Indirect Category Manager

Indirect Category Manager

01 Apr 2024
Texas, Dallas / fort worth, 75201 Dallas / fort worth USA

Indirect Category Manager

Company Overview:Omni Logistics is a global provider of air, ocean and ground services, including supplemental services for enterprises dependent on the efficient movement of high value freight. Omni Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Forward Air, a leading asset-light provider of transportation services across the United States, Canada and Mexico. We provide expedited less-than-truckload services, including local pick-up and delivery, shipment consolidation/deconsolidation, warehousing, and customs brokerage by utilizing a comprehensive national network of terminals. In addition, we offer truckload brokerage services, including dedicated fleet services, and intermodal, first- and last-mile, high-value drayage services, both to and from seaports and railheads, dedicated contract and Container Freight Station warehouse and handling services. We are more than a transportation company. Forward is a single resource for your shipping needs. Job Description: The Category Manager is responsible for developing and executing Omni Logistics’ procurement strategy across the all Indirect categories (excluding IT). This includes the procurement lifecycle including vendor discovery, vetting, negotiations, contracting, onboarding, performance management, and issue resolution. The Category Manager will be the Company’s expert in Indirect procurement requirements, the marketplace, including in-depth knowledge of existing and emerging vendors. The diligence and expertise provided by the Category Manager benefits the Omni Logistics enterprise as we develop and maintain market-leading service capabilities.Core Responsibilities & Duties:

Analyze Indirect market dynamics and company needs

Supplier discovery and vetting

Develop and maintain a comprehensive Indirect landscape that includes vendor capabilities, services, assets, pricing structures, and other key characteristics needed for solution design or Commercial discussions

Develop and execute sourcing strategy for individual initiatives

Develop and manage an Indirect spend cube with pertinent details on Company’s spend and savings opportunities by market and vendor

RFQ, select, negotiate, and contract with Indirect suppliers

Manage Indirect supplier performance and relationships, including score carding and QBRs

Liaison with stakeholders across Omni Logistics enterprise

Act as Point-of-Contact (POC) in a large station-based business environment

Follow up with key stakeholders to ensure procurement activities are carried out effectively

Project management and reporting

Drive Speed / Flexibility

Create and establish new processes to support business

Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements & Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work history

3+ Years related experience

Experience in logistics, transportation, supply chain industries preferred

Reports into the VP of Procurement

Job Type:

Full Time / Salaried Position

Job location: Omni Logistics HQ Dallas Tx

What We Offer:

Competitive base salary.

Two weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, sick time and holidays.

Company provided life insurance.

Health, vision, and dental insurance options.

Commuter benefit plan.

Optional supplemental life insurance.


Wellness program.

A great place to work with a terrific culture.

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