Junior Sales Account Executive Logistics and Freight

Location: HOUSTON, TX

Department: Outside Sales

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

What we’re looking for:

OEC Group is one of the largest freight forwarding firms in the US and we’re looking to add Junior Sales Executives to our team. We’re looking for individuals with a passion for sales, building relationships and strong communication skills. As a Junior Sales Account Executive, you will be responsible for prospecting, engaging and closing new accounts, along with building and maintaining relationships with a customer base. This is the perfect opportunity for eager professionals to get their foot in the door of an exciting and rapidly growing industry. Paid training is provided!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developing relationships with customers and generating new business.
  • Forming a customer base by cold calling, issuing quotes, preparing bids and making formal presentations to prospective customers.
  • Soliciting OEC Group's services which include Ocean Import, Air Import, Ocean Export, Air Export, Distribution & Warehousing, LTL Transportation and Cargo Insurance and Customs Brokerage.
  • Responsible for meeting the monthly quotas given by Sales Upper Management.
  • Assisting the Accounts Receivable Department with tracking payments from customer base.
  • Maintaining constant communication with the Operations/Customer Service Departments and overseas offices.

Qualifications:

  • Strong customer service and communication skills. Sales experience preferred.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
  • The ability to learn quickly and work efficiently as productivity goals must be met.
  • Good organizational skills as this position requires working with multiple departments and following up with clients and prospects.
  • The person in this role is responsible for having reliable transportation at time of hire.

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree preferred.

What we can offer you:

OEC Group offers a training program where you will learn and understand the principles of Freight Forwarding through our standard Freight School curriculum. After you have learned the industry fundamentals your hands-on sales training will begin. Under the guidance of the Sales Director, you will train alongside Sales Representatives with a variety of specialties and experience. Through observing, cold calling and shadowing Account Executives you will learn and understand the OEC sales process. 
Pay Structure: You will receive a base salary along with the standard commission structure (discussed in depth during interview process).

About OEC Group: 

Established in 1981, OEC Group is one of the leading NVOCC freight forwarding companies. With headquarters located in Taipei, Taiwan, as well as regional headquarters in Los Angeles and branches throughout Asia, North America, and Europe; OEC Group enjoys a strong position in a rapidly growing market.

Perks & Benefits of OEC Group:

After successfully completing and passing a standard 90-day introductory period the employee is provided with the following benefits package. This includes:

Full Health Insurance Coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision) – Paid for by the company
Life and Accidental Insurance Coverage 
Vacation / Personal Days 
After probation period: 401K Retirement Plan with up to 3% company match

Company Culture:

OEC Group provides a fun, family-oriented work culture. We are a well-established company that is continually growing and looking for strong team players. We often host company outings such as team dinners, holiday parties, company picnics, and team building activities!

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office.

OEC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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