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Sourcing Manager

Company: Ardagh Group
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

General Function &--Responsibilities* The primary objective for this position is to continuously source qualified carriers on both new and existing lanes in support of Ardagh North America Transportation shipping demands and to manage carrier performance to company KPI's.* The Manager, Transportation Sourcing will have responsibilities for identifying, sourcing and managing performance of qualified carriers that can meet Ardagh NA strict shipping and delivery requirements on behalf of Shared Services and Ardagh's North American Businesses--(Glass and Beverage Metal) and a TSA-Transportation Service Agreement for Trivium Packaging (Ardagh joint venture). * This position will strategically interact, align, and support our Centralized Load Tendering team located in Fishers, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. * Transportation Sourcing must be able to plan, organize and conduct both strategic/broad based Freight RFQ events and tactical initiatives to ensure competitive pricing, necessary capacity, while securing high service levels from carriers in Ardagh's "Just-In-Time" customer demand environment. * Transportation Sourcing will also be able to organize and report on carrier performance utilizing KPI reporting to peers, managers, and upper management on a regular basis and upon request.* RFQ scope of activity will support volumes in excess of 300,000 loads annually for 3 business units:--Glass, Beverage Can and Trivium.* This position will interact with Ardagh Sales, Customer Service, and other groups to explore synergistic opportunities with Ardagh Customers for round trip freight opportunities. * This position will also have responsibilities for quick response times back to Sales in support of their Sales Actionable Requests. * Negotiations - take lead role in annual freight bids (or as strategically determined), solicit feedback from CLTs,--secure long and short-term contracts/agreements for full truckload freight capacity, at consistently below market rates with carriers that typically operate in a high service environment while fully utilizing and maximizing Ardagh shipping leverage - over 100 carriers, 300,000 loads, and 4,000 lanes. * Sourcing/Marketing Carrier Capacity - Effectively communicate and market Ardagh volume to upper and middle management within the Transportation Industry, further upgrade Ardagh carrier base through active recruiting, development, and retention of reliable carrier solutions.--Manager Transportation Sourcing must have the capacity to create and sustain strong relationships * Take a lead role in developing and conducting carrier Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR) to enhance working relationships between trading partners, scale the management teams of strategic carrier groups, work with Director Transportation Systems and Process Control to develop a Carrier Excellence Program* Attend customer QBRs at the invitation of Ardagh Customer Account Mgrs. as the Transportation Subject Matter Expert, with the goal to establish a high level of credibility associated with providing a pre-paid freight service to our customers' bottling locations. Job Requirements* Bachelor's degree with emphasis on Logistics or Supply Chain (preferred);* Minimum 5 years experience in logistics and transportation.* Ability to think strategically in a multi-silo business environment, working to synchronize and align what are frequently competing goals. * Must have strong carrier relationships and the ability to build constructive partnerships, have ability to scale the carrier's organization to favorably impact working relationship and conflict resolution. * Knowledge of transportation industry and ability to manage through significant swings in supply/demand.* Must have excellent communication and customer service skills to operate efficiently in an environment of competing goals.* Computer skills: MS Office Suite, TMS software, SAP (preferred), Freight RFQ suites.* Travel requirements range from 30-40%.What we offer: * Benefits day one! * Opportunities to develop and grow professionally! * Opportunity to be at your best! About Ardagh GroupArdagh is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world's leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.* Did you know that Ardagh produces many of the beverage cans and bottles for your favorite beverages?* Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?* Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what's possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you'll enjoy the journey!Ardagh is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. For more information on Ardagh Group, visit--www.ardaghgroup.com.

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