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Air Freight Account Executive

About Flexport: 

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make it easy and accessible for everyone. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year. 

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

Build and grow with us! Join Flexport as an Air Freight Account Executive!

The opportunity:

Operating at the intersection of logistics and tech has allowed Flexport to develop a unique value proposition that customers all over the globe love, resulting in exponential growth over the last 10 years. As part of our mission to make global commerce so easy there is more of it, we are continuing to grow our sales organization.

We are seeking an experienced Air Freight sales executive with a strong track record of selling bespoke air freight solutions by selling value, not price. You'll be part of a high-performing team and in the driver's seat, growing our air freight market share, by solving customer problems with tech-enabled air freight solutions. Examples of activities you might be dealing with on a normal day range from leading a discovery call with a prospect to uncover more about their supply chain processes, project managing the complexities of logistics, discuss an onboarding strategy with a fellow Flexporter, jumping on a plane and travel with a prospective client to tour our operation, or sharing your best practices with the broader sales team in a peer learning session.

You will be:

  • Building and growing the air book of business within a designated region or geography through closing net-new business in partnership with other cross functional stakeholders
  • Uncovering and connecting with ideal clients through a combination of self-prospecting and collaboration with our SDR team.
  • Consulting with new clients to understand their supply chain needs
  • Creating a value-add solution, demonstrating our capabilities through remote and in-person meetings
  • Leading the customer onboarding process by leveraging internal resources and teams

You should have:

  • At least 5 years experience in air freight sales (prospecting to closing), quota carrying sales role
  • 2+ years of experience in freight forwarding operations 
  • An obsession with client happiness. You succeed when they succeed
  • Competitive and creative drive to win over customers and think outside the box to get a deal done
  • Demonstrated ability to run a sales discovery and demo meeting and run a structured sales process
  • Proven success building and maintaining long term commercial relationships
  • A naturally curious and inquisitive approach to client discovery
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, with the ability to connect in both virtual and face-to-face environments
  • A fast learning ability, a strong work ethic, and a burning desire to grow into a top 5% sales executive in the country

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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