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Business Unit Manager - Eastern Cape

Updated 1 day ago
Job Level: Management
Department: Sales (South Africa)

Minimum Requirements

This position reports to: National Sales Manager     

Main Responsibilities:

The Business Unit Manager’s main duties include inter alia the following:

  • Accomplish regional sales human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counselling, and disciplining employees in assigned region; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, reviewing job contributions and enforcing company policies and procedures.
  • Achieve regional sales operational objectives by contributing regional sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; completing stocktake audits; identifying trends; determine regional sales system improvements and implement change where and when required.
  • Meet regional sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analysing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Establishes sales objectives by creating sales plans and quota for the respective regional sales representatives in support of national objectives. Ensure that the sales team are adhering to call plans and the submission thereof on the Intranet to enable Management to generate reports.
  • Maintain and expand customer base by counselling regional sales representatives; building and maintaining rapport with key customers and identifying new customer opportunities.
  • Recommend product lines by identifying new product opportunities, and/or product, packaging, and service changes; surveying consumer needs and trends; tracking competitors.
  • Recommendation of customer training and provide product training and support to S.I’s, and direct accounts
  • Recommend the opening or closing of accounts.
  • Maintain monthly meetings with all your staff and visits to all customers within your region.
  • Recommend pricing for all “special projects” in your region to the National Sales Manager
  • Recommendation and assistance with implementation/participation of promotions and exhibitions and social events etc.
  • Security and general state of company cars, property or equipment held or used by the sales staff

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12 - Essential
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Business Management / Engineering) - Preferable
  • Proven experience in sales – 15 years - Essential
  • Proven experience in managing a sales force – 5 years – Essential

Attributes:

  • Proven business identification and development skills
  • Great communication skills
  • Sound organizational skills
  • Solid negotiation skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Solid accounting skills

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Chantal Gordon (011 928 2111) in the HR Department or email your application to Jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 28 August 2020.



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Business Unit Manager - Kwa-Zulu Natal

Updated 1 day ago
Job Level: Management
Department: Sales (South Africa)

Minimum Requirements

This position reports to: National Sales Manager     

Main Responsibilities:

The Business Unit Manager’s main duties include inter alia the following:

  • Accomplish regional sales human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counselling, and disciplining employees in assigned region; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, reviewing job contributions and enforcing company policies and procedures.
  • Achieve regional sales operational objectives by contributing regional sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; completing stocktake audits; identifying trends; determine regional sales system improvements and implement change where and when required.
  • Meet regional sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analysing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Establishes sales objectives by creating sales plans and quota for the respective regional sales representatives in support of national objectives. Ensure that the sales team are adhering to call plans and the submission thereof on the Intranet to enable Management to generate reports.
  • Maintain and expand customer base by counselling regional sales representatives; building and maintaining rapport with key customers and identifying new customer opportunities.
  • Recommend product lines by identifying new product opportunities, and/or product, packaging, and service changes; surveying consumer needs and trends; tracking competitors.
  • Recommendation of customer training and provide product training and support to S.I’s, and direct accounts
  • Recommend the opening or closing of accounts.
  • Maintain monthly meetings with all your staff and visits to all customers within your region.
  • Recommend pricing for all “special projects” in your region to the National Sales Manager
  • Recommendation and assistance with implementation/participation of promotions and exhibitions and social events etc.
  • Security and general state of company cars, property or equipment held or used by the sales staff

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12 - Essential
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Business Management / Engineering) - Preferable
  • Proven experience in sales – 15 years - Essential
  • Proven experience in managing a sales force – 5 years – Essential

Attributes:

  • Proven business identification and development skills
  • Great communication skills
  • Sound organizational skills
  • Solid negotiation skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Solid accounting skills

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Chantal Gordon (011 928 2111) in the HR Department or email your application to Jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 28 August 2020.



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DESIGN ENGINEER - ELECTRONIC

Updated 9 months ago
Department: Engineering & Quality

Minimum Requirements

DESIGN ENGINEER - ELECTRONIC

Design Engineering

This position reports to: Head Designer - Electrical

 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Electronic design (Conception, design, simulation, specify bill of materials, assembly, integration, documentation) of assemblies or systems for use in:
  • Products for electrical protection.
  • Test equipment to support manufacturing processes.
  • Liaise with internal and external role players (e.g. Quality Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Process Engineering, Project Management, Certification, Tool Design, Procurement, Suppliers, Sales, Export) to support innovation, design and manufacturing.
  • Provide ad hoc support to all the role players.
  • Implement best practices and apply safety standards to designs.
  • Perform failure analysis investigations for quality improvements and implement corrective actions.
  • May be required to occasionally travel to customers, suppliers or CBI’s other sites.
     
