Sr. Specialist Transportation Procurement RFP Support

Welcome to Ross Stores, Inc., where our differences make us stronger… At Ross and dd’s, inclusion is a way of life. We care about our Associates and the communities we serve and we value their differences. We are committed to building diverse teams and an inclusive culture. We respect and celebrate the diversity of backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us. Come join us as we continue our diversity, equality and inclusion journey!

GENERAL PURPOSE:

This position is responsible for Transportation Procurement bid technical set up, driving bid progress and conducting bid scenario evaluation through the Manhattan Transportation Management System. This role will conduct market analysis, develop benchmarking processes, report potential risks to leadership teams, and develop SCO Reports. The Sr. Specialist Operation Support will partner with internal operational and support teams and external carrier vendors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop proposals for and align business team on bid processes and scenario assumption development and utilize those decisions in performing technical activities associated with configuration, bid set up, carrier invitation, and scenario set up for Transportation Procurement bid events.
  • Drive bid progress, assist carriers and internal team members in troubleshooting bid execution activities and provide analysis of bid scenarios for business team to use as guidance in final award decisions.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled benchmarking and market condition assessments associated with transportation industries, summarizing and reporting potential risks and benefits to the Transportation leadership teams.
  • Create SCO Reports related to Procurement bids events and other transportation business needs, report results to business leaders at all levels, up to GVP of transportation.
  • Provide team with other adhoc transportation project needs ranging from SOP writing to process development and technical analytics.


COMPETENCIES:

  • Analysis & Judgment
  • Collaboration
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Drive Results
  • Implementation
  • Technical / Functional Competence
  • Communication
  • Business Acumen


QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Minimum four-year degree in Transportation or equivalent field
  • Four or more years of related experience; discount retail transportation experience preferred.
  • Four or more years of progressive supply chain experience
  • Ability to drive and manage activities, schedule and status reporting across multiple parties including transportation, IT and third party resources in a matrix environment
  • Strong operations knowledge of transportation processes required
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to effectively lead meetings, drive communications with internal and external constituents, and builds consensus to collaboratively deliver objectives
  • Business experience with Transportation Management Systems including bid set up and analysis
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and writing skills.
  • Experience with MS word, MS excels, MS PowerPoint and MS Access.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

Please include any additional physical requirements below the standard requirements

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.

Will work commonly as part of a project which at times will include a fast paced environment. This may include adjustments of day to day assignments, aggressive deadlines, and variance in work volume based on project schedule; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.

Job frequently requires sitting, handling objects with hands.

Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 10 pounds.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

DISCLAIMER:

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.