Our client based in Johannesburg is looking for an Account Executive-Business Development to be responsible for achieving his/her assigned sales plan by generating profitability. The Company’s revenue growth through the development of new businesses and the retention of existing businesses within the assigned accounts
Duties & Responsibilities
Having an additional diploma in Sales and Marketing preferable.
Customer relationship usage.
South African residency is a must.
Professional selling skills, consultative selling techniques
Freight Forwarding / Courier experience also be an added advantage.
Customer satisfaction and objection handling skills for maintenance and sustainability
Excellent communication and presentation Skills,
Microsoft Skills (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) have to demonstrate as well
Focus on Sale - Networks, and uses Experts/Tools/Systems to help in leveraging customer relationship, network and have a variety in new accounts
High Energy levels planned for productive results towards sales funnel and calls, ability to stretch work hours and on opportunities and still remain enthusiastic
Travels to customer sites for face-to-face meetings to gather information about their businesses and identify opportunities for solutions
Customizes standardized presentation templates with customers’ information to illustrate benefits of solutions to customers
Analyses customers’ billing technology to understand their needs and recommend COMPANY products and services
Performs pre-call analysis (e.g., researches account history, shipping details, complaints, etc.) to prepare for sales calls.
Researches resources (e.g., current customers, periodicals, competitors, etc.) to identify sales opportunities and obtain contact information
Responds to internal sales leads from various sources (e.g., Sales Lead Incentive Management system, operations, Package Operations staff, etc.) to identify sales opportunities and create a sales strategy
You are responsible for obtaining your own leads as per territory assigned.
Sells COMPANY suite of technology solutions (e.g., Flex Global View, Quantum View etc.) to customers to secure their business
Assesses previous sales calls to determine action plans for subsequent visits
Researches existing COMPANY account history to obtain background information (e.g., pay history, shipping routes, etc.) and identify and prioritize large sales opportunities
Utilizes DRIVE to document customer information and provide account status to the sales team
Maintains and monitors records of customer information and account performance to track sales performance to objectives
Reviews various Business Information and Analysis reporting tools to assess account performance and generate reports for management
Presents solutions to customers to gain approval of proposals and move forward with the sales cycle
Executes on previously signed contracts (e.g., COMPANY Freight/ COMPANY Express) to introduce new products and services to customers and expand business within customer accounts
Submits customer pricing requests to Pricing Analysts to generate new or revised price quotes
Negotiates with internal groups (e.g., Pricing, Revenue Management, etc.) to create proposals and move forward with the sales process
Create and analyses price quotes to verify accuracy and determine how to propose the solution to the customer
Setting up SOP – Sales Operating procedure or MOP – Master Operating Plans (e.g., later pick up times, etc.) to satisfy customer complaints. - Collaborates with operations to implement accounts with special needs (e.g., unique delivery schedules, extra conveyors, additional drivers, etc.) to adequately handle customers’ shipping needs
Generates customer-facing reports to outline shipping history, billing history, and accounts’ incentives (i.e., contracted discounts) and renegotiate contracts
Follows-up with customers to ensure customer trades to potential /commitment
Trains customers on billing analysis tools and electronic billing files to facilitate report generation
Participates in COMPANY online training classes to prepare for products and services assessments and quizzes and to stay current on industry knowledge
Facilitates research of customer complaints (e.g., late deliveries, damages, billing questions, etc.) to determine appropriate resolution personnel, discusses complaints with COMPANY personnel (e.g., Business Development Manager, business centre managers, operations, billing, drivers, etc.) to determine corrective actions and resolutions