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Continental Regional Category Specialist Freight & Warehouse Services in Fairlawn, Ohio

Regional Category Specialist Freight & Warehouse Services

Fairlawn, OH


Job Description


ContiTech, a division of Continental, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of technical elastomer products and is a specialist in plastics technology. ContiTech develops and produces functional parts, components, and systems for machine and plant engineering, mining, the automotive industry, and other important industries. We are seeking a Regional Category Specialist Freight & Warehouse Services to join our team.

Are you ready to shape the future with us?


Management of indirect materials category groups related to Freight & Warehouse Services within Corporate Purchasing's Regional Indirect Materials organization in North America supporting ContiTech locations.

The main objective is to establish best commercial conditions while optimizing a supplier base through aggregation of spend and common strategies in order to maximize the contribution to the operating profit across all divisions and facilities.

• Receives requests for freight, warehousing, and customs services

• Communicates with vendors to obtain service information, such as capability, price, and availability

• Initiates and drives demand pooling across logistics categories to ensure optimum use of purchasing power

• Manages and controls contractual process

• Sourcing process compliance with corporate policies

• Maintains and communicates rate tariffs to the business owner logistics community in the region

• Performs rate analysis/date mine, utilizing various methods, in the region to evaluate the market and ensure Continental is positioned well within the market trends

• Managed spend of 150M EU


• Immediate Benefits

• Paid Time Off

• Tuition & Employee Discounts

• Annual Bonus

• Employer 401(k) Match

• And more benefits that come with working for a global industry leader!

Job Requirements


• Bachelor’s Degree in International Business or minimum 4 years or more if no relevant bachelor’s degree

• 3 years of experience in Transportation / Logistics / Purchasing

• Negotiation Experience

• Advance skills in Excel analysis

• Project Management

• Manage of cross functional teams and projects

• Approx. 15% travel required

• Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

• Continental is not able to pay relocation expenses for this opportunity.


• Bachelor’s degree in International Business or Administration or minimum 6 years or more if no relevant bachelor’s degree, preferred

• Master’s degree in Business Administration or Logistics

• Experience in an international/multicultural corporate environment

• 5 years of experience in Transportation / Logistics

• Bilingual (English and Spanish)

• Customs experience

• Warehousing experience

• Purchasing experience

• SAP / ERP Knowledge

• Transportation Management Systems experience.

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About Continental

The Business Area ContiTech develops, produces and markets products, systems and intelligent components made from rubber, plastic, metal and textiles. These products are used in mining, the agricultural industry, railway engineering mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry and other important sectors of the future.

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