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General Manager / Business Development Manager

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    £35000 - £48000 per annum

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    Fran Ilott

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    21 days ago

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General Manager vacancy

A leading Freight Forwarding company in Preston are looking for an experienced General Manager with experience as a Business Development Manager to lead the growth of their Customer base and drive the business forward.

If successful you will join as a Business Development Manager and with your success they are able to offer progression to General Manager. You will then oversee both the Sales & Operations teams.

You will be joining an ambitious team and must be ready to hit the ground running having previous and current experience selling Freight services and running an Operations team.

The Package:
£35K - £50K
Monday - Friday

The Role:
General Manager will be responsible for Commercial growth of the business & hitting targets
You will be sourcing Business Development opportunities & negotiating contracts
Designing and implementing a strategic sales plan
Support with new processes and team growth
Developing and deploying continuous improvement plans for your operation
Analysing Customer feedback, controlling margins & following industry trends
General Manager will oversee the Operations Team
Business Development Manager will grow business
(This list does not reflect all responsibility, but outlines the most significant)

The Requirements
Experience selling Freight Services
Must be able to demonstrate hitting Business Development targets
operations knowledge and experience
Ability to manage a Freight Forwarding operation
Confident in negotiating contracts, developing continuous improvement plans, increasing profit margins
Held significant budgetary responsibility
Excellent analytical, organisation and communication skills

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