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Senior Strategic Sourcing Analyst

Date: Jul 3, 2019

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60502

Company: XPO Logistics

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, exceptional customer service is at the heart of our success. As the Senior Strategic Sourcing Analyst, you will work with customers, carriers and the operations team in the areas of procurement, bid analysis, strategy development and solutions implementation. You’ll play a key role in ensuring that we constantly improve and enhance our value to customers. On our team, you’ll have the support to excel at work, and the resources to build a career you can be proud of.


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 more.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Gain and maintain a clear understanding of the customers’ strategies and challenges with their manufacturing network, transportation modes, carrier base and core operations
  • Assist with conducting carrier bids, analyzing rates and making decisions on awards, while remaining compliant with the overall sourcing strategy 
  • Learn and become proficient in all sourcing-related areas, such as conducting RFQs, operating the rate database, managing and maintaining rate schedules, onboarding new carriers and addressing carrier-related issues
  • Compile and interpret performance metrics; analyze historical data to ascertain anomalies or opportunities; benchmark rates for new lanes for customer cost studies 
  • Develop positive working relationships with customers, carriers and internal departments, including Legal, Information Technology, Engineering, Freight Payment and the Account Management team

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Solid understanding of transportation modes, transit time and transportation operations 
  • Proven project management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize work with a sense of urgency 
  • High-level understanding of mode rate structures 
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, with intermediate knowledge of Access

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment; ability to make sound decisions after training period is completed 

Be 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.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago