Purchasing and Logistics Associate
Posted: January 18, 2017
Reference ID: 1791303649
Adecco is recruiting for candidates with Logistics and/or freight supplier experience. Please see details below.
A temporary labor associate who will be assisting the Purchasing staff and Logistics Manager in the ¿Local Freight Supplier Cost Renegotiations and Standardization of Local Deliveries Rates¿ project. The project has two primary goals: Target a 10% - 15% overall reduction in local freight costs and provide local freight cost standards based on mileage by region. This project has a target completion date of Feb. 28th, but this position may be needed for approximately eight weeks. You will work out of our Houston office, but may need to travel to New Iberia, Louisiana occasionally.
Your main responsibilities are as follows:
¿ With supplied spend reports, determine top three local freight suppliers by facility.
¿ Engage in negotiations with selected local freight suppliers¿..specifically per mile freight rates, accessorial charges and fuel surcharges.
¿ Walk freight suppliers through required documentation (Line Haul Table, Logistics Accessorial Charges form and Logistics Fuel Surcharge Program).
¿ Compile all acquired data in acceptable Excel format.
¿ Frequently update Procurement team members and Logistic Manager on project progress and roadblocks.
The preferred qualifications for this position are as follows (in no particular order):
# Preferred Qualifications
1 Intermediate skill level in Excel.
2 5-10 years¿ experience in negotiating with local freight providers
3 Project planning and management experience
4 Proven track record of meeting project deadlines
5 Should have working knowledge of mileage freight costs, freight assessorial charges and fuel surcharges.
6 RFP (Request For Proposal) or RFQ (Request For Quote) experience preferred.
7 Working knowledge of various Equipment/Truck Types used by localized freight lines.
8 Proven Meeting/Organizational skills.
9 Comfortable with initiating business conversations with numerous suppliers.
10 Assertive, confident and goal-driven
All candidates must have a resume
If you are interested in this position, please apply now! Company will be scheduling interviews over the next week. Training class will begin soon!
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