Pricing and Procurement Specialist

Ref: VAC-10392
Posted on: 18/06/2024
  • Location: Ipswich
  • Industry: Shipping
  • Discipline:
  • Employment: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a


Job Description

Our client is seeking a diligent and enthusiastic Pricing and Procurement Specialist to join their dynamic team. As a leader in end-to-end supply chain management, our client helps businesses navigate complex global logistics challenges with simplicity and efficiency. With a commitment to exceptional service and operational excellence, the team prides itself on delivering innovative solutions tailored to the unique demands of their clients.

So what does the role look like?

Communicating with suppliers, airlines, and shipping line hauliers
Managing tenders and RFQs
Negotiating rates and contracts
Providing accurate pricing and spot quotes
Utilising the Cargowise platform for all aspects of pricing and sales
Maintaining strong knowledge of carriers – both sea and air
Ensuring comprehensive knowledge of sea freight operations
Regularly liaising with clients (agents) and customers to foster relationships
Conducting regular meetings with airlines, hauliers, and suppliers to build strong partnerships

So do you have what it takes?

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role within the shipping and logistics industry
Proven expertise in negotiating rates and terms with suppliers
Experience dealing with tenders and RFQs
Profound knowledge of sea and air carriers
Competency in using the Cargowise platform
Superior communication skills, both verbal and written
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Strong relationship-building skills and customer service ethos

Here’s the package breakdown for you…

Competitive salary of £28,000 – £30,000
Generous holiday allowance
Performance-related bonuses

Please submit your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

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