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Senior Transportation Sourcing Specialist

Company: Penske
Location: Dearborn
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:



Position Summary:

Primary responsibilities include managing the procurement functions for Transportation services and ensuring providers maintain Penske's minimum compliance standards. Responsible to document and understand customers' requirements, develop RFQ's, identify and engage logistics providers and negotiate the best rates and service possible for Penske's customers.

Provide continuous improvement opportunities for both cost and service initiatives through data analysis and customer engagement. Study and understand transport market trends to ensure carrier coverage and to be able to mitigate cost impacts to the customer.

Major Responsibilities:
- Senior level position that is customer facing.
- This position is responsible for managing the strategic/tactical procurement functions for an assigned account (customer).
- Sourcing transportation providers who support both Dry Van and Liquid Tanker type equipment.
- Establish and develop pricing and sourcing strategies for customer's transportation business and to drive continuous improvement efforts
- Understand Transportation market factors and communicate to customer in terms of business impacts (actual or potential)
- Utilize market trends, benchmarking, and historical rates in the formulation of customer sourcing strategies
- Lead new carrier implementations and ensure smooth transition to the carrier management team for ongoing support post start-up
- Responsible for facilitating RFP projects for customers that best support the business under current environments.
- Establish and grow relationships with Transportation providers in North America to support customer requirements
- Lead regular meetings with customers to review current and future events (tasks, projects, etc.)
- Initiate contracting with new carriers and see process through completion.
- Provide and/or facilitate Transportation and Logistics provider training and on-boarding to ensure compliance and readiness.
- Ensure all rates are reflected accurately in Penske's TMS
- Use data and analytics to identify customer-specific cost and service opportunities
- Proactively develop and present savings proposals to senior leaders
- Play a role in identifying a resolution to low performing providers.
- As a senior level team member, this is a leadership role.
Qualifications:
- Minimum 5-7 years of Transportation and Logistics experience with a focus on negotiating rates and service levels with Transportation and Logistics Providers.
- Bachelor's Degree in Logistics, Transportation.
- Working Knowledge of Transportation Carrier operations, rate structures, contracts, and tariffs required for the following modes: Truckload and LTL.
- Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with senior executives and customers directly.
- Understanding of TMS systems
- Ability to organize multiple tasks and assignments
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Strong oral and written communications skills are required
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
- Ability to conduct cost impact analyses and present and explain results.
- Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
- Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required. (Estimated 25% Travel)

Physical Requirements:
-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit www.PenskeLogistics.com to learn more.

Keywords: Penske, Dearborn , Senior Transportation Sourcing Specialist, Professions , Dearborn, Michigan

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