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.
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
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
Advance skills in Excel analysis
Experience in an international/multicultural corporate environment
Manage of cross functional teams and projects
Approx. 15% travel required
Bachelor's Degree in International Business or Business Administration
5 years of experience in Transportation
Bilingual (English and Spanish)
This position will offer relocation and visa sponsorship for current internal Continental employees only. *
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, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to North.America.Recruiting@continental-corporation.com or contact US Recruiting at 248.209.4000.
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.