Freight Forwarding Internal Sales Executive

Freight Personnel
London, South East England
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a is an independent global LCL consolidator in the UK, with import and export services from over 1000 origins and destinations. They are looking for a motivated FREIGHT FORWARDING INTERNAL SALES EXECUTIVE to work from their NORTH EAST LONDON location

They are an internationally recognized, award winning logistics company with an ever-expanding worldwide clientele. Their clients turn to them for their expertise in organizing the most effective worldwide transportation of cargo across sea, air, road and rail.

The Internal Sales Executive will be responsible for selling import consolidation services to UK co-loaders and overseas partners with the objectives to increase volume and market share

* Passionately hunting for new business opportunities by systematically targeting forwarding agents with regular traffic movements by sea particularly on our core trade lanes.
* Providing rates and quotations on sales enquiries from customers
* Build relationship with new and existing clients with regular phone calls and client meetings
* Liaising with overseas network to develop business on targeted trade lanes
* Driving reciprocal business with overseas partners with sales lead generation and follow up.
* Monitoring the competition's activity and make recommendations to enhance services
* Liaising with Marketing team to send out marketing messages

Experience & Qualities Required:

* Previous sales experience is essential preferably in the logistics/shipping sector
* Knowledge of the freight market would be an advantage but not essential
* Excellent sales skills and a proven track record of achieving KPI's
* Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build rapport with clients.
* Driven and ambitious individual with a strong desire to succeed.

What's on offer:

* Award Winning staff development programme with structured training plan
* Full time permanent position offering genuine career development opportunities
* Support from a dedicated team of enthusiastic professionals
* Competitive remuneration package
* Great work environment in a friendly office conveniently located near a Leytonstone tube stop on central line