We are seeking an energetic, self-motivated Account Representative based in Chicago (Itasca), IL. The Account Rep. is responsible for prospecting and identifying sales opportunities, and growing customs brokerage and freight forwarding accounts for a West Coast territory.
Duties & responsibilities
- Identify and qualify prospects and sales opportunities on the West Coast.
- Uncover new sales opportunities and increase customer base.
- Collaborate with outside sales and marketing on qualifying prospects.
- Interact with other departments and sales staff to seamlessly implement new contracts.
- Apply a complete knowledge of all the organization’s products/services and policies.
- Keep records in a database of all prospects and maintain record of all phases of activities.
- Learn and understand Livingston’s sales process, services, and products.
- Ability to work West Coast hours (10 a.m. – 7 p.m. or 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 0-3 years of cold calling experience preferred, new college graduates welcome
- Experience in customs or transportation industry an asset, but not required
- Formal sales training or past sales experience an asset
- Proven record of increasing sales opportunities and successful account management skills
- Strong ability to build relationships with key stakeholders
- Strong interpersonal, presentation, and client service skills
- Excellent communication (both written and verbal)
- Strong business acumen and organizational skills
- Strong working knowledge of MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and CRM programs
At Livingston International our mission is to be recognized as the premier customs and compliance Services Company, creating dynamic, integrated solutions for customers in North America who do business globally. We facilitate the clearance of more than five million shipments entering each year, and are among the largest entry filers in North America. Customs brokerage is our strength – and the area where we add value that is increasingly important to clients, as the regulatory and security environment grows more complex.
Livingston International is at an exciting moment in its long history with aggressive growth plans. Livingston is poised for growth and success! Our employees enjoy a competitive total rewards program. For more information, please visit our website at *www.livingstonintl.com*.