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Supply chain and logistics

Lead, Freight

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a leading global supplier of equipment, tools, service, and technical solutions for the mining industry. The product offering covers rock drilling, rock cutting, rock crushing, loading and hauling and materials handling.

As a Lead, Freight you will be responsible for providing safe, cost-effective global transportation services across all service modes. Management and continuous improvement of transportation providers to reduce costs and improve service.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Conduct monthly carrier performance analysis and review
  • Assist in carrier sourcing, selection and execution planning
  • Develop and/or support cost savings initiatives in conjunction with logistics operations
  • Liaison between carrier and operations for issue resolution
  • Process creation and implementation
  • Review of international documentation as needed
  • Support full scope of carrier implementations for TMS
  • Resolve global transportation issues with carriers and brokers
  • Alignment with regional/global teams on improvement initiatives
  • Freight invoice audit and invoice dispute management

Experience and Required Competencies

5 -7 years’ experience in a Global Supply Chain Environment with a strong focus on transportation.


Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally in a business or supply chain discipline.


  • English Proficiency: Advanced (CEFR C1/ Completed EF level 12)
  • Ability to travel regionally if required
  • KPI’s: Freight cost management, On-time delivery performance, Customer services fill rates, Delivery quality, Customer Satisfaction, Cost efficiency


  • Internal: Parts and Services BLMs, Parts and Service functions in Parts and Services, Regional Logistics Operation Managers, Global Inventory Management Teams, IT organization,
  • External contacts: Service providers: Carriers, Customs brokers, Vendors, Infrastructure providers



Experience working with cross cultural workgroups

Experience in change management

Experience in coaching and training in the subject matter

Strong subject matter expertise in the following

  • Order to delivery process
  • Global Import/Export processes
  • Supply Chain data analytics

Process Management

Problem Solving

Freight Management



Knowledge Sharing

Expert Communications

Analytical mindset





Proficient in Microsoft office. Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel

Experience in Blue Yonder TMS/WMS and SAP preferred

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Sandvik is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Any applicant who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing an application or at any time during the application process should contact Human Resources at hrsupport.us@sandvik.com. Sandvik also provides reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities consistent with its obligations under the law.

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