Woodland Group are recruiting Business Development Manager with a Freight Forwarding or Shipping background. The Business Development Manager reports directly to the Sales Director and is responsible for strategically developing new business opportunities aligned with Company strategy across all trades and Worldwide activities. All Woodland’s services to be sold, including Value Added, in line with the agreed targets that have been set.

About us:

Woodland Group is more than just a logistics and supply chain company. Independently owned, the Group continuously challenges itself and its teams to be innovative, quick to adapt, provide expert solutions and create opportunities for clients, team members as well as the business. Our culture thrives on a drive for excellence, opportunities to learn and develop, our diversity and relationship building, as well as our desire to bring skills and passion to a quickly changing and fast-paced environment.

About the role:

We are looking for a passionate and customer-focused Business Development Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving growth by identifying new business opportunities and building strong relationships with clients.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Pro-actively generate new sales and achieve maximum profitability against mutually agreed sales targets by profiling potential new prospects.

Ensure that all sales activity is accurately reported within Salesforce.

Communicate new customer requirements through agreed SOPS to ensure that all appropriate staff have access to the relevant information.

Establish and maintain effective communication links with other business units to identify all potential sales opportunities.

Keep accurate records by logging all sales visits on salesforce.

Maintain awareness of company products and of relevant sales techniques to ensure that the sales role is carried out in line with Company values.

Research and analyse internal and external market information to enable the business units to identify opportunities and develop products and services which will support business objectives.

Ensure that presentations to customers are consistent and aligned with the Woodland brand.

Handle all customer communication in a timely manner.

Attend sales meetings and conferences as and when required; and

Any other duties as required by management for the smooth and efficient operation of the department.

About you:

You'll be experienced in Business Development in Freight Forwarding or shipping, be ambitious with a desire to succeed. You will need to live and breathe our core values, customer first approach, sustainability goals and able to work in a fast-moving environment with a great team of people. Naturally, you will embrace an inclusive working environment and be committed to acting with integrity and honesty in everything you do.

Why you'll love working for us:

We have a new UK benefits programme based on what our staff asked us for! This includes...

Generous holiday allowance which rises with service.

Recognition awards and Incentives.

Length of service incentives

Enhanced occupational maternity pay

Profit share scheme

Salary sacrifice pension scheme

Life assurance

Health cash plan

Mental health and stress hotline

Retail discounts and awards

Discounted health club membership

Real career opportunities

Team bonding opportunities and events

To be part of a fast-moving exciting company with a great team of people.

And much more…

We look forward to you joining our world where WE CARE, WE CONNECT, WE DELIVER.