Current Opportunity:

Basildon – Internal Sales Support

Posted:

13th May 2022

Position:

Internal Sales Support

Based:

Basildon

Reports to:

Internal Sales Team Leader

General Purpose Of Position:

Reporting to the Internal sales team leader, the primary goal is to assist in day to day quotes, assist any BDM enquiries and call existing/dropped off/new clients.  To Focus on developing Ocean & Airfreight opportunities, this includes requests and follow up on any potential new business opportunities and creating awareness of the company’s product and capabilities.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Prospecting for business opportunities and support BDM’s and other staff members.
  • Proactively develop opportunities from customers, networks and agents.
  • Obtain relevant information from customers in order to complete quotations and supply best possible solution.
  • Keep operational staff & Customers fully updated on pending orders that will need to be processed and space secured.
  • Source buy rates where required and produce quotations from the system.
  • Ensure all Quotations and costs are loaded onto computer system either by EDI or manually, checking for accuracy.
  • Ensure all Quotations are responded to and actioned within a timely manner.
  • Follow up on quotes with clients and agents and secure bookings.
  • Be aware of company product, services, key selling points and general market knowledge.
  • Develop constructive relationships with key customers and key partners/agents, resolving any concerns and ensuring corrective action is taken.
  • Deliver new sales opportunities with overseas partners and agency networks in line with Strategic Sales campaigns and promotions.
  • Maintain all records within company systems, with focus on sharing pertinent information with management and colleagues.
  • Achieve or exceed key performance indicators set. These should be reviewed weekly and summarised monthly along with action plans for improvement for the following month, as appropriate.
  • Propose events and activities to enhance APGL’s connection with potential target customers and markets. Attend events, as appropriate and agreed.
  • Complete weekly & month end routines as directed by your line manager.
  • ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Any other duties as required by management

 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • 2+ year’s experience within the industry preferable, but not essential
  • Preferably multi-modal experience (Air,Sea,Road) but not essential
  • A pro-active attitude
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work and meet deadlines
  • Possess team player qualities
  • Able to plan ahead
  • Computer literate

 

Salary, Package & Benefits

Excellent Package Negotiable.

Interested in joining a friendly, dynamic team within a continually growing independent freight forwarder?

Email robbie.pugh@atlantic-pacific.com and attach your CV.

Or Tel 07802 595660 for a private conversation in the strictest confidence.

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Atlantic Pacific are a privately owned independent British & Irish freight forwarder, which means we are flexible and open to exceptional people joining our team through speculative applications at any time.

That may include experienced individuals seeking exciting new challenges or enthusiastic and ambitious school, college and university leavers looking for careers within logistics.

We have a twenty year history of continuous growth, which, coupled with being independent, means that our career advancement opportunities are more frequent than multi-national businesses in the same sector.

Atlantic Pacific recognise that logistics is a ‘people business’ and by maintaining a happy, motivated workforce we become stronger together.

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