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Job ID:025764
Position Type:Full Time
Travel Required:Yes, 25 % of the Time
Location:Wadeville, GP ZA
Relocation Provided:No
Remote Work:Yes

Eaton Electrical South Africa is searching for a:


Product Manager Fire Safety  

based in Wadeville, and reporting to the Marketing Manager - Africa.


Primary Function:


The Eaton Safety Series Product Manager is a key member of the Eaton Product Management team and will be responsible for all safety based system products and solutions offerings as well as mapping client business requirements to systems/technical requirements. Other function include:


Essential Functions:


  • To provide technical solution offerings to the Sales Department Africa-wide.
  • To collaborate with Account Managers and product management teams to ensure that technically correct, accurate quotations are submitted for solutions offered.
  • To present solution offerings to End users, Partner and Consultants
  • Prepare Safety Solution offerings for turnkey projects. 
  • Share best practices and be a consultant to clients throughout duration of any project or sale

  • Produce a detailed functional design document to match customer requirements

  • Provide current best practice and 3rd Party solution alternatives as part of the functional design

  • Participate in training, design, documentation and delivery efforts in concert with the entire team

  • Participate and lead, when needed, project meetings with the customer

  • Participate in pre-sales and sales activities

  • Develop customer relations and show Eaton’s complete product and solutions offering and commitment to Life Safety.

  • Prepare solution offerings for turnkey solutions, Offering Partners both new and existing products but not limited to Safety




  • +5 years experience in the Fire Detection and Emergency Lighting arena

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Diploma

  • Extensive Life Safety Systems and Product knowledge including EVAC, Disabled Refuge, Central Battery Systems, Mass Notification & Security

  • In-depth knowledge of both installation and manufacturing standards

  • Extensive experience with all aspects of customer relationship management, project management, installation and commissioning of Fire, Security & Lighting systems and products

  • Knowledge of local market and competition specifically in Fire, Security & Lighting

  • Ability to understand business requirements and convert them into solution designs

  • Valid driver’s license

  • French or Portugues as an additional language will be an added advantage.

About Eaton:

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 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 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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