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Sales Executive - Freight

Our client is a freight forwarder who provide a comprehensive worldwide freight forwarding service to UK manufacturers, exporters and importers who demanded a cost-effective service together with a high degree of personal attention.

In line with the continued expansion our client is now looking to strengthen their Sales team by taking on a new Sales Executive.
Working in a team with other sales and internal sales staff the successful candidate will proactively develop new business and build and nurture existing client relationships to maximise the potential.

Role
New business development through telesales & field sales
Key Account Management
Generating & Calculating Freight quotations / tender documents
Drafting and sending appropriate sales correspondence
Follow up calls
Managing sales process through to closure
Developing long lasting relationships with new clients
Supporting the sales team in their sales efforts
Managing the existing and new client quotes
Ensuring that the quotes are completed promptly and are followed up to maximise conversion

Experience / skills required
Freight forwarding sales experience would be ideal but not essential as training will be offered on freight and product knowledge.
Business to business Sales experience essential
Telesales experience essential.
Customer service or Operations experience.
Proven success of handling and calculating RFQs and tender submissions.
Experience of negotiating with clients and or suppliers.
Key account management experience with proven success of developing relationships.
Experience of calculating KPI reports.
Experience of face-to-face client and supplier meeting.
Good administrative skills.
Good numerical skills.
Good IT skills (Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Benefits
Circa £28,000 - £30,000 Base Salary + Bonus (OTE 38k) + Contributory Pension

Details

Job Type:Permanent
Location:- South, Hertfordshire
Benefits:£28,000-30,000 basic salary; bonus; pension
Branch:Freight Personnel
Ref:40045/FP16087/K
Consultant:Karen Kempson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: kkempson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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