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Transportation Procurement Manager
Aurora, IL
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Post Date: 01/11/19 Company: XPO Logistics, Inc.
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Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we know that providing superior support and solutions to our customers drives our success-and we want to put you behind the wheel. As the Procurement Manager, you will manage all procurement functions including developing new carrier sources, conducting bids, and selecting carriers. You will also collaborate with customer and account management to create procurement solutions that meet service and cost expectations. If you're ready to embrace the challenge of working for a global company, we have the opportunity for you to grow with XPO.

Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability, and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive program.

What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Own all procurement-related activities for specific accounts within our organization
  • Manage carrier bids, analyze rates, and carrier selections; make decisions on awards while remaining compliant with the overall sourcing strategy
  • Create, manage, update, and maintain rate schedules; benchmark rates for new lanes for customer cost studies
  • Onboard new carriers to the customer network
  • Compile and interpret on-time performance metrics for meetings with customer and carriers; address and resolve carrier-related issues
  • Analyze historical data and freight pay data to ascertain changes, anomalies, or new opportunities within the network
  • Ensure department records are maintained in accordance with established policies, procedures, and audit guidelines

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you'll need

  • 5 years of combined experience in carrier procurement and logistics/operations
  • Solid understanding of transportation carrier contracts, all modes, transit time, and networks
  • Understanding of mode rate structures (such as air and LTL)
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel and Access)
  • Availability to travel 5-10% of the time

It'd be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Self-motivated and able to work well with minimal supervision or in a team environment; consult with team members and management as needed
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills with ability to multitask
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environment

Be part of something big. #LI-RL1

XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oréal, Toyota and many others. We're the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we're just getting started.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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