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Sales Development Representative

Team

Sales

Location

Amsterdam

Sales Development Representative

Help Flexport win new business!

The opportunity:

As the central hub of Flexport Europe, our Amsterdam team works with clients across Europe and partners closely with our colleagues in the U.S. and Asia. We’re incubating country markets before establishing local offices in their respective regions.

Investing your time with Flexport means having an immediate impact, all over the world. You’re empowered to do what’s best for everyone and trusted to make the right decisions when and where you need them. Join our collective of entrepreneurs and improve the world’s experience in global trade.

With offices on three continents, our team is as global as our client base and we’re excited to continue building a product and service they love. Wherever you are, whichever role you play, you’re guaranteed to share your day with committed, encouraging, and resourceful team members.

With revenue growing at breakneck speed, we’re looking for a consultative and tenacious Sales Development Representative to join our growing sales team in Amsterdam.

You will:

  • Identify and qualify new sales opportunities for Flexport;
  • Learn how global trade works from the ground up and build the foundation for your career at Flexport;
  • Work with marketing and account executives in to identify and prioritize strategic opportunities in your market segment
  • Demonstrate the value of our offering through phone call, email, LinkedIn and other social mediums;
  • Research your target companies and prepare executive summaries to help develop business opportunities with account executives
  • Diligently update SalesForce, our CRM, to stay current on leads and follow ups;
  • Shadow Account Executives in meetings and other activities to help you acquire the skills you’ll need for next role on the Flexport sales team.

You should have:

  • BA/BS degree (preferred) and 1-2 years of professional work experience in Sales, Business Development, Client Success, Financial Services, or Consulting.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. 
  • Fearlessness - willing to hop on the phone with new people every single day and explain Flexport's value proposition as it relates to each individual you speak with.
  • Focus on prospect happiness - set the stage for effective sales follow-up.
  • Flexibility - things change around here. FAST.
  • The intellectual horsepower to become a guide on international trade in a matter of weeks, and the curiosity to keep learning about all its intricacies for years to come.
  • A deep understanding of email communication. You keep the inbox at zero.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English. Additional European languages are a plus. 

About Flexport:

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 109 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital and Y Combinator. Read about three big ways we’re moving forward after our recent $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

  • Don’t be! We’re building the first Operating System for Global Trade. That’s why it’s incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the freight forwarding industry forward.
  • What’s freight forwarding and why does it matter? Freight forwarding is the coordination and shipment of goods from one place to another and it’s what makes global trade possible. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can help connect the world and break down economic barriers.
  • We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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