Logistic Partner Managers

Kuehne + Nagel
30 Aug 2017
02 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Logistic Partner Manager x 3


Reference Number: GB06685

Our Integrated Logistics specialists provide tailored services to our customers to meet their challenges. We strive to simplify supply chain complexity through integrated end-to-end solutions, covering several service modes across several regions.

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead and manage all LSP facing tasks in IL for the assigned customer engagement: Logistics Procurement, LSP on-boarding, LSP management
  • Establish commercial relationships on behalf of IL and the customer with LSPs in scope
  • Define relevant requirements for selection process
  • Research and screen the market for potential candidates
  • Initiate, prepare and manage professional selection process through methods of RFQ and similar sourcing processes
  • Negotiate and agree commercial conditions with LSPs that will reflect optimum outcome against agreed objectives
  • Decide and/or make recommendation to customer on optimised LSP selection
  • Manage the LSP integration process into the work stream of IL
  • Run contracting process and related negotiations with all relevant LSPs in scope, including creation of LSP SOP
  • Collect and prepare required LSP data for use in IL and customer systems
  • Run change management process with LSPs in roll-out of IL service portfolio
  • Lead LSP training and (EDI-) integration process
  • Manage the existing relationships with the relevant LSPs in scope
  • Active monitoring of the LSP performance in their service delivery performance (against the agreed KPIs)
  • Lead of frequent (monthly, quarterly) management meetings with LSPs to identify areas of improvement, track root causes and define actions for prevention in the future
  • Manage all relevant rates and other LSP master data during the respective engagement life cycle
  • Be supportive of operations in IL Logistics Control Centre and their respective tasks in operation LSP management (planning, customer service, freight settlement)
  • Support in network analysis, engineering and continuous improvement tasks

Your skills and experience

  • University degree or similar level of education in the transportation industry, or comparable level through experience made in the field
  • Experience in the international transportation and/or in a logistics project environment
  • Excellent market knowledge of logistics transportation and warehousing suppliers, preferable in all modes of transport
  • Strong understanding of project management discipline and solutions
  • Ability to act and contribute to effectively working in a team
  • Solid knowledge of tendering and LSP implementation is desired
  • Ability to travel +50%, as an average depending on necessity
  • Good knowledge of English. Any other language is beneficial
  • Commercial attitude to build partnership and relations with suppliers based on trust and reliability
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Being aware of and live general purchasing ethics
    o Truthful treatment of Suppliers
    o Support honest competition
    o Sustain the purchasing profession
  • Knowledge of the European legislation regarding transportation