Head of Product Management – Solar Job at AltGen – in Johannesburg, Gauteng

Job Description


8th Apr 2021


Johannesburg, South Africa


South Africa

Job Type



Market Related

Start Date





Renewable Energy

Contact Name

Phillip Khumalo


Are you a product manager looking for your next career move? We have an exciting opportunity for a customer-focused Head of Product Management to lead and run the PM department for a distributor of grid-tied, off-grid and hybrid systems! This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity you do not want to miss out on!

To be the right fit for this position, you will have a Technical degree behind your name as well as 6+ years experience in management within a technical environment. You need to be a strategic thinker who can oversee internal and external matters which may impact the company’s vision, mission and objectives. You are someone who is on top of the game by ensuring necessary changes are carried out effectively and smoothly and you are able to identify what needs to be done in order to carry out these changes. Being a people’s person with excellent interpersonal skills is a huge key to your success in this role as you will be responsible for liaising with and building relationships with key suppliers and customers as well as guide your PM team to ensure they are motivated and engaged. You will be responsible for ensuring the entire product management department is compliant with all relevant legal legislation and regulations. This is a big role with a wide range of activities and it is vital that you are up for the task. You will be overseeing the development of new products, evaluating the impact of product ranges, as well as making sure that project strategies and the company strategy are aligned.

If you are result driven with all the other qualities we are looking for, apply now!


We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. With entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech

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Education Requirements

Technical degree

MBA is beneficial

Experience Requirements

6+ years experience in management within a technical environment

Robust solar PV knowledge and experience

Previous experience dealing with external shareholders


Your responsibilities cover a wide range of aspects. Key responsibilities include product management strategy, finance, legal compliance and, people management while your Head of Product Management tasks include setting up new products, portal management, retaining a competitive advantage and, the health and safety of product management staff.


Methodical in your approach to work

IT proficient

Strong problem-solving abilities

Good written and verbal communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

About Company

Company: AltGen –

Company Location:  Johannesburg, Gauteng

About AltGen -