6 May 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
R360 - R450K CTC per annum + commission
Start Date
Renewable Energy
Southern Africa
Contact Name
Ivan Pienaar
Western Cape


Our client is an esteemed international player in the monitoring and control of solar power plants, now they have their eyes set on South Africa and are looking for an exceptional Sales Manager to steer their growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a key focus on South Africa to start with. 

If you are the person we are looking for, you will be someone who is driven by targets, you are motivated by numbers and have a strong understanding of the solar PV players in South Africa. You will have a brilliant network of EPC and IPP players that you can leverage and sell their energy solutions to. Further to this, we want to know all about the KPIs you have exceeded and the types of clients you work with. This is one of those opportunities that doesn't come around often, you will play a key role in developing the brand in Africa and growing a team around you through your vision and ability to deliver. This is the opportunity that allows you to quickly move up the ranks within the firm as they take on the South African market and our beautiful continent.


If this sounds like a career move that was meant for you, apply now!

Education Requirements

  • Degree in Engineering, finance or a commercial related qualification is ideal

Experience Requirements

  • Previous experience in sales within the solar energy sector in South Africa
  • Proven ability to meet sales KPIs and drive growth
  • Understanding of the sales process and dynamics
  • Strong understanding of solar PV systems and the monitoring and control thereof


Driving rapid growth of the firm through your strong solar sales expertise.


  • Excellent Afrikaans and English communication skills
  • Competency in MS Office
  • Passionate about solar energy
  • Committed to excellent customer service
  • Team player
  • Superb interpersonal skills, including the ability to quickly build rapport with clients and partners
  • Able to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated and dynamic
  • Negotiation and closing skills

Work Hours

  • 8 - 5pm, 5 days a week

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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