Oct 25, 2021

Manager, Inbound Global Transportation Procurement

  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Job Description


POSITION TITLE: Manager, Inbound Global Transportation Procurement REPORTS TO: Director, Inbound Global Logistics PURPOSE

As the Manager of Inbound Global Transportation Procurement with American Eagle Outfitters, you will play a leading role in the success of AEO's Global Transportation Operations by partnering with Inbound Logistics and Supply Chain Leadership in the development and deployment of new logistics solutions to accommodate American Eagle's rapidly growing global business. You will be responsible for the performance and rating of our third party service providers and provide excellent customer service to your internal cross-functional supply chain partners while providing mentorship and support to a team that orchestrates the flow of merchandise to AE's distribution hubs, both domestic and overseas. Your understanding of global inbound logistics, risks, market conditions, and network of industry contacts will assist in enabling the business to deliver product in the most timely and cost effective manner.

  • Leading the team that handles day to day operations of transportation procurement, to include shipment planning, peak season planning, overseas third party provider performance, free trade agreements, and contract negotiations ensuring all requirements and capacity needs are in line with contractual obligations
  • Motivating and developing your team to reach maximum potential through daily mentoring, frequent coaching, feedback, and opportunities for growth
  • Communicating and collaborating with our overseas vendors, service providers, Licensee Partners, Production, Merchant, and Planning Teams to understand needs, and to establish positive, productive relationships with the support of the Director of Global Inbound Logistics
  • Undertaking continuous improvement initiatives for greater efficiency, cost savings, and improved flow of goods.
  • Participating in the procurement process of global transportation through business opportunity analysis, requests-for-proposals, rate and service contract negotiation, negotiation of legal terms and conditions, and ongoing management of vendor relationships
  • Optimizing third party service provider performance by reviewing, communicating, and improving critical metrics through external report cards with the support of the Director of Global Inbound Logistics
  • Partnering with third-party providers on planning initiatives including pricing, space allocation, systems integrations, effective routings, and standard work
  • Building positive long-term relationships and influencing others effectively; supporting strategic development of partners and associates by evaluating strengths and positioning for success
  • Partnering with logistics teams (US, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Europe) to ensure smooth transition of cargo into local markets
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain/Logistics, or related field;
  • At least 1 year of team leadership experience
  • 5+ years' experience in supply chain management incl. exposure to working with global 3PL providers
  • Certified in Supply Chain Management (CSCM) or LEAN/Six Sigma preferred
  • US Customs and vendor compliance experience required, understanding of international customs laws preferred
  • Proven ability leading cost performance, supply/demand forecasting, and successful third party negotiations
  • Experience with Transportation Management Systems (TMS) preferred
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications; highly organized, efficient, with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to influence peers and communicate in a professional manner with senior management
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, social, problem-solving, and planning skills
  • Knowledge/proficiency of data analysis and visualization software/techniques (Tableau, Qlikview, Python, SQL, etc....)
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Ambitious and driven; motivated by a dynamic environment
  • Domestic and international travel required (

A EO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity ("EEO") laws. AEO prohibits discrimination against associates and applicants for employment because of the individual's race or color, religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or partnership status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This applies to all AEO activities, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, performance evaluation, discipline and discharge. AEO also provides reasonable accommodation of religion and disability in accordance with applicable law.


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