    Qualifications and Experience
  • Grade 12
  • Minimum BSc (Eng.)  / BEng degree in Electrical/Electronics

Advantageous:

  • Experience in mixed signal design and circuit layout
  • Experience in writing software / embedded firmware
  • Experience in data acquisition
  • Knowledge of networking and database design
  • Driver’s License and valid passport

Attributes

  • Self-motivated, taking ownership of projects
  • Work independently and in a team as required

 



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Equipment Designer

Updated 1 day ago
Job Level: Professional
Department: Production

Minimum Requirements

This position reports to: Toolroom Manager

 

Main Responsibilities

  • Areas of responsibility include inter alia the following:
  • Design of jigs and fixtures, equipment and press tools, for example manual, semi-automated and fully automated pneumatic assembly devices, inspection gauges, test-jigs, spot welding-jigs, single
  • stage and multistage progression tools.
  • Maintain department procedures.
  • Modify designs to latest revision status.
  • Adhere to projected design completion dates.
  • Assist and consult with engineering – industrialization and fabrication on requirements.
  • Adhere to CBI quality standards.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • N5 essential
  • Trade tested as a Toolmaker
  • Minimum of five years design experience
  • CAD knowledge preferably Unigraphics and Cadkey

 

Attributes

  • Detail orientated
  • Self-motivated
  • Self-Starter
  • Excellent Communication Skills

 

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Chantal Gordon (011 928 2111) in the HR Department or email your application to Jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 28 August 2020.



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Front End Software Engineer

Updated 1 day ago
Job Level: Professional
Minimum Requirements

This position reports to: Project Executive and Programme Manager

 

Main Responsibilities

Areas of responsibility include the following:

  • You will be working in a small in-house team of software engineers and project managers, collaborating closely with the in-house electrical engineering team, developing and integrating technology systems that will tie together complex IOT, Cloud-replication and a set of service delivery components that are being delivered by software development partners.
  • Your role will be focused on designing and delivering the front-end systems that will underpin a genuinely revolutionary IOT solution that will change the world immeasurably for the better. You will participate in architectural and service delivery design, define User Interface requirements, help brief and guide software development partners, and validate their delivery of the necessary functionality. You will use your extensive front-end software development skills to provide intuitive and powerful User Interface systems for long term support and administration teams to manage the platform and the client services it provides.
  • You will design, define, integrate and customise UI and reporting components – yourself, in your team, and in association with our software partners. You will test, validate and mercilessly hunt down bugs and broken interfaces. You will show the world that sophisticated software can be reliable, flexible and easy to use – and that can think for itself. 
  • We need someone that has spent years building tech in Linux/BSD environments, has experience building Cloud-native in AWS/Azure/similar. Someone who understands implementing and integrating open source systems, and brings in a flair for advanced technology development and automation and testing best practices.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Electrical Engineering highly advantageous
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Worked with UI frameworks which are fit for purpose within the project scope
  • Backend, frontend and API automation and integration experience
  • Deploying underlying infrastructural services to enable these components, including leading Web server, database and Enterprise Service Bus technologies
  • Have experience in designing systems for high utilisation, high availability deployments
  • Must have some experience deploying to and connecting containers
  • Experience in logging and log analytics, and configuring and maintaining monitoring tools
  • Linux based OS (5-10 years)
  • Git source code management
  • Experience with code deployment and management systems like Jenkins, and infrastructure-as-code (Terraform)
  • Able to provide examples of relevant work

 

Attributes

  • User Experience (UX) design skills and knowledge of best practices to deliver dashboards and configuration panels for end user use and management of IOT application systems
  • Worked with the following types of tools or similar: unstructured search (Elasticsearch), logging (Logstash), analytics, visualisation, graphing (Kibana, Grafana), business insights analytics (PowerBI, Tableau, Jasper)
  • Knowledge of automated testing frameworks and implementations for back-end and front-end testing
  • Manage an end-to-end test plan for the required set of features and execute on it
  • Prior experience in automated testing of APIs
  • Proven development skill in key enterprise software languages such as C++/C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, PHP
  • Understanding of message queues and familiarity with MQTT and rapid development tools like NodeJS
  • Proficiency managing and deploying services on public Cloud and Cloud-native environments
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking and attention to detail
  • Advanced knowledge of Linux systems administration and Identity and Access Management
  • Advanced containerisation knowledge
  • Ability to work both at the office and at home, and self-manage
  • Ability to interact with software contractor partners and multi-disciplinary engineering teams (software, electrical, industrial)

 

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Chantal Gordon (011 928 2111) in the HR Department or email your application to Jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 28 August 2020.



