Mgr Procurement
Menlo Worldwide Logistics - Aurora, IL

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Job Code: PRO 000065 Mgr Procurement Job Summary: This is a transportation procurement position within the Procurement department for truckload, less than truckload, intermodal, flatbed, bulk, air freight, parcel and premium modes. Manages all purchasing functions. Receives and grants approval for purchases of goods or services. Analyzes changes or new issues in materials and supply to reduce costs and improve quality. Manages procurement processes, operations, conducting and analyzing bids, strategy development, implementation and carrier networks. Essential Functions: Develop and oversee the Company's established procurement processes, including approval and processing of purchasing request, purchase requisitions and purchase orders; ensure solutions meet the requirements of business owners on a global level. Coordinate the activation and maintenance of preferred vendors within the Company's e-Procurement system(s). Work with team members to identify and develop activation plan for presenting our preferred vendors within the corporate e-Procurement platform. Tasks include, but are not limited to, catalog content management, workflow analysis and issue resolution. Partner with e-Procurement application service provider to assess system requirements; provide vendors' catalog content specifications to ensure proper implementation and efficiency of use of the e-procurement platform. Ensure department records are maintained in accordance with established policies, procedures and audit guidelines. Ensure a collaborative and partnering approach with business unit or category owners, as well as potential and current vendors. Gain a clear understanding of the customer manufacturing/distribution network, operations, carrier base, modes, strategies and challenges. Assist in conducting carrier bids, analyzing rates, making decisions on awards while remaining compliant with the overall sourcing strategy. Utilize the RFQ and rate database. Create, manage, update and maintain rate schedules. Benchmark rates for new lanes for customer cost studies. On boarding new carriers to the customer network. Address and resolve carrier related issues. Participate or lead conference calls with various customer associates or carriers. Compile and interpret on time performance metrics for meetings with customer and carriers. Analyze historical data and freight pay data to ascertain changes, anomalies or new opportunities within the network. Develop positive working relationships with customer and other Menlo associates on the customer account. Heavy interaction with various customer associates and carriers. Infrequent interaction with account management, Legal, Information Technology, Engineering and Freight Payment. Provide leadership, direction, instruction and assistance to assigned staff. Set performance targets for staff and continually provide feedback regarding actual performance in comparison to targets. Provide guidance to correct performance or behavioral concerns and when appropriate, initiate disciplinary action. Recruit or assist to recruit qualified candidates for open positions consistent with Company policies and procedures. Perform other related duties or projects as assigned. Scope and Accountability: Responsible for planning and end results through management of team(s); defines roles and responsibilities, plans for the department's future needs and operations, counsels employees on performance and contributes to employee pay decisions/changes; may manage through other supervisors or responsible for a small service center or warehouse. Contributes to the standards around which others will operate.
Qualification Requirements: Knowledge: Bachelor's degree in business or related field or equivalent in training and experience. Skills: Ability to conduct large group meetings and presentations for internal and external clients at all levels of the organization. Strong interpersonal, leadership and mentoring skills; participate in a team environment and establish solid business relationships and work effectively with senior business and client contacts. Ability to effectively manage and direct individuals who conduct internal and external client interactions by using a collaborative and business partnering approach. Demonstrated understanding of general procurement principles; ability to document work in progress; strong written and verbal communication skills Solid understanding of transportation modes, transit time and transportation operations. High level understanding of mode rate structures. Analytical thinker. Proven task management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time, have a sense of urgency and know how to prioritize workload. Ability to work independently and make decisions after training period is completed. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent Excel skills, with a cursory knowledge of Access. Experience: 5-7 years working experience in software, e-commerce, and procurement practices preferred. Minimum of 3 years experience in managing employees. Demonstrated experience with word processing, presentation and database applications/programs such as those contained in MS Office Suite to effectively communicate internally and externally. Physical Demands and Work Environment: Physical Demands: Sample: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: Sample: The duties of this job are performed in both an office environment and a light industrial environment, thereby experiencing some minor to moderate level of noise due to office equipment and industrial equipment.

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