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Category Director - Transportation & Logistics

Purchasing

Warrenville, IL
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ID: 45295
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Full-Time/Regular

We are seeking a Category Director of Logistics to provide strategic procurement leadership across all inbound and outbound freight for RRD locations that includes truckload, LTL and small parcel. This role will work closely with business stakeholders across RRD to understand business needs and develop/execute sourcing strategies to reduce total cost of ownership by leveraging world-class negotiation skills, tools and processes.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Partner with key stakeholders and senior leadership to understand strategic direction, supply requirements, business objectives and priorities in order to develop and execute effective sourcing and demand management strategies

 

  • Achieve business requirements while effectively capturing value (i.e. cost improvements, risk mitigation, cost avoidance, process improvements, supplier consolidation)

 

  • Overall responsibility for developing, communicating and implementing procurement strategies for the Logistics categories of truckload, LTL, mail logistics and small parcel

 

  • Develop and sustain strategic relationships with key suppliers

 

  • Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models and benchmarking analysis tools

 

  • In-depth understanding of best-in-class procurement practices including extensive end-to-end experience in Sourcing processes, Negotiations, Supplier Analysis, Industry Analysis and RFx expertise

 

  • Negotiate appropriate supplier agreements with Key Performance Indicators (KPI), Service Level Agreements (SLA) and Continuous Improvement efficiencies

 

  • Manage a small team of Category Managers and Business Analysts to effectively execute the defined category strategies

 

 


Required Skills

  •  Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent; MBA preferred

 

  • 10+ years of category management/strategic sourcing experience with a minimum of 5 years category experience in both logistics and small parcel and a minimum of 3 years managing others

 

  • Exemplary negotiation skills in a robust and large corporate procurement environment

 

  • Demonstrated ability to build strategic partnerships across organization and with vendors at the highest levels

 

  • Accomplished in holding a team accountable to achieve measurable results

 

  • Project management experience required

 

  • Able to travel up to 20% required

 

RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer


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