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3-Phase UPS Sales Representative- DURBAN

Durban, South Africa


Job Description

Eaton's Electrical Business has an opening for a:


3- Phase UPS Sales Representative

Location: Durban, South Africa


Eaton’s Electrical Sector is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.


Primary Function:

Develop and maintain customer database by systematically and continuously calling at customers with the specific view of promoting PQ products and services. Keep customers updated with regards to changes and or updates that Eaton may install from time to time. 

Identify opportunities so that our products and services can be offered to satisfy applications, offer solutions and provide customers with appropriate level of technical and total cost of ownership advice so they can evaluate and make competitive decision. Gather market intelligence, and benchmark against or competition to know and understand the market.

Essential Functions:

·Achieve sales based on allocated target while keeping in the bounds of Eaton’s route to market strategy, with on KZN Region and Export (Mozambique)

·Keep yourself and Eaton’s clients informed and updated with Eaton’s products, specifically those in range of your main area of responsibility.

·Ability to propose customized UPS solutions based on the customer requirements in conjunction with existing or planned electrical infrastructure.

·Ability to prepare tenders and proposals using MS Office, e.g.: word and excel. With good commercial knowledge

·Prepare presentations to clients on product offerings and technologies

·Develop and maintain a customer base, including sound relationships with market influencers (eg. Consulting Engineers, Contractors and End Users)

·Provide meaningful feedback via daily updates in our CRM C360 on customer visits, activities, gains, losses and any other relevant information that management can use to improve competitive advantages.



·Technical Knowledge of 3-phase electrical power with UPS experience.

·An Electrical qualification S4 (National Diploma) or N6 (National Certificate), with emphasis in Power Electronics (S4) or Electro-techniques (N6)

·Fluency in writing and spoken English and Portuguese

·Presentation Skills, Public Speaking

·Good understanding of route to Market

·Proven track record in managing and directing a highly skilled, motivated, successful and results-orientated team.

·Strong leadership qualities with good communication and interpersonal skills

·Ability to operate in a fast-paced and changing market environment.

·At least 3 years sales experience in UPS

·Ability to coach and train individuals

·Travel required across South Africa / EMEA – 30%.


What Eaton offers:

·Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

·Eaton Business System offering various tools for management and people development

·Great promotional opportunities  – Eaton encourages internal promotion, whenever possible


About Eaton:


Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit


We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Sales

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: Africa

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 042578