Freight Forwarder

Location: Cleckheaton, BD19
Ref: TAP1565
Pay: £20-30,000.00 pa DOE

Our client is an extremely well established and highly renowned Cleckheaton based business who are looking to recruit an experienced Freight Forwarder to join their team.

Established 10 years ago, they have very quickly grown the business and are now in need of an extra pair of hands to assist with the sales account management, to create long-term, trusting relationships with customers.

The Freight Forwarder’s role is to oversee a portfolio of assigned customers, develop new business from existing clients and actively seek new opportunities from potential new clients. This will require video presenting skills when producing and presenting quotes online to existing and future clients.

Role Responsibilities

  • Serve as the lead point of contact for all customer sales matters
  • Complete all freight forwarding transactions and paperwork end to end, worldwide
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting client relationships
  • Develop trusted advisor relationships with key accounts, customer stakeholders and executive sponsors
  • Ensure the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs and objectives
  • Communicate the progress of monthly/quarterly initiatives to internal and external stakeholders
  • Prepare reports on account status
  • Collaborate with the sales team to identify and grow opportunities within a territory
  • Co-ordinate with our overseas partners

About You:
You will posses excellent communication skills, along with strong relationship building skills.

Candidates Must Have:

  • Proven freight forwarding experience is ESSENTIAL
  • Previous experience of working in the freight forwarding industry - specifically sea and air import and export is ESSENTIAL
  • Solid experience with CRM software / freight forwarding software
  • Experience delivering client-focused solutions to customer needs
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple account management projects at a time, while maintaining sharp attention to detail
  • Full Driving licence

Benefits of working for our client include:

  • 25 days holiday plus stats
  • Company pension
  • Hours of work – Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm with an hour for lunch
  • Onsite free parking
  • The chance to work for a secure and stable business

THE application

How to Apply

When you forward your details using the form below, please make sure that you clearly outline how you meet the criteria for required skills and experience.

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Candidates must be available to attend our offices in Cleckheaton for registration. You may need to be available for interview with our client at short notice. Please check the vacancy information carefully for further information on this. If you are unsure, please do not hesitate to ask.

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