of AltGen consulting engagement on the AFD Green Mini-grid Programme in Kenya. His expertise caters to M&E activities, project management, impact analysis and assessments of funded water and renewable energy programmes that “enlighten” and uplift communities in rural Africa.

Muslim holds an MSc in Construction Management from Cass Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering in Architectural Environment Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

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Wiehahn de Jager

Senior Consultant & Team Lead

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

Wiehahn de Jager has specialist recruitment expertise in the finance sector and has worked on various mandates for large international and national clients on both a retained and contingency basis. Wiehahn has gained an in-depth understanding of the professional skills operating within the capital markets, fin-tech, and green finance space, with a keen focus on talented professionals within the African context. He has a strong track record successfully working on a range of skill levels, from Directors to Analysts, with a special focus on professionals from mid-level up to Corporate Executives.

Wiehahn holds a Bachelor in Law from the University of Stellenbosch.

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Robert Slater

Senior Consultant & Team Lead

“I love to serve people and be the steppingstone between them and their dream job.”

Robert Slater is an expert in the talent acquisition of carbon management, environmental and social governance-related professionals across Africa. Robert has successfully closed mandates for clients who are focused on sourcing skills with experience in climate change, clean cooking, sustainability, and agricultural environments.

Slater cares deeply for people and the planet, he has a Life Coach Training certification from New Insights and volunteers at ON A MISSION, an NPO which enables businesses and individuals to invest in carbon offset projects. He holds an Honours Degree in Environmental Management from UNISA.

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Natascha Marais

Consultant

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. I look for people who want to change the world and introduce them to like-minded companies.”

Natascha Marais is highly skilled when it comes to sourcing those “unicorns” for our clients in the OEM, AI and technology, economic development, and legal spaces.

Natascha has proven experience in identifying and onboarding professionals to the likes of business developers, sales, and account managers as well as technical sales or software developer skills.

Marais holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Law from Pearson Institute.

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