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The Logistics Procurement Analyst – 3PL services will be responsible for procurement and vendor management supporting North American logistics and transportation operations. This position will act as the main interface for external logistics providers and be responsible for managing contract compliance, leading regular business reviews, managing KPIs, and executing procurement processes.
- Lead all aspects of vendor compliance, identifying and driving performance discussions and vendor management, procuring additional capacities and capabilities are required by the business
- Develop and own monthly and quarterly business reviews with all Polaris contracted providers including, but not limited to warehousing, systems processes and logistics services
- Lead discussions with providers on developing and monitoring carrier compliance, including developing dashboards to drive root cause analysis, cost and performance reporting
- Responsible for accuracy in defining volume requirements for all contracted services, pulling together and aligning across inbound and outbound operations
- Develop and maintain robust process for contract procurement, creating and executing systematic and proactive communication on termination agreements, contract length, and renewal periods
- Research and report on changing market conditions, providing recommendations on strategic sourcing decisions
- Cross-functional interaction between Operations, Supply Chain, 3PL Management and Transportation Management
- Close Collaboration with Logistics Teams on network design, Consolidation Locations, Warehouse services, Transportation Solutions
- Manage carrier accounts payable issues and invoice reviews, to include reporting and corrective actions to resolve aged invoices
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Collaborate with the Logistics team to develop and execute category strategies, onboard and manage logistics vendors, and achieve individual and team goals.
- Manage the total acquisition cost of assigned categories.
- Prepare and solicit requests for quotes and proposals.
- Perform research (vendor, industry, governmental and competitive intelligence) to develop knowledge and contribute to strategy development
- Develop and maintain reliable logistics vendors
- Maintain sourcing and contract files, supporting modifications and amendments
- Keep abreast of current product/service developments and trends in your area of expertise
- Coordination and implementation of cost reduction projects
- Monitor vendor performance and measure to a specific set of KPIs
- Ensure that on time communication, on time delivery, service and reporting goals as outlined in vendor contracts are met.
- Conduct in-depth analysis of rate information provided by vendor and vendor’s financial reporting.
- Lead negotiations and problem resolution discussions with assigned vendors and ensure the adequacy and timeliness of vendor corrective action plans when necessary
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
- Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, Logistics or a related field
MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- Minimum 2 years of purchasing/supply chain required
- Previous experience contracting/managing 3rd Party Warehouse and Logistics providers
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Outlooks, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint)
- Excellent written and oral communicator
- Ability to work effectively with minimum level of supervision
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Demonstrated negotiation, communication, decision making and problem-solving skills
- Highly organized and effective in managing multiple priorities and deadlines, project management experience a plus
- Proven strength in working effectively cross-functionally.
- Ability to professionally represent Polaris by developing productive working relationships with suppliers
- Consistent track record of solving problems, overcoming roadblocks, and improving processes
- Fast-paced office environment.
- Up to 15% travel may be required for site and supplier visits
We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE. Apply today!
As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2021 sales of $8.2 billion, Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com
Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.