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Sales Executive - Freight Forwarding

Job Description

Our client, a well-known freight forwarder is looking to hire an experienced Sales Executive, Freight Forwarding to join their office near Dagenham, Essex.

The Sales Executive will support and provide guidance to existing and new clients, ensuring they receive excellent levels of service, managing and maintaining their business needs. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing organisation and be involved in developing the Air, Ocean and Intermodal opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing the Air and Ocean freight sales ensuring increased GP per customer

  • Assist in securing new business

  • Responsible for selling Freight Forwarding services for Imports and Exports

  • Recording sales and order information to assist the business expansion

  • Supporting the sales teams to secure new business by sharing market and rate information to drive growth across the different modes of transport

  • Responsible for promoting company services in the Freight Forwarding industry

  • Visiting clients where required

  • Generate action plans to enhance performance

  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers and clients

  • Work alongside the operations team keeping informed of client plans and challenges being faced

  • Organising marketing plans

Skills Required:

  • Background in Freight Forwarding/Shipping and Logistics

  • Experience in Air and Ocean freight sales preferred

  • Good knowledge of European markets preferred

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to direct and be a mentor for the sales team

  • Commercially minded