Rubicon is a pioneering industrial automation distribution company committed to delivering cutting-edge industrial automation connectivity solutions across various sectors. With a focus on innovation and reliability, we strive to provide comprehensive support and top-notch products to our clients.

Position Overview: As the National Connectivity Portfolio Manager, you will be at the forefront of driving connectivity solutions offered by Rubicon. Your primary responsibility will be to strategically promote and expand our range of automation connectors, cables, I/O Systems, power distribution, Network switches, and related products across South Africa.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Portfolio Strategy: Develop and implement robust strategies to increase the adoption and sales of Rubicon's connectivity solutions in alignment with the company's objectives.
  2. Business Development: Identify and engage with key accounts within the Automotive, Mining, Warehousing and Logistics, and Food and Beverage sectors. Cultivate strong relationships and drive the adoption of Rubicon's connectivity solutions in these industries.
  3. Staff Training: Conduct comprehensive training sessions for internal teams to enhance their product knowledge and technical expertise in Rubicon's connectivity solutions.
  4. Market Focus: Stay abreast of industry trends, market demands, and competitor activities. Use this information to tailor strategies and address the specific needs of target sectors.
  5. Supplier Management: Manage relationships with suppliers, negotiate contracts, and ensure the availability of high-quality products to meet market demands.
  6. Marketing Initiatives: Collaborate with the marketing team to develop effective marketing campaigns, promotional materials, and sales collateral to support the sales efforts of Rubicon's connectivity solutions.
  7. Customer Engagement: Act as a liaison between Rubicon and customers, understanding their requirements, providing solutions, and addressing any inquiries or concerns related to connectivity products.
  8. Travel Requirements: Travel extensively across all regions in South Africa to meet with key accounts, conduct training sessions, attend industry events, and represent Rubicon at trade shows or conferences.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Proven experience in industrial automation or technical sales roles, with a focus on connectivity solutions
  • Strong knowledge of Automation connectors, cables, I/O Systems, power distribution, Network switches, and related products
  • Familiarity with the Automotive, Mining, Warehousing and Logistics, and Food and Beverage industries
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Ability to strategize, plan, and execute sales initiatives independently.
  • Willingness to travel within South Africa
  • Driver's licence and own vehicle


  • Competitive salary package with performance-based incentives
  • Opportunities for career growth and professional development

Join us at Rubicon to drive the future of connectivity solutions in industrial automation. Be a part of a dynamic team committed to innovation and customer satisfaction. Apply now and play a pivotal role in expanding Rubicon's market presence across South Africa!

About Rubicon

Rubicon Group is a vertically-integrated, sustainable technology group, providing end-to-end products, services, and software solutions in the fields of:

  • Renewable energy
  • Energy storage
  • E-Mobility
  • Smart building and smart retail technology
  • Power solutions; and
  • Industrial technology

These are some of the fastest growing and most exciting sectors of the global economy, and present our staff with multiple personal and professional development opportunities.

Rubicon’s extensive customer base consists of corporate and retail clients, and include large, blue-chip multinational retail groups, property developers, and EPC customers in the renewable energy sector. Our supplier and commercial partners include leading global manufacturers and some of the best-known local brands. The group employs approximately 500 people, and is head-quartered in Cape Town, South Africa, but operates throughout Southern Africa and in the UK. We are backed by two of the largest private investment groups in South Africa.

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