Position DescriptionnThe Group Transportation Procurement Manager will be responsible for leading a team of Transportation Procurement Manageru2019s along with developing/refining the Truckload/Intermodal procurement strategy for Ryderu2019s portfolio of Fortune 500 clients. This position will work hand-in-hand with strong mentors, local operations teams, and supply chain engineers to design, implement, and maintain best in class transportation solutions. The Group Transportation Procurement Manager will directly engage with supply chain leaders at diverse customer base and within many of the Worldu2019s leading transportation service providers. Develop and maintain a tremendous network of service providers and be responsible to foster the relationship while engaging them on the best opportunities for our mutual success.nRequirementsnn Bachelor's degree Business, Logistics, or related field of studyn Master's degree Business, Logistics, or related field of study preferredn Nine (9) years or more industry related experiencen One (1) year or more prior experience identifying, developing and managing team members preferredn One (1) year or more prior experience fostering senior level relationships and developing logistics strategies preferredn Strong verbal and written communication skillsn Demonstrates problem solving skillsn Ability to:n n Create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, work groups, customers, supervisors)n Lead/manage othersn Manage multiple accounts with different strategic visions by specific mode specialty n Work independently and as a member of a teamn n Flexibility to operate and self-driven to excel in a fast-paced environmentn Detailed oriented with excellent follow-up practicesn Demonstrates analytical skillsn Knowledge of Logistics and the ability to integrate supply chain components (Advanced level)n Distribution and carrier management knowledge (Advanced level)n Knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) (Advanced level)n Working knowledge of TM capabilities & industry tools (Advanced level)n Working expertise of standard procurement strategies/principles (Advanced level)nnResponsibilitiesnn Build and maintain relationships with appropriate levels in the customer's & service providers organization, primarily with senior management and key decision makers. Represent Ryder in customer and service provider meetings and presentations. Support the sales process with qualification of new business for respective modal specialtiesn Ensure the effective selection, placement, development and retention of talent to meet current and future business needs. Train, supervise and coach/mentor direct reportsn Support the Director in development of customer account procurement strategy for specific modal specialty and foster development of strategic vision to direct reportsn Embrace the corporate vision, mission, philosophy and leads by example. Create a positive, innovative and results oriented environment. Manage the operation to ensure goals are achievedn Foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, including acting as catalyst for change. Support the Director in the strategic development and management of the assigned objectivesn Monitor and hold operations accountable for maintaining a safety culture that meets or exceeds annual safety targetsn Continuous improvement in all segments of the businessn Developing, mentoring team members and leadership of direct reportsn Maintain a positive employee related climate and maintain a customer satisfaction index at a World Class Leveln Performs other duties as assignednnRyder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.