Acquisition Account Executive, Benelux

sennder is a European digital freight forwarder looking for an acquisition account executive to join our sales acquisition team.

The role is based out of the Amsterdam office and will report to head of sales, Benelux. Do you want to help us shape the future of the logistics industry?

We value humility and we're as interested in your character as we are in your talent. Please apply, even if you feel you only meet part of our listed criteria. Diversity drives innovation and we offer an international and friendly work environment with an energetic company culture. Just be yourself and maybe you’ll bring something valuable to the role we didn't initially think of.

If you’re passionate about taking yourself, sennder, and the logistics industry to the next level, curious, and driven by solving puzzles and influencing how we reach our business goals, then you might be who we’re looking for. What others may consider uncertainty, you see as an opportunity to learn and be proactive, while being a team player and understanding how your personal development intersects with the company’s growth.

As an acquisition account executive you’ll work on interesting responsibilities like prospecting, creating, and developing new leads, securing deals with senior external stakeholders, while working closely with the account management & carrier teams to continually drive top-line growth for existing customers. 

You’ll be collaborating closely with head of sales, Benelux to develop sennders customer base within the Benelux region. The ideal candidate is obsessed with contributing directly to the top line growth of sennder. This individual is highly entrepreneurial, motivated by building and shaping the future, and possesses proven commercial ability.  This person hustles, inspires, and enjoys creating something from nothing.

sennder is Europe’s leading digital freight forwarder at the intersection of where technology meets logistics. Through our proprietary transportation operating system, built by our in-house tech teams, we not only connect shippers to our fleet of thousands of trucks, but also improve how they move products in sustainable, cost-efficient, and transparent ways - making the logistics industry fit for the future. In a traditional industry, we’re growing and moving fast to digitally automate all road logistics processes. You can be part of one of Europe’s latest growth stories as we fast-forward road logistics into digitalization. Get to know us, our culture, green business, funding history, and more on our blog here.

In this role you will:

  • Prospect, create, and develop new leads through cold & warm outreach; generate new customer opportunities.  Full ownership of pipeline from lead gen, prospecting, pitch, pricing, close.  Communicate the capability, vision, and value proposition of sennder to logistics procurement leadership across multiple industries.
  • Regularly attend meetings (virtual & face to face) with prospects and active shippers.
  • Engage with a variety of external stakeholders, from transportation managers to senior level executives. 
  • Work closely with the account management & carrier teams to continually drive top-line growth for existing customers. 
  • Own core metrics for your pipeline, frequently reporting on this internally. 
  • Lead RFP process activities: RFI completion, documentation review, summary, and distribution to stakeholders across teams. Help to form pricing strategy based on overall business objectives, and communicate goals to customers.  

What it takes to be successful: 

  • Demonstrated B2B Sales ability, within a high growth organization or in the logistics sector
  • Hunter mentality with a knowledge of convincingly addressing an audience
  • Aptitude to challenge the way customers think about their business
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results to complex customers
  • Ability to collaborate and work with a diverse set of internal and external partners
  • Analytical and critical thinking ability
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Solid operational foundation
  • The ability to balance attention to detail with swift execution - we need to do things quickly, and we need to do them well
  • Excellent English skills, Dutch and French being a plus

What you can expect:

  • A fast-growing company, transitioning from startup to scale-up, where your work will make an impact on our growth and lead to several career opportunities.
  • An international team of 800+ people with 65+ nationalities spread across 7 country  offices with English as our company language.
  • A quarterly feedback and review process for personal development. We also use “Objectives and Key Results” for company goals.
  • A structured promotion process, providing everyone with fair and transparent career growth.
  • Learning and development opportunities on the job and through conversations with your manager.
  • Various opportunities to connect with colleagues, formally and informally, digitally or in person (when allowed), through regular team events, company get-togethers, and partnership events with other companies and local organizers.
  • When in office: unlimited snacks, drinks, and fruits.
  • Compliance with COVID-19 restrictions when required with remote interviews, onboarding, and working.

At sennder we want to maximize the individual’s potential for all employees and reinforce an inclusive culture and environment of continuous learning that empowers people to succeed as a team. In addition to humility, we value commitment, team spirit, respect, and kindness to build trusted relationships across teams. Learn more on our career site. 

Please send your application in English and help us reduce negative unconscious bias by leaving out your picture, age, address, and other unnecessary information in your CV. We only want to know the merits on which you’d be great for this role.

If you have any questions or problems please reach out to us ta@sennder.com. We do not accept applications via email.