IMPORT FREIGHT FORWARER – AIRFREIGHT & SEAFREIGHT OPERATIONS £20,000 to £28,000 depending on experience Import experience required – Seafreight and/or Airfreight Based in the Redditch area
We are working with a South Birmingham based Multimodal Freight Forwarding organisation, with an extensive range of Freight Forwarding services to include Oceanfreight, Airfreight, Import & Export, Cross Trade, Domestic, Consolidation, Warehousing, Project Management, Cargo Insurance and Customs Brokerage.
The role of IMPORT FREIGHT FORWARDER will be to handle the Import Oceanfreight and/or Airfreight shipments, from taking the initial enquiry and making bookings with Shipping Lines, Airlines, Hauliers, overseas agents etc to processing all Shipping Documentation and creating Clearance instructions, Invoicing , Billing out maximising profitability and liaising with customers to answer all enquiries and keeping them updated throughout the shipment process.
For this role we are seeking a candidate who has gained experience of working in FREIGHTFORWARDING operations and is conversant in Seafreight and/or Airfreight Imports shipments. Possesses strong communication skills with a keen eye for detail and good knowledge of the Freight Forwarding industry and is able to operate well in a small team environment, assisting colleagues as and when required to ensure customers are offered the highest level of service.
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.