Associate Category Leader, Global Logistics, Transportation, Parcel, LTL & Warehousing

Published
February 19, 2024
Location
Kohler

Description

ssociate Category Leader, Global Logistics, Transportation, Parcel, LTL & Warehousing Work Mode Remote LocationOnsite at Kohler, WI Opportunity Responsible for financial and operational performance within the Logistics & Transportation spend category. Position involves purchasing and negotiating logistics & transportation services across multiple Kohler Co. business units. Accountable for all supplier selection decisions within category. Prepares and evaluates supplier quotations and services to determine most competitive solution based upon a total cost of ownership. Familiar with a variety of purchasing concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated procurement tasks. Conducts multi-functional supplier performance management reviews. Responsible for setting performance objectives and strategy within category. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Specific Responsibilities Manage the design and implementation of category strategies to attain year over year cost reductions and delivery improvements using appropriate supply chain tools. Lead the strategic sourcing process of team formation, research, evaluation, and structure. To include RFQ development, quotation reviews (traditional and on-line reverse auctions), supplier/contract negotiations and supplier development. Lead sourcing meetings with Supply Chain, S&OP, Manufacturing etc. to reach consensus on sourcing strategy. Organize and lead global RFP’s, specifically in Truckload & Intermodal, in partnership with regional Supply Chain and Procurement leaders. Own the supplier relationship for the key suppliers in designated spend category while leading negotiations with suppliers to deliver stated objectives. Maintain a working knowledge of world-class supply chain processes to ensure that existing processes are targeted to attain excellence versus industry benchmarks Work closely with strategic and preferred suppliers to identify and resource productivity/cost down initiatives and meet the company’s cost out goals. Work with Supply Chain and Sales and Operations teams to develop new suppliers as required. Drive leading edge procurement by working closely with the supply base and the material planning group to actively integrate the suppliers into Kohler plants through the appropriate use of leading procurement technologies. Assist in mentoring and training buyers in best practices. Skills/Requirements Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, Materials Management or related field is required. A Master’s Degree in Business or a Technical field is preferred. Minimum of ten (10) years professional work experience with at least 5 years Logistics & Transportation purchasing experience in global manufacturing companies with increasingresponsibilities in a multi-site, multi-product, company is required. Experience in Small Parcel, LTL, & Warehousingsourcing required.International experience and previous global travel preferred. Experience withtransportation bidding softwarerequired. Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel.#LI-Remote #LI-SM1 Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future. The salary range for this position is $85,650 - $108,200. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k. Why Work at Kohler Co.? Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen.So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler. In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more! *Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies. On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth! About Us Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com. It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com.Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement

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