Ocean Freight Business Development Manager

London | Base salary £55-65K, car allowance of £6K, health cover and bonus

Sector/Specialism: Sales

Ocean Freight Business Development Manager
Manchester or London (with hybrid working in the UK)

The Company

Yusen Logistics is working to become the world’s preferred supply chain logistics company. Our complete offer is designed to forge better connections between businesses, customers and communities - through innovative supply chain management, freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution services. As a company we’re dedicated to a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring everyone who works with us is committed, connected and creative in making us the world’s preferred choice.

We are now looking for two Ocean Freight Business Development Managers to join us on a permanent, full-time basis, based in Manchester or London (working two to three days in the office with two to three days of visiting customers or working remotely).

The Benefits

- Salary of £55,000 - £65,000 per annum
- Car allowance of £6,000
- Bonus
- Sales commission
- Family health cover
- 25 days’ holiday (excluding bank holidays)
- Company Pension Scheme
- Discounts, E-vouchers and gift cards
- Gym membership
- Employee Wellness initiatives - WeCare - includes 24/7 online GP, mental health support service, get fit programme and more
- Critical Illness Cover
- Tailored development and career opportunities
- Company sick pay

If you have sales experience in a multi-national freight forwarding company and an excellent knowledge of the UK ocean freight market, this is an unmissable opportunity to step into an engaging role with our global company.

Joining a company renowned for our consistently high quality of service, you’ll play an instrumental role in driving our continued success and supporting our rapid growth as we strive to become the world’s preferred supply chain logistics company.

We offer an extensive range of benefits and rewards alongside highly competitive salaries and a focus on your development and career progression so you can rest assured that your career is in great hands, and we’ll do all we can to support and enable you.

So, if you want to seize your chance to make your mark on our innovative, forward-thinking company, we want to hear from you!

The Role

As an Ocean Freight Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for identifying and acquiring new clients in the ocean freight sector.

Developing a targeted management plan, you’ll build strong relationships with new customers and maintain a rolling pipeline of potential clients to gain new business and target new trade lanes.

You’ll act as the main point of contact for UK ocean freight enquiries, supporting the ocean freight management team to identify new opportunities and ensuring that customer requirements and expectations are clearly understood.

Additionally, you will:

- Accurately maintain the CRM system
- Carry out quantitative and qualitative reporting
- Present ocean freight webinars and share market intel

About You

To be considered as an Ocean Freight Business Development Manager, you will need:

- Sales experience in a multi-national freight forwarding company
- The ability to identify market leads and convert them into business opportunities
- Excellent knowledge of the UK ocean freight market
- Excellent stakeholder influencing skills
- Commercial acumen
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- A full, valid driving licence

A degree or equivalent would be beneficial to your application, as would a professional sales training or completion of a professional selling training course.

Other organisations may call this role BDM, New Business Development Manager, New Business Sales Executive, Field Sales Manager, or Senior Sales Executive.

Webrecruit and Yusen Logistics are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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