Penske Director - Global Sourcing in Reading, Pennsylvania

Description:

Position Summary:

The role of the Director of Global Sourcing is to develop the strategic approach to purchasing carrier capacity to support Penske Logistics continued growth within the Freight Management product (Transportation Management/ Lead Logistics Provider/Brokerage/Backhaul). Today we directly and indirectly manage $4.1B of 3 rd party transportation across 5,100 carriers. The Director of Global Sourcing will be responsible to develop a Commodity focused procurement organization spanning all modes of transportation to include ground, air, sea, rail and expedites. Growth will be achieved thru relationship development of new carriers to fully meet Penske’s carrier qualification requirements. This role will support the continued growth and success of the Sourcing department and drive customer satisfaction by focusing the team on continuous improvement opportunities and building account stability.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and define core carrier sourcing strategy that supports corporate objectives

  • Develop a commodity based approach to sourcing all modes of transportation

  • Negotiate and implement carrier contracts across multiple modes of transportation including truckload, less than truckload, ocean, rail, etc.

-Negotiates major and/or global agreements which include negotiating price, capacity, terms and conditions in support of those agreements.

  • Measures and manages carriers performance vs contracted service levels

  • Develops supplier scorecards that measure performance against key requirements and obligations

  • Works collaboratively with carriers and customers to recommend and execute continuous improvement strategies.

-Builds and leverages strong working relationships with internal customers and key suppliers to assure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met.

  • Develops Supplier Diversity opportunities by identifying new and/or alternative suppliers

  • Establish and implement a transportation sourcing strategy focusing on total cost of ownership and Supplier Diversity

-Market and industry intelligence to drive sourcing strategy, provide industry updates and be the industry expert

-Research, identify and analyze current and emerging supplier and industry trends to develop a deep understanding of market conditions

  • Work with Penske Truck Leasing Procurement to understand their process and category models

-Identify and implement best in class sourcing model to manage our partners

-Identify cost savings through implementing efficient and LEAN process

  • Builds and leads cross-functional teams that achieve timely and exceptional results that meet or exceed expectations

  • Develop the team’s management skills, coaching team members in the art of Negotiation and Contracting.

-Partners with other Penske management to develop business plans and budgets that align with corporate strategies

-Provide key input to customer pricing decision process

-Other projects and enterprise assignments as assigned by VP of Freight Management

Qualifications:

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Logistics/Supply Chain, or Business Administration required

  • 10 years progressive leadership responsibility within Logistics, Transportation and Procurement required

  • Prior supervisory/management experience required

  • Deep industry knowledge and experience with multiple transportation modes including truckload, less than truckload, ocean, rail.

  • Strong analytical background, including the ability to identify sources of potential error, and coach/mentor team on analytical processes

  • Ability to effectively manage in a matrix organization structure working with multiple internal customers

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required to develop and maintain working relationships with senior leaders as well as internal / external customers.

  • Successful track record of building relationships with stakeholders or customers that have resulted in high customer satisfaction

-Thorough knowledge of emerging technical and regulatory issues that could improve and drive cost improvement and help improve profit margins is required.

  • Must have outstanding project management, presentation, and organizational skills

  • Ability to travel up to 25%, primarily within North America with the potential for international travel.

-Proven financial acumen is required

-Willingness to work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, to travel as necessary, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit www.PenskeLogistics.com at http://www.penskelogistics.com/ to learn more.

Work Locations: 100 Kachel Boulevard Reading, PA

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Reading

Job: Logistics/Supply Chain

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Logistics/Supply Chain

Req ID: 1806441