Ocean Freight Business Development Manager

Posted 5 months ago by Red Recruit
Location Basildon Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Salary £45k - 55k per year Sector Freight Forwarding, Logistics, Shipping, Transportation

Ocean Freight Business Development Manager - VR/19914

The Company & Role:

Our client, a leader in supply chain management and logistics solutions and is looking for a Business Development Manager to join their existing team.

Covering the South East region, candidates will have a biased towards Export FCL / LCL business and be able to sell to senior decision makers of large Exporters and Importers.


  • Deliver 3 x salary of gross profit in new business plus grow from any assigned existing customers
  • Close an average minimum of 2 new customers each month
  • Maintain a healthy pipeline of A,B,C, level target accounts with a sales revenue in excess of £5m
  • Diligently follow-up on all incoming sales leads and provide the originator detailed feedback within 30 days or a holding message within 5 working days on the status of the lead
  • Regular meetings and dialogue with the Branch Manager, on competitor news/developments and detailed feedback on issues preventing new business wins


  • Minimum of 5 years proven sales track record of gaining new major business and successfully working to and exceeding Sales Targets
  • Excellent relationship building skills, identifying new business opportunities and ability to close successfully
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and manage time efficiently is essential
  • Minimum 10 years industry knowledge within Ocean
  • Excellent knowledge and relationships with key exporters and importers in the assigned sales region
  • Commercial awareness aptitude / skills
  • Able to negotiate at a high level

In Return:

You will receive a salary of £45-£55k.

If you're interested in the role, click apply now to send over an up-to-date CV or email the Shipping Team on

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