Director, Global Travel Category Management

XPO Logistics Charlotte, NC

Logistics done differently.

XPO Logistics provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies and we’re always looking for top-level leadership to keep our operations running smoothly. As the Director Global Category Management, you will be responsible for leading, developing, planning, implementing, analyzing, and executing Global Category sourcing and purchasing initiatives. We will equip you with the best tools in the industry to grow and develop to a level that will exceed your expectations and help you reach the goals you set for yourself, your colleagues, your career, and your customers.

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:

  • Lead Global Category and Commercial strategy; ensure category strategy incorporates XPO long-range plans and is in line with Procurement Governance Committee approvals
  • Develop thorough master services contracts in accordance with regulatory and legal department’s requirements
  • Lead the development of RFQs and analysis 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 delivery of world-class solutions
  • Communicate with staff leadership teams, SCM, and business unit leaders on supplier value propositions and supplier performance metrics
  • Collaborate with Supplier Quality team to identify and resolve weaknesses in development plan in Primary and Secondary Suppliers; conduct strategic supplier 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
  • 10 years of procurement experience including broad experience in negotiating multimillion dollar contracts
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); ability to create complex formulas in MS Excel
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule including planned and unplanned overtime, which may include weekends; occasional travel

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
  • 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
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to present clean, organized, and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience
  • 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. #LI-FM1

XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oréal, Toyota and many others. We’re the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we’re just getting started.

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.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.