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Manager, Procurement

Company: XPO Logistics, Inc.
Location: Naperville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Solutions driven success.XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you---re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO.--As the Procurement Manager, you will oversee all procurement functions, including the implementation and growth of Category Management strategies across various segments of logistics and transportation, formalize supplier relationships to drive reliability, and negotiate large and small scale pricing agreements with immediate impact to the business. You will also collaborate directly with customers, operations managers, and account managers to create procurement solutions that meet service and cost expectations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. 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:

  • Handle a diverse supply base that can support all accounts within our organization
  • Conduct RFI---s and RFP---s and analyze rates, capability, and experience for determining supplier selections; make decisions while remaining compliant with the overall sourcing strategy
  • Create, handle, and maintain supplier benchmark pricing in support of new customer opportunities and organizational cost studies
  • Perform activities related to onboarding new suppliers into the network
  • Compile and interpret performance metrics for meetings with customers and suppliers; address operational issues as required. Participate in Quarterly and Annual business reviews.
  • Research 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
    • Bachelor---s degree in Logistics or a related field, or equivalent related work or military experience
    • 5 years of combined experience in strategic procurement and logistics/operations
    • Solid experience with all modes of transportation and logistics
    • Understanding of and experience with various rate structures.
    • Solid experience with and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and Access) It---d be great if you also have:
      • Advanced degree in Logistics or a related field
      • Availability to travel 5-10% of the time
      • Self-motivated work style; experience working well with minimal direct supervision or in a team environment; comfortable consulting with team members and management as needed
      • Solid interpersonal, organizational, multitasking, and analytical skills --
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills--
      • Experience working independently under tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environment Be part of something big.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.All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.----The above statements are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.------Review XPO's candidate privacy statement--here.--

Keywords: XPO Logistics, Inc., Naperville , Manager, Procurement, Executive , Naperville, Illinois

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