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Regional Category Specialist Freight & Warehouse Services in Fort Mill, SC at Continental

Date Posted: 10/18/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Fort Mill, SC
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/18/2018

Job Description

Overview:
Management of indirect materials category groups related to Freight & Warehouse Services within Corporate Purchasing's Regional Indirect Materials organization in North America.

The main objective is to establish best commercial conditions while optimizing a supplier base through aggregation of spend and common strategies in order to maximize the contribution to the operating profit across all divisions and facilities.

Core Responsibilities:
• Receives requests for freight, warehousing, and customs services
• Communicates with vendors to obtain service information, such as capability, price, and availability
• Initiates and drives demand pooling across logistics categories to ensure optimum use of purchasing power
• Manages and controls contractual process
• Maintains and communicates rate tariffs to the business owner logistics community in the region
• Performs rate analysis/date mine, utilizing various methods, in the region to evaluate the market and ensure Continental is positioned well within the market trends

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in International Business or Administration or 4 years or more Transportation and/or Purchasing experience if no relevant Bachelor’s Degree
• 2 years of experience in Transportation
• Negotiation Experience
• Advance skills in Excel analysis
• Project Management
• Experience in an international/multicultural corporate environment
• Manage of cross functional teams and projects
• Approx. 15% travel required
Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in International Business or Business Administration
• 5 years of experience in Transportation
• Bilingual (English and Spanish)
• Customs experience
• Warehousing experience
• Purchasing experience

***This position will offer relocation and visa sponsorship for current internal Continental employees only. ***