Director, Transportation Sourcing Procurement - Su...

Director, Transportation Sourcing Procurement - Supply Chain

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Job Function Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Employment Type Full Time
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition 1088727BR

What you'll do at

Oversees the purchase of third-party carrier transportation in support of United States domestic inbound transportation by conducting network requests for pricing (RFP) to source transportation modes (for example, capacity utilizing truckload, less than truckload (LTL), Intermodal); monitoring market conditions to ensure lowest rate; determining and negotiating contract terms with third-party senior leadership; negotiating and administering the execution agreements for rates, lanes, and rate addendums; overseeing project management of long-term incremental RFPs to support General Merchandise and specialty departments (for example, Dedicated Grocery, Import Drayage, Sam's Club, Fixtures); overseeing auditing of manual system overrides for negative trends and process compliance; providing operations and merchandising optimal mode of transportation to obtain the lowest overall expense; and overseeing corporate traffic transportation budget.
Manages external vendor relationships and their Walmart business portfolios by overseeing customer service provided by direct reports to carriers; assisting new suppliers in their interaction with their Walmart Transportation; working with internal customers on current and future business needs; facilitating the communication and compliance of Walmart vendor environmental sustainability initiatives and overall performance; acting as the vendor liaison with Operations while ensuring carriers' network stabilization, incumbency, and lane balance; and facilitating communication with the carrier base providing education regarding inbound transportation strategies, initiatives, and trends in the transportation sector.
Develops carrier procurement strategy by providing final approval of lane definition through the use of historical load data; forecasting the future twelve-month demand; collaborating with internal (ex-business unit leadership) and external (carriers) to understand current and future transportation requirements, industry trends, and potential impact; negotiating with current carriers to ensure adequate capacity to meet current and long-term transportation demand; mitigating risk and leveraging Walmart expenditures through portfolio diversification; building the business case and making recommendations to internal senior leadership; and planning and facilitating capacity coverage in response to events.
Directs system management of Global Transportation System (GTS) and Optibid Product by leading a cross-functional team to identify enhancements of the product; participating in a collaborative partnership with ISD to further enhance the Optibed Product; training the management team on the software and its function; and serving as the subject matter expert for systems initiatives involving Optibid or bidding processes.
Provides overall direction for Carrier Procurement by analyzing business objectives and customer needs; developing, communicating, building support for, and implementing business strategies, plans, and practices; analyzing costs for forecasts and incorporating them into business plans; determining and supporting resource requirements, evaluating operational processes; measuring outcomes to ensure desired results; identifying and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; promoting a customer-focused environment; and demonstrating adaptability and sponsoring continuous learning.
Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce by diagnosing capability gaps; recruiting, selecting and developing talent; supporting mentorship, workforce development, and succession planning; and leveraging the capabilities of new and existing talent.
Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics by integrating these values into all programs and practices; developing consequences for violations or non-compliance; and supporting the Open Door Policy.

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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