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Project Manager

Updated 1 day ago
Job Level: Professional
Minimum Requirements

This position reports to: Project Executive

 

Main Responsibilities

Areas of responsibility include the following:

  • You will be working in a small in-house team of software engineers and project managers, collaborating closely with the in-house electrical engineering team, developing and integrating technology systems that will tie together complex IOT, Cloud-replication and a set of service delivery components that are being delivered by software development partners.
  • Your role will be to manage the delivery of a team that is building the back-end and front-end systems that will underpin a genuinely revolutionary IOT solution that will change the world immeasurably for the better.
  • You will participate in architectural and integration design, help brief and guide software development partners, and validate their delivery of the necessary functionality.
  • You will relentlessly drive the adoption of enterprise-class product development management and software development management methodologies.
  • We need someone that has spent years managing the build of tech in Linux/BSD environments, has experience in projects that are Cloud-native in AWS/Azure/similar.
  • Someone who understands implementing and integrating open source systems, and brings in a flair for bringing to life automation and testing best practices to create intuitive, reliable and user-friendly technology systems.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • BSc, BIS, BCom or BEng degree in Computer, Software, Information or related Sciences from a reputable university
  • Project Management qualification and minimum four years’ experience in Agile or similar methodologies
  • Certification(s) in leading project management tools such as Jira, LeanKit, Pivotal, etc.
  • At least 5 years prior experience in the role of project manager within a software development environment
  • Agile experience and certification (Scrum Master, SAFE, similar)

 

Attributes

  • Thorough understanding of project management techniques and methods
  • Facilitate product backlog, sprint planning, sprint backlog, sprints
  • Upload projects on selected digital platform and document all aspects of AGILE process
  • Manage timelines for projects with component owners to meet project outcome and deliverables on time and in full
  • Lead project sprint reviews based on project methodology requirement (AGILE/Waterfall)
  • Lead cross-functional support meetings and remove obstacles for successful implementation of projects
  • Lead migration from Waterfall to AGILE project management methods
  • Expert knowledge of MS Office
  • Understanding on PMBOK and Prince2
  • Ability to manage a team of developers in a product/engineering team
  • Experience working with roadmaps and tracking towards strategic, long-term goals
  • Good understanding of IT concepts and the SDLC
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking
  • Proven ability to work independently from home and office without supervision whilst driving decision in a collaborative fashion
  • Ability to interact with software contractor partners and multi-disciplinary engineering teams (software, electrical, industrial)

 

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Chantal Gordon (011 928 2111) in the HR Department or email your application to Jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 28 August 2020.



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Sharepoint Application Developer

Updated 1 day ago
Job Level: Professional
Minimum Requirements

This position reports to: IT Manager

 

Main Responsibilities

Areas of responsibility include the following:

  • Review website and application requirements.
  • Setting tasks and development goals.
  • Configuring the company SharePoint systems to specified requirements.
  • Developing new web components using XML, .NET, SQL, and C#
  • Designing, coding, and implementing scalable applications.
  • Developing SharePoint Document libraries, Wiki sites, Lists, Workflows.
  • Define and Manage Share Point security.
  • Extending SharePoint functionality with forms, web parts, and application technologies.
  • Testing and debugging code.
  • Reviewing website interface and software stability.
  • Troubleshooting software issues.
  • Maintaining and updating SharePoint applications.
  • Providing systems training to staff.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) certification
  • Previous experience as a SharePoint Developer
  • Extensive knowledge of C#, ASP .NET, and .NET Frameworks
  • Familiarity with JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, XML, Jquery, SQL Server, and Web Services
  • High-level coding skills
  • Ability to solve complex software issues
  • Ability to project manage

 

Attributes

  • Detail orientated
  • Self-motivated

 

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Chantal Gordon (011 928 2111) in the HR Department or email your application to Jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 28 August 2020.



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Software Automation Engineer

Updated 1 day ago
Job Level: Professional
Minimum Requirements

This position reports to: Project Executive and Programme Manager

 

Main Responsibilities

Areas of responsibility include the following:

