US Cold Storage

  • Carrier Procurement Specialist

    City US-NJ-Camden
    Job ID
    2018-1462
    Type
    Full-Time
    Location Name
    US Cold Storage Inc.
  • Overview

    PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:  

    The Carrier Procurement Specialist is responsible for effectively supporting operations by procuring carriers, maintaining carrier relationships, and negotiating rates.  This position is responsible for increasing USCS Logistics managed volume by securing capacity with new carriers.   

    Responsibilities

    Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Responsible for procuring carriers for the United States Cold Storage network
    • Maintain relationships with carriers through meetings, email communications, and reporting.
    • Increase USCS Logistics managed volume of regional CSC loads by securing capacity with new carriers
    • Support current COLDshare consolidation programs through carrier procurement and relationships
    • Develop a culture of continuous process improvement and key performance indicators (KPI) to maintain a carrier scorecard using internal feedback and data provided by multiple sources/tools.
    • Conducts & drives process driven procurement activities in support of large/small scale national, regional, and local bids. This includes the end-to-end process bid strategy, carrier negotiations, & execution in partnership with peers.
    • Stay current with market prices and conditions to effectively negotiate with carriers
    • Responsible for delivering against financial & operational KPIs.
    • Follow all customer requirements.
    • Follow company policies, guidelines and work instructions.
    • Maintain professional relationship with the carriers and customers.
    • Strong desire to drive continuous improvement
    • Self-Motivated
    • Ability to organize and lead meetings
    • Ability to present ideas and results to senior level management
    • Ability to read and understand carrier contracts
    • Provide national carrier pricing as requested
    • Ability to travel up to 25% of time

    Qualifications

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below are representative of the qualifications required to successfully perform each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

    Education:                               Bachelor’s Degree Required

    Experience:                             2+ years of Transportation experience preferred.

    -Excellent communication skills, written and oral.

    - PC, leadership and planning skills helpful.

    -Experience in Mercury Gate, Word, Excel and PowerPoint preferred.

    - Ability to thrive in a constantly changing chaotic environment and consistently meet tight timeline.

                                                    -Ability to coordinate with contracted trucking dispatchers and drivers

    - Must be able to fill out bills of lading and be familiar with various forms that are used and required by the major freight carriers.             

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described below are representative of those required of an individual performing the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. 

    • Stand, walk; use hands and feet to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear.
    • Work longer hours as needed to satisfy customer and USCS daily and seasonal requirements.
    • Have acceptable and / or correctable vision. 
    • Work is generally sedentary, with no specific need for physical coordination or effort.
    • May require physical effort associated with using the computer to access information, or occasional standing, walking, lifting needed to carry out everyday activities.

     

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