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Transportation Procurement Manager

Function: Supply Chain/Logistics/Inventory Planning
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 1/29/2018 1:11:48 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1038553
Position Summary:
The role of Carrier Management is to develop and execute the transportation procurement strategy across all Staples business units while leveraging Staples global buying power for transportation agreements in order to improve performance in cost and customer service. Negotiate and manage standardized contracts with clearly defined business requirements to improve service across all business units. Develop transportation partnerships that will support Staples future growth and allow for the total optimization of the Staples transportation network.
Lead analytical and project management activities necessary to support carrier selection decisions, cost take-out (Fund the Future), contract negotiations, performance management and carrier relationships with 3rd party transportation providers which include; Over-the-Road Truckload and Intermodal Carriers, Dedicated Truckload Carriers and LTL suppliers.  Accountable to provide the highest level of service to customers for the lowest sustainable cost in both the United States and Canada. The position supports ~$250M+ in annual transportation spend.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage contracts and rate schedules for TL, IM and LTL carriers by coordinating negotiations between vendors, Staples Legal and Risk Management departments and Transportation Senior Management.
  • Collects data and generates RFP information for all TL, IM and LTL committed, dedicated and seasonal bids. Manages all RFP’s, communicates recommendations to Transportation Management, and distributes resulting awards to Vendors.
  • Oversee contract rate standardization and revisions necessary to support negotiation activities
  • Collects data on supplier service and cost performance, develops vendor presentations and schedules periodic service reviews with all stakeholders.
  • Support best in class third party vendor due diligence, data collection and selection process.
  • Develop robust modeling tools conveying various transportation scenarios, enhanced customer service and cost-take-out opportunities.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Must possess 5-8 years of experience in the Transportation industry including both domestic and international shipping.
  • Experience in the domestic truckload intermodal and LTL (Less Than Truckload) required.
  • Must possess proficient understanding of contract language, insurance coverage definitions, rate structures and risk management techniques.
  • Must possess strong data gathering and reporting capabilities using tools such as Excel, Access, Tableau, Brio and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Must be able to interface successfully with various personalities, management levels, cultures and work environments.
Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.



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