Sales Representative at DSV



Position: Sales Representative

Company: DSV – Global transport and logistics

Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Company Description

In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world’s 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers’ entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 90 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at

About the role

The Sales Representative is responsible for achieving branch sales growth targets and strategic priorities while driving collaboration within branch; maintaining existing or onboarded accounts aligned with DSV Sales Process; achieving sales plan objectives with the assigned clients, new targets and prospects by selling DSV products and solutions; ensuring alignment across functional areas (Product, Sales, Operations) throughout all phases of the sales cycle

Key Tasks:

Strategic Management

  • Foster and leverage industry know-how, best practices and expertise across the Sales, product and operational teams within the BU
  • Utilize specific industry knowledge and available resources to diagnose our customer’s supply chain needs
  • Develop and prepare strategic proposals
  • Participate in customer generated RFI, RFQ and RFP’s and spot opportunities
  • Develop, build rapport and nurture long-term partnerships with the accounts with their existing or onboarded accounts
  • Translate DSV‘s global capabilities into value creation for the Customer and DSV
  • Support branch in developing Product related Strategies. Provide regular input to Manager of Sales on product and customer development (business intelligence)
  • Organize and participate in regular reviews with the accounts to ensure customer satisfaction and maintaining sustainable business growth
  • Develop and maintain a sustainable sales pipeline to ensure ample opportunities in order to meet target settings
  • Provide regular input to Product Management through the Manager to ensure alignment on all strategic opportunities
  • Constantly seek & drive continuous improvement efforts within area of responsibility (e.g. collaboration, system, processes

Sales Management

  • Manage appointments and account activity reports through the timely use of the CRM tool
  • Offer a value-oriented consultation to Customers by connecting the Clients’ needs with DSV’s solutions
  • Manage the execution of Sales activities for target accounts in line with the defined DSV Sales methodology
  • Plan and manage sales pipeline of expected and upcoming opportunities in a timely manner
  • Promote and influence prospect Customers and existing Clients to ensure best in-class solutions and value for our Customers in order to secure sustainable business growth
  • Responsible for business growth through new business wins and organic growth;
  • Responsible to achieve individual KPIs (set once a year and subject to change)

Customer Relationships

  • Organize and participate in regular reviews with the accounts to ensure customer satisfaction and sustainable business relationship
  • Builds congruity and trust with customers by being up-to-date about customer’s business and the market
  • Develop, build rapport and nurture long term partnerships with the accounts, translating our global capabilities to customer value, for maintaining and continually expanding account share penetration
  • Supports customer retention and maintains strategic Client relationships by conducting joint visits with Product and Sales Management
  • Work collaboratively with Product Managers, Account Management and operational team to guarantee customers’ operations are processed thoroughly and efficiently
  • Create a comprehensive global network of contacts

All staff:

• Perform assigned tasks to support DSV meets its objectives and targets regarding quality, health, safety and environment and follow all requirements as set out in the Quality Health Safety Environment policy.

• It is the responsibility of all staffs to ensure that their day to day activities embrace sustainability/Health and safety therefore reducing the impact upon the environment, supporting the communities we work in and reducing incidents in the workplace.

Due to the dynamic nature of our industry, your accountabilities and role may change.

Function/Market & Industry Knowledge/Business Acumen / Process working

  • Advanced understanding of supply chain management, air and ocean freight, logistics and customs brokerage
  • Advanced knowledge of Order Management concepts and systems
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office suite with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
  • In-depth market knowledge (customers, competitors, suppliers, overall environment)
  • Ability to convert concepts and ideas into value based customer facing solutions
  • Ready to take personal accountability for achieving individual and shared goals
  • Ability to set robust plans well in advance and to initiate action to move projects forward
  • Complete understanding of DSV (strategy and products)
  • Expertise and professionalism in customer contacts, understanding of customer requirements, analysis and resolution of problems and complaints
  • Willing to travel as required

Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to influence and convince others in a way that results in acceptance and agreement
  • Ability to shape conversations to ensure focus and understanding
  • Effective listening
  • Willingness to engage in constructive confrontation
  • Ability to clearly and concisely present both written and/or oral information


  • Credibility
  • Assertiveness
  • Capable to make informed judgments and to generate practical, timely solutions
  • Ability to find pragmatic solutions by using decision making techniques
  • Willingness to involve stakeholders in decision making process, to get buy-in and to implement solutions
  • Supports organizational commitment to ISO 9001, ISO 45001 certification – Montreal Only


  • Readiness to continuously focus on identifying and meeting customer current and future needs
  • Readiness to provide alternatives and optimized solutions to the Customer
  • Ability to establish a successful long-term business partnership with internal and external customers


  • Ability to work with different cultures and to manage cross functional interfaces
  • High priority for teamwork
  • Team player
  • Capable to build strong and long-term team relationships within and across functions and geographical boundaries and based on ethics and trust


  • Ability to set robust plans well in advance and to initiate action to move projects forward
  • Planning & Organizing (Ability to prioritize, plan, assign & control)
  • Time management (monitoring performance against deadlines and milestones)


•             Integrity

•             Act as a Role Model for Group Values and fully adhere to the Code of Conduct

•             High energy and resilience

•             High commitment and positive attitude in the face of setbacks and obstacles

•             High stress level (Ability to work under pressure and deal with tight deadlines)

•             Be authentic, approachable, open and honest

Educational background / Work experience

•             Post-Secondary studies in Supply Chain Management, International Trade or related fields

•             Relevant industry certifications considered an asset (i.e. CIFFA, APICS)

•             3 to 5 years of experience in a Sales Development role

•             3 to 5 years of prior industry experience

•             International experience an asset

Language Skills

•             Fluent in English and/or French (where applicable by province)

•             Additional languages considered, an asset

Computer Literacy

•             Advanced Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

•             CRM (Customer Management Tool) proficiency an asset

DSV complies with the Canadian Employment Equity Act and welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. 75,000 employees in more than 90 countries work passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services – as part of the operation or in a variety of supporting roles. If you have drive and talent and enjoy responsibility, we’ll give you the support you need to explore your potential and forward your career.


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