Vacancy: External Account Manager (Port Elizabeth)

External Account Manager (Port Elizabeth) 
Port Elizabeth

Applications in the form of an updated CV to be addressed to Talia Marr Via e-mail on [email protected] 
Closing Date: 18 May 2022 @ 17h00

External Account Manager (Port Elizabeth) Role Description

Reporting to the Branch Manager, the successful candidate will be based in Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha and will be responsible for the following: 

Key Responsibilities


  • Achieve monthly sales targets
  • Managing the sales process
  • Maintain existing client base
  • Establish and grow new client base
  • Liaise with clients regularly to main relationships
  • Maintain current client ICT Distribution base and forecasts
  • Develop sales plan per account
  • Deliver product presentations and entertain clients
  • Generate sales leads and constant follow up with deals
  • Identify sales opportunities to market products and the company
  • Compilation of all quotations
  • Following up on quotes and convert to orders
  • Attend product training and events
  • Processing and administration of relevant sales documentation
  • Updating backorders and orders received on a daily basis

Talia Marr
Recruitment Specialist

+27 (11) 265 3277



  • Matric with mathematics is essential, a tertiary qualification and/or a relevant diploma will be an advantage
  • Vaccination Certificate Required
  • Previous sales experience within an ICT Distribution industry will be an advantage
  • Minimum of 4 years’ working experience within a large corporate entity with ICT Distribution related product
  • Proven track record of sales success within the ICT Distribution business
  • Driver’s license and own transport is essential as travelling will be required
  • Ability to identify sales opportunities and using skills to develop solutions
  • Be able to work in a pressured environment and meet targets
  • Be willing to go the extra mile
  • Maintain a high level of customer service
  • Be able to effectively prioritize workload and manage time
  • Computer literate in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is essential
  • Above average administration skills
  • Technology driven
  • Excellent selling skills required
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to carry through a task to completion
  • Ability to deal with people at all levels including high profile clients and projects
  • Established habit of working smart without close supervision, with a “Service Orientated” attitude
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Relevant technical knowledge
  • Basic calculations (ability to work with numbers)
  • Self-actualization (capacity to assert oneself)
  • Motivation (ability to motivate others)
  • Negotiation (in a spirit of co-operation with the aim of an amicable outcome)
  • Tact (courteous, diplomatic, respectful manner)
  • Excellence orientation (set and achieve high standards & ongoing improvement)
  • Feedback (provide positive, helpful & productive feedback)
  • Liaison (establish effective personal contact / channel for communication between parties)
  • Written communication (convey information through written instruction)
  • Decisiveness (ability to make decisions, render judgment, take action & apply corrective measures)
  • Evaluating (ask questions, analyze, give attention to and attend to detail)

Personal Attributes


  • Well-groomed and highly presentable
  • Passionate about selling
  • High level of energy
  • Self-confidence and self-driven
  • A high level of perseverance
  • Be patient, tolerant and diplomatic
  • Above average attention to detail
  • Problem solver
  • Assertive and positive individual
  • Ability to work as part of a team

All applications in the form of a detailed CV must be forwarded to:

Talia Marr
+27 (11) 265 3277
[email protected]

By sending your CV to apply for the position, you give your consent for the information to be processed and you also acknowledge and understand the purpose for which your personal information is required and will be used for. 

The Company is under no obligation to fill this position and should you not have had any feedback within 2 weeks after the closing date, you may consider your application unsuccessful.