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Sales Support - Air&Ocean | Rotterdam

Our Rotterdam Ocean team based at the heart of Rotterdam port is looking for an enthusiastic team member with a hunger for Sales to join our team as a Sales Support member. Our Netherlands sales team is continuously growing and the Sales Support role is the perfect place to grow and learn Mainfreight sales from the inside out. We see this role as a stepping stone to a career in sales, therefore we are looking for someone with a desire to learn and grow internally with the direction for a career in sales in our business.

The Role:

  • Supporting the External Sales team with customer related quotes, presentations, tenders and service, sales call planning;
  • Being a vital link between our customers and our business, often directly assisting in queries, questions and possible solutions that may assist them;
  • Understanding our true costs and selling strategies and pro-activeness to exceed customer expectations;

As well as the above, this role has the freedom and encouragement to proactively seek out and develop future initiatives. All this is done from within an autonomous, close-knit, supportive, ambitious and fun TEAM environment.

Who are we looking for?

  • A passionate, energetic team member with a strong sales focus and desire for our team to succeed;
  • A solutions minded person who sees sales as the lifeblood of our business;
  • Previous Air & Ocean sales and operational knowledge is an advantage;
  • A true Mainfreighter who seeks not just to maintain standards, but beat them and constantly redefine our performance level;
  • Without accepting status quo, you will bring an energetic approach to developing our business further;
  • You must have a big picture and long term focus, and move with pace and sometimes impatience;
  • Excellent communication skills; with your team, the customer and the group – this is paramount across cultures;
  • High English and Dutch proficiency;
  • Strong ability to analyse data and draw conclusions for the relevant application to our business;
  • HBO educational level.

Why Mainfreight?

  • A 'family' culture in a stimulating, pragmatic and commercial environment;
  • A high degree of autonomy and plenty of room for personal initiatives;
  • A dynamic and exciting international market and organization which provides the ambitious professional with many opportunities;
  • A very good salary and benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

What we do?
As a part of Mainfreight, you can expect to be helping some of the world’s largest brands become more competitive and efficient. Being a strategic supply chain partner means Mainfreight helps customers get their products from the manufacturer to the end-user in the smartest, most cost-effective way.

Our business can be broken down into three core areas:
Who we are?
It all started in 1978 with a couple of free-thinking entrepreneurs who didn’t care much for rules. As a start-up they challenged the establishment and always took care of their own. Years later, that rebellion and people-first philosophy is still deeply ingrained in our DNA. In 2011 Mainfreight acquired the business of Wim Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand Mainfreight's international global network with branches throughout Europe.

We have a 100-year vision, that means every person and every decision we make today will leave an imprint on this company now and for 100 years to come. This long-term vision guides us as a business and determines both our decisions and actions every day.

As we extend our operations across the major trading nations of the world, we continue to stand out for the right reasons. It is our uncompromising quality, agility and unique culture which sets us apart.
What is the working culture like?
At Mainfreight we are a very flat structured organisation. We have open plan offices and management sit in amongst the team. We do not use the “s” word (staff) and refer to everyone as Team – everyone has a part to play in moving Mainfreight forward and meeting our targets and goals.

We believe in working hard but we also have fun and a laugh while we do it. Our team is empowered to make decisions and have a say in how we do things.
How will my career progress?
Our philosophy is to recruit and ‘grow’ our own people, rather than hire people from other businesses. That is why we invest in and manage the long-term growth and development of our people, right from the start.

Once you have learnt the fundamentals of Mainfreight on the operations floor, you will move into other areas of the business where you will get the right mix of autonomy and support. We believe that smart people can learn the specifics of any role so our focus is on helping you develop personal and professional skills that will allow you take on any role in the business. 

We are an ever-changing business and we are constantly reviewing new ways to help our team develop the world-class skills that will lead our business into the future.
What Training and Development do you offer?
We understand that our biggest asset is our people and that our growth as a business is only limited by our ability to grow our own people. Our training and development strategy reflects this with structured induction, training and development. The Mainfreight difference is that we focus on helping you develop the professional and personal strategies, tools and life skills to step into any role in the business, anywhere in the world.

Our ongoing team development programs around the world currently includes:
  • A full induction program
  • Learning the business from the operations floor-up
  • Structured leadership programmes
  • Personal development courses

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