  • You will be working in a small in-house team of software engineers and project managers, collaborating closely with the in-house electrical engineering team, developing and integrating technology systems that will tie together complex IOT, Cloud-replication and a set of service delivery components that are being delivered by software development partners.
  • Your role will be focused on designing and delivering the back-end systems that will underpin a genuinely revolutionary IOT solution that will change the world immeasurably for the better. You will participate in architectural and integration design, help brief and guide software development partners, and validate their delivery of the necessary functionality.
  • You will use your extensive software automation and systems integration skills to chain all the components together into a resilient, scalable and highly efficient software stack.
  • You will design, define, integrate and automate components – yourself, in your team, and in association with our software partners. You will test, validate and mercilessly hunt down bugs and broken workflows. You will show the world that sophisticated software can be reliable, flexible and easy to use – and that can think for itself. 
  • We need someone that has spent years building tech in Linux/BSD environments, has experience building Cloud-native in AWS/Azure/similar. Someone who understands implementing and integrating open source systems, and brings in a flair for advanced technology development and automation and testing best practices.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Electrical Engineering highly advantageous
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience
  • Worked with automation frameworks which are fit for purpose within the project scope
  • Knowledge of MSTOP, ITIL and eTOM based processes is important
  • Backend, frontend and API automation and integration experience
  • Deploying underlying infrastructural services to enable these integrations, including leading databases, message queue and Enterprise Service Bus technologies
  • Develop or customise and manage the APIs required for these integrations, including experience in leading API management tools
  • Must have some experience deploying to and connecting containers
  • Scale and load-based automated test experience
  • Experience in logging and log analytics, and configuring and maintaining monitoring tools
  • Linux based OS (5-10 years)
  • Moderate level of networking experience (core routing and IP skills)
  • Git source code management
  • Experience with code deployment and management systems like Jenkins and infrastructure-as-code tools like Terraform
  • Able to provide examples of relevant work

 

Attributes

  • Knowledge of major service automation frameworks, tools and methodologies
  • Knowledge of automated testing frameworks and implementations for back-end and front-end testing
  • Manage an end-to-end test plan for the required set of features and execute on it
  • Prior experience in automated testing of APIs
  • Proven development skill in key enterprise software languages such as C++/C#, Java, Python, PHP
  • Experience with integration using Camel, Kafka, JBoss or equivalent ESM/message bus frameworks
  • A firm understanding of the latest CI/CD, DevOps and automation testing technologies and best practices
  • Proficiency managing and deploying services on public Cloud and Cloud-native environments
  • Excellent English communication skills to collaborate with a service-oriented team
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking
  • Advanced knowledge of Linux systems administration and Identity and Access Management
  • Advanced containerisation knowledge
  • Ability to work both at the office and at home, and self-manage
  • Ability to interact with software contractor partners and multi-disciplinary engineering teams (software, electrical, industrial)

 

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Chantal Gordon (011 928 2111) in the HR Department or email your application to Jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 28 August 2020.



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Technical Sales Representative - Port Elizabeth

Updated 11 months ago
Minimum Requirements

TECHNICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Port Elizabeth

 

Main Purpose:

Governed by the Company’s policies, procedures and guidelines established by the Company and Management; the sales team is to generate sales of CBI services and products and achieving the targeted cost/revenue ratio; and to provide professional, prompt and reliable service to the existing and potential customer base.

 

 Primary Functions:

The Key performance areas of the Technical Sales Representative are:

  • Market and Promote the CBI product range to all players in the industry within his/her assigned area of responsibility.  These will include but are not limited to:
  • Specifying Authorities
  • Eskom & Municipalities
  • Industry end users
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Electrical Wholesalers
  • OEMS
  • Conduct training and discuss product development as to ensure that all re-sellers, users and specifiers of CBI products are fully aware of the entire product range and are technically informed and kept up to date with the latest information.
  • Identity potential opportunities for new markets through market research and sales leads.  Participate in the development of appropriate sales strategies.
  • Develop call plans based upon sales initiatives and geographic location of account; achieve account goals and implementing business/sales strategies.
  • Compile and maintain a comprehensive and up to date customer list for the assigned area.
  • Compile and maintain a comprehensive and up to date project list for the assigned area.
  • Keep management informed of market changes and trends, which may affect our business, especially with regard to our competitors. Track and report on competitive influence and market conditions in the territory and recommend actions to counteract competitive activities.
  • Assist marketing in installing, updating and advertising material, campaigns, special promotions, launches etc.
  • Assist with shows, exhibitions, launches etc. and conducting comprehensive and relevant feedback with regards to the outcome of such events.
  • Manage customer relations with regards to customers return goods or credit and or repairs. Making sure that the customer receives appropriate feedback and that a professional customer experience is maintained at all times.
  • Communicate order information to CBI Sales Admin and Customer administration to ensure timely processing of customer orders.
  • Project a positive and professional image when representing the Company.
  • Attend team meetings, planning and review meetings to help forecast sales and develop strategies for closing sales cycles.
  • Conduct periodic post-sale customer care to answer customer questions, solve customer problems and to maintain a rapport with customers.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12
  • Electrical Trade
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Be willing to travel
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a technical sales environment
  • Knowledge of SANS 556.1 / IEC 60947 – 2 and SANS 10142

 



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