Procurement

Recruiter
Midas Recruitment
Location
Birmingham
Salary
22000.0000
Posted
08 Feb 2017
Closes
08 Mar 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The role of Procurement

To work within a department, based at our Birmingham HQ on the Birmingham Business Park (near to the NEC and Birmingham International Railway Station):

  • Develop and build relationships to ensure a high level of customer service is provided to clients.
  • Maintain a high level of awareness of market fluctuations in rates and charge.
  • Negotiate and re-negotiate rates with carriers that are beneficial to customers.
  • Provide quotations to customers, within short timescales, taking account of transit times, routes, and opportunities for minimising customer costs by utilising sharing between carriers.
  • Maintain profit and loss data for all accounts.
  • Requests and queries are resolved and actioned quickly and efficiently.
  • Communication with overseas agents and clients is clear precise and effective.
  • Accurate & timely reporting to department manager.
  • Take ownership of own training and development so as to continuously improve and develop, including training new starters where required.

Requirements for the Procurment

  • Experience in freight forwarding including working for an independent.
  • Experience of freighting costs involving shipments from Far East, Indian Sub-Continent and/or USA.
  • Familiarity with the use of all forms of haulage, sea, road, rail and air.
  • Experience of managing client/customer relations with Good verbal and written communication, to provide a professional image to customers and suppliers.
  • The ability to liaise with a global network of agents, suppliers, shipping lines, hauliers.
  • A good awareness of spreadsheets and the ability to produce reports and use formulas to manipulate data.
  • The ability to grow repeat business and develop new opportunities.
  • International experience and exposure plus the ability to work with a global network of agents, suppliers, shipping lines, hauliers, and rail and air lines in other countries.
  • The capacity to work in a high pressure environment whilst remaining calm when under pressure.
  • The skill to prioritise a large number of tasks to ensure accuracy, and deliver results with great attention to detail and a high sense of urgency.
  • A positive attitude and good problem solving skills.
  • The drive to succeed and want to make a contribution to the business.
  • Foreign languages would be an added advantage.