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Business Development Manager, Sales, Solutions

Business Development

DSV - Global transport and logistics
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 


Location: [[Mobeni, Durban]]
Job Posting Title: [[Business Development Manager, Sales]] 
Time Type: [[Permanent Full-Time]]



Identify and source profitable new business opportunities for DSV Solutions and develop and initiate a sales approach that results in closing new business opportunities to meet or exceed an individual target in support of the overall DSV Solutions New Business target.
Drive New business growth in KwaZulu Natal and nationally.
Manage the solutions design process to produce high quality proposals, profitable solutions that minimize the risk exposure to DSV. Act as the key liaison between DSV Solutions and the Customer.
Build a long term / multi year pipeline to support long term Growth targets


BASIC MINIMUM REQUIREMENT : Matric or equivalent

TERTIARY QUALIFICATION : Advantageous - Logistics / Supply Chain / CPIM / CSCP



  • Basic knowledge of SharePoint, and MS Visio will be advantageous.
  • Basic knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems and ERPs (working knowledge of Red Prairie & SAP will be advantageous)
  • Knowledge of Automotive production systems would be advantageous)


  • 5 years successfully selling logistics solutions (warehouse & distribution) to large customers
  • C-Level Negotiation Skills
  • High business acumen and problem-solving Skills.
  • Strategic thinking
  • Excellent sales skills (Lions or equivalent)



  • Understanding of Warehouse Management Systems, Automotive Production Systems, Lean,
  • Co-ordinating and influencing diverse teams
  • Experience in negotiating with clients at a director or C level.
  • Experience working in the Automotive (Production / Aftermarket) and / or Consumer Retail sectors



  • Meet or exceed personal new business target with an acceptable profit and risk profile to contribute to the overall DSV Solutions new business target.
  • Manage the opportunity lifecycle to the opportunity closure.
  • To develop compelling business value propositions for new business opportunities to meet growth targets within the DSV Solutions Business Unit.
  • Articulate DSV’s value to clients by using industry and DSV knowledge to develop clear value statements of DSV products
  • Identification of sources of and calculation of quantified values.
  • To align specific client objectives with the overall DSV Solutions objectives to ensure sustainable growth
  • Translation of client strategy and tactical objectives into supply chain requirements
  • Linking of client strategy and supply chain requirements to DSVs offerings and services
  • To develop and maintain a well-managed pipeline of new business opportunities over a defined timeline to ensure continuous growth
  • Develop and manage a pipeline of at least a total value of 10x annual target
  • Ensure all opportunities are accurately and timeously recorded in MS Dynamics (CRM System) and that opportunities are progressed through the sales cycle.
  • Collect all the data elements required to develop a detailed costed solution.
  • To understand and align revenue targets with closing cycles of the business opportunities within the pipeline to ensure consistent growth and accurate forecasting
  • To take ownership of the tender process to ensure successful sales.
  • Tenders and RQFs completed on time according to client’s requirements
  • Build and articulate the solutions design effectively
  • Ensure DSV approval processes are followed, and standards met.
  • Ensure QA of the final document (proof reading, all inserts, exec summary, etc.)
  • To ensure the successful implementation of the solutions sold, ensuring the revenue is realized.
  • Solutions/services implemented according to what has been sold
  • Client expectations met or exceeded
  • Ensure implementation process is followed
  • Ensure client sign-off of milestones
  • Ensure effective communication between the client and DSV during the implementation phase.


Disclaimer: Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should an external candidate not hear from us within four (4) weeks following their application, they should consider their application unsuccessful. Strictly fair and non-discriminatory selection procedures will be followed. We use Affirmative Action (AA) measures in an endeavor to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups. Where possible, preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act and in line with DSV’s Employment Equity plans. 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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