Sales Administrator – International Freight exp required

Job Reference: DMSRH7612

Salary: €30000 - €40000 per annum

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Job Description

My Client is a leading name in the freight sector and due to continued growth; are looking to recruit a Sales Administrator to join the team. This is a diverse and challenging role and the successful candidate will work as part of a supportive and solid team.

This is a very busy role – a typical day will involve working on pricing; quotations; reports ; inputting data whilst liaising with customers over the phone and by email. Due to time zones and working with teams based in various international markets; the morning can be a particular busy time of the day and October- February can be a particular busy time of year.

For this position; you must be calm under pressure; strong on calculations and numbers but in return; you will obtain fantastic exposure to the international freight sector ; work with some iconic customers in the Shipping and Aviation sector and you will get to work with various areas of the Business. Deirdre- who is a Diamond of a Boss- said the following ” Attention to detail in particular numbers and the ability to prioritise is key for this role. We have grown our customer base in Asia and Australia in particular and moved into different sectors so it is a great time to join- I really like it here- why? the people are in the Business- We have a team approach and everyone helps each other out.”.

There are a couple of reasons why this is a fantastic opportunity 1. The Sales Manager- Deirdre is fantastic ! they have a small tight knit sales team- she has been with the Business for over 15 years- and she is a genuine and personable Manager 2. Growth of the Business- they have doubled their client base for the last year and 3. The people in the Business- the Operations; Finance; Ocean Freight; Rail Freight Managers have been with the Organisation for a number of years.

** PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE WORKED IN AN INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT COMPANY – THIS IS A PRE- REQUISITE ** ideally 2 years sales admin experience- Salary Range is from €30,000- €40,000

Job Responsibilities

  • Collate rates, prepare quotations and follow up with customers and prospects.
  • Process bookings and liaise with customers.
  • Liaise with internal departments and external suppliers.
  • Assist with the preparation of written proposals, tenders and presentations.
  • Maintain rate sheets, databases and CRM systems and assist with sales campaigns and events.
  • Prospect for and qualify new leads and General administration to ensure the efficiency of the department.


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a busy sales support or administration position within the freight forwarding industry is essential.
  • Essential skills: numeracy, organisation, time management, attentive to details and fluency in English – written and oral.
  • Customer oriented with excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Computer skills including MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Good problem-solving skills and willingness to use initiative.
  • Team player working within a small, close-knit team.

For more information please contact Denis Mac Sweeney on 087 977 2742 or email Denis at . All applications will be treated confidentially

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