30th January 2020

Import Trade Sales Executive

Reference: BBBH17490

Location: Belfast Job Type: Permanent Date Posted: 30/01/2020

Are you a commercial import sales professional with at least 5 years container shipping experience?

Do you have a proven track record of developing commercial activity?

Would you like to work for a rapidly growing successful business with excellent career opportunities?

The Abacus Group is currently assisting our global client with the recruitment of an Import Trade Sales Executive to join their Belfast office.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, ambitious and have a proven track record working in a fast-paced environment. As an integral part of a strong commercial team, the successful candidate will work closely with the local General Manager and Trade Development Manager. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and managing the Import Trades on a commercial basis, while maintaining an operational overview and ensuring adherence to the agreed pricing and inter-modal strategy to achieve set Trade Budgets.

The Role:

  • Promote and maintain pricing policy in conjunction with the Trade Development Manager and General Manager in Belfast / Head Office
  • Implement and communicate pricing directives to internal Sales personnel, in liaison with the Trade Development Manager.
  • Review budgets with the Trade Development Manager, including weekly liaison with overseas agents
  • Identify and monitor and target new accounts on specific Trades working closely with overseas commercial staff.
  • Maximise Market Share by understanding competition (weaknesses and strengths) and the current/potential customer base
  • Provide reports, statistics and analysis to the Sales Director / Head Office on all Trade matters.

The Person:

  • Minimum of 5 years container shipping experience
  • Proven track record of developing commercial activity
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • High level of computer skills, with good working knowledge of current Microsoft applications
  • Full clean driving license
  • Good geographical awareness
  • Good numeracy and mathematical ability and understanding of currency fluctuation adjustments

Next Steps:

Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant in Abacus on 02890313157 for a confidential career discussion. Did you know? Abacus is NI’s only Highly Rated Recruiter with 4.5 Stars for customer satisfaction (Independent review site Feefo).

If you think you have the right skills to join our team, then get in touch. If you know someone returning/re-locating to NI then www.belfastforlife.com holds the information on quality of life, cost of living etc.

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Hana Bailie

Hana Bailie

Business Support Recruitment Consultant

028 9099 8454

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