Category Sourcing Manager

XPO Logistics Portland, OR
Category Sourcing Manager

Requisition Id: 44551

Business Unit: Corporate


Portland, OR, US, 97209

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we know that good leaders are critical to our success. As the Category Sourcing Manager of Fleet and Fuel, 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 will also work within the defined strategic sourcing strategy to organize and complete sourcing of products and services. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive these results by focusing on our company's strategic plans; 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

* Complete 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 for all RFXs through the use of strategic sourcing platform tools

* Lead/facilitate sourcing projects through the full project lifecycle while managing and mitigating risk

* 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's strategic sourcing initiatives

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you'll need:

* Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education, experience or training

* 10 or more years of purchasing, procurement, or sourcing experience

* Ability to perform complex analysis in spreadsheet programs including MS Excel

* Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

* 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

It'd be great if you also have:

* Previous fleet maintenance or related technical sourcing/procurement experience

* Manufacturing, OEM, or other related experience within the transportation industry

Be part of something big.#LI-KG1

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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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