CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc. is Delivering Promises and Driving Success to Ensure Everyone Has What's Needed to Live and Thrive. Today, more than ever, we are looking for talented individuals who will help us bring this vision to life.

Vice President Final Mile Business Development

  • Full Time
  • # of Openings: 1

Corporate Overview: CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc. is delivering promises and driving success so we can all have what we need to live and thrive. We need talented individuals to help us bring this vision to life.

Division Overview: Our sales team is dedicated to promoting CRST’s capabilities and wide range of tailored services. They create new business and foster trusted relationships that support the success and growth of our employees, customers, agents, contractors, and communities.

Are you a self-starter, a go-getter, and a deal-maker? At CRST, you will find a culture that rewards such entrepreneurial spirit. CRST is in search of a VP, Final Mile Business Development (BD), to drive long-term profitable growth. Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer, with accountability to (and partnership with) the President of Home Solutions, the VP of BD will be responsible for establishing strong partnerships internally and externally, executing formal business capture plans, staying abreast of competitor activity, achieving sales targets, and managing the overall sales pipeline. This is a new role that will require collaboration with the enterprise sales organization and the final mile home delivery leadership team.


  • Execute sales strategies to ensure CRST meets revenue objectives by growing new and existing accounts.
  • Establish, build, and maintain long-term customer relationships to increase market penetration and mitigate the risk of churn while maintaining an executive-level relationship with major accounts.
  • Support final mile operating company executive leadership team in achieving annual business goals & objectives.
  • Prospecting with a “hunter” mentality leveraging existing industry knowledge and customer contacts.
  • Building a pipeline of targets by prospecting for business through a variety of activities, including in-person sales visits to uncover and develop new business.
  • Monitoring key performance indicators, ensuring attainment of sales objectives, and taking corrective action as necessary to meet those sales objectives.
  • Participate in the development of annual and long-term strategic sales plans.


  • Strategic Thinking – Systematically solves problems and hypothesizes possible customer pain points, expectations, and implicit needs; brainstorms with team members to devise solutions to solve complex deal challenges.
  • Communication – Tailors communication to the customer’s needs with authority; effectively delivers presentations and has strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal Influence – Uses rational and emotional drivers that would appeal to customers to comfortably drive negotiation conversations in their favor.
  • Networking – Identifies the right customer stakeholders/decision makers and builds connections quickly to achieve results; is independent and self-directed and takes initiative with minimal direction or supervision.
  • Workflow Management – Sets clear, realistic, and time-bound objectives that align to business growth; breaks each objective into tasks and process steps that can be achieved within a realistic timeframe.
  • Industry Knowledge – Has in-depth final mile e-commerce and/or home delivery transportation experience, and stays informed about industry practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree or 10+ years of related experience, preferably in the final mile home delivery industry at a national level
  • Proven experience in developing and growing a large portfolio >100M with sustained year-over-year growth.
  • Extensive travel based on customer and business needs.

Did you know?

  • CRST is one of the largest privately owned trucking companies in the United States. That means you can count on our experience and ongoing commitment to providing the best service to our customers and the best work environment for our employees.
  • We’re family-owned. We’re dedicated to building on our founder’s legacy to make CRST the transportation solution.
  • CRST is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA. Our midwestern hometown is known for its strong values, commitment to our community, and the success of manufacturers and producers here and throughout the country. When we thrive, America thrives!  



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