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Transportation Category Manager

Company: Dover Corporation
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose:The person hired into this role will contribute to world-class implementations of supply agreements and center led transportation activities. This person will also provide analytical and project management support for the Transportation Team at Dover Corporate. The individual will manage transportation supplier relationships, act as a corporate representative of the Transportation Team initiatives, and interact with senior and executive management throughout the company.Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Project management of transportation initiatives from initial opportunity assessment through supplier engagement and implementation
  • Communications of category strategies and direction to all levels of the organization and with our customers, the OpCos
  • Alliance management of key supplier partnerships and high level relationships
  • Further develop suppliers in various transportation modes to support the Dover organization
  • RFQ development to support transportation activity across Dover.
  • Develop rapport and confidence of our internal customers, the Dover OpCos, and our suppliers to enhance collaboration and improve project adoption
  • Qualitative profile development and analysis (executive summaries, exhibit creation, etc.).
  • Monthly/quarterly reporting of KPI's (savings tracking, price variances, quality, delivery, inventory).
  • Lead development of Dover scorecard and metrics utilizing Tableau.
  • Maintain group data (agreements, project results, supplier communication, etc.).
  • Analysis and reporting to all levels of organization when analyzing transportation mode spend across OpCos.
  • Index reporting, assist with Transportation Web Site maintenance, and communications to primary OpCo logistic leaders, as necessary.
  • Lead TMS activities at corporate and OpCo locations.
  • Other ad hoc projects and analysis as assigned.
  • Support OpCo activities related to claims and insurance.
  • Abilities and Attributes:Special Position Requirements:
    • Effectively communicate to all team members, multiple operating company stakeholders, senior management, and suppliers
    • Prioritize and organize workload and control detailed complexities across multiple projects
    • Develop and grow relationships with stakeholders and leadership promoting and expanding the transportation sourcing process within assigned projects
    • Experience in transportation procurement, logistic and supply chain processes, as well as knowledge in various modes of international and domestic transportation.
    • Prior Sourcing experience in a forward-looking and progressive company. Experience with other Indirects categories is a strong plus
    • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction.
    • Interest to grow in the role and to grow with Dover.
    • Ability to work in a complex, matrixed, multi-national corporate/subsidiary environmentWork Requirements:
      • Up to 20% travel required, with occasional trips lasting two consecutive weeks.
      • Some international travel may be required.
      • Normal office environment.

Keywords: Dover Corporation, Downers Grove , Transportation Category Manager, Professions , Downers Grove, Illinois

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