Job location : Atlanta Corporate Office
, United States of America
: 09/17/2020 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 03226
The North America Category Manager- Truck Transportation Purchasing is in charge of leading trucking transportation in the region, which includes:
Leadership over truck transportation mode
Lead and consult in logistics-related areas, such as warehousing, intermodal transport, cost-to-serve modeling, TMS, software support, etc.
Drive on-going improvements with major providers through Supplier Relationship Management process (SRM), including periodic meetings which include problem solving, cost reduction, maintenance objectives, plant shutdown support, etc.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
Develop and lead the transportation strategy for NA
Identify, manage and execute sourcing projects in transport-related areas within North America to drive down costs, optimize rates, reduce accessorial costs and ensure excellent, uninterrupted service to Imerys’ plant operations.
Collaborate directly with the business Supply Chain and Operations leadership and teams to optimize overall logistics costs to the plants
Based on direction from Group Logistics Manager and Global Purchasing, follow and implement purchasing policy, category strategy/processes, and related purchasing and transportation management tools/software.
Act as a pulse check and voice of the internal customer (site manager/operations/supply chain leaders) to the ongoing category management approach of the Transportation category.
Develop key regional supplier relationship management (SRM) program under the umbrella of global Purchasing SRM program, ensuring integration of these programs with the Business Area priorities.
Manage associated regional contract, price application/control, periodic contract review (to quantify supplier performance)
Skills and Attributes Requirements:
Expertise in purchasing within the broad transportation sector in North America (Truck), with an industrial emphasis; understands transportation/logistics drivers.
Experience in leading regional projects based on category management concepts and group purchasing approach desired
Experience negotiating with providers for trucking transportation
Excellent, demonstrated collaboration and relationship-building skills required; relationships will be extensive
Ability to collaborate with strong, defined technical resources, engineers and leaders, as well as plant operations leader
Strong project management skills
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain (or related field) required
Approximately 8 years experience in Truck transportation purchasing
Experience in leading regional projects based on category management concepts and Corporate purchasing approach desired
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