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Account Executive

Account Executive

Lynden International
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status 

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SUMMARY:  Sells and markets Lynden's services to existing and prospective businesses with emphasis on domestic and international revenue and market share growth.  This position does not have to be located in Atlanta GA.  Will consider applicants located in Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina areas.  


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for developing and managing new and existing accounts within a dynamic geographic territory.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the domestic and international transportation industry.
  • Compile lists of prospective customers and leads based on information through cold calling using trade publications, directories, industry ads, trade shows, Internet Web sites, and other sources.
  • Generate interest and sell services to current and potential customers.
  • Prospect for new areas of business through networking within industry organizations.
  • Grow revenue and market share within territory to achieve corporate sales goals.
  • Qualify and analyze customer data to develop strategies to produce maximum profitable revenue and margin to meet required sales targets.
  • Schedule and maintain weekly customer sales activities and events within assigned territory.
  • Build customer relationships and foster company image through customer visits.
  • Attend and contribute to weekly sales departmental meetings.
  • Coordinates and confers with District Sales Manager and other personnel to achieve sales goals.
  • Maintain required sales information and generate reports weekly through use of company automation tools.
  •        Predictible and consistent attendence required. 


  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Business Insight- Displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Customer Service-Responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; meets commitments.
  • Professionalism/Ethics-Reacts well under pressure; upholds organizational values; treats people with respect.
  • Strategic Thinking-Analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Motivation-Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Dependability-Takes responsibility for own actions; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Innovation- Displays original thinking and creativity; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.




Minimum of 1 years’ experience selling Freight Forwarding services (Domestic and International Air, Ocean) Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four year College or University a plus; or one to three years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. High School/GED diploma required.


Must be able to meet with customers to find the best solution while meeting company sales expectations.  Will require calculating costs, freight volume as well as other calculations. 


Intermediate user of MS Office products.  


This position requires a high level of communication, verbal, written and presentation skills. 


       This is an outside sales position requiring travel, both local and overnight.  International travel could be   required. 


Equal Opportunity Employer