Senior Freight Forwarder – VR/21715
Our client, a leading independently-owned freight company specialising in European logistics and road freight solutions, is looking for a Senior Freight Forwarder/Trailer Operator to join their team in Ipswich.
You must have at least 5 years solid European Road Freight experience with the focus on markets such as the UK, Spain, German, Belgium, Netherlands and France.
Duties of the Senior Freight Forwarder:
Working closely with the sales/business development team
Customer liaison – making and taking job bookings
Arranging collections/deliveries with sub-contractors
Helping organise FTL & LTL movements both in and out of the UK
Negotiating rates with customers
Developing and building relationships with new and current customers/sub-contractors
Attending monthly departmental/accounts meetings
Working closely with senior staff of other departments and having strategic input on direction, planning and processes
Requirements for the Senior Freight Forwarder role:
Must be proactive and driven and wish to add value by implementing ideas and solutions
Have experience working on either imports/exports or both arranging full loads (FTL) and part loads (LTL)
Have general experience of European sector and Countries as mentioned above
Have solid experience working within the European road freight forwarding industry
In return, the successful Senior Freight Forwarder will receive a salary of £38-40k depending on experience.
Hours: Monday – Friday 08:00hrs – 17:00hrs
If you’re interested, click apply now, or email our Shipping team on (url removed)
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