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National Key Account Manager



Sales & Business Development
Milan, Italy
Posted on Monday, October 16, 2023

sennder is Europe’s leading digital freight forwarder. In a traditional industry, we are moving fast to digitize and automate all road logistics processes. We are a growing team looking for a National Key Account Manager to help us on our journey to revolutionize road freight logistics. You would join our Sales Team team in the Milan office.

We value humility and we're as interested in your character as we are in your talent. Please apply, even if you feel you only meet part of our listed criteria. Diversity drives our innovation and we offer a collaborative, dynamic, and international work environment. Just be yourself. We are excited to meet you and for you to join us in shaping the future of the logistics industry in Europe.


As a National Key Account Manager, you’ll work on interesting responsibilities like the ongoing growth and success of our most strategic accounts. You will solely be responsible for engaging with C-Suite executives, expanding share-of-wallet, and driving sennder adoption across customer organizations. The KAM is tasked with delivering a world-class experience to Fortune 1000 customers and contributing directly to the top-line growth of sennder. The ideal candidate has experience in managing complex stakeholder environments and a proven ability to sell to multinational companies.

You’ll be collaborating closely with our Global Sales Structure, legal department, operations and tender management to develop joint goals and strategies, closing new expansion opportunities with sennder’s existing customers. They are a collaborative leader, obsessed with driving customer success, and motivated by building and shaping the future of digital freight.


  • Own and grow a portfolio of strategic key accounts, responsible for their overall P&L, including internal forecasting, budgeting, and reporting
  • Build relationships with C-Suite executives and key decision-makers within customer organizations, leading critical conversations to expand business opportunities
  • Develop and execute customer growth strategies to achieve revenue goals
  • Facilitate RFP activities and manage negotiations resulting in sustainable economics for both parties
  • Employ critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to navigate negotiations and the most complex customer conversations
  • Analyze large data sets to identify areas of opportunity, influence decision-makers, improve the cost of service, and increase retention
  • Participate in strategic product road mapping and sell that vision to our customers
  • Increase overall tech adoption and implement integrations that increase operational efficiency (EDI, API)
  • Collaborate with cross-functional internal teams such as Acquisition Sales, Account Operations, Partner Management, Tender management, and Product to explore and lead customer projects. You will indirectly manage a large network of stakeholders dedicated to servicing your portfolio
  • Project manage multiple work streams that ultimately help to elevate our customer’s experience and add value to existing partnerships


  • Minimum of 3+ years of full-time experience in end-to-end enterprise sales and/or partnerships
  • Industry experience and knowledge in logistics is a plus
  • 2+ years experience in managing B2B sales cycles
  • Confident and professional expression, strong communication skills
  • Creative in presenting, able to put abstract ideas into a logical story based on data
  • Intrapreneurial thinking with a clear view of processes, deadlines, and budgets
  • Business fluent English is required

ABOUT sennder

sennder is moving trucks with the power of data to unlock endless and sustainable capacity at unparalleled quality. Through our proprietary transportation operating system, built by our in-house tech teams, we not only connect shippers to our fleet of thousands of trucks, but also improve how they move products in sustainable, cost-efficient, and transparent ways - making the logistics industry fit for the future. In a traditional industry, we’re growing and moving fast to digitally automate all road logistics processes.

We are building a curious team that is driven by an ambitious desire to solve the toughest logistics puzzles. What others may consider uncertainty, we see as an opportunity to learn and be proactive. We invite you to go on this journey with us and be part of one of Europe’s inspiring growth stories as we fast-forward road logistics into digitalization. Get to know us, our culture, green business, funding history, and more on our blog here.


At sennder, we want to maximize the individual’s potential for all employees and reinforce an inclusive culture and environment of continuous learning that empowers people to succeed as a team. In addition to humility, we value commitment, team spirit, respect, and kindness to build trusted relationships across teams. Learn more on our career site.

  • A fast-growing, start-up-oriented international team of 1000+ people with 65+ nationalities spread across 11 country offices with English as our company language.
  • Continuous feedback and bi-annual review process for personal development, professional growth, and career opportunities. We also use “Objectives and Key Results” for company goals.
  • A structured promotion process, providing everyone with fair and transparent career growth.
  • Learning and development opportunities on the job and through conversations with your manager.
  • Various opportunities to connect with colleagues, formally and informally, digitally or in-person (when allowed), through regular team events, company get-togethers, and partnership events with other companies and local organizers.
  • Office first work policy (three days a week), that complies with local COVID-19 restrictions and policies. We also provide flex/hybrid remote working options.
  • When in the office: unlimited snacks, drinks, and fruits.
  • All interviews are currently conducted on a remote basis.

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