Inbound Transportation Procurement Manager
Luxembourg, LU
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Transportation Procurement at Amazon Europe is all about creating and adding value through great category management, leadership, sourcing activities and supplier management.

Our team looks after suppliers across a full range of transportation sub-categories - including postal services, express deliveries and 3PL (Sea freight, Airfreight, FTL, LTL, Groupage).

We are expanding our Inbound team with new team members to create a refreshed strategy and functional development plan as well as and acting on big opportunities to make a significant contribution to the success of our business.

Purpose of Job

  • Member of the Inbound transportation procurement management team with direct commercial responsibility for a share of the 3rd party Transportation and Logistics spend across Amazon Europe.
  • Act as a driver of change thinking and project execution, working closely with stakeholders to secure value and advantage for Amazon Europe together with our key suppliers.
  • Contribute to the development of our Supplier base
  • Support the development of an aligned strategy including initiatives to establish new and innovative services, drive performance and speed improvements and secure capacity for growth.
  • Engage stakeholders to ensure the supply base meets Amazon’s business needs in all areas and is prepared for future requirements.

  • Establish Carrier Performance Management, define evaluations and classifications, drive towards long-term strategic partnerships with high performing Carriers
  • Identify and implement significant bottom-line cost savings.
  • Introduce company-wide best-practice processes to drive maximum value from operational budgets and the supply base.
  • Establish alternative specifications, supply options and innovation across the services covered whilst protecting Amazon Europe from risk exposure and establishing a sustainable supply chain.
  • Make sure the Group scale is leveraged, aggregating all volumes across functions / business units, rationalizing the supply base, moving to more standard specifications across the addressable spend.
  • Nature & Scope of the Job

  • Accountable for creating and achieving through the Inbound transportation procurement management team cost savings, cash flow improvements, capacity security, service performance and quality targets.
  • Establish credibility among the various stakeholder communities
  • Develop strategies across portfolio and drive positive business impact in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders
  • Drive innovation and automatization
  • Deliver measurable financial and non-financial benefits to the business.
  • Basic qualifications :

  • Educated to degree standard and qualified by Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, or to an equivalent level.
  • Possess solid experience within a management level Procurement role with multiple category expertise ideally within either Distribution / Logistics / Supply Chain Services.
  • Experience of managing large, complex cross-functional change projects.
  • Strong change management and implementation experience.
  • Excellent negotiation skills with knowledge of contract law, influencing and communication skills are essential.
  • Broad experience in fact-based negotiations, incl. target costing, clean-sheet cost modelling, negotiation game planning / structured negotiations.
  • Track record of delivering sustainable and consistent cost saving projects.
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of engaging key stakeholders in procurement strategy development and implementation.
  • Flexibility in influencing skills / styles at all levels of the business.
  • Advanced analytical skills.
  • Be a dynamic self-starter with strong interpersonal skills, flexible and motivated to succeed in a challenging environment.
  • Fluency in English a must. Another European language would be beneficial.

  • Experience in wider supply chain or operations or logistics is a plus although not a must
  • Fluent in any language of the countries in scope
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