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Freight Forwarding Director

Our client is a well-established freight forwarder with a base in North Yorkshire They offer Warehouse and distribution from this site and World-wide freight forwarding services by air, road and sea. Employing a well-established team of 15 our client is planning to continue to invest and expand the business either organically or by further acquisitions.

We are now recruiting for a Freight Forwarding Director to oversee and manage the Freight forwarding Services business, reporting to the board. The role is based in North Yorkshire

Operations: The role is a hands-on role leading by example and where required participating in the UK Warehousing and Distribution operations as well as the Worldwide Freight Forwarding. Ensuring the service levels are of a good standard. Maintaining and improving profit margins across all disciplines.

Sales: Supporting the Sales team, calculating quotations, exploring all potential suppliers and negotiating competitive rates. Building and maintaining key relationships with clients and conducting face to face meetings where required.

Accounting: Overseeing the accounts and administration functions, ensuring the sales invoices are processed in a timely manner, purchase invoices are checked and processed quickly and any queries proactively resolved. Credit control and obtaining payment in accordance with our terms. Drafting an annual budget with complete visibility of the monthly management accounts.

General: Ensuring the staff are adequately supported and when required, recruiting, training and mentoring new staff. Taking responsibility for the office and warehouse buildings and overall site.
Experience / skills required / Personal attributes

– Multi-modal freight forwarding experience.
– Operations experience and willingness to roll up sleeves and participate when required.
– Man- management experience. (Sales and or Operations)
– Able to lead by example.
– Control of profit and loss and drafting annual budgets.
– Key account management experience with proven success of developing relationships.
– New business development.
– Proven success of handling and calculating RFQ's and tender submissions.
– Experience of face-to-face client and supplier meeting.
– Ability to motivate, mentor and appraise staff.
– Good IT Skills.
Character and personal attributes

– A positive and engaging personality.
– Can do sales orientation.
– Strong work ethic.
– Confident communicator. (Written and verbal)
– Good attention to detail.
– Calm under pressure.

Salary and Benefits
Circa £60,000 Base Salary + Bonus,
Contributory Pension,
Private Healthcare
Company Car

Bonus, car, pension,healthcare

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