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Senior Freight Forwarder

  • Salary: £38,000 - £40,000
  • Location: Ipswich
  • Industry: Shipping Transport
  • Discipline: Trailer Operator
  • Employment: Permanent


Job Description

Our Ipswich Client is looking to recruit a senior freight forwarder to add further growth and development to our already established, award-winning company. The candidate must have at least 5 years solid European Road Freight experience with the focus on markets such as the UK, Spain, German, Belgium, Netherlands and France.

The role will include:
Working closely with the sales/business development team
Customer liaison – making and taking job bookings.
Arranging collections/deliveries with sub-contractors
Helping organise FTL & LTL movements both in and out of the UK.
Negotiating rates with customers
Developing and building relationships with new and current customers/sub-contractors
Attending monthly departmental/accounts meetings
Working closely with senior staff of other departments and having strategic input on direction, planning and processes

Key requirements:
Must be proactive and driven and wish to add value by implementing ideas and solutions.
Have experience working on either imports/exports or both arranging full loads (FTL) and part loads (LTL)
Have general experience of European sector and Countries as mentioned above.
Have solid experience working within the European road freight forwarding industry.

Additional information: Hours: Monday – Friday 08:00hrs – 17:00hrs Holiday: 25 days per year
Job type: Full-time
Salary: £38,000 – £40,000. Company pension and bonus scheme.


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