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Commercial/Pricing Assistant

Ref: VAC-12864
  • Salary: £25,000 + 30000
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Location: Felixstowe
  • Industry: NEW Shipping Freight Forwarder
  • Discipline: Import Forwarding Clerk
  • Employment: Permanent


Job Description

Our client is a UK based independent freight forwarding and warehousing company. Incorporated in 2003 with the aim of providing professional and proficient global logistics services whilst maintaining a personable, localised character, the company has maintained this customer friendly focus throughout its expansion. They cover Ocean/Air/Road Freight services and are seeking a driven customer and sales minded person to join the commercial team to help drive the business forward. This person will need to have several years of experience in the freight forwarding industry and will be able to bring relationships from both a supplier and customer side to the company.

Duties will include:

Responsible for pricing clients on all trades and services we offer
Co-ordinate shipments worldwide with overseas agents
Drive growth and work in the team to develop new business across major trade lanes.
Be involved in sales strategy and offer direction and instruction on pricing.
Seek opportunities to grow the business, whether through customers direct or with 3rd party agents.
Manage client retention. Regular contact and, where necessary, visits to develop and enhance existing relationships.
Take responsibility to maximise profit on accounts managed
Analyse sales and other reports that allow us to improve performance and result.
Assist commercial manager and directors to work as a member of a cohesive team.
Review and develop operational process flows with the customer service teams.
Support the team to resolve any issues with customers.
Review and develop customer service levels within the team.
Develop agent and carrier relationships with ability to influence pricing and support to extract best value.
Accept extra duties as situation arises and directors require.
Work efficiently and calmly with any tight deadlines
Communicate with customers, agents and internal team so that full clarity on shipping incoterms and credit by account.


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