Manager, Strategic Sourcing- Distribution and Logistics

LogicSource

Norwalk, CT, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 05/05/2021
  • Website: logicsource.com
  • Company Address: 20 Marshall Street, Norwalk, CT, 06854

About LogicSource

LogicSource focuses exclusively on the sourcing and procurement of goods-not-for-resale, also known as indirect procurement, which typically represents 20% of client revenue and the greatest area of spending inefficiency. This includes complex indirect categories like Marketing, Packaging, Store Development & Facilities, Information Technology, Distribution & Logistics and Corporate Services.

Job Description

LogicSource Overview

 

LogicSource is an innovative leader in sourcing and procurement services, we help companies increase profits through better buying. LogicSource® is owned and operated by an experienced group of global business veterans who came together under the common goal to radically change the way sourcing and procurement works. We’ve reinvented sourcing and procurement with an execution-based, fully transparent business model that ensures clients don’t spend a dime until they see results.

 

Our people gain exposure to projects and clients spanning a broad set of categories across multiple industries. Opportunities for getting involved, whether working across functions or learning a new category abound.

 

Our business model reflects our culture – radically different and rife with opportunity to make a difference. Our professionals enjoy the intellectual stimulation, challenge and satisfaction that only a sophisticated organization, coupled with relevant and meaningful business challenges to solve, can afford.

 

Position Summary:

 

We have an immediate opening for a full-time Manager, Sourcing Practice - Logistics in our Norwalk, CT Office. You will be a key member of our Operations and Strategic Sourcing Team managing logistic engagements across a portfolio of clients.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Procuring 3PL, parcel, TL, LTL, warehousing and distribution materials
  • Managing the procurement life cycle
  • Working as a qualified buyer, as well as leveraging the services of our corporate teams’ resources from Savings Delivery to Vendor Management
  • Accurate and timely procurement of related products and services
  • Formulating eRFQ’s based on project requirements; negotiating prices, schedules, turnaround times and other terms with vendors
  • Problem solving technical procurement and relationship issues
  • Identifying trends and developing solutions for problems causing under-delivery
  • Serving as a liaison between client business unit entities seeking procurement services and strategic supply chain partners
  • Developing internal client relationships and identifying new business opportunities; facilitating communication between client business units, internal stakeholders and suppliers
  • Providing first-rate customer service to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Learning client’s culture and adapting to it while maintaining cultural standards of LogicSource
  • Counseling stakeholders on specifications and proposing specification improvements
  • Entering specifications and monitoring order status through our procurement system
  • Delivering detailed procurement reporting and cost savings tracking
  • Monitoring and evaluating supplier performance related to price, quality and service
  • Recommending and implementing process improvements

 

 

Required Education and Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in 3PL, parcel, TL, LTL, warehousing and distribution materials 
  • Prior experience sourcing logistics services and materials 
  • Knowledge of vendor communities that serve the above categories
  • Ability to interact with multiple stakeholders
  • Solid negotiating skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Proficient at Excel/financial analysis and planning
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills

 

                                                                

Travel

 

Expected travel requirements +/-25%.

 

Other Duties

 

This Position Description is not an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities, and the employee is expected to perform other duties as necessary and assigned. The duties and responsibilities of this position may be modified at any time to meet changing business needs.

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