Commercial Manager – Freight Forwarding

Date Posted: 02/05/2019
Rate of Pay: £NEG
Type: Permanent
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

Job Description

Welcome to Staffbank Recruitment.


We currently have the pleasure of working with a local global & logistics freight forwarder who are looking to recruit an experienced Commercial Manager.


The Commercial Manager within this business is one which is extremely exciting for someone who loves both the operational and commercial aspect of the business, as essentially you are at the hub of the organisation, so liaising with all departments.


Essentially you will be the primary liaison between sales and operations, so heavily involved and focused on quote creations, business development, client relationship management as well as the the transition of newly acquired business from sales to operations.  You will be involved in the following duties:


  • Deal with requests for new business and pricing
  • Follow up opportunities for new business
  • Manage the initial process of all new business – so dealing with all internal departments
  • Process quotation requests for both air and sea, Import & Export
  • Act as overall account manager – therefore serve as a single point of contact
  • Monitor branch sales
  • Involved in B2B sales – including telesales
  • Work towards set KPI’s and target levels for the department
  • Input data on to internal systems


You will need to have a good all-round knowledge of the forwarding and logistics business with a robust, professional and resilient attitude.  Experience of dealing with import/export quotations is required, so commercially savvy as well as a good all-round working knowledge of all Microsoft packages is desired.  As with any account management/sales role you will need to have natural drive and the desire to exceed expectations with a confident and effective way of communicating.


Our client is a global leader who thrives on evolving year on year.  For an opportunity to work for a superb company please call Clare or Louise or send in your CV ASAP.


We look forward to hearing from you soon

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