The Business Development Manager - Small Parcel, is a consultant and subject matter expert that works with the C.H. Robinson sales organization on the generation of new business and retention of existing business related to their specific area of expertise (e.g. service or mode). This role works with and build relationships with multiple groups internal to C.H. Robinson, including, but not limited to sales, account management, GAC’s, the office network, Regional Sales Directors, Customer Shared Services, and the executive team to generate leads and support the sales process for large or complex opportunities. Additionally, the Business Development Manager leads and/or participates in strategic account discussions, contract and pricing strategy directly with the office network and/or the customer directly.
Eden Prairie, MN preferred, however, we are entertaining REMOTE work.
Diagnoses opportunities qualifies leads & develops business
Develops business by selling and closing opportunities in partnership with the office network
Markets respective mode/service to sales and account management teams through ongoing education
Drives growth and creates demand for the mode/service, which helps to ensure their respective region has a robust pipeline of customer opportunities
Seeks to understand the underlying challenges of the opportunity and design solutions that address the customer’s short and long-term needs.
Designs and implements solutions for mode/service products and services. This includes partnering with internal pricing teams and being a liaison between the mode/service and network to create pricing models and strategies
Refines marketing strategy for respective mode/service regularly based on network feedback and external market trends
Builds trusting relationships by acting as an ambassador of the mode/service to the network, in addition to external customers and suppliers
Collaborates with management to proactively identify and/or resolve issues in a timely manner
Provides industry feedback to the network on trends, pressures, and competitive evaluation of key competitors in the marketplace
Educates and consults with the sales and account management teams on the market factors that impact pricing for the mode/service
Educates the network on service line initiatives, vision and strategies
Demonstrates or develops product and service capabilities and addresses detailed functional and technical questions
Responds to network inquiries on topics related to the industry, market trends and competitive intelligence for the mode/service
Understands how to leverage departments within the mode/service they support, other modal teams, and Customer Shared Services teams
Other duties or responsibilities as assigned according to the team and/or country specific requirements
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
4+ years previous sales, operations and/or account management experience
2+ years previous parcel experience
Ability to travel 25-40% domestically
Demonstrated experience in parcel sales
Technical proficiency in MS Office
Proven ability to create and sell comprehensive solutions and service packages to all buying influence
Demonstrated influencing, negotiation, collaboration, communication and presentation skills
Proven track record of delivering measurable financial results through sales or account management solutions
Strong strategic orientation, relationship building, negotiation skills and business acumen
Strong technical understanding of C.H. Robinson, modes and services, and systems
Proven ability to develop proposal presentations in Word or PowerPoint
Proven examples of using Excel for analysis and modeling
Questioning if you meet the mark? Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply unless they match the job description exactly. Here at C.H. Robinson, we’re building a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel they belong. If this position excites you, we welcome you to apply whether you check all the preferred qualifications or just a few. You may just be our next great fit!
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Your total wellbeing is the foundation of our business, and our benefits support your financial, family and personal goals. We provide the top-tier benefits that matter to you most, including:
Two medical plans (including a High Deductible Health Plan)
Prescription drug coverage
Enhanced Fertility benefits
Flexible Spending Accounts
Health Savings Account (including employer contribution)
Dental and Vision
Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
Paid and floating holidays
Paid time off (PTO)
Paid parental leave
Paid time off to volunteer in your community
Charitable Giving Match Program
401(k) with 6% company matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Plus a broad range of career development, networking, and team-building opportunities
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Short term disability
C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. With $28 billion in freight under management and 20 million shipments annually, we are one of the world’s largest logistics platforms. Our global suite of services accelerates trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the ...