Yusen Logistics (Americas) provides the business advantage to some of the world’s largest retailers, auto manufactures, consumer electronics companies and more. Our services ensure that our customer goods move from production through the supply chain to the end user. Offering air and ocean freight forwarding, global warehousing, transportation, reverse logistics, surface transportation and supply chain solutions, we perform a key role in keeping world trade moving. Globally Yusen Logistics employs over 17,000 staff across 412 offices.
As part of the NYK Group established in 1885, one of the worlds most recognized and trusted names in shipping and logistics, Yusen Logistics is consistently recognized as one of the world’s most ethical and sustainable companies.
The Procurement/Pricing Manager is responsible for managing and providing leadership for Ocean Freight Forwarding (OFF) procurement and pricing activities across the “Americas”. The Procurement/Pricing Manager works with cross-functional global teams to establish and maintain OFF pricing strategies. The Procurement/Pricing Manager’s is responsible to identify and lead contract and price negotiations with third party vendors to meet OFF volume and profit targets.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Contract Management: Lead negotiations with carrier base:
Identify potential vendors
Negotiate and confirm OFF rates with carriers
Negotiate Ocean Carrier contracts
Ensure profitability of negotiated rates and contracts.
Carrier Relationships: Liaise with and develop relationships with carrier partners at various senior levels.
Support Corporate carrier relationships
Pricing Strategy and Support: Provide procurement planning and pricing information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends
Capitalize on market knowledge and make strategic recommendations to adjust current and future pricing.
Manage procurement, pricing and quoting OFF rates for all trade lanes
Act as the key point of contact for global OFF rate enquiries - assist Regional international freight forwarding (IFF) sales team in their pricing requirements. Work with sales, customer service, and global offices/agents in rate quires, tenders, and quotes.
Tender Support: Coordinate all OFF tenders for the “Americas”
Make Go/No Go recommendations on tenders
Lead tender process improvement projects
Monitor and report KPI on tender process for the US.
Assist Bid Owner and Main Bid Coordinators to collect response from assigned region.
Manages LCL pricing and GDS Rate Management process.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES; Supervises Procurement/Pricing Coordinator and Pricing Analyst.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree plus five to seven years’ (including 3+ years of previous supervisory experience) of related experience in transportation, logistics, or project management; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Employment with Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. comes with competitive pay and an excellent benefits package including paid vacations, holidays and sick time. Insurance benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents. The company also provides short term and long term disability, group life insurance, and AD&D. Additionally there is a generous 401K savings plan and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) benefit. We offer company-paid skills training, as well as a Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance program and career and advancement opportunities.