Senior Manager, Category Management - Remote at GXO Logistics, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)

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Solutions driven success.

XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you're looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO.

As the Senior Manager of Category Management, you will be responsible for leading, developing, planning, implementing, analyzing and executing global category sourcing and purchasing initiatives. Become a part of our growing, dynamic team and we'll help you develop to a level that will exceed your expectations.

Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and more.

What you'll do on a typical day:
  • Lead category and commercial strategy; ensure strategy incorporates XPO's long-range plans and aligns with Procurement Governance Committee approvals
  • Develop and execute analysis supporting strategic and tactical category plans
  • Lead the development of thorough master services contracts in accordance with regulatory and legal requirements
  • Develop RFQs and analyses for supplier selection; lead supplier negotiations for the enterprise on requirements, commercial terms and conditions
  • Build performance-based supplier relationships that lead to optimal pricing, quality improvements, process improvements and solutions delivery
  • Identify and resolve weaknesses in development plan in primary and secondary suppliers; conduct strategic supplier quarterly performance reviews using supplier scorecards to develop continuous improvement initiatives and actions
  • Develop reporting metrics and alignment with functional areas to ensure the cost savings and cost mitigation related to sourcing and supplier management activities; oversee the management of staff by reviewing, approving and allocating work and work assignments; mentor team members on developing performance metrics, accountability and career plans

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you'll need:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 5 years of experience in procurement, leadership, or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; ability to create complex formulas in Excel
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule including planned and unplanned overtime, which may include weekends; ability to travel 25% domestically and internationally

It'd be great if you also have:
  • Master's degree
  • Ability to identify opportunities to increase accuracy, optimize resources and develop, recommend and implement solutions
  • Experience with e-sourcing platforms and auctions
  • Ability to develop insightful, value-added and actionable analyses with detailed explanations regarding drivers of those results; produce unambiguous, comprehensive and accurate interpretations
  • Strong aptitude for understanding and analyzing large amounts of data from multiple sources; perform complex analysis of data, processes, policies, procedures and/or systems
  • Ability to utilize a variety of interpersonal styles and communication methods to effectively adapt to new work structures, processes or cultures

Be part of something big.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.

The above statements are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.

Review XPO's candidate privacy statement here.
More Information on GXO Logistics, Inc.
GXO Logistics, Inc. operates in the Logistics industry. The company is located in Greenwich, CT. GXO Logistics, Inc. was founded in 2021. It has 10001 total employees. To see all 137 open jobs at GXO Logistics, Inc., click here.
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