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Sales Executive - Freight

Our Forwarding client provide a comprehensive worldwide freight forwarding service to UK manufacturers, exporters and importers who demanded a cost effective service together with a high degree of personal attention.

Their active client base of approximately 240 range from sole traders to multi-national blue chip companies in a wide range of industry sectors who all require an efficient and reliable logistics solution to transport their freight. With a highly skilled loyal and enthusiastic team working to a quality system, combined with the financial back up of a parent company means that our client have developed an excellent reputation in an increasingly competitive marketplace.


In line with the continued expansion our client are looking to strengthen their Sales team at by taking on a new Sales Executive.
Working in a team other sales and internal sales staff the successful candidate will proactively develop new business and build and nurture existing client relationships to maximise the potential.

-New business development through telesales & field sales
-Key Account Management
-Generating & Calculating Freight quotations / tender documents
-Drafting and sending appropriate sales correspondence
-Follow up calls
-Managing sales process through to closure
-Developing long lasting relationships with new clients
-Supporting the sales team in their sales efforts
-Managing the existing and new client quotes
-Ensuring that the quotes are completed promptly and are followed up to maximise conversion

Experience / skills required

Multi-modal freight forwarding experience, ideally with an export bias.
Either Sales / customer service or Operations experience.
Proven success of handling and calculating RFQs and tender submissions.
Experience of negotiating with clients and or suppliers.
Key account management experience with proven success of developing relationships.
Experience of calculating KPI reports.
Experience of face to face client and supplier meeting.
Good administrative skills.
Good numerical skills.
Good IT skills (Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Character and personal attributes

Confident communicator. (Written and verbal)
A positive and engaging personality.
Can do sales / customer service orientation.
Strong work ethic.
Good attention to detail.
Calm under pressure.


Circa £25,000 - £28,000 Base Salary + Bonus (OTE 29-35k) + Contributory Pension


Job Type:Permanent
Location:- South, Hertfordshire
Benefits:£25-28k basic salary; bonus; pension
Branch:Freight Personnel
Consultant:Karen Kempson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: kkempson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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