Job Summary

I am currently seeking an experienced Senior Business Development Manager with a background in Shipping and Freight Forwarding, for a role based in Essex.


  • Providing fresh ideas to further develop niche markets and new products.
  • Working hand in hand with a very experienced operational team and the
  • Operations Manager.
  • Ability to work independently at times with regular travel both nationally and internationally.
  • The candidate must have managerial experience and the ability to create own ideas and concepts to further promote existing and new services.
  • To act as a contact as necessary between the company and its existing and potential markets
  • Negotiating of new contracts the terms of an agreement and closing sales.
  • Preparation of any new contracts, amendments to current agreements and ensuring correct internal authorisation is gained prior to finalisation of the agreement.
  • Gathering market and customer information and feeding future buying trends back to the management
  • Representing the organisation at trade exhibitions, events and networking events to further drive new customer engagement and raise the profile of the company

The right candidate will report directly to the Group Chairman and will have enough flexibility to put his/her own ideas in.


  • Significant experienced in Business Development within the Freight Forwarding sector
  • Previous Man-Management experience.
  • Customer and commercially focussed to deliver great service for appropriate reward
  • Tenacious and able to deal with rejection and move on
  • Creative when finding and converting opportunities
  • Careful to ensure that all the relevant detail is complete and accurate
  • Timely to progress, deliver and close all deliverables in an efficient manner
  • Co-operative to fully support operational and customer service colleagues
  • Trustworthy to work hard while out of sight and provide true activity and progress reports
  • Aware of the corporate nature and implications of all our dealings
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Windows office packages, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Email and Adobe Reader.
  • Must hold a full clear UK driving licence

This is an excellent opportunity to join a busy and successful company at a key time.

There is an excellent salary and package on offer for the right person.

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Job Summary

Reference: 10054

Sector: Logistics, Procurement, Distribution and Supply Chain

Location: Basildon, Essex, England

Salary: £50k per year + Bonus + Car etc

Contract: Permanent

Posted: 16 Jul 2019