Manager, Procurement

Requisition Id:  361301

Warren, MI, US, 48093



Accelerate your career at RXO. 

RXO is a leading provider of transportation solutions. With cutting-edge technology at the center, we’re revolutionizing the industry with our massive network and commitment to finding solutions for every challenge. We create more efficient ways for shippers and carriers to transport goods across North America.


As a Manager, Procurement in Managed Transportation at RXO, you’ll oversee all procurement functions, including the implementation and growth of category management strategies across various segments of transportation, formalize supplier relationships to drive reliability and negotiate large- and small-scale pricing agreements with immediate impact to the business. You will also collaborate directly with customers, operations managers and account managers to create procurement solutions that meet service and cost expectations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and RXO. If you’re ready to embrace the challenge of working for a fast-growing global company, we have an opportunity for you to grow with RXO.


What your day-to-day will look like:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather procurement requirements and facilitate the procurement process to meet business needs promptly
  • Monitor procurement metrics and KPIs to identify opportunities for process improvement and cost optimization
  • Conduct RFQs and RFPs and analyze rates, capability and experience for determining supplier selections; make decisions while remaining compliant with the overall sourcing strategy
  • Negotiate rates proficiently and analyze market prices to secure the most cost-effective solutions for our customer
  • Create, handle and maintain supplier benchmark pricing in support of new customer opportunities and organizational cost studies
  • Perform activities related to onboarding new suppliers into the network
  • Manage and oversee all carrier contracts for customer
  • Compile and interpret performance metrics for meetings with customers and suppliers, addressing operational issues as required; present all RFQ and RFQ results to customer at the Manager and Director level
  • Develop strategic transportation solutions for the customer
  • Research and leverage data to ascertain changes, anomalies or new opportunities within the network
  • Ensure departmental records are maintained in accordance with established policies, procedures and audit guidelines
  • Educate the network on the Temperature Control mode of transportation and advocate for its success operationally


What you’ll need to excel:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 5 years of experience in procurement, with a specific focus on managing the Purchase-to-Pay process and supplier relationships with demonstrated ability to negotiate effectively with suppliers

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or a related field or equivalent related work/military experience 
  • Professional certifications in procurement or supply chain management (e.g., CIPS, CPSM)
  • Experience in using Coupa or other procurement platforms to support procurement activities
  • Solid experience with all modes of transportation and logistics and understanding of market seasonality
  • Experience with Load board and freight management platforms, including One Network, DAT and Freight Waves Sonar
  • Understanding of and experience with various rate structures
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to analyze procurement data, identify trends and make data-driven decisions
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid experience with and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and Access)
  • Proficiency in using data analysis tools
  • Self-motivated work style; experience working well with minimal direct supervision or in a team environment; comfortable consulting with team members and management as needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Availability to travel 5-10% of the time



In this role, you’ll be supported by a passionate team motivated by fast-paced innovation and the desire to deliver for customers. We’re a company where you can continually advance your career, no matter your background — the opportunities are endless and yours for the taking. If you’re driven and looking for a place to grow, come join us.


Does this sound like you? Check out what else RXO has to offer.


Massive Benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Life insurance, disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement program


Our Culture

We do great things when we are inclusive and work together. To perform with excellence, we learn from one another, value diverse perspectives, operate safely, and build strong relationships. We welcome everyone regardless of background, identity or ability.


The Next Step

Ready to join our team? We’d love to hear from you. Fill out an application now and join our talent community to learn about future opportunities.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.

The above statements are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.

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Nearest Major Market: Warren
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit