Sales Manager – Switzerland

To support the organization of Atlantic Forwarding Group within our Sales department, we are looking for a

Sales Manager

Work place: Basel
Position: Full-time
Reports to: Sales Director & Country Manager Switzerland

In this role you will perform sales activities within the assigned geographic area in line with the sales targets and objectives (SME). You’ll be responsible for client acquisition, raise awareness and ensure business in the assigned market. You will achieve the sales figures / the required budget in the assigned region. Further, you’ll be also responsible for identifying market needs and developing new services in cooperation with your supervisor and the product managers.

Your main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Manage and control the sales organization within the assigned sales region
  • Propose a sales plan (SME)
  • Execute and control the sales activities in line with the validated sales targets
  • Develop business with the assigned targets, existing customers and new customers
  • Assure successful account integration to operation, product, trade and customer service
  • Advise customers, listen actively and thus significantly increase the success rates and optimize cost of sales
  • Share information using internal reporting tool and following communication rules
  • Assure compliance with the sales process
  • Prepare quotations and follow-up offers in cooperation with the purchasing and operations departments
  • Care and focus on customers, build up and maintain in a naturally way relationships

Your profile:

  • Vocational education either as commercial clerk in a logistics/freight forwarding/transportation company or freight forwarding clerk, successfully completed
  • Any further education with specialization in sales & marketing is beneficial
  • At least 2 – 4 years’ work experience in a sales role within the freight forwarding industry
  • 2 or more years’ functional know-how in airfreight, sea freight and logistics
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a strong customer and result orientation
  • Profound local market knowledge (customers, competitors, suppliers, overall environment)
  • Quick grasp to understand our strategy and products
  • Basic business administration competence
  • Mother tongue Swiss-German, fluency, (C1) in English – both languages are mandatory
  • Sound in MS Office skills (Office 365)
  • Self- and sales-driven, representative with a confident appearance
  • Open and positive mind-set with a «can & will do» attitude

Your opportunity:

Dynamic, challenging and exciting work environment • Interaction with international and passionate colleagues • Workplace in a modern office, close to public transportation • Opportunity to develop and have a notable impact to the growth of Atlantic Forwarding Group

Your next step:

If you are interested, take the chance and provide us with your complete application documents (motivation letter in English, CV in English with your profile picture, diplomas/certificates and reference letters). Please note that only applications containing all required documents will be considered. Also, please mention in the subject field [Sales Manager Switzerland]. Thank you.

Miss Sadie Heckel
Assistant to Head of Group Human Resources

Recruiters: Only direct applications are currently considered. Thank you for your understanding.