Head of Logistics Procurement

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25 Mar 2024

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We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Head of Logistics Procurement to join our team. As the Head of Logistics Procurement at On, you will be owning and building out the logistics procurement strategy. You will play a critical role in ensuring the timely and cost-effective delivery of our products, supporting our growth and expansion efforts. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with strong logistics procurement expertise and a passion for the sporting goods industry.

Your Mission

- Procurement Strategy: Develop and execute the logistics procurement strategy aligned with On's business objectives. Identify and evaluate potential suppliers, negotiate contracts, and establish partnerships to ensure a reliable and cost-effective supply chain

- Supplier Management: Build, develop and maintain strong relationships with logistics service providers such as carriers, freight forwarders etc, as example but not limited to warehousing, distribution, transportation services

- Evaluate supplier performance, conduct regular performance reviews, and address any issues to ensure service level agreements and key performance indicators are met

- Cost Optimization: Identify cost-saving opportunities within the logistics procurement process. Conduct analysis of transportation rates, negotiate favorable pricing, and implement strategies to reduce overall logistics costs while maintaining quality and efficiency

- Tendering: Leading RFX process for Logistics category (ie. warehousing, distribution, global transportation)

- Contract Management: Develop and manage contracts and service level agreements with logistics service providers. Monitor compliance, negotiate contract renewals, and drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance service levels and cost effectiveness

- Risk Management: Assess and mitigate potential risks within the logistics procurement function. Identify areas of vulnerability, implement contingency plans, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards

- Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, including Supply Chain, Operations, and Finance teams, to align procurement activities with overall business objectives. Participate in cross-functional projects, providing procurement expertise and insights

- Data Analysis and Reporting: Utilize data analytics tools and systems to analyze logistics procurement data and generate meaningful reports. Identify trends, key performance indicators, and areas for improvement, and present findings to the management team

- Team management: set up a complete new team and hire your first team member this year. Lead and manage a team of Procurement Specialists, providing guidance, mentorship, and fostering a collaborative environment

Your Story

- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or a related field. Master's degree is a plus

- Minimum of 15 years of experience in procurement or logistics, and at least 5 years focusing on logistics procurement specifically

- Strong commercial acumen and experience negotiating large, complex warehousing, distribution and global transportation tenders

- Deep understanding of logistics procurement processes, including carrier selection, contract negotiations, and cost optimization

- Strong negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders

- Analytical mindset with the ability to utilize data-driven insights for decision-making and process improvement

- Proficiency in procurement software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and data analysis tools

- Demonstrable record of delivering value and developing procurement capabilities in a complex, global business

- Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines

- Problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities, with a proactive approach to overcoming challenges and driving results

Meet The Team


What We Offer

On is a place that is centered around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically - to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose.

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.


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