Procurement Officer Logistics / Freight Forwarding

Portfolio Procurement
£25,000 per annum
27 Jul 2017
14 Aug 2017
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time

One of the UK's Largest Freight Forwarders have a brand new opportunity for a Procurement Officer to join their Birmingham head office. Reporting into the Procurement Manager the role will be responsible for negotiating rates with carriers on a global scale, covering all forms of transport including haulage, sea, road, rail and air.

We are ideally looking to speak with candidates who have experience working within a Freight Forwarding Organisation, who have a strong knowledge of rates and charges involved.

Role Responsibilities

Negotiate rates and charges with carriers globally

Develop relationships with both new and existing carriers, covering all forms of transport (including haulage, sea, road, rail and air)

Carry out RFQ process, analysing terms of each quote returned

Keep up to date with market fluctuations in rates and charges

Build relationships across all internal departments

Work closely with account management team

Resolve any customer queries or issues

Run weekly reports and present findings to management

Experience Required

Proven procurement experience

Experience working within Freight Forwarding industry

Knowledge of rates and charges involved with shipping to Far East, Indian Sub-Continent and/or USA

Strong negotiation skills

Ability to work under pressure

This is a great opportunity to join an industry leading organisation. If you have the relevant experience, please submit your CV now.