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Sales Executive



Sales & Business Development
South Holland, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024

Job Req Number: 76491
Time Type: Full Time

Move forward as Sales Executive at DSV in Dordrecht

Are you the enterprising and commercially driven sales executive with a passion for transport and logistics? Do you describe yourself as a real 'hunter' with a high favour factor who brings in customers for DSV?

You get it done

As a sales executive you can be found on the road, in the North, West and South region of Netherland. You are on your way to the customer and actively selling the total package that DSV Air & Sea has to offer. In other words, sea freight, air freight and Xpress, but also our value-added services, for example. And that in the provinces around the Dordrecht location; you'll be working on it.

How you do this? You are responsible for maintaining and optimising cooperation with your new customers in your own region. Your previous work experience in a field sales position with other logistics service providers is important. After all, knowledge about air and sea freight is important to talk to your customers on a professional level. You are actively approaching potential accounts in your region on a daily basis and work closely with your colleagues in Dordrecht and Rozenburg. All this to grow together. You achieve this by:

  • searching and follow up leads;
  • offering tailor-made solutions to new accounts based on account plans with operational managers;
  • building and maintaining a network (internal and external);
  • offering and following up on offers to potential customers;
  • ensuring adequate management information of the market (position) in order to test the account plan.

In your role as a sales executive, you are part of our sales team in Dordrecht and report to the sales and branch manager. You collaborate with inside sales (for quotations), sales support (for appointments and leads), the procurement team, and of course with the sales and branch manager, as well as department managers.

Our sales team is a close-knit and well-rounded team of winners who get a motivated feeling from scoring new customers, achieving targets and providing optimal customer service. DSV Dordrecht is a local ocean freight office within a Global network, there is an informal working atmosphere where everyone gets the chance to develop and excel. Together, results are achieved through hard work, but also by laughing and having fun together. Because ultimately, good cooperation, with a smile, is the basis of your team and performance.

We are DSV, we grow

DSV is a global provider of transport and logistics services. With offices in more than 80 countries and a growing network of partners, there is no place in the world we cannot reach via transport by air, sea, rail, courier or road or where we can offer storage in warehouses.

As a real sales person, new customers make you happy and you get a kick of sales success. Is that you? Then you are our new colleague,

says Erik van der Kruit, Sales Director.

In the Netherlands, we operate from over 25 branches, with more than 3,000 colleagues. Together we rise to the challenge of a rapidly changing environment. We make quick decisions at every level and combine ambition and teamwork. This is how we move forward and make a difference together.

You bring

  • at least 2 years of experience in a commercial position (inside or outside sales) in the logistics sector;
  • up-to-date knowledge/experience of air or sea freight, Incoterms and international logistics;
  • good command of the Dutch and English language in word and writing;
  • perfect control of MS Office and preferably some experience working within a CRM system. Excel holds few secrets for you, and you can quickly adapt to new systems;

It all counts for this vacancy of sales executive in Dordrecht. It is of course also important that you feel at home with us. That certainly goes well if you like to persevere, have guts and want to grow with DSV.

You get

Working at DSV means working at one of the top players in the logistics market. DSV is entrepreneurial and competitive, which is why we always want to grow as an organization. That is why we are looking for people who want to grow with us. Besides a challenging job in an international environment we also offer:

  • a suitable salary tailored to the knowledge and experience you bring;
  • 28 vacation days per year and 8% vacation pay;
  • 5% bonus supplemented with a personal bonus (aligned to targets);
  • lease car, laptop and mobile phone;
  • plenty of opportunities to develop yourself further.

Move forward

Send your resume with motivation or leave your details and we will contact you. Any questions about this vacancy? Our corporate recruiter Naomi Groenewoud answers all your questions via +31 (0)6 8229 7557 or naomi.groenewoud@dsv.com

DSV – Global Transport and Logistics

DSV is a dynamic workplace that fosters inclusivity and diversity. We conduct our business with integrity, respecting different cultures and the dignity and rights of individuals. When you join DSV, you are working for one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. You’ll join a talented team of more than 75,000 employees in over 80 countries, working passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services. DSV aspires to lead the way towards a more sustainable future for our industry and are committed to trading on nature’s terms.

We promote collaboration and transparency and strive to attract, motivate and retain talented people in a culture of respect. If you are driven, talented and wish to be part of a progressive and versatile organisation, we’ll support you and your need to achieve your potential and forward your career.

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