Trade Director, Europe

New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX)

United Kingdom / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Sales
  • Industry: Enterprise Software
  • Post Date: 09/20/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 30 Broad Street, New York, NY, 10004

About New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX)

Founded in 2015, The New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX) is supporting the transformation of container shipping by solving inefficiencies associated with booking downfalls and shipment rollings.

Job Description

Have you ever stopped to wonder how your computer, clothes, furniture or household goods made their way to your doorstep? Most likely, almost everything you own arrived here in a container on a container ship.  It is a massive industry that we all rely on but don’t think about much because it’s been done the same way for decades without much change or innovation.

NYSHEX is a well-funded Series A start-up, developing a brand-new concept that will transform and enable an industry plagued with inefficiency, volatility, and $23b of economic waste annually. The NYSHEX team is passionate about collaborating with the world’s leading ocean carriers, shippers and forwarders to bring technology and innovation to this industry we love, and we hope that you’ll be part of building this new digital foundation that will have lasting effects for years to come.

The role:

As the Europe Trade Director, you will have the opportunity to join our team at a very early stage. You will play a key role in facilitating the closing of deals and contribute directly to top and bottom line results. The role will also provide opportunity to collaborate with various NYSHEX departments and stakeholders in the shipping industry. At NYSHEX you’ll get to work with a fantastic group of engineers and product managers and have a direct influence on shaping our processes and product. The team here works hard and is comfortable making mistakes, with the understanding that when things go right, it can transform an institutionalized industry.

This is a remote opportunity in the UK.

As a Europe Trade Director, you will:

  • Grow trade volumes for the Europe trade lanes and manage opportunity pipeline.
  • Be responsible to match supply with demand and help carriers and shipper to reach enforceable agreement using NYSHEX for European trade lanes. 
  • Work closely with NYSHEX account management and sales to uncover opportunities for presentation to ocean carrier sales and trade team.
  • Develop close relationships with carrier trade and sales stakeholders and maintain consistent communications to understand carrier needs.
  • Provide NYSHEX training and demos for carrier commercial teams and ensure their understand of the NYSHEX value proposition.
  • Review each long term deal to ensure terms fit within enforceable parameters.
  • Participate in 3 way calls with carrier and shipper stakeholders to address concerns and help suggest mutually agreeable terms to close the gaps.
  • Participate as a member of a functional team for special business acquisition projects
  • Stay updated on market conditions and work closely with NYSHEX carrier support team & account management to add value to regular carrier meetings by providing relevant member & market feedback.

You will need:

  • Passion for sales and deal making
  • Experience from having worked as trade manager for a major carrier
  • Relationships with trade managers at multiple carriers
  • Some experience working in a startup is preferred
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to form effective and enduring relationships with outside stakeholders
  • Some experience working in a startup is preferred
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Determined and collaborative mindset
  • Outstanding communication skills in English, and a huge plus if you are also fluent in German and or French

What you have to look forward to:

Our culture promotes a dynamic, exciting, and challenging work environment with opportunities for learning and growth. Our team is passionate about building great tech and besides being great at their jobs, are also classical musicians, surfers, gamers, and foodies.

We provide a competitive compensation package, 401k plan, unlimited vacation days and an opportunity for you to share in the success of the company with stock options/equity.

If this opportunity sounds exciting to you, apply now with your resume and tell us little about yourself.

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