Business Development Manager

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Business Development Manager

Belgium

Antwerp

wim.degraef@euroports.com

Short description

Looking for a new challenge as business development manager within the world of maritime logistics? Be sure to read on!

Euroports is a leading international transport and logistics service provider. Our core service package includes terminals, transport services, freight forwarding and contract logistics in a number of industries. With 23 port terminal operations we are one of the largest port operators in continental Europe and have various locations in Latin America and China. Our head office is located in Belgium, in Kallo.

We are currently looking for business development manager to support the growth of our maritime and terminal operations in Belgium.

As a Business development manager, you :

  • Deliver the revenue to meet annual financial targets for new customers and new projects for existing customers
  • Develop new profitable volumes from new customers
  • Identify opportunities to develop new services or solutions that will generate incremental profitable growth
  • Drive innovation and the development of new customer solutions
  • Constantly seek to improve profitability / yield and to diversify our commercial offering
  • Develop a thorough understanding of target customers and their industries and are alert to changes which could affect the business and wider Group.

 

Accountabilities

Responsibilities

  • Work in close cooperation with key internal stakeholders (Customer Service, Terminal/Transport Management, IT and Finance) to develop and sell customer solutions in the best possible way (profitability and service reliability). Once sold, the BDM holds responsibility for a successful hand over to operations.
  • Ensure operations delivers against the service promised.
  • Ensure, after the implementation of the customer solution, that customer service is managing the solution on a day-to-day basis  and manage the customer relationship.
  • Identify and develop new profitable growth opportunities with new customers and for new solutions with existing customers
  • Lead contract negotiations and sign agreements.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in other divisions and/or countries to maximize the sales potential with new customers or solutions.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of group industry and country sales plan.

Profile

Experience 

  • Good understanding of how industrial customers are organized
  • Experience in the logistics industry is a plus
  • At least 5 years consultative selling experience in a business-to-business service environment

Skills

  • Exceptional business development/sales skills
  • Passion to identify, develop and close profitable contracts
  • Ability to identify, engineer and ensure that customer supply chain solutions are developed, sold and implemented in cooperation with key stakeholders
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Good communicator on different levels of an organization
  • Customer and service oriented
  • Hands-on problem solver
  • Great international networker
  • Fluent in Dutch and English. Any additional language is a plus.
  • Educated to higher education or university level

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