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Ryder System Transportation Procurement Manager in NOVI, Michigan

Position Description

The Transportation Procurement Manager will be responsible for developing/refining the procurement strategy for a portfolio of Fortune 500 clients. This position will work hand-in-hand with strong mentors, talented local operations teams, and supply chain engineers to design, implement, and maintain best in class transportation solutions. Directly engage with supply chain leaders at diverse customer base and within many of the nation’s leading transportation service providers. Develop and maintain a network of service providers and be responsible to foster the relationship while engaging them on the best opportunities for our mutual success.


  • Bachelor's degree Business, Logistics or related field

  • Five (5) years or more industry related experience

  • One (1) year or more prior experience conducting presentations to both internal & external customers

  • One (1) year or more prior experience in negotiations and building strategic business relationships

  • Ability to:

  • Create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, work groups, customers, supervisors)

  • Conduct presentations internally and externally as a subject matter expert

  • Develop procurement strategy to support client savings goals and business requirements

  • Handle and analyze large data files and respond with the customer in mind

  • Work independently and as a member of a team

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Flexibility to operate and self-driven to excel in a fast-paced environment

  • Capable of multi-tasking, highly organized, with excellent time management skills

  • Detailed oriented with excellent follow-up practices

  • Working knowledge of TM capabilities & industry tools (Intermediate level)

  • Knowledge of logistics and the ability to integrate supply chain components (Intermediate level)

  • Knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc) (Intermediate level)

  • Working knowledge of standard procurement strategies/principles (Intermediate level)


  • Serves as the liaison between the carrier and the customer. This includes in depth discussions with executive level leadership, understanding what both the carrier and customer needs are in order to align the relationships, acting on behalf of the carrier and/or customer when presenting and educating what the benefits are of building the business relationship

  • Carrier analysis, price, and service negotiations

  • Interaction with internal business and support services teams - Promoting strategic procurement vision for client carrier portfolio

  • RFP creation and responsibility for analysis and strategic carrier selection

  • Presentation and route guide preparation

  • Market research

  • Continuous improvement in all segments of the business

  • ISO procedure creation & maintenance

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Ryder 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.

Requisition ID 2019-74696

Category Logistics/Distribution/Transportation Management

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 10-20%

Position Code 9367