Job title: Freight Forwarder
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: Manchester- HQ
  • Freight Forwarding/Project Forwarding
Salary type: Annual
Salary: GBP £30,000.00
Job published: 2018-12-05
Job ID: 40653
Contact name: Lorne Jennings
Phone number: 01920 468811
Contact email:

Job Description




JOB TITLE     Freight Forwarder

LOCATION     Preston

HOURS Monday-Friday 40 hours per week- between 07:00am-19:00pm. Must be flexible to customers’ requirements.

SALARY £18,000 - £25,000 including bonus- (Salary is negotiable depending on experience)

CONTACT 01772 471 751 or


An excellent opportunity to join GBA services, one of the UK’s largest European dedicated express transport providers. You will be part of a team responsible for operating and developing existing key customers and for nurturing and developing future accounts.


Purpose of Job

​ To increase profitability and customer service

​ To develop both existing and new relationships with subcontractors focusing on the UK National and European trailer market.

​ To support the GBA supply chain strategy.


Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have a logistics background ideally within express freight and experience managing customer expectations and developing sales. Strong Leadership and Communication skills are essential. Applicants must have previous experience of working towards KPI’s and recording information accurately and to tight deadlines. Ideally you will have knowledge of Tachograph and European regulations.

Skills and Experience


​ Excellent influencing skills and the ability to manage customer expectations

​ Monthly Profit and Loss

​ Financial awareness

​ Excellent planning skills

​ Ability to work under pressure and use own initiative

​ Proven track record of pro-active sales generation

​ Working knowledge of Microsoft Office systems

​ Ability to work to a structured price guide

​ Negotiation skills

​ Freight forwarding experience


​ Second European language

​ Time Critical experience booking dedicated charter, Handcarry, Express Airfreight & emergency road solutions.

​ Experience of working within the Automotive & Aviation industry.


​ Long term career with a stable market leader

​ Company Pension

​ Competitive Holiday Allowance

Company profile

GBA Services specialises in delivering time critical logistics worldwide.

Established in 1987 and headquartered in the UK, GBA Services provides time critical,

temperature-controlled and high security logistics for clients spanning a wide range of business sectors such as aerospace, pharmaceuticals and automotive. The company maintains a highly adaptive approach, providing tailor-made supply chain solutions to suit customers with specialised needs. In addition, it offers off-the-shelf freight services by air, ocean and road.


GBA Services has dedicated subsidiaries in Poland, Austria, Germany and Portugal complemented by an extensive European and Worldwide Partner Network. GBA Services is a TAPA TSR2-certified carrier, operates its own fleet including GDP-compliant vehicles, and has access to a total of over 4,000 vehicles via its subsidiaries and European Partner network. It undertakes to provide quotes within 15 minutes of a customer call, and can have a vehicle on-site to collect within an hour, anywhere in Europe.

GBA Services is growing rapidly year-on-year and continues to invest in its people, equipment and facilities to underpin its ambitious growth plans. For more information, visit: