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Logistics Procurement Manager

Medina, MN
Posted on Sep 9, 2022 Full time R14086
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.

JOB SUMMARY: The Logistics Procurement Manager will be responsible for executing the annual procurement of all global logistics modes and services. This highly cross-functional role will be responsible for gathering requirements across all operations functions and business units, executing the procurement strategy, and communicating business results to internal parties. This position will be responsible for managing contract compliance, leading regular business reviews, managing KPIs, executing procurement to pay processes, and addressing deficiencies to ensure compliance with Polaris performance expectations.

KEY DELIVERABLES:

  • Lead the execution of logistics services procurement for North American powersports, including truckload, warehousing, 3PL services, and dedicated services
  • Lead procurement team in daily procurement activities, identify and develop skillsets to improve business performance and career development
  • Manage annual logistics procurement spend, reporting variances and corrective actions to maintain business results
  • Develop and execute a carrier compliance program, identifying and driving performance discussions and carrier management. Execute strategies that continue to make Polaris a shipper of choice.
  • Research and report on changing market conditions, providing recommendations on cost forecasting and procurement strategies
  • Lead cross-functional interaction between Operations, Supply Chain, 3PL Management and Transportation Management to ensure stakeholder requirements are met.
  • Execute required strategies identified in changing network design, implementing consolidation locations, service provider changeover and new transportation services
  • Manage carrier accounts payable issues and invoice reviews, to include reporting and corrective actions to resolve aged invoices

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Onboard and manage logistics suppliers and achieve individual and team goals.
  • Manage the total acquisition cost of assigned categories.
  • Prepare and solicit requests for quotes and proposals.
  • Perform research (supplier, industry, governmental and competitive intelligence) to develop knowledge and contribute to strategy development
  • Develop and maintain reliable logistics suppliers
  • Maintain sourcing and contract files, supporting modifications and amendments
  • Coordination and implementation of cost reduction projects
  • Monitor supplier performance and measure to a specific set of KPI
  • Ensure that on time communication, on time delivery, service, and reporting goals as outlined in supplier contracts are met.
  • Lead negotiations and problem resolution discussions with assigned suppliers and ensure the adequacy and timeliness of supplier 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 5 years of purchasing/supply chain required
  • 2-3 years previous experience leading high performing teams
  • Previous ocean and truckload purchasing for a manufacturer
  • Previous experience contracting with 3rd Party Warehouse and Logistics providers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Outlooks, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint)
  • Excellent written and oral communicator
  • Ability to communicate financial and operational results to multiple audiences
  • 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

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • 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!

About Polaris


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

EEO Statement


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.