Freight Procurement Manager

Kuehne + Nagel Sp. z o.o.

Kuehne + Nagel Sp. z o.o.

Irysowa 1

Bielany Wrocławskie (pow. wrocławski)

Your responsibilities

  • Conducting RFQs and freight rate benchmarking studies for sea, air and road transportation

  • Ownership of relationships with LSPs for sea, air and road transportation serving business of KN's customers

  • Ensuring that LSPs are properly on-boarded into agreed operational process between KN and customer including connectivity between LSP and KN informational systems for transport instruction and shipment status provision

  • Securing adherence of LSPs to agreed standard operational processes and LSP operational performance in line with the agreed KPI targets (e.g. on time pick-up, on time delivery, transit time adherence, allocation adherence etc.)

  • Leading monthly / quarterly / annual business reviews with LSPs with focus on action plans on operational performance improvement, as well as on pro-active business contingency plans availability

  • Value creation for customer based on transport market knowledge / expertise / experience, as well as through efficient management of / collaboration with LSPs

  • Supporting digital agenda with LSPs in terms of automation of operational process and real-time availability of shipment status information, data quality resolution with LSPs

  • Conducting transportation (forwarding) services RFQs on behalf of KN's customer

Our requirements

  • Higher education in Forwarding / Logistics / Transport Operations

  • Procurement area experience with focus on transport rates procurement, excellent market knowledge for sea, air, road transportation, having good network of / connection to sea, air, road LSPs

  • Education or proven track record of project / change management would be considered as an advantage

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in operations in a forwarding company in an international environment

  • Experience in conducting RFQ processes from a start to an end for sea, air, road transportation is a must

  • Proven experience in risk management and emergency handling

  • Excellent level of communication in English, both verbal and written

  • Stress resistance and ability to work under pressure

  • Strong team player capability to support efficient interaction on a horizontal level KN internally, with customer and LSPs

Benefits

  • sharing the costs of sports activities

  • private medical care

  • sharing the costs of foreign language classes

  • sharing the costs of professional training & courses

  • life insurance

  • remote work opportunities

  • corporate products and services at discounted prices

  • pre-paid cards

  • sharing the costs of tickets to the movies, theater

  • holiday funds

  • school layette

  • employee referral program

  • charity initiatives

  • studies Co-financing

  • food & household goods packages

Your role

You will be a member of KN Integrated Logistics Team (KN business unit that provides 4PL services to KN's customers). You will be responsible for LSPs selection, RFQ preparation, leading, evaluation, transport contract and service level agreements negotiation, LSPs management, ensuring LSPs compliance to agreed operational processes and LSPs operational excellence, freight cost benchmarking.

Kuehne + Nagel Sp. z o.o.

Kuehne + Nagel in Poland was founded in 1992 and currently has around 1600 employees working across all types of transportation modes. Our Integrated Logistic office is located at Bielany Business Point in Bielany Wroclawskie. We offer you a challenging and international working environment at a globally leading logistics company in a highly responsible role. You will get a competitive salary along with opportunities for professional development and personal growth. It is an occasion for active participation in transforming and shaping the future of the logistics industry.

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