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Branch Manager - Freight Forwarding

Job Description

We are partnering with a US head quartered company looking for a Branch Manager to assist and develop the opening of a UK Office.

The company are looking for someone with working knowledge of the transportation needs within Europe and experience in Ocean moves to/from the US.

Responsibilities;

  • Manage the freight sales process to identify prospective shippers
  • Negotiating truckload rates with shippers and carriers
  • Providing outstanding customer support by monitoring loads in transit
  • Build and develop a book of business
  • Be the lead point of contact for all customers and external partners
  • Deliver a world class experience to customers and partners
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives that result in efficiencies
  • Be responsible for developing the UK office
  • Responsible for the hiring of staff to build a team

Skills Required;

  • Thorough understanding of the transportation network in Europe and Ocean services to/from the US
  • Strong knowledge of transportation needs within Europe
  • Able to manage business dealings by phone
  • Strong book of business to bring to a new role
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively prioritize your work and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Blend of sales and operations abilities
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
  • Proficient in Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Some local travel and occasional out of town travel will be required from time-to-time to see potential customers/carriers.