Kuehne+Nagel, USA

Key Account Manager – Torrance – USA

Job Overview

Duties & responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of this position consists of, but are not limited to, the following:

Business Development
  • Accountable to elevate and expand credible relationships across functional departments within the customer supply chain
  • Leverages network SME’s to collaborate on the solution and pipeline development of product, mode, or service line opportunities
  • Expands market share by driving an active opportunity pipeline and qualification process in CRM, and when applicable collaborate with additional resources to identify and drive market share expansion
  • Conducts regular business reviews, leveraging internal data and market intelligence to gain customer insights, and understand positive and negative trends in data, to uncover new opportunities for growth, increase sales, and retain and grow the business by presenting strategic solutions to customers
  • Uses strategic negotiation and sales strategies at the management and director level in discussing complex pricing and selling solutions with customers
  • Analyses and shares customer specific data, requirements and expectations with internal resources in order to collaboratively create viable supply chain solutions for customers
  • Can confidently and effectively represents our digital solutions through a deep understanding of how to apply technology and analytics to customer strategy
  • Applies multi-faceted knowledge of market intelligence, customer information and internal data/intelligence to identify new opportunities, provide customers with business insights, and improve customer outcomes
  • Owns account strategy including RFP, proposal, and award management through a clear understanding of customer buying habits and CHRs position within the customer’s supply chain
  • Proactively manages customer pricing strategy by leveraging internal tech, tools and SMEs
  • Consistently pursues personal development opportunities to expand understanding of Robinson’s modes/services/products and technology
Customer Experience
  • Manages conflict and navigates difficult conversations with the customer, using tact and diplomacy
  • Acts as an advocate for customers, internally conveying their customer-specific needs across the organization, to ensure proper alignment and prioritization of resources
  • Targets and manages road map toward continuous improvement for their customers working directly with the account team to ensure exceptional service is delivered to C.H. Robinson customers
  • Collaborates and actively communicates with partners on the capacity/product/supply team to identify strategic solutions for complex issues
  • Engages internal leadership team members to ensure alignment, resource prioritization and participation in account strategy
  • Partners with operations and capacity/product/supply teams to ensure optimal execution through the use of SOPs, best in class business processes, and mutually agreed upon customer KPI’s
  • Partners with sales team to provide holistic plan for transition of customer accounts, define expectations and timelines, seek opportunities to leverage automation and set plans for execution
  • Accountable to customer feedback, inclusive but not limited to NPS survey corrective response action planning
Financial Accountability and Process Efficiency
  • Proactive review of financial results, volume, and service performance reports and to monitor and drive account health
  • Identifies and implements solutions to champion process improvement and cost avoidance for customer
  • Understands negotiated payment terms and ensures AR processes are adhered to
  • Regularly reviews AR dashboard and ensures timely action is taken with customers
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned according to the team and/or country specific requirements

Robinson Fresh

Lead with a consultative approach
  • Uses Robinson Fresh tools to interpret internal/external data and market intelligence (indexes, research, etc.) along with customer information (articles, press, etc.) to provide customers with business insights, improve customer outcomes and grow the business
  • For program business on our products, uses the Robinson Fresh tools to deliver pricing, promotion, merchandising and assortment opportunities to grow their business and drive more volume opportunities for Robinson Fresh
  • Prioritizes spending time in customer’s locations (online and in physical location) and their competitions locations
  • Conducts pre-season, mid-season and post season business reviews with customers.  Communicates performance regularly and actively asks for more share of wallet
Order level management
  • Works with account team to manage and plan order activities on a frequent basis and ensure all tasks are completed and accurate in the operating systems.
This includes
  • Order communication flow and notification of parties
  • Service failures (No shows, late deliveries, quality of product)
  • Track & trace
  • Missing/incorrect rates, Pricing exceptions
  • Open events
  • Exception management
  • Inventory reconciliation
  • Order / inventory planning
  • Invoicing files including reconciliation of claims & credits



  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in sales and/or account management
  • Ability to travel up to 30% (domestically and internationally)
  • Site Specific: Fluent in Spanish and English (written and verbal)
  • Supply chain knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of Programs
  • Demonstrates and drives a data driven approach
  • Demonstrated influencing, negotiation, collaboration, communication and presentation skills
  • Proven track record of delivering measurable financial results through sales or account management solutions
  • Values a diverse and inclusive work environment


This job description is intended to generally describe the nature and level of work to be performed by employees in this position.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of employees performing this role.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

C.H. Robinson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe in equality for all and celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers, and communities. We believe this increases creativity and innovation, drives business growth, and enables engaged and thriving teams.  We’re committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all employees feel welcomed, valued, and respected.


Your Health, Wealth and Self

Your total wellbeing is the foundation of our business, and our benefits support your financial, family and personal goals. We provide the top-tier benefits that matter to you most, including:

  • Two medical plans (including a High Deductible Health Plan)
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Enhanced Fertility benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Account (including employer contribution)
  • Dental and Vision
  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Paid and floating holidays
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community
  • Charitable Giving Match Program
  • 401(k) with 6% company matching
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Plus a broad range of career development, networking, and team-building opportunities

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