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Transportation Procurement Manager

Company: Mizkan America
Location: Mount Prospect
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Based in Mount Prospect, IL, Mizkan America is a subsidiary of the Mizkan Group, a global, family-owned company that has been Bringing Flavor to Life--- for almost 220 years. As one of the leading makers of vinegars, condiments and sauces in the United States, Mizkan America maintains 12 manufacturing facilities that serve the retail, foodservice, specialty-Asian and food-ingredient trade channels. We are committed to continuously challenging the status quo and delivering only the finest products for our customers. Our leadership seeks out, embraces, and implements ideas for improvement from all its employees. Transparency and accountability are two key factors that drive our company's overall management approach. -We are looking for people who are seeking to deliver their best so that we can deliver ours. Above all, we're dedicated to maximizing the potential of our greatest assets-our team members. That's reflected in our ongoing commitment to recruit, develop, reward, and retain our talented, multicultural workforce. We hope to see you as part of our team's future success! - -SUMMARY: Handle a diverse supply base that can support stakeholders within our organization. Conduct RFI's and RFP's and analyze rates, capability, and experience for determining supplier selections; make decisions while remaining compliant with the overall sourcing strategy. Create, handle, and maintain supplier benchmark pricing in support of new customer opportunities and organizational cost studies. Perform activities related to onboarding new suppliers into the network. Compile and interpret performance metrics for meetings with customers and suppliers; address operational issues as required. Participate in Quarterly and Annual business reviews. Research data to ascertain changes, anomalies, or new opportunities within the network. Ensure departmental records are maintained in accordance with established policies, procedures, and audit guidelines. - - -ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Works with internal and external partners on projects/issues as it relates to carriers/transportation providers.Provide market intel; regarding rate trends by mode based on industry reports.Manages carrier relationships, including: identifying new service providers, contract review and negotiation, rate negotiation and performance.Analyze RFP process, rates, freight payment and audit.Drive Cost savings through continuous improvement activities in the transportation landscape.Identifies cost and service impacts and makes recommendations to support business initiatives and requirements.Works with business partners and management to support Sales and Operations Planning process and on-time delivery performance.Works cross-functionally with procurement, finance, accounts payable and sales to ensure the Supply Chain department's SLA's are met.Manage Freight Audit and Payment Analyst, assisting them in resolving billing issues and discrepancies.All other duties as assigned. - -EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:BA Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or related area. 5-7+ years third party logistics and/or Logistics Management experience.Proven contract negotiation experience that resulted in best-in-class cost and service solutions.Must possess critical thinking, problem-solving, continuous improvement, and strategic thinking skills.Experience with Rail, Freight Brokers, Common Carriers, Dry Van, LTL, Refrigerated carriers.Extensive knowledge and understanding of transportation, regulatory requirements, warehouse operations and supply chain processes.Superior verbal, presentation, written, email communication, interpersonal, collaboration skills. Knowledge and/or prior experience working within a TMS system is required, experience working within MercuryGate is a plus.Knowledge and or prior experience working with Digital Procurement Software is required, experience working with Coupa Sourcing Optimization is plusAbility to manage time, organize, prioritize, and manage multiple projects/tasks with overlapping deadlines.Capacity to work independently or within a team environment.Prior people management experience is a plus.

Keywords: Mizkan America, Mount Prospect , Transportation Procurement Manager, Executive , Mount Prospect, Illinois

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