Procurement Co-ordinator - Freight Forwarding, Birmingham

Willis Global Ltd
27 Jul 2017
27 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A leading UK owned global logistics provider offering import and export services via air and sea is recruiting for a Procurement Co-ordinator to be based at it's European HQ in Birmingham.

Duties & Responsibilities;

Develop and build relationships to ensure a high level of customer service is provided to clients. 
Maintain a high level of awareness of market fluctuations in rates and charge.
Negotiate and re-negotiate rates with carriers that are beneficial to customers. 
Provide quotations to customers, within short timescales, taking account of transit times, routes, and opportunities for minimising customer costs by utilising sharing between carriers. 
Maintain profit and loss data for all accounts. 
Requests and queries are resolved and actioned quickly and efficiently. Communication with overseas agents and clients is clear precise and effective. 
Accurate & timely reporting to department manager. 
Take ownership of own training and development so as to continuously improve and develop, including training new starters where required.

To Be Considered; 
Experience in freight forwarding including working for an independent. 
Experience of freighting costs involving shipments from Far East, Indian Sub-Continent and/or USA. 
Familiarity with the use of all forms of haulage, sea, road, rail and air. 
Experience of negotiating rates 
Experience of managing client/customer relations with good verbal and written communication, to provide a professional image to customers and suppliers. 
The ability to liaise with a global network of agents, suppliers, shipping lines, hauliers. 
A good awareness of spreadsheets and the ability to produce reports and use formulas to manipulate data. 
The ability to grow repeat business and develop new opportunities. 
International experience and exposure plus the ability to work with a global network of agents, suppliers, shipping lines, hauliers, and rail and air lines in other countries. 
The capacity to work in a high pressure environment whilst remaining calm when under pressure. 
The skill to prioritise a large number of tasks to ensure accuracy, and deliver results with great attention to detail and a high sense of urgency. A positive attitude and good problem solving skills. 
The drive to succeed and want to make a contribution to the business. 
Foreign languages would be an added advantage.

On Offer;
An opportunity to join an established and forward thinking organisation
A competitive salary package that will allow for progress and development within the role.

For full details, please contact Craig at Willis Global - a leading Recruitment Consultancy for the Shipping & Logistics industry.

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