TITLE: Sr. Inbound Domestic Transportation
DEPARTMENT: 9640 – Transportation
REPORTS TO Manager Domestic Procurement
POSTING DATE: 10/8/2015
POSTING DATE: 10/15/2015
This position is responsible to develop, implement, and coordinate all procurement aspects of inbound transportation modes from vendor origins to Ross/dd’s Distribution Centers.
Procurement: development and execution of analytical and transparent bid process, negotiations, recommendations, and a logical selection process to support cost controls, required service levels and forecasted company growth.
Administration and Risk Avoidance: Support contract management, risk management, freight payment controls and business continuity programs to minimize company and inventory risk.
Strategy: develop and support cost controls, strategies and analysis to meet transportation domestic inbound expenses, performance targets, business continuity, and forecasted growth short term and long term with an annual domestic inbound freight budget of approximately $130M.
Vendor Relations: responsible to foster professional and ethical business relationships driven by fair, logical and objective activities for all providers and transportation vendors.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: % OF TIME
Strategic Sourcing Activities:
Responsible for the development of and execution of the inbound domestic procurement provider 40%
network, to support inbound inventory freight movement.
Responsible for the development, procurement and sustainability of an inbound domestic service provider network to meet and exceed the requirements of Ross Stores. Provider network must support cost controls, performance metrics, company growth and business continuity.
Responsible to foster professional business relationships with Ross business partners, ensuring relationships with vendors and suppliers are based on price, quality, security, service, sustainability
and reputation, carefully guarding the professional integrity of Ross.
Develop and coordinate strategic initiatives to support expense targets, required performance standards and future growth opportunities.
Develop executable Business Continuity strategy to minimize interruptions with inventory flow.
Ensure carrier compliance with performance metrics and apply corrective action plans as appropriate.
Develop and execute Domestic Inbound bid processes and sourcing initiatives:
Ensure current, accurate and complete information is provided to business partners to support
logical and fair business practices.
Responsible for the quantitative and qualitative bid evaluation process, considering cost controls, ability to meet service levels and performance metrics, ability to support growth, and ability to sustain long term.
Drive negotiations and benchmarking to support competitive costs.
Responsible for the annual assessment of all providers that support domestic inbound freight movements within the supply chain.
Ensure adequate controls:
Collaborate with internal and external legal counsel and risk management resources to ensure
contractual compliance for inbound domestic contracts.
Ensure controls are in place to accurately validate and confirm invoice payments.
Support annual 5 year budget activities.
Maintain compliance with Ross’ Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, specifically maintaining an objective assessment of vendors and supplier’s services.
Ensure confidentiality of all Ross sensitive information
Perform all projects requested by the Manager – Domestic Procurement
Travel required – up to 10%
Analysis and Judgment
QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
Minimum of 5-8 years supply chain experience
Knowledge of transportation regulatory requirements
Strong analytical skills required
Data driven approach to problem solving
Broad logistics expertise
Broad working knowledge of transportation, contracts, contractual language, claims and insurance
Must possess excellent written and oral communications skills and be able to communicate with all levels
and departments both within and outside of the company
Strategic thinking: ability to identify long-term issues and develop mitigation solutions
DeAnn Kiker, VP Logistics and Supply Chain
May 16, 2014 - sd
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