Tradelane Procurement Specialist


Tradelane Procurement Specialist

Startdatum: ab sofort Job-Nr.: 111479
  • Schenker of Canada Limited
  • Seefracht
  • Vollzeit (Dauer: Unbefristet)
  • Downtown Vancouver Office

At DB Schenker, you are part of a global logistics network that connects the world. A network that allows you to shape your career by encouraging you to contribute and truly make a difference. With more than 76,000 colleagues worldwide, we welcome diversity and thrive on individual back-grounds, perspectives and skills. Together as one team, we are Here to move.

Position Description Summary

Responsible for buying rate negotiations / carrier procurement as well as quotations for existing Customers, including key, strategic, high profile, and global accounts, and for potential prospects. Assignments include frequent multi-level/rounds of negotiations of both buying and selling rates, GP maximization and parity with market conditions, involving medium to high level carrier negotiations, management of carrier contracts and amendments, carrier allocation, booking instructions, drayage budgeting, special projects, analysis reports and projections covering both the internal and external demand (Customers, Account Stake Holders and/or Management). Position also covers for staff training, supervision and troubleshooting at medium to high level. Ensuring adequate support to Customers, Sales and Upper Management as well as intra and inter department support

Principal Accountabilities

Tasks and Responsibilities 

§  Rate procurement with Carriers / Vendors, involving direct or indirect negotiations

§  Constant rate negotiations for GP maximization.

§  Participation and preparation for Carrier business reviews.

§  Problem Solving at medium to high level.

§  Generates and/or maintains historical data and reports including, but not limited to, rates, surcharges, volume of shipments.

§  Communication with Account Stake Holders regarding industry updates and market changes on regular basis.

§  Occasionally trains new employees to follow pricing procedures and standards set by management.

§  Occasionally works as backup for other Co-workers within Department.

§  Is expected to achieve high level of performance in all goals and directions from Management.

Deliverables and Achievables

§  Special projects, analysis reports and projections as requested by Customer, Account Stake Holders and/or Management

§  Frequent rate and cost reviews and analysis, maintaining detailed P&L lists for existing accounts, supporting intra and inter departments: Pricing, Operations, Billing, Accounting, Booking, Business Development and Sales departments.

§  Generates and maintains rate summary lists, commodity lists, surcharge tables.

Knowledge and Skills:

Business Skills

•Excellent communication skills and comprehension - oral and written
•Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel at “Power User Level”, MS Power Point, and have the ability to learn and use other applications
•Works well with little supervision; able to function with little social interaction

Special Knowledge

•Minimum 3-4 years ocean freight industry experience and 1-2 years ocean freight pricing experience
•Geography of ocean ports and hubs, especially Asia and North America
•Must be constantly up-to-date with Industry standards and general market conditions
•Industry expertise and knowledge of other modes of transportation considered an asset

Soft Skills

•Detail-minded, analytical, and able to concentrate for extended periods of time - Excellent organizational skills
•Able to meet strict deadlines in a time-sensitive, fast-paced environment

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Schenker of Canada is proudly committed to ensuring equitable hiring practices and believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on his or her own merit. Schenker of Canada strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free and will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If you are selected to participate in our recruitment process, please inform either the recruiter or the hiring manager of the nature of the accommodation(s) that you may require. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.