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  • Ocean Freight

    Manager, Ocean Business Development

    Location
    USA, USA
    Career Level
    Graduates
    Employment Type, Work Type
    Full time
    Publishing Date, ID-Nr.
    , 294395

    Your tasks

    The Ocean Business Development Manager, is a hunter role to expand Schenker's ocean business. The incumbent will have a primary ocean product focus, he/she is expected to market all of Schenker's International Services to potential and existing clients. The Ocean Business Development Manager must also be committed to exceeding client expectations while respecting company policies. Tasks & Responsibilities: New Business Development Planning and Development

    • Primary focus on prospecting (30-40% of time) converting and closing new business opportunities
    • Establishes strong evolving prospecting plan; continuously identifies potential clients using knowledge of the market, electronic databases, industry trade associations, trade shows, networking events, and consults other sources of information. Prepare action plans
    • Identifies decision makers at target clients
    • Maintains a good understanding of client business segment, client's supply chain and of solutions proposed by the competition.
    • Identifies and analyzes customer needs and develops solutions adapted to client expectations
    • Negotiates prices and conditions based on the type of service offering; proposes complementary services.
    • Obtains a service agreement/contract Account Retention Follow-up and portfolio maintenance
    • Maintains regular contact with clients and provides critical client feedback to customer management
    • Anticipates evolution of customer demands and translate those into service offerings.
    • Responsible for ongoing, continuous customer relationship development with attendance at industry networking events, and hosting of customer entertainment meetings
    • Collaborates with Schenker's Business Development and Product Management Teams in developing innovative value propositions and customer solutions
    • Gathers and shares with Schenker staff, verbally or in written form, pertinent market information and data on existing and prospective clients as well as on emerging industry trends and competitor activities

    Requirements

    Details/Specification/Explanation of the role specific skills:

    • This is an intermediate level position
    • Solid interpersonal and analytical skills required
    • 3-5 years of relevant sales experience preferred
    • Ability to close accounts on ongoing basis
    • Self-starter
    • Ability to disqualify incompatible prospects as soon as possible
    • Ability to close net new business by driving value and solutions
    • Able to navigate objections and close
    • Ability to establish trust through knowledge of market, customer, Schenker services, and available solutions
    • Present persuasively
    • Degree in relevant discipline preferred
    • Concrete business examples of sales accomplishments
    • Plans work and measures performance
    • Business Community involvement.
    • Good interpersonal skills required.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong negotiation skills.
    • Microsoft Office & Ability to learn and use other applications We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

    Benefits

    Medical
    We offer a number of plans for a variety of health care services and supplies, including preventative care, inpatient and outpatient services and prescription drugs.

    Vision
    The option for separate vision coverage for eye exams, frames, and contact lenses.

    Dental
    The option for separate dental coverage to cover preventative major and basic dental services.

    401(k)
    The company offers a pre-tax 401(k) contribution plan with a company match.

    Direct Deposit
    We offer direct deposit to all employees.

    Holidays
    On a calendar year basis, the Company pays all employees 6 major holidays, including New Year's Days, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, plus 4 floating holidays.

    Our offer

    At DB Schenker, you are part of a global logistics network that connects the world. A network that allows you to shape your career by encouraging you to contribute and truly make a difference. With more than 76,000 colleagues worldwide, we welcome diversity and thrive on individual backgrounds, perspectives and skills. Together as one team, we are Here to move.

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