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ORD Account Executive - Freight Forwarding Sales - Chicago IL

Chicago, IL · Transportation/Logistics
Exciting Freight Sales Opening, Junior, MidLevel, and Senior

2 YEARS FREIGHT FORWARDING SALES  EXPERIENCE MINIMUM REQUIRED


$50,000 - $120,000 Upon Experience and Accounts

Our Client  is currently seeking a dedicated and knowledgeable Sales Executive to join 

its local Office.

Why would you want to join this Employer? Well we have three reasons, and three positions based on your approach:

1. No Immediate Book Of Business, or Need Time to Bring Business In? No Problem. We have a position for that.
2. Book of Business but need a little time? Great, we got another position for that?
3. Strong Book of Business? Fantastic, we got a position that pays FANTASTIC!

Take your pick, 1, 2,3! Let us know.

Here are the basics;

This position is responsible for the growth and development of new business, as 

well as product marketing and customer support for Air and Sea Logistics Division. 

Job Description:

Responsibilities of the position include: 

• Responsible for the growth of air and sea freight sales. Import and or Export. Great Pricing on Import, Asia, LATAM, and ME

• Sales solicitation of prospective "A", "B", and "C+" level customers in primary markets. 

• Identifying and properly qualifying business opportunities. 

• Inputting and updating sales activities by utilizing the sales management software  Cargowise knowledge a + PLUS.

• Continually developing and maintaining existing customers. 

• Communicating closely with customers and operations to assure uniform understanding of 

customer expectations relative to operational solutions, timeline, costs and results, including SOP 

ownership. 

• Directing operational issues to the correct operational owner. 


Job Requirements:

Requirements of the position include: 

• Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent related work experience. 

• 2 years of freight forwarding field sales experience or 5 years of operational experience in our industry.

• Strong negotiation and presentation skills.

• Desire and ability to provide excellent customer service required. Position will interact with customers 

by phone, email and in-person frequently. 

• Professional demeanor, including excellent written & verbal communication skills. 

• Proficiency in Windows programs, specifically Word and Excel. 

• Stellar organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines. 

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Able to meet approx. 10 face to face sales calls per week with potential clients

• Annual Gross Profit Expectation range as follows:

   Match base salary during the first year

   Increase base salary by 50%+ after the second year

Other requirements

• Local candidates only

• Adhere to all policies listed in the sales and operational guidelines

• Self motivating and outgoing personality

 
ALL RESUMES MUST CONTAIN SALARY REQUIREMENTS. No phone calls, faxes or paper resumes, please.

 Please send your resume to darius@dariusandcompany.com

We offer a competitive salary/commission and full benefits package, including medical, dental, vision.

401 K plan is offered but will not be matched by the company
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