Penske Truck Leasing
Bulk Transportation Procurement Specialist
At a glance
Location: US-OH-Beachwood Map
Posted: 09/20/2019
Closing: 10/19/2019
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Penske Truck Leasing
Job description
Position Summary:

Primary responsibilities
include purchasing supply chain services, including transportation from motor
carriers and warehouse services from 3PL vendors. Also responsible for managing performance,
and ensuring vendors maintain Penske’s minimum compliance standards.
Responsible to document and understand customers’ transportation and warehouse requirements,
develop RFQ’s, identify and engage 3PLs, and negotiate the best rates and
service possible for Penske’s customers. Provide continuous improvement
opportunities for both cost and service initiatives through data analysis and
customer engagement. Study and understand transport market rate and
capacity trends to ensure carrier coverage and mitigate cost impacts to the

Major Responsibilities:

- Establish and develop
pricing and sourcing strategies for existing customers to drive continuous
improvement efforts

- Utilize market trends,
benchmarking, and historical rates in the formulation of customer sourcing

- Lead new customer
implementations and ensure smooth transition to the vendor management team for
ongoing support post start-up

- Responsible for
facilitating network wide RFP projects for existing customers, as well as
executing stand-alone professional sourcing projects for new customers

- Provide mentorship for
other sourcing team members

- Establish and grow
relationships with truckload, bulk, LTL, intermodal, rail and other transport
carriers in North America to support customer requirements

- Establish and grow
relationships with warehouse service providers in North America to support
customer requirements

- Manage RFQs to establish
the best rates possible and secure capacity

- Conduct regular meetings
with core vendors to review cost and service performance

- Establish customer
specific performance standards and distribute monthly scorecards to the vendors
and summary scorecards to our customers

- Initiate contracting with
new providers

- Provide carrier training
and on-boarding to ensure compliance with Penske and customer requirements.

- Provide warehouse
on-boarding to ensure compliance with Penske and customer requirements

- Ensure all tariffs built
in our transportation management system are accurate and reflect
negotiated rates

- Use data and analytics to
identify customer-specific cost and service opportunities

- Proactively develop and
present savings proposals to senior leaders

- Work closely with Penske
sales executives to respond quickly to perspective customer Requests for Quote

- Work closely with the
Operations and Load Planning teams to trouble shoot issues and provide adequate


- 5-7 years of
transportation purchasing experience including negotiating rates and service
levels with both carriers across multiple modes, including TL, Bulk, Rail, LTL,
Intermodal and warehouse providers-

- Bachelor’s Degree in
Logistics or related field preferred

- Working Knowledge of
carrier operations, rate structures, contracts, and tariffs required

- Working knowledge of
warehouse operations, rate structures and contract required

- Excellent negotiation
skills and the ability to negotiate effectively with senior executives

- Ability to complete
multiple, complex, tasks and assignments

- Ability to work under
pressure and meet deadlines

- Strong oral and written
communications skills are required

- Proficient in the use of
Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

- Regular, predictable, full
attendance is an essential function of the job

- Willingness to travel as
necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required,
complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation
(to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug
screening are required.

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental
demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.

-The associate will be
required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and
analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions
or guidelines.

-While performing the duties
of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The
associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and
to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally
lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal
Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected

Penske Logistics is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America,
South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain
management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske
Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in
transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit to learn more.

Bulk Transportation Procurement Specialist