Regional Category Specialist Freight & Warehouse Services

Continental Corporation Fort Mill , SC 29716

Posted 2 months ago

Regional Category Specialist Freight & Warehouse Services



Management of indirect materials category groups related to Freight & Warehouse Services within Corporate Purchasing's Regional Indirect Materials organization in North America.

The main objective is to establish best commercial conditions while optimizing a supplier base through aggregation of spend and common strategies in order to maximize the contribution to the operating profit across all divisions and facilities.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Receives requests for freight, warehousing, and customs services

  • Communicates with vendors to obtain service information, such as capability, price, and availability

  • Initiates and drives demand pooling across logistics categories to ensure optimum use of purchasing power

  • Manages and controls contractual process

  • Maintains and communicates rate tariffs to the business owner logistics community in the region

  • Performs rate analysis/date mine, utilizing various methods, in the region to evaluate the market and ensure Continental is positioned well within the market trends


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in International Business or Administration or 4 years or more Transportation and/or Purchasing experience if no relevant Bachelor's Degree

  • 2 years of experience in Transportation

  • Negotiation Experience

  • Advance skills in Excel analysis

  • Project Management

  • Experience in an international/multicultural corporate environment

  • Manage of cross functional teams and projects

  • Approx. 15% travel required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in International Business or Business Administration

  • 5 years of experience in Transportation

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)

  • Customs experience

  • Warehousing experience

  • Purchasing experience

  • This position will offer relocation and visa sponsorship for current internal Continental employees only. *

EEO Statement

EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability

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With sales of 39.2 billion in 2015, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 215,000 employees in 55 countries. The Automotive Group with its three divisions Chassis & Safety (sales of approx. 8.4 billion in 2015, roughly 40.000 employees), Powertrain (sales of approx. 7.1 billion in 2015, roughly 35,400 employees) and Interior (sales of approx. 8.2 billion in 2015, roughly 40,500 employees) achieved sales of approximately 23.7 billion in 2015. The Automotive Group is present in more than 170 locations worldwide. As a partner to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, it develops and produces innovative products and systems for a modern automotive future in which cars provide individual mobility and driving pleasure consistent with driving safety, environmental responsibility, and cost-efficiency.

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Regional Category Specialist Freight & Warehouse Services

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