Commercial Development Manager (Kilkenny)


Long Established Irish family-owned Freight Forwarder, specialising in European Road and Sea Freight, now seek to hire an experienced Commercial Development Manager reporting to the Managing Director.

We are looking for a candidate who can provide demonstration of success in the core areas outlined below.

Preferred Competencies

  • Experience in the freight industry in a senior role with responsibility for commercial direction & growth.
  • Experience of people management – working with a team - ideally with experience of managing complex issues to outcome and managing a team to commercial, measurable success.
  • Ability to quickly assess opportunities and business cases using data driven decision making.
  • Experience of working with a management team, outside stakeholders, board members and internal teams to build & scale a commercially successful business.
  • Knowledge (through experience) of the current opportunities & threats affecting this sector in the coming years and how these might affect or drive our growth ambition.
  • Significant & demonstrable experience of negotiating and influencing decision making at senior level.
  • Experience of success in building, retaining and growing customer cohorts that underpin commercial growth

The successful candidate will;

  • Enjoy working closely with peers, challenging ideas and offering alternatives
  • Enjoy the negotiation process, particularly at final stage agreements and be comfortable with pushback and outlining proposition benefits succinctly & clearly.
  • Know how to manage, coach and facilitate a diverse Sales Team to develop skills, values and resources to drive their success.
  • Have an excellent commercial understanding of the logistics sector, its opportunities and potential barriers to success  
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the key metrics for success in the freight industry and how these apply to day-to-day commercial activities.

Full time, Permanent

Competitive salary, Bonus, Pension and Other benefits

For a confidential discussion on this or any other current opportunity please contact Nicola Murphy on 021 233 9200 /

Please note that your application for this vacancy will be forwarded to all the consultants in The Logiskills Group as you may be suitable for other roles that we are unable to advertise.

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