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Transportation Procurement Manager

Company: XPO Logistics
Location: Southfield
Posted on: May 12, 2018

Job Description:

Transportation Procurement Manager

Requisition Id:


Business Unit:

Managed Transportation


Southfield, MI, US, 48034

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 Transportation Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for executing procurement processes and operations, conducting and analyzing bids, developing and implementing strategy, and overseeing carrier networks. If you---re looking for a growth opportunity and a better lifestyle, join us at 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 plan.

What you---ll do on a typical day:

  • Develop and oversee established procurement processes including approval and processing of purchasing requests, purchase requisitions, and purchase orders; ensure solutions meet the requirements of business owners on a global level
  • Coordinate the activation and maintenance of preferred vendors within the company---s e-Procurement systems; onboard new carriers to the customer network
  • Utilize the Request For Quote (RFQ) and rate database; assist in conducting carrier bids, analyzing rates, and making 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
  • Address and resolve carrier-related issues; analyze historical data and freight pay data to ascertain changes, anomalies, or new opportunities within the network
  • Work with team members to identify and develop an activation plan for presenting our preferred vendors within the corporate e-Procurement platform; catalog content management, workflow analysis, and issue resolution
  • Partner with e-Procurement application service provider to assess system requirements; provide vendors--- catalog content specifications to ensure proper implementation and efficient use of the e-Procurement platform

    What you need to succeed at XPO:

    At a minimum, you---ll need:

    • Bachelor---s degree in Business or related field, or equivalent training and experience
    • 3 years of experience managing employees
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database applications; ability to quickly learn and achieve proficiency in new software applications
    • Demonstrated understanding of general procurement principles; ability to document work in progress
    • Solid understanding of transportation modes, transit time, and transportation operations
    • High level understanding of mode rate structures

      It---d be great if you also have:

      • 5 years of working experience in software, e-commerce, and procurement practices
      • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and mentoring skills; participate in a team environment and establish solid business relationships
      • Ability to effectively manage and direct individuals by using a collaborative and business partnering approach
      • Strong project and time management skills with ability to multitask and prioritize workload
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to present clean, organized, and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience
      • Strong aptitude for understanding and analyzing large amounts of data from multiple sources

        Be part of something big.

        XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Or--al, 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.

        Nearest Major Market: Detroit

        Keywords: XPO Logistics, Southfield, Transportation Procurement Manager, Executive, Southfield, Michigan

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