The Port of Vancouver USA is a multi-purpose port authority located in Vancouver, Wash. along the banks of the Columbia River. The port has handled a variety of bulk and break bulk cargos since 1912.
The Port of Vancouver USA is a hub for more than 7 million tons of cargo moving from as far away as the Midwest to the Middle East, making its way on barges, rail, ships, or trucks –all converging on port docks. The bulk of cargo at the port includes wheat, minerals, autos, large project cargo, and liquids.
The port is in a period of transition to triple our cargo tonnage in the coming years. We are a versatile, hard-working port on a mission to create jobs and trade for the region. Our $275 million rail project supports growing wheat, corn, and soy exports, while attracting new customers and other commodities. This is an exciting, highly visible time, requiring outreach and dialog with our community and stakeholders.
The port is also home to over 50 industrial tenants that vary from panel manufacturing to electronics recycling and small-batch beer malt distributing. We have recently added more than 50 acres of ready-to-build industrial property, and are set to grow.
Sound interesting? Read on.
We seek a professional, knowledgeable, Inside Sales Representative for a full-time regular position. The essential responsibilities for the Inside Sales Representative may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Actively supports the Port’s mission, vision and demonstrates values consistently.
Work effectively as a team player with all Port employees.
Supports the efforts of the Account Executives by ensuring that new sales opportunities are communicated, developed, and executed internally at the port.
Provides Account Executives and customers with price quotations and information regarding port related transportation and logistics.
Liaison with BNSF/UP on providing customer quotes to inland destinations.
Prepare and manage terminal customer rate quotes.
Monitor port contracts and rates.
Maintain positive and frequent communications with the Port tenants, terminal customers and operators, and perspective customers.
Develop contacts in the marine, rail, and trucking industry for the purpose of soliciting business.
Timely respond to prospective customer questions on the movement of cargo by ship, rail, or truck.
Manage and update port tariffs ensuring compliance with Federal Maritime Commission’s rules and regulations.
May travel occasionally to customer location
Represent the Port of Vancouver at industry functions and meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelors degree in business and/or marketing or equivalent combination of education and five years experience in a marketing role.
Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of transportation related work experience required, with emphasis on marketing, documentation, rates, operations, and accounting procedures. Working knowledge of Federal and State laws that govern ports and international transportation. Working knowledgeable of local marine industry. Ability to correctly and efficiently analyze marine industry market and trends.
Communication skills: High level verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate effective up, down and across the entire organization. Requires effective listening abilities and ability to draft correspondence. Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
Customer Service: Consistently provides welcoming, friendly, courteous, prompt and informative service. Gains cooperation and agreement from co-workers and management; knows when to push harder and when to ease off. Ability to work professionally with employees and management to facilitate company needs.
Computer Skills: Advanced skills with Windows based software, primarily MS Word, Excel PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Internal Number: 1069
About Port of Vancouver USA
The Port of Vancouver USA is a multi-purpose port authority on the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington. Established in 1912 to ensure public ownership of trade docks, the port has served as an engine for economic growth in our community for more than 100 years.
The port handles more than 6 million tons of cargo each year. Products such as wheat, grains, mineral and liquid bulks, automobiles and project cargoes make their way to and from Vancouver by ship, train, truck or barge from points as far away as Asia, South America and the Middle East.
The port is home to more than 50 industrial tenants that vary from wood panel manufacturing to electronics recycling and small-batch beer malt distributing.