EFW is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Job ID 2021-2435 # of Openings 1 Job Location US-CA-Union CityCategory Sales Type Regular Full-Time Shift 2nd (Day)
Founded in 2003, Richmond-based Estes Forwarding Worldwide (EFW) is a domestic and international freight forwarder. At EFW, we are always on. Our commitment to personal service has made us a leader in logistic solutions across the globe. With offices across the country, EFW offers a full range of domestic and international solutions-including air, ocean, ground and international transportation-that few competitors can match.
The Manager, Global Solutions (GSM) is accountable for developing and securing incremental revenue and market share through promotion and sales of all services and products to establish and target accounts.
Candidates for this Outside Business Development role may be located anywhere within the Continental United States. Current business needs, proximity to potential customers and proximity to major airports may all be factors in final candidate selection.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Model and act in accordance with our guiding principles and core values.
Identify business opportunities and generate profitable sales in both new and existing accounts to meet and exceed new business revenue goals.
Assist in the development and implementation of sales plans that support increased sales.
Build strategic relationships with key contacts within customer organizations to understand opportunities for creating value.
Capitalize on value creation opportunities by working closely with the sales and operations management team to develop creative workable solutions to customer needs.
Cross sell the company's suite of products and services in a global team environment.
Monitor and review customer sales activity and make strategy adjustments as needed. Utilize the EFW CRM and maintain EFW expectations.
Facilitate regular meetings with clients and relevant operations staff to evaluate performance and receive updates from clients on challenges and future plans.
Work corroboratively with the operational staff at multiple sites and locations to ensure customers' needs and expectations are met.
Assist in development and reporting of competitive market analysis.
Complete administrative functions in a timely manner.
Maintain a high level of expertise and knowledge of products and services.
Keep abreast of emerging technology changes and innovations through formal or informal study, reading business and professional publications, networking, and participation in professional organizations.
Maintain minimum sales levels set as expectations for this role as laid out in the EFW sales plan.
Support and promote company core values.
Regular attendance is required.
Comply with company C-TPAT and TSA security procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of five years sales experience and four years industry experience. However, a combination of experience and/or education will be taken into consideration.
Ability to read and interpret complex business and/or technical documents.
Ability to write comprehensive reports and detailed business correspondence.
Ability to work with managers or directors and communicate ambiguous concepts.
Ability to present to groups across the organization.
Ability to work independently or in a team setting, in a fast paced environment.
Maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and the organization.
Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, web-based, and job specific software applications.
Demonstrated knowledge of sales concepts, methods, and techniques.
Strong interpersonal skills (maturity, good judgment, diplomacy, and patience) and strong consulting and presentation skills.
Demonstrated skills in organization group process, problem identification and resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
Cognizant of domestic and international regulatory compliance laws and regulations related to the supply chain and transportation industry.
Attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
Excellent spelling, grammar, and written/oral communication skills.
Ability to plan, organize and manage multiple projects and set priorities.
Ability to solve problems with a variety of concrete variables through semi-standardized solutions that require some ingenuity and analysis.
Ability to draw inferences and follow prescribed and detailed procedures to solve moderately complex problems.
Must be eligible to work in the United States.
At this time, EFW will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.
EFW offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.