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Complex Commodity Supervisor

  • Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Facility: UPS CORPORATE OFFICES
  • Job ID: 262584
  • Zip Code: 30005
  • Street Address: 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY

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  • Diverse experiences as part of a global team
  • Work with the latest technology
  • Massive scale of projects
  • Unlimited opportunities to grow

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Future you has the resources to innovate

With our commitment to making a significant investment in technology initiatives each year, the scale of technology at UPS allows Future You to dream big and realize bigger.

Orion

Today, ORION can solve an individual route in seconds and is constantly running in the background evaluating routes before drivers can even leave the facility. This level of route evaluation conducted through the ORION program requires extensive hardware and architectural provisions. Running on a bank of servers in Mahwah, New Jersey, ORION is constantly evaluating the best way for a route to run based on real-time information. While most of America is sleeping, ORION is solving tens of thousands of route optimizations per minute.

Artificial Intelligence

UPS has launched a beta version of a chatbot, an artificial intelligence-enabled platform that mimics human conversation to help users easily find UPS’ locations, get shipping rates and track packages. Elements of artificial intelligence are becoming a bigger part of various UPS technologies. For example, our new virtual assistant on UPS.com uses natural language understanding to help customers track packages. The assistant becomes skilled at its tasks as more people ask it questions.

Drone Delivery

Our focus is on real-world applications that benefit our customers. Drones offer a great solution to deliver to hard-to-reach locations in urgent situations where other modes of transportation are not readily available. Innovation through automation and robotics has long been a focus for the world’s largest package delivery company. In fact, UPS has been testing drones in warehouses to check high storage racks to confirm stock or available space. We’re also exploring the use of drones to deliver humanitarian aid in hard-to-reach parts of the world.

UPS Access points

UPS Access Point locations are convenient places—such as The UPS Store®, neighborhood grocery stores, or other local businesses— that offer easy package drop-off and pickup. Our technology links Access Points into our network with information entered through UPS Mobile, My Choice and ORION software used by our drivers.

With over 8,100 UPS Access Point locations in the U.S., UPS now offers approximately 67 percent of consumers an alternative to home delivery within 3 miles of their residence. Our network of interconnected apps gives our customer maximum visibility and control over where and when they receive their packages.

UPS My Choice

UPS My Choice Members and Premium Members, receive delivery alerts for all eligible home deliveries. For those times when customers won't be home to greet their UPS driver, they can reschedule, redirect, or have their packages delivered The UPS Store® or to a UPS Access Point location.

Our technology allows for changes made on deliveries to be quick and convenient. Nearly 24 million U.S. consumers already use My Choice to plan their deliveries.

UPS Mobile

The UPS Mobile app allows users to track, ship, get a quote, or find a location. It is a one-stop app for any information a customer might need on their delivery. With a simple yet robust interface and My Choice integration, it serves as a convenient way to get the information they need, whenever or wherever they may need it. UPS Mobile is has been developed for both iOS and Android platforms.

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FUTURE YOU HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

From cloud technology to network planning tools, telematics to encryption, we’re empowering our IT team with the latest tools to serve customers and drive our organization forward.

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THERE’S NO STOPPING FUTURE YOU

No matter where you start at UPS, you’ll be encouraged to learn new skills and follow your interests. Find out more about how Future You can grow through in-house training, our online learning center, or education assistance for accredited degree programs.

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STUDENTS & GRADS

We offer summer internships to students in a wide variety of degree programs. Discover mentoring and learning opportunities that will put your career on the right track. And Future You can even extend your summer internship into a year-round co-op experience or a full-time role. Find out more about our opportunities for students and recent grads.

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LOCATIONS

Learn more about our locations to see where Future You can make tech breakthroughs.

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FUTURE YOU GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND

See how UPSers are doing more–including innovating in the skies to deliver lifesaving medicines.

Future You gets more

  • Competitive pay

  • Medical, dental, vision, and more

  • Teleworking opportunities

  • Career growth & mobility

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The benefits and compensation information provided on this website are for informational purposes only. Not every product or service is available or applicable to every employee and the availability of a product or service is subject to change. UPS reserves the right to alter or delete the information provided as required by UPS’ business needs.

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Complex Commodity Supervisor

  • Alpharetta, Georgia
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UPS is seeking a Complex Commodity Supervisor to support the implementation of strategic sourcing initiatives within the indirect sourcing commodity. He/She procures products and services at the highest quality and best rate. He/She helps define requirements to meet global business needs. This position may supervise others within the department. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Supervises the Strategic Sourcing Process to initiate purchase requests (RFPs) for the indirect sourcing commodity related to facilities/plant supplies
  • Coordinates and reviews competitive bid quotations, evaluates pricing for inclusion in cost proposals, and contacts suppliers to negotiate or conduct reverse auctions to ensure the bid process is followed by Procurement Analysis
  • Analyzes the Total Cost of Ownership to determine the most desirable and best method of purchase
  • Oversees response to calls and requests from internal customers to ensure customer needs are met
  • Resolves procurement requests, issues, and inquiries (e.g., corrects proposals, obtains resources, quotations, competitive bids, etc.) to support customer’s needs
  • Assesses and validates customer needs and expectations (e.g., conducts research, evaluates resources, makes sourcing recommendations, etc.) to ensure that the right products or services are delivered on time and at the right price
  • Interprets contact provisions to monitor contract incentive process
  • Oversees contract maintenance and reviews contracts to evaluate overall revisions, price, and performance
  • Identifies contract amendment and addendum process as necessary and appropriate and communicates to Manager
  • Provides on-going feedback and support to indirect sourcing management team to improve performance

Knowledge and Skills

  • Identifies current and future needs of the customer or business; understands how business needs dictate the project’s requirements, project direction, business objectives, and resource allocation; makes recommendations on the solutions-design phase of the project
  • Identifies basic measurement requirements and possible indicators for individual, group, department, and business unit results; demonstrates a general ability to use multiple measurement methods for measuring performance; sets meaningful goals and objectives
  • Recognizes importance of understanding cultural diversity and interested in learning about cultural differences that impact business externally and internally
  • Demonstrates the ability to use negotiation techniques in less complex situations; recognizes the potential impact of negotiation proceedings on the business; gains consensus from involved parties
  • Demonstrates a broad understanding of UPS and vendor business needs and goals; reviews and recommends appropriate vendors based on business needs to internal stakeholders; provides input into the creation of vendor contracts or agreements; communicates expectations to vendors
  • Analytical and critical thinking to utilize all resources to reach company goals; Microsoft Excel skills to manipulate reporting data for review and analysis to discover contract violations and business opportunities.
  • Effective communication in writing and verbal with vendor and stakeholders to achieve preferred business results
  • 3 years' experience in Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance, Legal or Procurement - Preferred

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law
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