Backhaul Manager - Sutton Coldfield

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 Sutton Coldfield

The town of Sutton Coldfield, in the north east of the Birmingham conurbation, has grown steadily over the centuries from a hamlet and manor house to what it is now, a largely residential town with a population of around 100,000 people. It’s a popular place to live for commuter into Birmingham, with a strong middle class element to it. To the east of the town’s built-up area (though technically part of the town) is Sutton Park, a beautiful area with ponds, lakes, ancient woodlands and wetlands, where many locals spend their free time.

During the industrial revolution Sutton Coldfield became a town well known for industry. Its most notable produce was armaments, mainly gun barrels and blades, but also of spades, knives and other tools. The industry in the area was relatively short-lived, however. The town remained wealthy, however, a fact not lost on the King, who imposed relatively high taxes on the town.

Today, retail and entertainment are important elements of Sutton Coldfield’s economy, and there’s a real upmarket feel to the place and many of its shops. It’s always worth looking for Backhaul Manager vacancies in such places, and Sutton Coldfield is no exception. Large amounts of goods are brought into the town to service the large and economically active population, so good managers and executives are always valued.

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