Global Sales Director

Job Posted 2/6/2024
PGL
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
United States
Job Description

Job Details

Experienced
EWR Station - Carlstadt, NJ
Full Time
Up to 50%
Any
Sales

Description


Position Purpose


This position is designed for an industry expert capable of facilitating a leading role in the sale of the PGL's services throughout a major geographical area and provides superior customer support to each and every business partner as well as prospective business partners. The Global Sales Director will also focus on building strategic partnerships with existing clients and establishing new partnerships with businesses in need of customized logistics solutions.


Tasks



  • Contact regular and prospective customers to demonstrate products, explain product features, and solicit orders.

  • Recommend products to customers, based on customers' needs and interests.

  • Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, product uses, and credit terms.

  • Estimate or quote prices, credit or contract terms, warranties, and delivery dates.

  • Consult with clients after sales or contract signings to resolve problems and to provide ongoing support.

  • Maintain business relationships with accounts and develop new opportunities.

  • Provide customer service to assigned customer accounts through an understanding of business requirements.

  • Manage key or specific customer accounts.

  • Ensure execution of the developed sales strategies, objectives, goals and targeted revenue generation.

  • Maintain contact with key markets by visiting and investigating the operations and local conditions.

  • Plan and implement sales programs for one or more of the company's product line.

  • Ensure activities are in accordance to the developed sales objectives.

  • Ensure execution of the developed sales strategies, plans and advertising or promotional programs.

  • Evaluate and provide analysis for new products and international market opportunities.

  • Resolve customer complaints regarding sales and service.

  • Collaborate with operational team members to develop pricing and/or rates schedules.

  • Review operational records and reports to project sales and determine profitability.

  • Monitor customer preferences to determine focus of sales efforts.

  • Prepare sales forecasts

  • Confer or consult with department heads to plan advertising services and to secure information on equipment and customer specifications.


Work Activities



  • Discover global supply solutions for customers concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.

  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics solutions with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping.

  • Discover global supply chain solutions utilizing comprehensive logistical or reverse logistical functions for product life cycles, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, recycling, reuse, or final disposal of resources.

  • Negotiate with customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability while maximizing PGL margins.

  • Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers with customers.

  • Recommend optimal transportation modes, routing, equipment, or frequency for customers.

  • Analyze all aspects of customer logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies.

  • Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

  • Consult with clients after sales or contract signings to resolve problems and to provide ongoing support.

  • Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

  • Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.



Qualifications


Qualifications


Education and Experience


Years of Experience: 5 - 10 Years of sales with a 3PL / Freight Forwarding organization


Education: Industry related degree and/or certification preferred


Knowledge


Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.


Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.


English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


Skills


Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.


Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.


Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.


Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.


Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.


Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.


Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.


Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.


Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


Abilities


Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.


Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.


Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.


Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.


Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.


Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.


Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.


Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.


Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).


Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.


Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).


Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).


Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).


Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.


Tools



  • Desktop computers

  • Facsimile machines

  • Laptop computers

  • Special purpose telephones

  • Multi-line telephone systems


Technology



  • Calendar and scheduling software

  • Electronic mail software

  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Manufacturing resource planning MRP software

  • Customer resource management CRM software

  • Logistics and supply chain software (CargoWise ediEnterprise)

  • Microsoft Excel and other office applications