Transportation Procurement Manager

Date: Mar 13, 2023

Location: Lake Zurich, IL, US, 60047

Company: accobrands

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Job Summary

ACCO Brands is seeking a Transportation Procurement Manager to work from the ACCO Brands global headquarters in Lake Zurich, IL. The individual in this role will be responsible for managing the U.S. and Canada domestic carrier management, that includes identifying new service providers, contract review, negotiating rates, managing their performance, etc. Working cross-functionally with internal stakeholders, the Transportation Procurement Manager will act as a point of contact for the organization address expectations from the domestic carries.



  • Primary responsibilities include contract negotiation (LTL, TL, Intermodal, and parcel), carrier management, and relationship development
  • Creating, implementing and the execution of transportation procurement bids (Request for Pricing), (Request for Quotation)
  • Conduct spot bids as needed to ensure cargo is picked up from DC’s
  • Work closely with internal legal department to ensure carrier Master Service Agreement is in compliance with company policies
  • Standardize Fuel and Accessorial schedules with carrier partners
  • Identify carrier partnerships and opportunities to provide continuous improvement for On Time Performance
  • Communicates and monitors KPIs to ensure required service levels are being met
  • As needed work with customers advocates and carriers to establish and manage carrier corrective actions plan
  • Provide market intel; regarding rate trends by mode based on industry reports
  • Lead Quarterly and Annual business reviews with service providers



  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics or a related field or equivalent work experience. 
  • 5 years of combined experience in strategic procurement and logistics/operations
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office required with experience in Access Preferred
  • Knowledge or experience of Transportation Management System (TMS) and SAP preferred
  • Knowledge of rates for all domestic modes in the U.S. and Canada
  • Highly detail oriented and analytical skills required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Must be self-motivated, organized, and take initiative
  • Local candidates preferred
  • 10% Travel required 



About Us:

You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.

If you have touched a PowerA® gaming controller, a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of over $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth. We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

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At ACCO Brands, we are committed to providing an environment of fairness and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, physical and mental disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. ACCO Brands believes that a diverse and inclusive work environment is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.



Accommodation for applicants with disabilities will be provided in all parts of the recruiting process as required under the ACCO Brands Canada AODA policy.  Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance.

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