Carrier Procurement Manager

Have you got great relationships with the major UK & European logistics carriers?  Know your FTL from your LTL?  If you can add into that an outstanding grasp of commercial pricing negotiation and fancy joining an already successful yet growing business that offers job stability and long term career progression prospects then this could be just what you’re looking for…

What’s on offer?

  • Basic salary of £55,000 to £65,000
  • Car allowance of £450 per month
  • 4% matched pension contributions
  • 25 days holiday
  • Hybrid working – 2 days a week work from home

What will you be doing?

You’ll be responsible for sourcing European and UK road freight logistics services from a wide range of carriers to deliver a variety of services (predominantly inbound full loads) on behalf of clients in multiple sectors, predominantly automotive.  You’ll be taking RFQs from these customers, going out to market to benchmark carriers against price, risk, quality of service amongst other things, and then negotiating with them to secure the most commercially profitable solutions to present back to the customer via the completed RFQ.  You’ll also take on the responsibility for the management of the relationship with, and performance of, the selected carriers, ensuring they are delivering against the contracted SLA’s/KPIs and building strong lines of communication and mutually beneficial partnerships – this will involve travel to both supplier and customer sites here in the UK and, occasionally, in the EU.  You’ll be building a diverse supplier base that is capable of delivering against both current and projected future needs – this will include established domestic and international carriers as well as analysing new, up and coming carriers that can enhance the service offering.  Whilst this role initially focuses on carrier procurement & management, there is scope for the role to expand in the future to include wider business procurement activity such as services, assests, leases and company wide contract review.  There is no people management responsibility at this moment in time but there is every chance an administrator will come under your management in due course.

Who will you be doing it for?

You’ll be joining a well established, respected 3rd party logistics provider who provide a range of warehousing and transport services to clients across multiple industries.  They work from a modern office location and offer genuine long term career development opportunities.  As if that wasn’t enough you’ll also be reporting into a fantastic line manager!

What do you need to bring to the table?

To be successful in this role it’s expected that you’ll be able to demonstrate the majority (after all no one is perfect!) of the following skills and experience:

  • Previous experience of procuring carrier services from a wide range of UK & EU carrier providers – services should include FTL, LTL and Time-Critical road freight solutions
  • Strong commercial / procurement experience with the ability to understand and breakdown pricing to negotiate the most competitive, profitable solutions
  • Prior experience of managing carrier performance would also be highly advantageous, as would a good understanding of the various vehicle types and load pricing mechanisms used by 3rd party carriers
  • A positive attitude and desire to improve
  • Analytical mind set, good with large volumes of data and being able to use it to make data driven decisions
  • Outstanding communicator across all levels of a business, both internally and externally to suppliers and customers

If the above sounds like the next step in your already successful career, and you’d like to learn more, apply today with a copy of your CV, LinkedIn profile or whatever you have for immediate consideration – every application is reviewed by a person, and everyone will get a response, it’s the least you deserve.

Job Information

Job Reference: V-32249
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: £450 per month car allowance, 4% matched pension, 2 days a week work from home, 25 days holiday
Salary From: £55000
Salary To: £65000
Job Industries: Purchasing & Procurement
Job Locations: Redditch
Job Types: Permanent

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