Fire Service & Product Sales Consultant

Overall purpose of the job: The purpose of the Fire Product & Service Consultant is to source and generate business focusing mainly on the supply of service contract on both a once off and annual contract basis for products including portable products, fixed equipment, panels, as well as sales of all portable fire products.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identify and develop sales opportunities, incorporating extensive cold calling activities, in order to maximise growth within the various identified market segments.
  • Achieve sales targets at approved margins
  • Preparation of quotes and proposals
  • Account Management
  • Acquiring thorough in-depth trade and competitor knowledge
  • Pipeline and Forecast management
  • Supply chain liaison with regards to service delivery and communication with all concerned to ensure successful delivery of product and services.
  • Understand and manage own deliverables, scope and good time management
  • Work effectively within a dynamic team environment
  • This position requires flexibility with regards to travelling.

Minimum qualifications and experience:

  • At least five (5) year’s Fire Industry related sales experience with particular bias towards fire portable products and service
  • Working knowledge applicable legislation including relevant SANS 1475 etc. and Building Industry regulations related to fire product and service.
  • Experience of carrying out fire risk assessments, audit and due diligence inspections of existing buildings related to portable fire equipment
  • Selling experience at management level with a proven track record
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills, be collaborative, be creative, enthusiastic and engaging
  • Computer Literate (MS Office)
  • Reliable transport
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Valid passport
  • Willing to travel when required

Skills and Attributes:

  • Customer focused
  • Confidence
  • Drive for results / consistent deliverer
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Flexibility and thinking out the box mind-set
  • Accountability
  • Collaborative
  • Resilience
  • Work under pressure in a fast moving growth environment