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Senior Manager, Logistics (6 month contract)

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**Please note, this is a 6-month contract that has the possibility to extend.**

Our client, a Global Fashion Brand and Retailer, is looking for a Senior Manager of Logistics to join their team. You should be a logistics subject matter expert (SME) who can support key corporate strategic initiatives, including logistics network strategy development, prepaid-to-collect freight terms conversions, and multi-vendor consolidation negotiations.

In this important role, you will lead all procurement-related activities to source requested distribution services based upon contract work plans and business requirements. You'll also lead bid events including screening, communications, RFP, negotiations, and contracting/administration for all modes of transportation (including full truckload, LTL, parcel, intermodal, rail, and ocean), 3PL providers, raw material transloading, and warehousing/distribution services for the company.

This position requires leadership experience in three key areas:
1) Sourcing Strategy
Develop and implement sourcing strategies and productivity programs in order to optimize category spend and maximize the potential value of the supply markets, emerging supplier capabilities, and the business ensuring integration into the overall strategies of Logistics Procurement. Develop and execute action plans to achieve category objectives through identifying risks and obstacles and creating strategies and tactics to surmount obstacles. Effectively communicates the opportunity profile of each category and develops new productivity ideas. Supports development of productivity pipeline and cash flow improvement initiatives

2) Negotiations
Leads and executes negotiation preparation and planning for responsible categories. Conducts negotiations employing appropriate techniques and solicits cross-functional input as appropriate. Negotiates transportation contracts to ensure our client receives the best possible prices, terms and conditions to gain a competitive advantage vs. the peer group companies/competitors for a scope of responsibility, without losing quality of any distribution services and meeting service and quality requirements.

3) Stakeholder alignment
Establish and maintain alliances with key internal and external stakeholders focused on total cost and service solutions. Provide category expertise for industry dynamics including economic/market conditions, complexity of players and contingency plans to address unforeseen fall-out. Leverage local and regional sourcing strategies.

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