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Transportation Procurement Manager

Company: XPO Logistics
Location: Southfield
Posted on: October 20, 2019

Job Description:



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 fast-growing global company, we have an 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 organizationConduct carrier bids and analyze rates for determining carrier selections; make decisions while remaining compliant with the overall sourcing strategyCreate, manage, update and maintain rate schedules; benchmark rates for new lanes for customer cost studiesPerform activities related to onboarding new carriers into the customer networkCompile and interpret performance metrics for meetings with customers and carriers; address and resolve carrier-related issuesAnalyze historical and freight pay data to ascertain changes, anomalies or new opportunities within the networkEnsure departmental records are maintained in accordance with established policies, procedures and audit guidelinesWhat you need to succeed at XPO: At a minimum, you'll need
5 years of combined experience in carrier procurement and logistics/operationsSolid understanding of all modes of transportation, transit times, carrier contracts and networksUnderstanding of mode rate structures, including Air, Less-than-Truckload (LTL), etc.Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and Access)It'd be great if you also have:
Bachelor's degree Availability to travel 5-10% of the timeSelf-motivated work style; able to work well with minimal direct supervision or in a team environment, and consult with team members and management as neededStrong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills with the ability to multitaskExcellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to work independently under tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environmentBe part of something big. #LI-RL1 XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team - energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work. 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.

Keywords: XPO Logistics, Dearborn , Transportation Procurement Manager, Professions , Southfield, Michigan

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