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Manager, Category Management - Hybrid

Company: XPO
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

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 Manager, Category Management (Indirect), you will be responsible for developing and executing the category strategy for the fleet parts, service and fuel categories in support of all XPO affiliates. You'll also work within the defined strategic sourcing strategy to organize and complete the sourcing of products and services. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to continue to drive positive results, ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. 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:

  • Partner with stakeholders to draft category plans in alignment with the strategic goals and direction of the Director, Strategic Sourcing
  • Complete moderately to highly complex analyses for assigned projects and identify category area business and product trends
  • 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
  • Perform other duties as assignedWhat 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 purchasing, procurement, or sourcing experience
    • 2 years of managing multiple indirect categories and implementing category strategies
    • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)It'd be great if you also have:
      • 3 years of experience drafting, negotiating, and executing indirect services agreements
      • CPSM and/or Lean Six Sigma credential
      • Ability to perform complex analysis in spreadsheet programs such as Excel
      • Ability to collect and analyze financial market, business or technical information to draw conclusions and make educated recommendations impacting the sourcing plan or event
      • Ability to facilitate/conduct large group meetings and deliver presentations for internal and external clients at all levels Be part of something big.#LI-Hybrid 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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