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Transportation Procurement Manager
Clive, IA
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Post Date: 04/12/19 Company: XPO Logistics, Inc.
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Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we believe that providing outstanding support and solutions for our customers drives our success, and we want to put you behind the wheel. As the Procurement Manager, you will oversee all procurement functions, including developing new carrier sources, conducting bids and selecting carriers. You will also collaborate with customers and account managers 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:

  • Manage all procurement-related activities for specific accounts within our organization
  • Conduct carrier bids and analyze rates for determining carrier selections; make decisions while remaining compliant with the overall sourcing strategy
  • Create, manage, update and maintain rate schedules; benchmark rates for new lanes for customer cost studies
  • Perform activities related to onboarding new carriers into the customer network
  • Compile and interpret performance metrics for meetings with customers and carriers; address and resolve carrier-related issues
  • Analyze historical and freight pay data to ascertain changes, anomalies or new opportunities within the network
  • Ensure departmental 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 all modes of transportation, transit times, carrier contracts and networks
  • Understanding of mode rate structures, including Air, Less-than-Truckload (LTL), etc.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel and Access)

It'd be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Availability to travel 5-10% of the time
  • Self-motivated and able to work well with minimal direct supervision or in a team environment; consult with team members and management as needed
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills with the 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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