A rare opportunity has become available working for our client, a Global Freight Forwarding & Logistics organisation joining their Airfreight division as an AIRFREIGHT QUOTATIONS CLERK.
The role will be responsible for handling daily Airfreight import/export quotations,
Selling Airfreight rates to customers and responding to customer enquiries
Liaising with offices in Origin, customers directly, internal customers, sales departments etc
Checking rates with Airlines, Consolidators and Hauliers
Negotiating on rates to get the best possible prices
Following up customers to ask for the booking and identifying other potential business opportunities
Updating customers monthly/quarterly with new rates and tariffs, analysing costing and pricing structures for Airfreight shipments.
We require a commercially savvy candidate who has gained experience of working in the Airfreight Import/Export industry and has responded to rate requests, quotations, RFQ’s etc. Essential skills also include excellent communication skills and Freight forwarding experience/knowledge.
Quotations & Inside Freight Sales– Freight Forwarding
Offering a Basic Salary of upto £22000+ Benefits
Have you worked in a commercial capacity in the Freight or Shipping industry? Are you looking for a new challenge? If so we want to hear from you.
Our client is seeking to recruit a Quotations & Inside Freight Sales Executive, who will be responsible for obtaining all costing and quotations for customers from 3rd party Hauliers, Airlines & Shipping Lines for the movement of freight globally.
Contacting customers and gaining enquiries, obtaining best shipping rates and quoting customers for European Roadfreight, Seafreight and Airfreight Imports and Exports, advising of booking enquiries, liaising with Customers directly and/or via a Sales Executive, following up all quotes to gain business and asking re addition Freight traffics to increase revenue. Negotiating costing to obtain booking whilst maximising profitability and gaining the business. Being aware of competitor activity/costings and always offering outstanding customer service..
Daily Duties will include;
• Supporting the sales team in calculating freight quotations
• Negotiating with suppliers to achieve better buying rates
• Extensive existing client liaison
• Submitting and following up existing client quotations to secure orders
• Keeping a weekly log of the existing client quotations
• Raising sales correspondence
• General administrative duties
Successful applicant will need to demonstrate the following;
• Experience of working in the Freight Forwarding or Export Shipping Sales environment
• A Sales orientation
• Good numerical skills
• A strong confident telephone manner
• Enthusiastic & self motivated personality
• Good organizational skills
• Team player
• Good IT Skills including Excel
Previous experience of working in the Freight Forwarding, Airfreight, Seafreight or Roadfreight is essential for this role whether in an Inside Sales, Customer Service or operations perspective.