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Ocean Freight / Sea Freight

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Recruiter Name:
Parkside Recruitment
Job Type:
Logistics/Delivery Management , Operations
£25,000 to £28,000 per annum
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Our client a market leader in their sector, are currently recruiting for an Ocean Freight Pricing Specialist based in Felixstowe. They are looking for an individual with a strong knowledge of Export / Import Ocean Freight to join their succesful team quoting new and existing customers to gain business. Previous experience of Ocean Freight is required along with excellent communication skills. This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking company.

Key Activities:

  • Respond to requests for quotations received from internal and external customers.
  • Liaise with relevant operation and product departments to ensure competitive pricing.
  • Provide a prompt response to the customer and follow up every quotation.
  • Recording all quotation details and the customer response.
  • Assessing the pricing that will win the business.
  • Working with operations to ensure a SOP and suitable handover takes place when new order business is secured.
  • Negotiation with customers.
  • Developing positive relationships with customers through great service.
  • Suggest tactics on pricing so that sales and margin are maximised.

Specific Technical Requirements:

  • Good commercial understanding of ocean tariffs.
  • Strong product knowledge with financial awareness of credit ratings and policies.
  • Excellent communication skills both Oral and Written.
  • Excellent Customer service skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and be flexible.
  • Good PC skills. Use of Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Attention to detail is paramount.

Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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