Midas Recruitment
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
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.