Suttons Transport

(IG084) Tender/Quote Manager

Widnes | £Competitive

Job Function: Transport & Logistics
Industry Sector: Logistics, Supply Chain & Distribution

Here at the Suttons Group, a long standing and successful global logistics provider, we have the opportunity for a Tender/Quote Manager to join our team based in Widnes or Antwerp.

As a Tender/Quote Manager for Suttons, you’ll be fundamental to our consistent delivery of high quality, cost effective, international logistics services. You’ll be influential in supporting our innovative approach to logistics and add significant value to the team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, performance and maintenance of the tender process activities or the international business to obtain maximum efficiency, service and profitability. You will be responsible for the whole tender process from receipt of enquiry, through assessment and contract award.

Our Core Values we all live by here at Suttons are:
• Safety First: Look after yourself, your colleagues and the public
• Customer Focus: Relentless pursuit of excellent customer service
• Personal Responsibility: Being rigorous, responsible and accountable
• Integrity: Being open, honest and fair
• Teamwork: Challenging and supporting each other to achieve common goals

Your responsibilities will include:
• Manage and complete tenders as per customer requests.
• Coordinate costs and compile cost sheets to respond to customer requests
• Manage the timelines and submission dates to follow tender rules.
• Understand customer tender platforms to manage tender effectively.
• Liaise with Global sales teams and Network operations to agree target routes.
• Liaise with Procurement to ensure we have best in class costs for target routes
• Manage feedback from customers analysing the responses to understand the impact on current global flows.
• Develop a broad understanding of market rates and dynamics through detailed post tender feedback analysis.
• Working with NOD develop a future target plan to grow our business through tenders to achieve 5 year plan.

Experience
• Shipping/freight forwarding experience is essential
• Data management / analysis experience
• Experience in negotiating terms and conditions

Skills and Competencies
• A demonstrable track record in winning tenders and raising the profile of the business.
• Excellent organisational skills, with emphasis on priorities and goal setting.
• Advanced Excel Skills and Database Management Skills.
• Enthusiasm for working with customers
• Strong process analysis, problem solving and strategy development skills
• Ability to take decisions in the face of limited or conflicting data
• Good communication skills and confident with presentations
• Ability to manage multiple transactions and priorities simultaneously

Education:
• High school qualification including English and Maths
• Highly logical, organized and adaptable

Benefits:
The successful candidate will work 37.5 hours per week and will receive a competitive annual salary.

We’re looking to move quickly on this role so please ensure you read the details below, have the relevant experience and complete the application process.

We hope to see you at Suttons.

Please note, all offers of employment are subject to valid Right to Work documentation, completion of a Basic DBS check and Drug and Alcohol screening prior to start.

Suttons provide every UK employee with access to Suttons Perks, our Employee Assistance Programme and reward platform. Suttons Perks provides discounts to 100s of top name brands, high street offers and holidays as well as Employee Wellbeing and Support.

Suttons Group is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.

We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed.