Business Development Manager - Fortec Logistics

Job Title: Business Development Manager

Function: Sales

Location: Fortec Watling Park, Station Road, Watford

Type: Full-time, permanent

Working Hours: Monday-Friday


The Fortec Distribution Network is looking for a proven, driven, and tenacious individual to aid in generating freight volume for Fortec Logistics, a division of the Fortec network. This is primarily for freight within the CV & NN postcode area.

We are looking for a self-sufficient, confident, experienced business development manager with exceptional communication skills, thought-leadership acumen, and a drive to help our network succeed.

From utilising our in-house marketing team, building a pipeline, prospecting, and closing the deal, you will oversee the entire sales process for Fortec Logistics. This will include local, national and international distribution, storage, pick-and-pack, same day, and general haulage

Reporting to the Fortec General Manager, your key responsibilities would be:

  • Sourcing new prospects within Northampton and the surrounding areas

  • Analysing their current customer base and building relationships with our current customer base

  • Building a pipeline and seeking opportunities

  • Successfully manage the end-to-end sales process

  • Completion of administration for onboarding for new customers

  • Present to potential clients, develop proposals and respond to tenders

  • Be accountable for all customer proposals, SLAs, contracts and any further documentation they may need

  • Keep the company CRM up to date and weekly reporting duties

  • Track pallet volume and utilise our reporting tools to spot commercial gains for the business

Qualifications and skillset:

  • A successful track record of managing all aspects of the sales process

  • Previous experience of working in a Business Development role within the logistics sector

  • Experienced in dealing with Senior Management, key stakeholders and working with a range of different businesses simultaneously

  • Excellent written and verbal skills with the confidence to lead meetings and present to a range of different clients

  • Capable of working under pressure to achieve targets and objectives

  • Technically competent in the Microsoft Office suite including Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Acute attention to detail with the ability to analyse data and reporting to spot commercial gains

  • A can-do attitude, someone who radiates positivity and has a drive to succeed


What you get in return:

To work in a fast-paced, forward-thinking team with resources in commercial, marketing, transport, operations, H&S, analytics, data, customer service and telesales.

  • Competitive basic salary

  • Car allowance and commission

  • Competitive holidays

  • Bonus

  • Pension Scheme

  • Referral Scheme

  • Commitment to training and development

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward-thinking business with the ambitions to achieve significant UK growth over the next few years.


Please no agencies at this time. We work with a carefully selected set of recruitment agencies, and we are not looking to add to our approved supplier list at this time. 

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to

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