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Portfolio Manager – Solar Financing – Cape Town/Johannesburg

24th Feb 2020
Sandton, South Africa
Job Type
R450K - R500K CTC per annum + commission
Start Date
Job Location - Postal Code
Contact Name
Samantha Saunders


We are looking for a skilled salesman and business developer who has 3+ years’ proven experience selling financial solutions for leasing solar PV equipment – specifically to clients in the C&I space. This is an opportunity to join a major financial institution which is rapidly entering the renewables environment and is earmarked for success especially given South Africa’s energy landscape and the current macro-context. The financing firm is able to provide bespoke financial solutions to a variety of client profiles and benchmarks their point of difference on this. This opportunity opens doors for an escalated career growth in an exciting new division in the firm. Successful portfolio managers who consecutively drive results and an ROI for the firm through meeting sales targets are known to quickly move up the ranks into a sales management positions and are well rewarded when exceeding their KPI’s.

Our client values high EQ and IQ – to build long-lasting relationships with clients and potential clients, the customer needs to trust in the sound technical (PV engineering) and financial modelling knowledge that you are able to bring to the table and in turn secure a transaction. Although you will have the support of strong financial team behind you, you cannot approach clients without having a solid understanding of how PV systems work, what is an appropriate and realistic yield given the client’s parameters, what is the depreciation of an asset as well as the financial risks and benefits of deploying a system for them.

If you are the ideal candidate for this position you will have come from an EPC environment or PV financing firm and you will have a degree in a finance-related field and or B.Com coupled with a Diploma in Accounting. Our client is looking for someone who can hit the ground running, so a strong network of potential clients is paramount be it that these sit in the Western Cape (Cape Town-based) or Gauteng (Johannesburg based). Given your location and strong networks, our client is open to allowing the perfect candidate for this role to operate out either of their branches. Expect to spend a good deal of your time on the road while benefitting form 20 days of annual leave!


JOB ID: 32261

Education Requirements

Degree in a finance-related field and or B.Com coupled with a Diploma in Accounting
Ideally the above coupled with an engineering degree or similar

Experience Requirements

3+ years of experience working for a firm that offers financed solar solutions to clients in the C&I space
Must have a proven track record of sales and business development - must be able to meet and exceed KPI's


Your core responsibilities will include ensuring funded solar sales for the firm and building your portfolio of long-lasting clients


Excellent Microsoft Office skills
Exceptional negotiation skills
Strong technical skills as well as financial modeling skills for all things related to solar PV
Great organisational and time management skills
Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines as required, with a flexible approach
Able to maintain confidentiality throughout your work
Excellent communication skills, able to work well with a broad spectrum of C&I clients - ideally in the property space
Verbal and written fluency in English and Afrikaans
Talk about your relevant experience or projects!
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