Job Title
Manager, Procurement N. America Imports-Retail



Job Type
Full-Time Regular

An outstanding opportunity to manage ALL transportation procurement activities across (6) major Distribution Centers for our $13B Retail public client. This position has an annual bonus target of 13%


This position is responsible for managing all transportation procurement activities across the chain.

Responsibilities include:

· Procurement: development, planning and execution of analytical and transparent bid processes, negotiations, recommendations, and a logical selection process to support cost controls, required service levels and forecasted company growth.

· Administration and Risk Avoidance: contract management, security compliance, inventory control, risk management, internal controls and business continuity. Responsible for collaborative budget planning to develop and implement an executable and cost-effective budget based on capacity and service goals outlined by the company.

· Strategy: develop short- and long-term capacity and cost control strategies and analysis to meet service levels and corporate growth plans, and business continuity needs.

· Vendor Relations: responsible to foster professional and ethical business relationships driven by fair, logical and objective activities for all providers and transportation vendors

· Control: responsible to develop, implement and execute internal controls, policies and procedures to ensure integrity and transparency associated with all domestic transportation modes and activities.


Strategic Sourcing Activities:

· Development of and execution of activities, to support inventory freight movement within the supply chain.

· Responsible for the development, procurement and sustainability of a multi modal service provider network to meet and exceed the requirements of Ross Stores, Inc consistent with supply-chain strategy. Provider network must support cost controls, performance metrics, company growth and business continuity.

· Responsible to foster professional business relationships with Ross business partners, ensuring relationships with vendors and suppliers are based on price, quality, security, service, sustainability and reputation, carefully guarding the professional integrity of Ross.

· Develop and direct strategic initiatives to support expense targets, required performance standards and future growth opportunities.

· Develop executable Business Continuity strategy to minimize interruptions with inventory flow.

Lead and execute comprehensive and objective bid processes and sourcing initiatives:

· Ensure current, accurate and complete information is provided to business partners to support logical and fair business practices.

· Responsible for the quantitative and qualitative bid evaluation process, considering cost controls, ability to meet service levels and performance metrics, ability to support growth, and ability to sustain long term.

· Drive negotiations and benchmarking to support competitive costs.

· Facilitate the award scenarios and recommendations, executive evaluations, consideration and decision making.

· Responsible for the annual assessment of all providers that support domestic freight movements within the supply chain.

Ensure adequate controls:

· Review and assess contracts for consistency, and to ensure required content as directed by the Ross Store delivery strategy.

· Collaborate with internal and external legal counsel and risk management resources to ensure compliance with Ross overarching sourcing strategy.

· Ensure controls are in place and validated to support contractual, insurance and risk management compliance with current legal regulations.

· Develop, implement, and oversee policies and procedures to ensure Ross meets standards established internally and all governmental regulatory requirements to control risk.

· Ensure controls are in place to accurately validate and confirm invoice payments.

· Maintain compliance with the company Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, specifically maintaining an objective assessment of vendors and supplier’s services.

· Ensure confidentiality of all Ross sensitive information

· Cross functional support of all transportation sourcing positions

· Perform all projects requested by the Sr Manager / Director Transportation Procurement

· Travel required – up to 25%


  • Influence
  • Negotiation
  • Values Driven
  • Analysis and Judgment
  • Leadership
  • Drive Results
  • Organizational Understanding
  • Communication


· Minimum of 5 years truckload and intermodal transportation sourcing experience

· Minimum of 2 years management level experience

· Knowledge of transportation regulatory requirements

· Strong analytical skills required

· Data driven approach to problem solving

· Broad logistics expertise

· Broad working knowledge of transportation, contracts, contractual language, claims and insurance requirements

· Must possess excellent written and oral communications skills and be able to communicate with all levels and departments both within and outside of the company

· Strategic thinking: ability to identify long-term issues and develop mitigation solutions

· Experience with hands on utilization of current supply chain software applications and systems

· Project management skills are a plus

· Skillful negotiator

· Bachelor’s degree


No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.

Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; travel or other inconveniences have advance notice; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.

Job frequently requires sitting, handling objects with hands.

Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 10 pounds.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.


1-5 exempt associates

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