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Job Req ID:  71984
Arbeitszeitmodel: Vollzeit
Division:  DEU - DSV Air & Sea Germany GmbH  (Air & Sea)
Standort:  Kornwestheim 


Global Account Director (m/f/d), Automotive & Industrial is a senior position based in Germany that develops and maintains business for significant global accounts. The primary focus of the role is on selling / improving logistics solutions, including Air Freight and Sea Freight concepts, Supply Chaim Solutions and freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and other value-added services. This role is integral in establishing and maintaining long-term strategic relationships that typically go beyond the sale of a single point solution. This position requires a high degree of analytical skills and industry knowledge to unlock hidden value that may not be readily identifiable to our clients. 



  • Develop and execute a comprehensive account plan aimed at maintaining existing business and identifying the top opportunities  
  • Managing named global automotive & industrial accounts, in accordance with agreed financial and performance targets based on DSV processes 
  • Developing solutions for the named global customers; leveraging DSV vertical structure and competencies into innovative developments 
  • Work closely with operations to deliver high level of service to customers Identify and develop relationships with key decision makers at all levels within an account 
  • Understand the customer’s business (strategically, operationally, & financially) 
  • Work across all divisions within DSV to create custom solutions that deliver value to customers 
  • Maintain an open dialogue with the account executive sponsor and keep the sponsor engaged in the account 

Preferred Candidate shall


  • Have an advanced level of business acumen 
  • Possess strong creative problem solving and analytical skills 
  • Be a self-motivated team player 
  • Have good proficiency with the Microsoft suite of Office products 
  • Embrace their inner nerd and have a strong desire to learn new skills 
  • Enjoy change and seek continuous improvement
  • Have excellent critical thinking skills and a high degree of emotional intelligence
  • Be knowledgeable about lithium batteries

Experience and Education


  • Have a proven track record of sales success within the automotive industry 
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in logistics and supply chain management 
  • Minimum 3 years of European experience in regional key account management 
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in the logistics and supply chain industry 
  • Have excellent business/legal level language and drafting ability in both German and English
  • Have subject matter expert grade knowledge of the Automotive industry, including related topics such as electric vehicle charging, micro-mobility, and circular economy
  • Have subject matter expert grade knowledge of Lithium Battery Dangerous Goods shipping



  • Pre-pandemic travel levels ranged between 25% – 35% 
  • 80% of the travel is within the European region 
  • 20% of the travel is global in nature 



  • A comprehensive induction and a committed team
  • A varied range of tasks and international career opportunities
  • Individual development programs, further training and qualification opportunities
  • A modern workplace and company car
  • Flexible working hours in the form of flextime with a 40-hour week
  • In addition, our employee Mastercard with a monthly net credit balance
  • Possible capital-forming benefits and company pension scheme 
  • Various employee discounts 
  • DSV supports the health of its employees through supplementary health insurance




Alexandra Saidnauy
HR Specialist, Recruiting DACH


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