Global Transportation Sourcing Specialist
Apple - Austin, TX

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Team up with Apple, one of the most influential technology leaders in the in industry. Join the Apple Travel organization and make a positive impact on a company that is known for its impressive line up of products, including Mac, iPod, iPad, iPhone, iTunes, and iLife. At Apple, you’ll share in a commitment to excellence by partnering with world-class managers, all with one unified vision – creating innovative products that delight customers.

Apple’s Worldwide Travel team is seeking an experienced global transportation buyer to manage the worldwide transient and group transportation and self drive program.
Key Qualifications
Outstanding customer service skills
Excellent supplier management and negotiation skills
Excellent communication skills
Problem solving skills
The ability to work with cross-functional teams across many levels of management
The ability to work in a fast paced environment and multi-task projects and tasks

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with proven in expertise setting up and managing a world class transportation program. We are looking for a high-energy candidate that has expertise in the following areas: developing a strategic global transportation program to provide safe, reliable, clean and highly customer focused transportation for corporate travelers, able to design a program in mature and developing markets, able to develop service level agreements (SLA) and manage vendors to achieve the SLAs. The successful candidate must have thorough knowledge of industry standards related to vehicle maintenance and safety standards, driver qualifications, training and performance, and passenger protection.

Specific responsibilities include:
develop strategic plans and objectives
manage strategic supplier relations
develop SLA’s and manage vendors to achieve
collaborate with global travel team members and business partners
establishing safety standards for transportation vendors
develop cost analysis, budgets, process purchase orders and invoices

Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of transient and group transportation procurement responsibility for a large multinational corporation. Experience managing a dynamic, growing ground transportation program with significant global spend.
Additional Requirements
The ideal candidate is: Experience in managing a multi-national ground transportation program, outstanding negotiation skills, knowledge of systems and processes, able to drive technology solutions to increase productivity, exceed customer expectations and able to see the big picture.

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