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Liner Export Manager

Dublin 18
€Neg + Bonus, Mileage & Pension

Leading global shipping line now seeks an Export Trade Development Manager for their South Dublin offices. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, ambitious and have a proven track record working in a fast-paced environment. The role represents a real opportunity to an individual who thrives in a dynamic, busy environment. As an integral part of a strong commercial team, the successful candidate will work closely with the local Trade manager on a 50:50 split between Account Management and New Business Development.

The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and managing the Export Trades on a commercial basis, while maintaining an operational overview and adhering to our agreed pricing policies and intermodal strategy to achieve set Trade Budgets. This is predominantly an office-based role with only one day anticipated on the road attending client sites. The key tasks for the Trade Development Manager are as follows:

  • Promote and maintain a sea freight pricing policy in conjunction with senior commercial management within the company and headquarters.
  • Implement and communicate current pricing policies to the internal sales teams.
  • Maintain pricing strategy for clients and report to the commercial director.
  • Prepare commercial budgets in conjunction with management and head office.
  • Manage approved commercial budgets ensuring forecasts and position are on track.
  • Target new business accounts on all export Trades together with the commercial teams and global agents overseas.
  • Prepare weekly performance and statistic reports to the commercial management and head office.
  • Support export documentation managers ensuring client needs are completed successfully by the export and commercial departments.
  • Develop and grow the existing customer portfolio alongside future key-account programs.
  • Attend client site visits weekly promoting the core services, added value services, and maximizing customer relationships.
  • Attending overseas European Trade meetings throughout the year.

Experience, Skills & Education:

  • Minimum five years’ experience within the local container shipping line or sea freight forwarding industry.
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in a business-related discipline
  • Experience in developing commercial export sales processes and systems in the local market.
  • Global international experience within the export shipping industry, clients, and markets.
  • A key negotiator when engaging with existing and prospective clients.
  • Ability to create business development plans to secure export sales.
  • Creative in developing, promoting, and delivering improvement strategies within commercial teams.
  • Effective leadership and communications skills to guide, manage and motivate a small commercial team of three.
  • Outstanding geographical awareness.
  • Excellent mathematical ability and understanding of currency fluctuations.
  • First class organizational skills
  • High standard verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Full clean driving license.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Excel, PowerPoint and O365

Full-time, permanent, office-based predominantly with only one day anticipated on the road attending client sites.

Competitive Salary, Bonus, Contributory Pension and Business Mileage 

For a confidential discussion on this or any other current opportunity please contact Garvan Cerasi