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Sr Manager Logistics - Sourcing

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Sr Manager Logistics - Sourcing(Job Number:SUP0007MD)

The Senior Manager –Transportation


is responsible for

partnering closely with operations business teams to source transportation capacity

solutions which deliver against business requirements for cost, speed and

accuracy. Lead carrier identification due diligence, rate negotiation

and contracting by leveraging industry experience to efficiently match internal

requirements with external capability.

Negotiate, develop, and oversee transportation contracts for various

modes of transportation managed by the Transportation Optimization and

Procurement department. This

position is responsible for leading the procurement process, managing high

value spot orders, developing/negotiating/monitoring supplier agreements,

developing and maintaining supplier relationships, developing category

strategies, developing and implementing processes and procedures, managing

total cost of ownership, and integrating knowledge across modes for assigned

transportation spend.

Guides the development, design, organization, and control of multiple and/or

major supply streams, and contractual processes. Develops the strategy and

processes for managing external service providers. Conducts procurement,

selection, analysis, and develops contracts.


Develop short & long-term strategies using market analysis, user requirements, and company objectives for assigned transportation spend that will deliver value as measured by improvement in speed, cost and accuracy. Interface with internal customers to define and formalize requirements in order to draft Request for Quotes (RFQs), Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Request for Information (RFIs). Leads proposal evaluations, due diligence, and supplier negotiations

Negotiates business terms and conditions and coordinate all legal terms and conditions with the appropriate corporate legal representatives.

Monitoring and reviewing performance of implemented solution vs expectations with operational teams; supporting supplier performance management

Serves as escalation point and stakeholder for all aspects of supplier performance management program in partnership with operations teams.

Owning commercial aspect of multiple 3


partysupplier relationships

Developing and executing analysis which incorporates a deep understanding of current and future network strategies and leveraging these insights to deliver value to the organization

Leading projects as assigned and delegating responsibility to others within the team for contribution to the projects


4-year degree, MBA preferred

Proven expertise in developing and executing procurement strategies for various modes of transportation (specifically international ocean, dray, deconsolidation)

Proven expertise in performance management of 3


party providers.

Proven expertise in modeling and pricing transportation networks

Proven ability to communicate clearly in difficult situations.

Proven ability to effectively collaborate with multiple business partners (internal and external)

Project management experience

Negotiations experience

Clear communication and presentation skills

High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Desired Requirements

Transportation Systems experience including working knowledge of JDA transportation management solutions

Experience with SAP, SciQuest, or equivalent sourcing tool

Working knowledge of Transportation EDI standards

International transportation industry experience

Primary Location:

United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis

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Target Brands, Inc.


Sr Manager Logistics - Sourcing Target Brands, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN, United States


Location: Minneapolis, MN

Company Profile:
Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States and Canada. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics that consist of video game hardware and software; apparel and accessories, such as apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes.Further, it provides general merchandise through its Website,; and branded proprietary Target Debit Card and Target Credit Card. As of April 2, 2014, the company had 1,924 stores, including 1,797 in the United States and 127 in Canada. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.