Job opportunity
Dare to grow Job reference 101654

Business Development Manager Contract Logistics

Location Zaltbommel, Netherlands
Team Contract Logistics, Business Development
Working Hours 32-40

At CEVA, we believe that logistics is a people business, that’s why we create an environment of trust and team spirit - we encourage initiative and we empower our talent to grow in their careers.  We are supply chain experts and live and breathe it every day. We offer a broad range of services in Contract Logistics, Air, Ocean and Ground management thanks to our 78,000 employees, operating in more than 160 countries. At CEVA, we are passionate about our work and the value we deliver to our customers and as a company, we are growing at a fast pace - do you Dare to Grow with us?  



Are you looking for a commercial career within Contract Logistics? Is networking and building winning relations like a second nature to you? Do you like to work for one of the top Logistics providers in the world then we are looking for you!





Our commercial activities are key to our ongoing success. Our Business Development Team is responsible for bringing in new customers based on the best solutions to their supply chain challenges. Joining Business Development you are an expert in consultative selling. You are truly understanding the customer needs and make the best proposal for our new customers in the Benelux. 


As a Business Development Manager Contract Logistics, you are responsible for the expansion of the Contract Logistics client base within the Benelux. You are responsible for;

  • Offering the best customer solution 
  • Winning new customers by extensive and personal contact, and understanding customers need completely
  • Close major deals with the customers and ensure a smooth handover to operations
  • Pro-actively communicating and supporting on RFQ’s with the EMEA or local bid team;
  • Present, negotiate and defend bids with clients;
  • Closing bids and provide clear guidance over Solution Design and Implementation fase, by pro-active client follow-up;
  • Building the Ceva Contract Logistics brand within the Benelux. 


In this role you are based at our HQ in Zaltbommel, the Netherlands of Willebroek, Belgium and report directly to our Head of CL Sales Benelux.




You are someone who is commercially driven, likes challenges and is able to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment. You are a self-starting deal maker. You are proactive, and at all times aware of the needs of the market. You are always striving for the most optimal results, you are decisive, self-confident and are passionate about your work. Furthermore, you are a strong communicator and a real team player. Next to that, you bring the following knowledge and experience with you;

  • Bachelor/ Master Degree or equivalent in a related discipline;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in a Commercial/ Project Management role within Contract Logistics or Supply Chain;
  • Excellence written and oral communication skills and the ability to persuade, influence, negotiate and make formal presentations in meetings;
  • Confident, courageous and committed to exceeding all expectations.




With a genuine culture of continuous improvement, we want our employees to grow, develop and be part of our journey. We offer a lot of space for entrepreneurship, personal development and your ambitions. At CEVA, we have plenty of career opportunities for you to grow.

  • Attractive salary, bonus and company car;
  • A great place to work and a people-oriented culture;
  • Exposure to work in a growing international company.




We value your professional and personal growth. That’s why we share plenty of career opportunities for you to thrive within CEVA. This role can be the first step on your career path with us.  You can stay in the same job family, find a new family to grow in (an almost limitless number of options) or find your own path. Join CEVA for a challenging and rewarding career.


Want to know more about CEVA Logistics and Business Development opportunities? Visit our website or contact Esmé Smulders, Talent Management Manager Benelux. Or apply by clicking the button and leave your resume and cover letter.