Backhaul Manager - North Yorkshire

Backhaul Manager jobs

Companies that actively seek out efficiencies in their operations stand themselves in better stead for survival, especially in tough economic conditions. Effective management of backhaul can make an incredible savings which can either be used to increase profitability of the haulier or to offer savings to clients to increase competitiveness.

Good backhaul managers are part logistics experts and part sales agents, constantly on the lookout for potential openings in the efficiency drive, striking logistics deals with businesses close to drop-off locations and their own depots.

Some companies might be new to the concept of backhaul, in which case the backhaul manager might be designing a complete programme from the ground up. Other times, they might be drafted in to replace staff or increase efficiency. Either way, the skills will remain the same: keeping control of budgets and dealing closely with clients and management to continually push efficiency to the limit.

The sales element is just as important, as good backhaul is down to the discovery and development of potential openings, which are essentially new clients. Confidence in selling the proposition is an essential asset in the backhaul manager.

The skills required

The ability to seek out efficiency opportunities and enact them is a vital skill demanded of the backhaul manager. This requires a mathematical analysis of the potential benefits of a potential opening alongside the ability to get the most out of opportunities by making offers to those in need of haulage. For this, candidates must possess analytical and persuasive sides, and be able to balance the two so that the most effort is expended on the most likely and profitable openings.

Moderate computing skills are usually required, most notably spreadsheet and word processor experience. Some experience of accounting will also be of great assistance to candidates.

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Backhaul Manager Jobs in North Yorkshire

A county in the region of England known as Yorkshire and the Humber, North Yorkshire is England's largest ceremonial county and it comprises most of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

Those seeking Backhaul Manager vacancies in North Yorkshire will have a number of options to consider, while the lovely scenery and wealth of outdoor space will be much appreciated by anyone who enjoys spending time in the great outdoors during their days off.

Settlements in North Yorkshire include Harrogate, Scarborough and Ripon. Meanwhile, the county town is Northallerton.

Much of the local economy is based on agriculture, in addition to mineral extraction and power. Technology, printing, retail and the service sector are also important industries, while tourism also brings a significant amount of money to the county.

Plaxons, a company that manufactures coaches and buses, has been based in Scarborough for more than 100 years - although it started out as a joinery workshop.

Richmond Foods is also located in North Yorkshire. It is one of Europe's largest ice cream production facilities, manufacturing Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles ice lollies and Fab bars.

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