Carrier Relations Manager

Niagara Bottling, Llc   •  

Ontario, CA

Industry: Food & Beverages


5 - 7 years

Posted 84 days ago

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Carrier Relations ManagerThe Carrier Relations Manager oversees a team of transportation specialists and executes transportation procurement strategies for an assigned region.

Detailed Description

  • Manage and maintain strategic transportation supplier relationships with suppliers senior leadership
  • Manage transportation procurement activities including long term, ad hoc, and tactical procurement for assigned region
  • Involved in the development and execution of department strategy and setting of team goals
  • Work with sales department to provide estimated transportation costs for new customers and new routes
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities to reduce Total Cost of Ownership for assigned region
  • Assist in the Development of fact-based negotiation tools and strategies to achieve the lowest Total Cost of Ownership
  • Understand spending trends, cost drivers, market conditions, geographic considerations and critical factors that dictate purchasing strategies for assigned region
  • Assist department director in creating and analyzing RFP/RFQ bid events
  • Develop and present routine category reports for management
  • Provide recommendations for supplier process improvements
  • Assist in vendor qualification process by collaborating and developing positive relationships with internal/external stakeholders
  • Attend supplier onsite visits and weekly phone calls to discuss supplier performance
  • Work closely with account specialist to ensure service levels are achieved and identify opportunities to increase operational success and achieve maximum efficiency
  • Conduct market and risk analysis to drive category strategies.
  • Lead and drive the development of strategic category plans in conjunction with key stakeholders.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.

Work Experience/KSA’s

  • Required:
    • 5+ years – Years of Experience in Field
    • 2+ years – Years of Experience in Supervising Employees

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education

  • Preferred:
    • 7+ years – Years of Experience in Field
    • 5+ years – Years of Experience in Supervising Employees

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education


  • Creative Thinking: able to think creatively, generating new ideas and approaches to situations.
  • Strategic Thinking: able to grasp the big picture and think long-term.
  • Recognition of Opportunity: recognizes new opportunities and acts to take advantage of them.
  • Quantitative Analysis: skillful in using quantitative analysis to understand business issues.
  • Assertiveness: able to defend a point of view and to confront others appropriately when necessary; unafraid to take controversial positions and challenge the conventional wisdom or status quo.
  • Comfort with Risk: takes risks when appropriate, isn’t afraid to innovate and experiment.
  • Organizational Priority: able to make decisions that are in the best interest of the organization, even though they cause individual people distress.
  • Decisiveness: able to make decisions even in ambiguous situations and without full information.
  • Self-Motivation/Time Management: able to determine and prioritize tasks with minimal direction
  • Negotiation Skill: skilled in negotiating tactics, effective in utilizing analysis and creative solutions to extract the greatest value for the company.
  • Software Skill: Advanced working knowledge in Microsoft Office (especially in Excel)
  • Merit-orientation: judges ideas and people on merit alone, without bias or favoritism.
  • Influence: can influence and persuade other people, even without direct authority.
  • Political Skill: knows how to get things done within the political framework of an organization.
  • Leadership: comfortable taking a leadership role.
  • Oral Communication: a skillful public speaker, good at presenting ideas and plans in a persuasive manner.
  • Written Communication: a good writer; expresses ideas and positions clearly.
  • Cross Cultural: Able to interact effectively with people of different cultures and backgrounds.


  • Minimum Required:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Preferred:
    • Master's Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, related field, or equivalent work experience