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£30,000 - £40,000

Sales/Business Development Executives – Colnbrook

Closing Date: 13th July 2024

Vidu Group

About this position

Vidu are working on a really exciting assignment on behalf of a hugely successful, privately owned, independent freight forwarder.

Due to continued growth they are now looking to appoint a hungry driven Sales/Business Development Executive to be based out of their Colnbrook office.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Sales/Business Development Executive who is ready to step up, wants a little more autonomy, have their voice heard and to really carve out a flight path to management based on the value you add.

Our client have engaged with Vidu VIP to carry out the initial search process.

Vidu’s team of dedicated consultants will be your first point of contact when applying for this role.

Role purpose:

To identify and develop new international business opportunities across a range of market sectors via air and ocean to / from all areas of the world.

Generate and follow up sales leads to a successful conclusion.

Ensure that the company is profitable and margins are maximised via quotes and tenders.

To plan and implement a programme of visits to existing and potential clients to create and maintain awareness of the company’s product range and to ensure complete client satisfaction.

Provide information on market opportunities and competitor activity and to assist in the development of products and marketing plans.

Provide technical support to clients, liaising as necessary with technical advice and guidance.

Identify sales opportunities and negotiate within established policies to obtain orders which meet sales objectives covering volume mix and margins.

To achieve target revenues as set out by the company.

The role includes contractual negotiations along with involvement in the implementation process, continued client contact with further development of other lanes of traffic.

Skills and experience required

A proven track record of generating new business and retaining business on behalf of Freight Forwarding / Supply Chain companies is imperative.

Experience in USA / Far East markets would be advantageous.

Excellent understanding of Import / Export procedures and principles.

Knowledge to quote both ocean and air including surcharges.

The ability to produce accurate monthly target revenue reports and well as updating CRM in NETFREIGHT with client activity on a regular basis.

Experienced in preparing tenders.

Highly numerate and literate.

C skills in word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.

Confident, articulate, self motivated and well presented.

The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

An understanding of the HMRC regime would be advantageous.