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Ocean Freight Forwarding Ltd

Our client is a major player in the Global Freight Forwarding market they are now looking for an Ocean Freight Pricing Specialist. This is a very exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join a massive blue-chip organisation with progression.

Our client receives in excess of 500 requests for quotations each month from new and existing customers as well as network offices.
The pricing desk enables them to respond quickly and effectively to these requests with the objective of significantly increasing conversion rate of quotes into actual shipments.
Successful candidate will enjoy the buzz from winning business and will have excellent communication skills. They will be commercially astute and will either have or need to acquire through intense training a detailed working knowledge of tariffs and rates. Within set limits, commercial judgement will need to be applied to grow revenues and maximise profit.
A strong knowledge of Export/Import Ocean Freight is essential.
This is a great opportunity to acquire a detailed commercial experience of the Ocean Export/Import markets.

Key Activities:
Respond to requests for quotations received from internal and external customers.
Liaise with relevant operation and product departments to ensure competitive pricing.
Provide a prompt response to the customer and follow up every quotation.
Recording all quotation details and the customer response.
Assessing the pricing that will win the business.
Working with operations to ensure a SOP and suitable handover takes place when new order business is secured.
Negotiation with customers.
Developing positive relationships with customers through great service.
Suggest tactics on pricing so that sales and margin are maximised

Specific Technical Requirements:
Good commercial understanding of ocean tariffs.
Strong product knowledge with financial awareness of credit ratings and policies.
Excellent communication skills both Oral and Written.
Excellent Customer service skills.
Ability to work under pressure and be flexible.
Good PC skills. Use of Microsoft Word, Excel.
Attention to detail is paramount.

Benefits:
Salary depending on experience/skills possible flex for the right candidate
25 days holiday
Eligibility to join pension scheme after probation period
Advantages scheme

Details

Job Type:Permanent
Location:- North West, Manchester
Benefits:£24-26k salary; 25 days holiday; pension scheme; advantages scheme
Branch:Freight Personnel
Ref:37379/FP14785/K
Consultant:Karen Kempson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: kkempson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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