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Account Executive

Houston, TX 77073 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 05/23/2018 Job ID: 16242 Function: Administrative/Clerical Pay Rate: $55K - $75K + Commissions

Account Executive 

A growing worldwide logistics company is looking for Account Executives in Dallas, Louisiana, Houston, and Chicago. The Account Executive should be talented in sales and possess outstanding customer service.

Compensation: $55,000 - $75,000 Base + Commission Structure


  • Sell profitable new key business by cold calling, cultivating leads and networking
  • Present customized presentations and proposals to various decision-making audiences to close new business
  • Maintain and increase revenue streams with current key accounts, to include: face to face visits, problem solving and administrative follow-up
  • Apply knowledge of the features and applications of customer-facing technology offerings and solutions
  • Ensure high post-sale satisfaction and positive long-term relationships
  • Collaborate with Sales and Operations teams to maximize sales and revenue growth
  • Monitor account statistics and respond to internal sales leads to identify opportunities and create sales strategies
  • Utilize CRM to review leads and document activity
  • Contact prospective clients through email, phone calls and other channels
  • Research leads in order to get past gate keepers and reach decision makers
  • Vet lead criteria such as shipping cost, modes, frequency, etc. to qualify leads
  • Schedule sales demos and appointments for qualified leads
  • Work with assigned sales team members in respective territories
  • Discuss pitfalls and opportunities to secure more qualified leads
  • Participate in webinars, conferences and other continuing education opportunities to learn best practices, improve skills and gain industry insight
  • Achieve or exceed monthly sales goals for qualified leads


  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5 years of equivalent sales experience in lieu of degree
  • Experience with CRM tools such as Salesforce preferred
  • Logistics and Freight Forwarding Sales: 2 years (Required)
  • Ability to follow a sales methodology to achieve company sales goals
  • Personable, especially through verbal and written communication
  • Driven and tenacious with the ability to be professionally persistent and persuasive
  • Self-motivated and highly organized
  • Team player yet capable of working independently
  • MS Office (Outlook, Excel) intermediate skills are required
  • Experience with a CRM

**Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within 2 weeks or your application.**

Ashley Courtney

Specializing in matching talent with Human Resources, Logistics, Administrative, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, and Customer Service roles.

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