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Procurement and Technology Intern

Company: Redwood Logistics
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCarrier Relations InternReports To: Director of Procurement and Technology Location: Chicago, IL (onsite required)Status: Non-exempt; Hourly; $18.00 an hour at max 35 Hours per week For more than 20 years, Redwood Logistics has been helping move businesses forward by connecting our clients to winning strategies. As a next-generation leader in third-party logistics, we live at the intersection of logistics and technology. We focus brilliant minds, technology services, and performance excellence to modernize supply chains. Redwood Supply Chain Solutions, a subsidiary of Redwood Logistics, levels the playing field for our customers through logistics and supply chain solutions that provide a competitive advantage in the market. Our motivated and talented team, proven processes, and sophisticated technology help companies like yours win.Our business model and the unique way we apply it to your transportation and logistics requirements sets us apart from the rest. We'll work with you to provide broad logistics management capabilities in the perfect combination for your business.Your business was never designed to be ordinary. Your logistics partner shouldn't be either.See for yourself why The Chicago Tribune has named Redwood Logistics a Top Workplace for several years running! Position Description:As a Intern for Procurement and Technology, you will be apart of a team leading North America transportation strategy for our Redwood SCS Managed solution and the successful execution of that strategy. The role focuses on vendor QBR preparation, Sales Force CRM Development, Project Management, Strategic Vendor RFP Audience Selection, FFM Strategic Network Management, New Vendor Profile Management.Responsibilities:Vendor Performance

  • Continuous Vendor Performance Reports will need to be developed, implemented and explained to customers
  • Weekly executive KPI reports will need to be presented and enhanced as expansion and development occurs
  • Excel based Vendor Performance reporting should be migrated to Tableau reports
  • Compile, interpret and conduct Carriers/Service Providers quarterly and/or monthly scorecards/performance metricsRate Management
    • Requests for both Fully Managed customers and Co-Managed customer will be handled and upload by the team
    • New RFP results will need to be structured, built and ranked in both MG and OTM operating systems
    • New Rate submissions will need to be analyzed with current market data and negotiated and approved by the customerRFP Software and Execution
      • Implementation of Procurement Software will need to be trained, managed, and rolled out to the vendor community
      • Managed Vendor Database for procurement events and engagement
      • Create, manage, update, and maintain rate schedules; benchmark rates for new lanes for cost studies
      • Work with the customer and Data Analytics team and Integration Team to create the RFP to the customer's needsLeadership
        • Be a team player
        • Manage between Carrier Relations 3-5 Support roles
        • Train and Develop any new Carrier Relations Support Roles
        • Learn to work with such cross functional groups as Implementation, AP, Knowledge Services, Operations, and Sales Leadership
        • By applying functional experience, identifies ideas with other functional leaders, employees and customers to create and influence opportunities for quality improvement throughout the organization.
        • Instills a sense of urgency and drives problems towards resolution.
        • Holds self and others accountableInterpersonal
          • Networks across the organization and develops successful internal and external relationships.
          • Provides input and feedback to key leadership positions about process improvement opportunities.
          • Promotes the leveraging of capabilities, ideas and processes within the team and across the organizational boundaries.
          • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner.Qualifications:
            • Current 4 Year college student or Graduating Senior
            • Brief understanding of transportation Carrier/Service Providers contracts, all modes, transit time, and networks
            • Brief Understanding of mode rate structures (such as Air, TL, LTL, Parcel and International)
            • Brief Understand the FP&A Audit Process and Payment Process to Vendors
            • Brief Understand reporting trends and translate into verbal direction to impact results
            • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environmentDesired Skills
              • Self-motivated and able to work well with minimal supervision or in a team environment; consult with team members and management as needed
              • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills with ability to multitask
              • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
              • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, working knowledge of Tableau
              • Preferred familiar with any TMS platform (Mercury Gate and Oracle Transportation Management) as well as DAT-TransCore, PC Miler, Rand McNally, Tableau Reporting, Triumph Pay, EDI integration, MacroPointRewards:
                • Culture of unlimited growth with new positions and departments created regularly to support our growing customer base
                • Competitive Hourly Pay
                • Real-time customer experience
                • Rapid Transportation Technology Exposure
                • Max 35 Hours per week
                • Flex Schedule

Keywords: Redwood Logistics, Chicago , Procurement and Technology Intern, IT / Software / Systems , Chicago, Illinois

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