Director, Equipment Sourcing
CMA CGM (America) LLC

Norfolk, Virginia

Posted in Transport and Rail

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Job Info

CMA CGM Group, founded by Jacques R. Saadé, is a leading worldwide shipping & logistics group.

Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM reinvents transport and logistics in order to offer an integrated maritime, port and land service that exceeds its customers' expectations.

Present in over 160 countries through 755 offices, 750 warehouses, equipped with a young and diverse fleet of 511 vessels, CMA CGM serves 420 of the world's 521 commercial ports and operates on more then 200 shipping lines. The group currently employs 110,000 people worldwide, including nearly 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseilles.

Position Summary:

­­­­­­­­­­The Director of Equipment Sourcing will enhance the value obtained from the Logistics supply base by leading with the strategic sourcing direction of the Depot, Chassis and Maintenance and Repair activities in the USA and Canada. This leadership position will also work on the contracting of equipment repositioning as well. This leadership position will work closely with stakeholders to align the business objectives to deliver value and cost savings.

This position will also investigate new developments relative to Equipment logistics and develop strategic recommendations designed to reduce costs and improve quality and service. The Director will be responsible for negotiating commercial terms and ownership of the sourcing agreements with suppliers. Estimated annual spend is approximately $250M.

Provide support to the Vice President of Sourcing in all needed tasks including but not limited to data analysis, presentation, reporting, strategic planning, contract negotiation, process mapping, sourcing technology, system updates and business development.

This position will be responsible to:

  • Develop and manage successful depot, chassis, and maintenance and repair sourcing strategies.
  • Strategy development involves supplier selection, sourcing tool selection, implementation, and successful utilization of a cost effective and efficient depot, chassis and repair networks.
  • Creative solution development.
  • Collaborate with Internal stakeholders; Intermodal, Equipment, Trade, M&A and Sales/Commercial teams to understand client's requirements to meet and exceed client's expectations as it relates to price and service.
  • Provide cost effective solutions when utilizing all suppliers utilized by CCA/APL.
  • Initiate and direct management of RFQ's and related project plans as required. Initiate and direct related project plans as they relate to the strategic plan, tactical needs, and commercial requirements. Develop new methods for cost reduction initiatives by creative planning/operating practice evaluations.
  • Continue to develop KPI's that measure strategic objectives of CCA/APL focusing on cost effective savings initiatives.
  • Refine reporting process to capture key metrics that drive business decisions for Executive management review.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with external suppliers focusing on key strategic initiatives.
  • Miscellaneous related duties or project as assigned
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with external suppliers focusing on key strategic initiatives.

Skill Sets / Education & Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of Industry Experience
  • Expertise of the Transportation and Operational Network
  • Extensive transportation related connections
  • Result driven negotiation skills
  • Advanced computer skills, Outlook, Excel, Word, Access and Power Point
  • Good communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent ability to manage and solve complex challenges
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to analyze cost data to reach best cost solution

Skill Sets / Education & Experience Preferred:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Sourcing
  • Negotiation
  • Cross-functional leadership, chassis, depot, trucking, container yard and cost management experience.

CMA CGM (America) LLC is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected classification.


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