Truckload/Intermodal Procurement Manager - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta / Georgia / United States

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Truckload/Intermodal Procurement Manager - Atlanta, GA

1000 Abernathy Rd, NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30328
United States

Truckload/Intermodal Procurement Manager

Responsible for strategy development and sourcing of full truckload and intermodal transportation.  The individual is also responsible for identifying cost savings initiatives, project management and implementation, contract negotiations, building relationships with all internal departments to manage business expectations and requirements. The position will report to the Director, Motor Freight Procurement.  The estimated spend under management is roughly $200 MM.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Mange transportation spend with a focus on service, value and results through cost reduction, cost avoidance, process improvement and demand management
  • Manage carrier relationships and work closely with Logistics Operations to improve carrier performance.
  • Focus on continual improvement and streamlining of processes
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies for area of responsibility
  • Plan, organize and direct functions and activities related to the procurement, servicing, operation, and continuous improvement for Truckload opportunities.
  • Manage carrier performance on a daily and weekly basis to improve on-time pickup/delivery, EDI performance, tender acceptance, equipment quality, safety ratings, etc.
  • Manage and improve carriers under contract by removing poor performers and adding new carriers (niche/regional/national)
  • Monthly reporting and metric requirements and provide further enhancement for improved analysis
  • Build relationships with plant personnel (general managers and shipping) to better understand how WestRock transportation solutions impact operations.
  • Manage daily procurement activities that includes interaction and requests from sales, operations and supply chain.
  • Provide leadership and focus of strategic goals
  • Professional oral, written communication and presentation skills

Qualifications and Special Skills Required

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 5 years Logistics Management experience
  • Skilled in supplier relations, including carrier development, pricing negotiations, contract negotiations, and performance monitoring.
  • Ability to address issues and problem solve on a strategic and operational level
  • Strong Analytical and Problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to influence stakeholders
  • Six Sigma certification desired
  • Experience as Team Lead, Project Lead, Supervisor or Manager desired
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Excel and Access)
  • Approximately 20% travel
  • Transportation Management System (TMS) experience desirable



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