Logistics Procurement Manager - Bulk (GA)

Kennesaw, GA, USA Req #1931
Monday, November 21, 2022

Odyssey Managed Logistics Services (MLS) powers supply chain and freight transportation for manufacturing companies by bringing a full suite of operational support, analytics, and strategic management. We’re looking for a Logistics Procurement Manager- Bulk to join our team!

The Procurement Manager (PM) will execute, implement, and maintain carrier solutions to deliver the lowest cost after meeting service level commitments The PM will maintain a current knowledge of procurement practices and provide routine commercial support to clients.  This includes establishing and maintaining a respectful, professional, and ethical carrier relationship on behalf of Odyssey to both clients and logistics service providers. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create network solutions and procurement strategies that delivery the cost while meeting service level commitments.
  • Provide mode procurement support to Odyssey and its clients.
  • Develop new supplier solutions when clients present new requirements.
  • Identify and screen new potential carriers.
  • Negotiate commercial terms with carriers.
  • Actively contribute to department and managed services continuous improvement programs and projects.
  • Follow and drive toward Odyssey savings and service targets.
  • Research anomalies in Odyssey’s savings calculations.
  • Strive toward a goal of flawless master data by reviewing and submitting master data improvements for upload into TMS.
  • Monitor overall supplier performance and effectiveness to ensure cost and service objectives.
  •  Maintain a good working relationship with Odyssey’s carriers.

Qualifications and Key Skills:

  • Procurement or operations experience in a brokerage environment, such as bulk, LTL, or van truck load, is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of transportation industry experience is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Transportation, Supply Chain or Business, is required.
  • Certification in lean-six sigma continuous improvement principles is preferred.
  • Outstanding data analysis skills using desktop computer tools and software.
  • Proven problem-solving skills.  
  • Self-directed, focused, and proactive.
  • Very good interpersonal skills with commitment to work effectively with client, carrier, and Odyssey personnel.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple critical projects simultaneously. 

We offer competitive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Choice of medical plans with FSA, HRA and HSA options;
  • Company-paid dental and life/disability Plans; 
  • 401K with company match;
  • Preferred vendor discounts;
  • Work-life balance

No relocation allowance will be considered unless specifically addressed. All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Odyssey does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

Other details

  • Job Family Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Kennesaw, GA, USA