Our client is one of the largest western manufacturers of PV solar modules in the world. They’re looking for a Director of Operations & Sales to head up their Sub Saharan Africa division, working out of South Africa. The job entails driving sales & operations for the region, with full P&L responsibility. You will be responsible for Sales, Sales Operations, Logistics, Finance and Office Services, offering management, support and guidance to the multinational team in the regional HQ. A strong emphasis on business growth including sales and business development is also a feature of this role. In return you’ll get the opportunity to work with one of the most established manufacturers in the region with an unrivalled pipeline of gigawatts and the most cutting edge technology on the market. The salary for the role starts at EUR 120,000 per year and comes with an excellent performance based bonus scheme.
Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.
Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.
The client is looking for international candidates in the African market, or those willing to relocate to South Africa.
Experience in regional sales and operations specific to Sub Saharan Africa is an absolute must, and any local language skills (such as Afrikaans, French or Dutch) are a major bonus.
In order to be considered for the role, you’ll bring to the table at least 10 years of experience in the solar module market, with the last 5 of these being spent in a management position driving sales and reporting to a board of directors.
A strong educational background is essential, and a bachelors degree in either an economics or engineering based subject is a must. Special consideration will be given to candidates possessing an MBA or a renewable energy specific masters qualification.
Personality wise, you will be determined and with a strong drive to succeed. Proactive, pragmatic and reliable under pressure, you’ll thrive on new challenges and have an eye for a business opportunity.
About the Company
Matchtech is a leading global engineering recruitment specialist, with over 30 years’ experience in successfully matching job-seekers with hiring employers within the engineering industry. Our 300-strong team of dedicated recruitment consultants provide recruitment services across core engineering sectors including, aerospace, automotive, energy, infrastructure and maritime. We also offer specialist recruitment within the growing field of engineering technology.
We are passionate about quality and work to the most rigorous standards in the recruitment industry. Our goal is to always exceed the expectations of our customers by providing the best delivery and the highest quality service possible.