Centerline Logistics Corporation

VP, Business Development

Job Location US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 5 months ago(1/23/2020 11:55 AM)
Seattle, WA
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


This position is responsible for  defining strategy and executing sales, marketing, and business development activities for Harley Marine Services and all subsidiary companies.


  • Builds, manages and maintains a vetted sales pipeline to support stated growth goals
  • Reviews all opportunities for strategy and qualification
  • Serves as leader for each sales opportunity as necessary
  • Works with various departments to develop and execute on opportunities
  • Drives organizational usage of SalesForce CRM software
  • Develops and utilizes costing models for each sales opportunity as necessary
  • Compiles information and data related to client and prospect interactions
  • Define and coordinate sales training programs guided by analytics and monitoring to enable team members to achieve their potential and support company sales objectives
  • Assists in setting the sales strategies for training and development for the broader sale team
  • Lends support to building performance teams, providing coaching, development and mentoring to Sales and Marketing Team members as directed or assigned.
  • Monitor competitor activity and provide feedback to company leadership
  • Drives safety performance by holding members of the team accountable for participation and completion of all corporate safety initiatives


  • Must be familiar with strategic selling and all elements of the sales process
  • Must be financially savvy and understand basic elements of a financial package including revenue, costs, profit, margin, overhead, percentages, and others
  • Is capable of producing presentations to executive level customers and internal stakeholders
  • Is familiar with CRM tools and resources
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking engagements
  • Must be able to cross multiple market segments, service lines, and geographic cultures easily
  • Must be proficient at PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and other business software
  • Must be skilled at proposal creation and executive summary writing
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the marine petroleum transportation industry
  • Must be able to develop and maintain professional relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Impeccable credentials of the highest level of integrity, ethics, and honesty
  • Brings to the position at least 5 years of sales leadership and 15 years of total sales experience
  • Must have a proven track record of closed deals and sales success from experience
  • Must be able to think strategically and be comfortable with executive communicators
  • Ideally would possess a Bachelor’s degree in Arts or Science and specific sales training post-graduation
  • Must possess prior operational background in the maritime industry with relevant experience

Job Condition and Environment

  • Fast paced office environment
  • High sense of urgency
  • Expected travel of 50% of the work week
  • Exposed to a combination of normal office type environments and client environments.
  • Exposed to highly confidential information

Expected Hours of Work

  • Normal office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is expected that you will work beyond normal office hours based on department demands and goals.

Company Overveiw

Centerline Logistics is a leading provider of marine transportation services in the United States. Centerline Logistics operates on the United States West Coast (including Alaska), New York Harbor, the U.S. Gulf Coast and the Mississippi River System. Services provided include the transportation and storage of petroleum products, tanker escort, ship assist, the transportation of general cargo and rescue towing. Centerline Logistics is the parent company of eight businesses specializing in marine services and a bulk liquids terminal business. Centerline Logistics provides accounting, administrative, human resources, safety and environmental services, as well as operational oversight to the subsidiary companies.


Centerline Logistics offers competitive benefit and compensation packages. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity and Drug Free Work place. Pre-employment drug testing is required.


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