Head of Sales – Gulf

Full Time Logistics & Supply Retail / Sales / Marketing
  • Full Time
  • Logistics & Supply
  • Retail / Sales / Marketing
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary
  • Salary: Attractive Salary

Website DHL

DHL Express is a division of the German logistics company Deutsche Post providing international express mail services. Deutsche Post is the world's largest logistics company operating around the world. DHL is a world market leader in sea and air mail. Originally founded in 1969 to deliver documents between San Francisco and Honolulu, the company expanded its service throughout the world by the late 1970s.

Head of Sales – Gulf

Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) is the logistics provider of the world with over 520,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories. DHL Global Forwarding, Freight (DGFF) is the Group’s air, ocean and road freight specialist. We offer standardized transport as well as highly specialized end-to-end solutions to customers in a wide range of industries globally.


Connecting People. Improving Lives.

Currently, we are seeking for Head of Sales – Gulf. In this role, the successful candidate will shape, drive and manage the sales function and define the sub-regional strategy to deliver business growth and profitability, customer retention, improve competitive positioning and optimize resource utilization in line with business strategy, financial objectives, Group guidelines and policies.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the function or multiple sub-functions on a sub-regional level
  • Establish and implement strategies that have long-term (5+ years) impact on business results in alignment with global objectives and directly impacting the organization’s business strategy


Job Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Define the sub-regional sales strategy to cascade and monitor delivery of sales objectives in line with business strategy, financial objectives, Group guidelines and policies
  • Lead, oversee and control highly strategic activities and initiatives with significant impact on overall results and very high business risk potential
  • Ability to lead, direct and coach develop Motivated & Passionate teams across the regions, leading with empathy and with a key focus on driving high sales performance of the sub-regional sales team
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to connect the commercial teams across the region, in person and including remote working environment
  • Strong focus on Customer Feedback delivering a rich customer Experience. Must have a winning mindset and the ability to engage all key stakeholders including product, sales, Implementation and management across the network
  • Ensuring the Regional plans are in alignment with Global Sales Priorities by ensuring that Budgets and KPIs are aligned accordingly
  • Strong focus on RFQ Conversion including all necessary regional stakeholders, setting the respective strategies both sector and product related and ensuring all commercial parties are engaged together with regional tender and procurement teams.
  • Communicate market leadership position and vision/strategy aspiration to customers and internal stakeholders
  • Drive market acquisition and retention strategies in order to maximize sales growth in the sub-region and optimize profits
  • Drive customer retention, business growth and profitability by supporting customer strategies, contract negotiations and supply chain management strategy
  • Approve pricing, product mix, and brand portfolio policies for the function in sub-region
  • Define improvement areas based on pipeline reporting in collaboration with sales effectiveness
  • Analyze the value of key technologies and industry development and identify change needs for function in the sub-region
  • Establish appropriate processes and infrastructure to support growth, sales performance and optimize resource utilization
  • Support key customers and drive collaboration and cross selling activities in the sub-region
  • Steer systems for monitoring competitive activity and dissemination of information and best practices to relevant parties
  • Establish appropriate processes and infrastructure to support growth, sales performance and optimize resource utilization
  • Formulate and roll out mechanisms to ensure sales performance management reporting and direct and approve major sales strategy and development projects
  • Analyze complex issues extensively and conceptualize improvements/ changes in sales methods and techniques
  • Deliver innovation that directly influence the way the function is operating and making money in the sub-region
  • Reach agreement with external parties to accept complete proposals and programs where there is little interest in cooperating or participating
  • Negotiate and authorize critical agreements/ contracts, changing terms and conditions significantly where required
  • Holder of Master’s Degree
  • More than 10 years’ experience in relevant field.


We offer:

  • Opportunities in a global company where you can contribute your ideas and skills to move towards our shared goals.
  • Possible further career development
  • Competitive salary


Why join DHL Global Forwarding?

We are part of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider with operations in over 220 countries. Visit our career site on the web at https://www.logistics.dhl/us-en/home/careers.html

Our TOP EMPLOYER prestigious certification attests to our best-in-class efforts to attract and retain talent by fostering a positive work environment and encouraging personal and professional development among employees. The development of talented women in our organization will be a focus for us and an important part of our DGF Strategy 2025.

We aspire to become the undisputed leader in our industry, when people think of forwarding; we want them to think DGF because we have:

  • The largest global network with more than ~30,000 passionate employees
  • The most efficient processes and fastest response times
  • The best solutions and best customer service


Our Vision:
 The Logistics Company for the World.

Our Mission: Excellence. Simply Delivered.

Our Purpose: Connecting People, improving lives.

Our Values: Respect & Results

Our Goals: Employer, Provider, and Investment of Choice, Living Responsibility

DHL Global Forwarding is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


Work Authorization

DHL Global Forwarding will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in UAE. This is not a position for which visa sponsorship will be provided. Individuals who need sponsorship for work authorization, now or in the future, are not eligible for hire for this role.

To apply for this job please visit careers.dhl.com.

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