Business Development Manager | Lyon

Today, YOU detect the opportunities of tomorrow and are in the driving seat of our international growth!




H.Essers is an international and reliable player in the logistics sector, but above all a family business that has offered jobs and job security since 1928. Our 6560 colleagues are ambitious people who dare to do business, are ready to seize opportunities and make a difference every day with simplicity. This enables us as a company to invest continuously in growth with a positive outlook on the future. Our people are our engine. We take care of their personal and professional development, provide them with modern equipment and pay attention to the work-life balance. Yes, our 6560 colleagues know why they choose H.Essers.
We hope that you will soon understand why! We are looking for an experienced Business Development Manager Transport.




As a business development manager, you are the pioneer of our growth in France. You will attract new national and international transport customers from your base in Lyon. Our focus is on the pharmaceutical sector. Exactly how do you proceed?


  • Based on your extensive knowledge of the transport market and your network within the pharmaceutical sector, you will succeed like no other in attracting new customers for the French market. This of course takes place within a European context. Occasional travel abroad is part of the job.
  • Concretely, this means that you are involved in targeted sales prospecting. In addition, you will actively work with your network and participate in all kinds of events to attract exactly those prospects and leads that put H.Essers on the map within the pharmaceutical sector.
  • Because of your excellent knowledge of the transport and pharmaceutical market, you will be closely involved in tender processes for new key accounts.
  • Finally, you will keep your finger on the pulse of the latest developments on the market. You can easily translate these trends into realistic targets and a clear vision.



As a business development manager, YOU will be one of the first to determine with which national and international transport customers we build a professional and long-term cooperation from tomorrow onwards! You are an entrepreneur at heart. As a verbal virtuoso, you succeed in convincing senior management of your vision within this market. Your out-of-the-box mentality responds to the needs of customers, while committing to trust and engagement. Turning the principle of ‘customer is king‘ into practice is your second nature so you can convince them easily of our excellent transport services.




We offer you the opportunity to drive our international expansion in France together with your international team. Ample autonomy, combined with our own assets will allow you to distinguish not only the organization, but also yourself. You will be close to our operations and senior management, so your opinion will be acted upon quickly. 




77 branches in 19 countries, 6,560 employees, one million square meters of warehouse, 1,475 trucks and 2,000 ISO tanks. Yes, H.Essers is a major logistics service provider and an established value for our strategic customer segments Pharma, Chemicals, Infra and Parts. As an international asset-based family business, we can guarantee short decision lines that allow you to react quickly with your own assets. This offers you the necessary guarantee for a perfect service to your customers. It is the ideal combination for both satisfied customers as well as employees!


Apply now!