Senior Manager, Category Management at XPO Logistics, Inc. (Washington DC)

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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, Category Management, you'll be responsible for developing and executing the sourcing strategy for various categories in support of XPO Logistics; working within the defined Strategic Sourcing strategy & guidance to organize; complete moderately to highly complex sourcing of products and services, and conducting moderately to highly complex market research and performs analyses to ensure best value, lowest total cost of ownership, and internal customer satisfaction is realized by the organization; and ensuring efficient transition of completed sourcing events to the Supplier Relationship Management team (SRM) for contract implementation.

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 the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.

What you'll do on a typical day:
  • Partner with stakeholders to draft category plans in alignment with the strategic goals and direction of the Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing
  • Complete moderately to highly complex analyses for assigned projects and identify category area business and product trends
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the fuel departments and supervision of the fuel department personnel.
  • Define sourcing specifications and cost reduction objectives, implement negotiation strategies, and identify high impact sourcing-related solutions to meet/exceed business objectives
  • Conduct requests for proposal, requests for information, requests for quotes and reverse auctions as required (all RFxs) through use of strategic sourcing platform tools
  • Lead/facilitate sourcing projects through the full project lifecycle while managing and mitigating risk
  • Utilize lean concepts to drive process improvement and cost reductions without compromising business strategies and/or quality
  • Act as a corporate liaison to current and potential suppliers and business owners in support of XPO Logistics' strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Assist in the development of company and department standards and manage within those as well as applicable laws to ensure ethical negotiation and to preserve procurement reputation of XPO Logistics

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you'll need:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 5 years of experience in procurement, leadership, or equivalent

It'd be great if you also have experience:
  • Master's in business administration (MBA) or MS
  • 3-5 years of experience in service agreements highly preferred
  • Managing +100 contracts with a total value of $200M
  • Managing +100 vendor relationships with $250M spend

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.

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Nearest Major Market: Memphis
Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, RFP, Market Research, Pre-Sales, Procurement, Operations, Sales, Marketing
More Information on XPO Logistics, Inc.
XPO Logistics, Inc. operates in the Logistics industry. The company is located in Greenwich, CT, Miami, FL, Atlanta, GA, Lawrence, GA, Marietta, GA, High Point, NC and Manheim, PA. XPO Logistics, Inc. was founded in 2011. It has 38206 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 141 open jobs at XPO Logistics, Inc., click here.
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