Sales Representative

DSV – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


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 80 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: Durban – KZN
Job Posting Title: Sales Representative

DSV Road is a last mile carrier covering more than 1600 towns within Southern Africa – every day – ensuring our customers parcels will be delivered safely, on time and in full.

We are looking for a Sales Executive who has the drive and energy to take on the Logistics world and build long lasting relationships with our clients.

With your skills in negotiation, closing deals, building lucrative pipelines and offering excellent customer service, we believe that any client you bring on board will be given the world class treatment they would expect from a world class brand like DSV.

We are always looking for individuals who want to make a difference and can add value to our organisation. The qualities we value in our employees are:

Involvement and responsibility
Professional skills and the ability to share knowledge
The ability to create results – independently or in groups or teams
Flexibility and readiness for change

Main Purpose of The Role:
The main purpose of this role is to build a pipeline of lucrative prospective clients that, with the guidance and service from you, will sign up with DSV for a long-lasting partnership that is both lucrative for our business as well as the customers. The focus will be on meeting your targets and driving new applications by successfully analysing the client’s needs and negotiating and closing the deals.

Minimum Requirements:
Minimum of 1 years’ experience in a Supply Chain environment or 2 -3 years’ experience in Sales & Marketing
A proven track record of successful, consistent sales over time.
Valid unendorsed drivers licence
Own vehicle
Professional, organized and target driven

Matric (essential)
A tertiary qualification in sales and marketing or transport and logistics would be advantageous

Computer packages

MS Office skills essential (Outlook, Work, Excel, PowerPoint)

Duties and Responsibilities:
Prospect for New Business and develop a qualified pipeline of leads and convert to actual billing
Ensure that sustainable clients are brought on board
Analysis of sales related information and ability to translate the information to show benefits to client and company
Maintaining client contractual data
Assist in tender/proposal production and delivery thereof
Ensuring that required call rates are met as part of your KPI’s
Updating our CRM system daily and weekly
Managing client’s DSO’s
Ensure required deadlines are met
Must be able to perform monthly admin tasks pertaining to the sales department (reports, emails, CRM updates to name a few).

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. 55,000 employees in more than 80 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.