Business Development Manager - Contract Logistics

Job Title: Business Development Manager - Contract Logistics
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Koto-ku, Japan
Industry: Supply Chain Management
Salary: 5000000 to 7000000
Reference: 11021
Contact Name: Wayne Yoshida
Job Published 13 Mar 2019



This position is the sales executive responsible to develop existing or new Contract Logistics business within the given vertical (industry segment) and country. He / She is the primary contact within a country with regard to Contract Logistics business.


  • Meet and exceed personal and country/regional new business revenue goals
  • Develop strong opportunity pipeline for sales opportunities
  • Work on RFQ/RFP written responses
  • Build relationships with key contacts within customer organizations to understand opportunities 
    for the Contract Logistics to create value.
  • Marshall the resources within the company to capitalize on value creation opportunities. 
  • Work closely with this team to develop creative solutions to customer needs.
  • Cross-sell suite of services.
  • Organize regular meetings with the client and relevant operations staff to report on performance and receive an update from client on challenges and future plans.
  • Direct operational issues to the correct operational owner.
  • Develop and implement account plans for major accounts.
  • Identify issues before they become problems through close contact with customer.
  • Assure the company and customer expectations are in alignment.
  • Drive proactive suggestions for continuous and discontinuous improvement.
  • Maintain close communication with customer and the operations team to assure uniform understanding of customer expectations relative to operational solutions, timeline, costs and results.


  • Business level of Japanese and good proficiency of English language skills to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.  
  • Experience (2+ years) with national sales and account management and proven success in business development.
  • Solid understanding of the theory and practice of supply chain management, warehousing, and domestic transportation
  • Experience in retail, high-tech, industrials/chemicals, automotive or pharmaceutical/healthcare industries.
  • Ability to provide clear direction to operations support staff to gather necessary data and implement the right solution.
  • Ability to deliver good presentation
  • Good proposal development skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to travel (up to 50%).
  • Previous third party logistics experience (2+ years) a plus.