District Sales Executive

  • 14 Falcon Cres, Airport City, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
  • Full-time

Company Description

“We’re not in the shipping business; we’re in the information business” -Peter Rose, Expeditors Founder

Global supply chain management is what we do, but at the heart of Expeditors you will find professionalism, leadership, and a friendly environment, all of which foster an innovative, customer service-based approach to logistics.

  • 15,000 trained professionals
  • 250+ locations worldwide
  • Fortune 500
  • Globally unified systems


Job Description

Key Deliverables

These are the minimum results expected from a successful District Sales Executive:

  1. Manage an assigned territory and demonstrate extensive knowledge of potential customers and competitors in this area

  2. Timely data entry in our Customer Relationship Management tool

  3. Orchestrate customer / branch relationships and collaborate with regional Product, Service, Geo, and Knowledge Management resources

  4. Participate in the creation of value-added solutions for customer’s logistics needs, including supporting diagrams and cost-benefit calculations

  5. Support the transition of new accounts through customer introductions, information transfer, and securing any necessary customer paperwork. When needed, support AR (accounts receivable) collection.

  6. Attend training & development sessions to continue developing selling skills and updating Expeditors Product and Service knowledge

  7. Involvement in local trade groups, as directed by the District Sales Manager

  8. Take on additional assignments as required, supporting company needs


Desired Skill-Sets and Characteristics

  1. The ability to meet with customers off-site on a regular basis

  2. Oral and written proficiency in the English language

  3. Strong problem solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  4. Ability to work productively both individually and in a team environment

  5. Sense of urgency for goal achievement

  6. Self-motivated with ability to work in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment

  7. Comfortable with regular data entry on a laptop computer

  8. Strong rapport and relationship-building focused

  9. Empowered to make quick decisions in response to changing conditions

  10. Extroverted, confident, enthusiastic and persuasive

  11. Influences others to action

  12. Timeliness and accountability for results
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