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Manager, Procurement

Date: Oct 28, 2020

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60505

Company: XPO Logistics

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 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics or a related field, or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 5 years of combined experience in carrier procurement and logistics/operations
  • Solid experience with all modes of transportation, transit times, carrier contracts and networks
  • Understanding of and experience with mode rate structures, including Air, Less-than-Truckload (LTL), etc.
  • Strong 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
  • Strong 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.

 

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.

 

XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers.

 

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 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: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago