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Wanted: Group Pricing Manager - Ocean Freight for Bertling Germany

Are you up for the challenge?

Deadline for Applications: 31 January 2023 | Vacancy ID 2634

The successful applicant will be mainly involved with:

  • Produce competitive commercial proposals for global tenders in line with the overall tender concept in collaboration and upon approval of the Line Manager who will liaise with the Head Office
  • Improve internal pricing processes at Bertling for more competitive rates and swifter responses from the offices
  • Build and maintain relationships with shipping lines/road carriers and local agents
  • Help to develop and implement pricing strategies for our logistics services and potentially internal fixed rates (e.g. on customs clearance) in collaboration with Line Manager who will liaise with Head Office
  • Further enhance the rate management concept at Bertling in collaboration with Line Manager who will liaise with Head Office
  • Come up with effective pricing strategies following market evaluations and taking market risks into account to ensure considerable profit margins
  • Help to identify additional target markets and review customer and market trends
  • Ensure that commercial inquiries are responded to in a timely manner in close collaboration with Global Tendering
  • Supporting inter-company pricing requirements
  • Understanding the impact of pricing on profit margins
  • Understanding contract negotiations and bids as well as proposal development
  • Good Excel skills to maintain the often-complex rate sheets on time
  • Ensuring that our tenders and offers are in line with client expectations
  • Participate in tender follow-up process with Global Tendering
  • Innovate in terms of rate sourcing
  • Gather and distribute market intelligence
  • Work closely with global offices to develop intelligence and share throughout the group and foster collaboration
  • Act as a supportive function for the offices

The successful applicant will have/be:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
  • Several years of professional experience, preferably in the field of marketing, sales, tendering, or pricing for the Logistics/Transport Sector
  • Solid understanding of the operational processes within the transportation industry
  • Responsible, self-driven, and reliable personality
  • Analytical, structured, accurate, and efficient working style
  • Communicative team player with a global mindset and a hands-on work approach
  • Strong knowledge of database management software, Microsoft Excel, and others
  • Proficient in English (business level), also Spanish would a be benefit

Are you up for the challenge? Send your CV/Resume to stephanie.luening@bertling.com providing details of your experience and why you should be considered for this position.