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Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P

Transportation Sourcing Specialist (Purchasing)

Transportation and Logistics

Transportation Specialist


Dearborn, Michigan, United States

Transportation Sourcing Specialist (Purchasing)

Location: Dearborn, MI.

Position Summary:

Primary responsibilities are procurement of transportation inbound to customer’s facilities. Responsible to understand truckload, LTL, parcel transportation and what market conditions affect cost. Negotiate best costs possible. Responsible for creating and maintaining all SmartSheet and any data analytics coming from SmartSheet. Provide continuous improvement by ensuring high service levels through analytics, performance measurements and training. Candidate must have proven communication and negotiation skills with a strong focus on internal and external customer service to meet business needs.

Position is onsite at our customer location. Monday thru Friday normal business hours. The role is hybrid (Tuesday-Thursday required on site/Monday & Friday remote) however is subject to change based on customer requirements.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage all transportation bids for assigned locations
  • Manage assigned commercial carriers; ensure they are meeting required metric levels
  • Work closely with Regional Transportation Mangers, plant analysts, Carrier Management and Network Design teams, Third party payment providers and Controller’s office
  • Support Truckload Purchasing Team with all SmartSheet data
  • Use transport data and analytics to identify cost opportunities
  • Understand customer requirements and manage carrier’s performance through a rating system
  • Monitor carriers’ performance and support Penske Carrier Management to successfully “coach” deficient carriers back to expected performance
  • Other projects as assigned by the supervisor


  • 2-3 years of transportation industry experience is preferred
  • High School diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Transportation or related field preferred
  • Prior experience in procurement is preferred/Strong negotiation skills
  • Comfort presenting to audience online, or in-person
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to analyze, monitor and report on performance data
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to complete multiple, complex, tasks and assignments
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills are required
  • Strong focus on people and ability to influence without authority
  • Ability to conduct difficult conversation with carriers
  • Advanced use of Microsoft Excel is required
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Oracle Business Intelligence and SmartSheet
  • Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category: Logistics/Supply Chain

Job Function: Logistics & Supply Chain

Job Family: Operations

Address: 15041 S Commerce Drive

Primary Location: US-MI-Dearborn

Employer: Penske Logistics LLC

Req ID: 2406257