AltGen Africa
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    13 May 2024
    87 Forest Drive, Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa
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    Renewable Energy
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    South Africa
    Contact Name
    Robert Veith


    As the Commercial Manager in the renewable energy industry, you always have recruiters on your tail. Having secured partnerships exceeding R10-million, your commercial strategy is sought after by every organisation in the energy game.

    You are the benchmark.  

    Our client is a smart energy-saving company that is making clean energy affordable and reliable for all South Africans. Their offering is diversified to include AI, Advanced hardware, and user-centric design that come together to create innovative energy-saving products that are tailored to residential and commercial markets.

    The potential for growth in this role is exponential. You would be leading our client's South African division with the potential for expansion into neighbouring companies. Having worked with and for some of the biggest brands on the international stage, our client invests in quality when they see it. This is your opportunity to position yourself as integral to the success of rapidly expanding, highly purposeful, and profitable industry. 

    With 10+ years of experience in building and leading world-class teams in the renewable energy sector, you have an impressive track record of commercial success. Closing big-ticket deals ranging upwards to an annual value of R100-million is your bread and butter. Your business strategy would effectively unlock new avenues for our client, resulting in at least a 30% year-on-year revenue growth.

    Your embedded knowledge of the energy market means that you have built deep relationships with the C-Suite at solar companies, property developers, and other industry leaders.

    If you have a genuine vested interest in improving South Africa’s energy system and are excited by the idea of working with a lean, high-calibre team of industry professionals, apply now!  

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    Education Requirements

    • Bachelors degree in business, marketing, engineering or other relevant field
    • MBA preferred

    Experience Requirements

    • 10+ years experience in a commercial leadership role in the energy sector
    • Proven track record of successfully meeting sales targets exceeding R100-million
    • Leadership role that involved the management and growth of 10+ team members
    • Well-established network within the renewable energy market
    • Proven track record of building and retaining commercial partnerships and accounts


    • Develop and implement comprehensive commercial strategies
    • Lead and mentor the B2B sales team to achieve targets
    • Identify and pursue new business opportunities and partnerships
    • Build strong customer relationships and drive customer success
    • Collaborate with the product team on go-to-market strategies
    • Work with product marketing for sales collateral and lead generation
    • Develop accurate revenue forecasts and track performance
    • Represent our client at industry events, positioning the company as a thought leader


    • Data-driven decision-maker
    • Excellent negotiator
    • Enjoy the challenge of closing complex deals
    • Strong leadership ability
    • Empathetic and purpose-driven
    • Confident public speaker

    Who Is AltGen?

    We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and sustainability jobs across the globe. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency with offices in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Mauritius, and the United Kingdom, 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 renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the world and are rapidly expanding.

    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 | Wheeling | Energy Trading | ESG | Sustainability | Carbon Management.

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