Ryder System Transportation Procurement Specialist in FORT WORTH, Texas

Position Description

Are you a talented Transportation Professional ready to step up and lead client, carrier & industry peer group relationships?

Are you currently providing supply chain services, yet know that if it were your business you’d do things differently?

Do you have a strong yearning to put your stamp on and create a best in class supply chain with strong autonomy and ownership?

We’re currently hiring for a Transportation Procurement Specialist to be based at our state of the art Transportation Management Center in Fort Worth, TX?

In this role, you will be responsible for developing/refining the procurement strategy for your portfolio of Fortune 500 clients. As you build your strategy, you will work hand-in-hand with strong mentors, talented local operations teams, and supply chain engineers to design, implement, and maintain best in class transportation solutions. You will directly engage with supply chain leaders at your diverse customer base and within many of the nation’s leading transportation service providers. As such, you will develop and maintain a tremendous network of service providers and be responsible to foster the relationship while engaging them on the best opportunities for our mutual success.

Our most successful Transportation Procurement Specialists consistently exhibit tremendous energy, strategic thinking and the ability to convey why we’ve delivered the highest value solution to our clients. If this sounds like you – we’d love to sit down with you and figure out what comes next! Please apply using the button & you’ll hear from us soon!

Strong technical background required, i.e. MS Excel, PP, Access


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Industrial Engineering, Logistics or related field or (8) eight years equivalent work experience

  • A minimum of (5) five years of transportation operations experience, including: carrier management, transportation planning, project management and logistics analysis is required for this position

  • Intermediate skills in MS Excel, such as freezing/unfreezing panes, hiding/unhiding data, setting print titles & page breaks, linking workbooks, creating external links, re-directing links, customizing toolbars & menus, protecting a worksheet, filtering options, and chart formatting options

  • Basic skills in MS Access, such as identifying database components, starting and examining access, opening a database, planning and creating a database, saving and adding records, finding and replacing values in a table, setting field properties, creating reports, and printing reports

  • Intermediate skills in MS Word, such as using mail merge, tabs, tables, columns and breaks, graphics, fields, headers and footers, working with margins, page orientation, and spelling/grammar

  • Intermediate skills in MS Power Point such as working with templates, using multimedia objects and custom animations, adding interactions, and publishing completed presentations


  • Ability to handle and analyze large data files and respond with the customer in mind

  • Working knowledge of FBAP, TIS, ROL, and TM systems (if used at assigned account)

  • Solid oral and written communication skills. - Strong ability to work with others (customer, carriers, & Ryder)

  • Competency in Statistical and/or Transportation Analysis tools (Minitab, SAS, Metlab, i2, Tmod, ILPS)

  • Ryder TM Operating Tools (Miles, TIS, i2TMS, Ryder On line)


  • Responsibilities include measurement of the transportation networks cost and service performance, analysis, implementation, and development of improvement initiatives in support of the Account Executive

  • Cohesively work with internal Subject Matter Experts to deliver value propositions, make recommendations for performance improvement, resolve problems and/or support implementations

  • Coordinate the activities of TM procurement to achieve best cost/service solution network

  • Take ownership of customer initiated special projects and assignments as required

  • Responsible for preparation in support of client quarterly and monthly account reviews

  • Hire, train and discipline analyst(s) supporting field TM accounts

  • Evaluate, quantify, and present opportunities for continuous improvement at assigned account(s)

  • Manage service performance through root cause analysis and implementation of improvements

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2018-50624

Category Logistics/Distribution/Transportation Management

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 0-10%

Position Code 8913