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Procurement Manager, Lead Logistics US


DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at www.dsv.com 


Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Job Posting Title: Procurement Manager, Lead Logistics US 


The Procurement Manager will own procurement, contracting and documentation responsibility for Less-than-Truckload (LTL) transportation, Truckload (TL) transportation, Flatbed (FB) transportation and Small Package Parcel (SMP) within the DSV Lead logistics group. The Manager will have an extensive background in road transportation pricing, procurement, compliance and proactive management of carriers. This position is expected to use industry insight and knowledge to design, develop and source low-cost carrier solutions that meet, and exceed our clients' business needs. The Procurement Manager will act as the primary liaison between the company and transportation providers.



  • Leads in the development and execution of negotiation strategies within the business group; including specific targets for pricing, service, quality, performance, and compliance.
  • Develops subject matter expertise in road transportation through external research, benchmarking and analyzing cost drivers. 
  • Provides market intelligence and price trends. 
  • Develops deep, forward-facing understanding where Company risks and opportunities exist.
  • Provides rigorous analysis of spend data, market trends and dynamics to prioritize and launch sourcing initiatives.
  • Supports, develops, and maintains DSV Lead Logistics strategy goals and initiatives through Carrier Procurement and Compliance.
  • Maintains carrier database and document inventory including carrier profiles, contract documents and rates.
  • Maintains and administers carrier compliance policies.
  • Provides support to management, Carrier Services, Carrier Services Analysts and Account Managers in planning that promotes business growth, cost savings, and provides deeper customer relationships.
  • Monitors and updates DSV Lead Logistics units and clients on key regulatory, judicial and industry issues and decisions that affect the transportation industry.
  • Supports the execution of client-focused, and DSV Lead Logistics enterprise-wide transportation RFPs.
  • Supports projects that involve analyzing all, or part, of the supply chain network for current and potential client needs.
  • Provides support during the implementation of any new DSV Lead Logistics account(s)



  • Supports sales team on new sales opportunities, and quantifying value for supply chain solutions.
  • Ability to present Company presentations and projects to C-level Executives.
  • Reviews, updates and maintains standard operating procedures (SOP's).
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.



  • None




Education and/or Experience

  • College degree in Logistics/Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, related field or experience in lieu of education.
  • 5 years’ experience in a Logistics Manager, Logistics Procurement, Engineer, Brokerage Manager or related role.


Language Skills

  • English fluency (reading, writing, verbal).


Computer Skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, etc.)


Mathematical Skills

  • Advanced analytical and mathematics skills.


Other Skills

  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong work ethic, patience, and willingness to travel as needed.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Demonstrated leadership and management capabilities.




Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain.
  • 7 years’ industry experience.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations

  • Project Management Certification preferred, not required.
  • Lean management principles.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification preferred, not required.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear.  The employee uses computer and telephone equipment. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision. May require physical effort associated with using the computer to access information, or occasional standing, walking, lifting needed to carry out everyday activities.  Domestic travel may be required.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to travel up to 10% by automobile, plane, etc.


DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at hr@us.dsv.com. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration.  DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 


DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. 60,000 employees in more than 90 countries work passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services – as part of the operation or in a variety of supporting roles. If you have drive and talent and enjoy responsibility, we’ll give you the support you need to explore your potential and forward your career.


Read more at www.dsv.com