Product Manager Cables (Johannesburg based)

Responsible for growing and supporting the cable business of a division of a  listed company

  • support branch resources to grow their overall cable business and targets
  • provide technical resources to grow the overall cable business at target margins
  • Assist in the generation of product quotations or proposals as required by customers or branch resources
  • Perform joint sales calls with our Account Managers or Branch Managers to provide technical, application or sales support
  • Assist branch sales resources in pricing levels to ensure profitable and successful projects or quotations
  • Explore and evaluate new cable related product opportunities to expand our product and services offering. Present these opportunities to Managing Director for approval
  • Conduct surveys or face-to face meetings with customers to obtain insight on their requirements and utilize this data to prepare proposals
  • Provide or recommend technical, application or sales training to educate staff on cable products. This could be delivered directly by the PM or indirectly by an appropriate supplier
  • Provide market information, if requested, to assist in winning business

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Matric Certificate/NQF Level 4 Electrical Qualification or Equivalent;
  • At Least 4-5 Years’ Product management Experience in the Electrical Engineering Industry (Electrical Background is Critical); and
  • Previous Customer Service /product management Experience
  • Experience with SANS approved mining cable and specialised reeling cables advantageous.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sales negotiation skill set is essential;
  • Customer service skill set;
  • Strong communication skills – english language – verbal and written;
  • Must be very dynamic and high performance individual
  • Be able to interact with customers up to senior and top management levels.
  • Well developed report writing skills;
  • Well developed problem solving skills;
  • Well developed decision making skills;
  • Previous experience in the Material Handling and Crane industry beneficial
  • Previous experience in Cable Beneficial;

PLEASE send cvs to Grahamk@abantusa.co.za