Route Development Specialist (RDS) : Africa

Deadline: 15 April 2021

Employment term: Permanent

Category: Procurement/Logistics/Courier

Job type: Full time

Location: Yerevan

Job description:

Job Type: Full Time (Mon-Fri / 45 hours per week)
Job Work Hours: 11:00am -20:00pm (Inlcudes 1 hour lunch break per shift)
Job Status: Permanent (Subject to 3 month probabtionary period)

The role of the Route Development Specialist is to be the primary contact between Maurice Ward offices and our overseas partners (Freight Forwarding agents, customs brokers and logistic companies). The ideal candidate will be proactive and is required to build our market position (via both phone & email) by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships with new and existing overseas freight forwarding agents, customs brokers and logistic companies within Africa.
In addition, this role requires the ideal candidate to monitor credit control and the payments received; you will be required to pursue late payments when necessary as well as maintaining and updating a database with statistics for all African agents.

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilites

  • Accomplish new business development with overseas partners (Freight Forwarding agents, customs brokers and logistics companies) to establish communication programs, planning, monitoring, appraising & providing market info with up-to-date rates whilst offering the full range of Maurice Ward services in a controlled, systematic manner presenting all company unique selling points (USP’s) accordingly.
  •  Establishing customer-service strategies and resolving problems/disputes between overseas partners within Africa and Maurice Ward offices across Europe when required.
  • Utilise online information and lists available to develop new relationships with every freight forwarding agent within Africa.
  •  Identify trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements; tracking major industries using freight and logistic services and follow up with these to get to RFQ stage.
  • Develop and market new products to overseas partners specifically for the African market.
  • Maintain a database which should list agent details, shipments, revenue, no. of quotations we receive, quote conversion rate.
  • Credit control, monitoring payments regularly and pursuing overdue payments from freight forwarding agents within African continent.

 

Required qualifications

Key Requirements


• Applicants must have a post graduate degree or equivalent.
• Excellent English Oral & Written skills.
• Excellent computer skills(MS Office) and proficiency in math.
• Ability to work independently and manage multiple deadlines.

Required candidate level: Junior

Additional information

How to apply:

Interested applicants are asked to forward PDF format of your CV in English to [email protected]

Please make sure to mention the job title that you are applying in your email's subject line.

All CVs will be acknowledged.

Please clearly mention that you have heard of this job opportunity on staff.am

Professional skills

MS Windows, MS Office

Analytical thinking

Advanced English knowledge

Soft skills

Time management

Teamwork

Punctuality

Communication

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Contact details

Website http://www.mauriceward.com

Phone: (044) 566-008, (011) 655-677

Address: No 5, Hrachya Kochar, Yerevan, Armenia

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