J.B. Hunt Transport Procurement Specialist in Lowell, Arkansas

Job Opening ID:

00232865 Procurement Specialist (Open)

Job Title:

Procurement Specialist




United States of America





Full/Part Time:

Full time


Job Description Summary:

This position will be responsible for the strategic efforts of managing purchasing, materials requirements planning, supplier relationship management processes, and the production and flow of material. This position will focus on creating, sourcing and developing metrics to utilize in best practices to improve performance to meet enterprise goals.

Job Description:

  • Strategic Sourcing. Manage assigned spend categories across all business units. Compile, review, and meet or exceed business unit’s requirements (demand, cost, quality, service). Ensure sufficient business unit support for sourcing strategies and category/supplier implementation plans. Manage the strategic sourcing process, including stakeholder management, spend analytics, preparation and execution of negotiations, and development of final supplier recommendations.

  • Supplier Management: Leverage key supplier performance indicators into contracting strategies. Manage off-cycle contract negotiations and renewals to minimize business risks and costs. Ensure well planned and seamless transition of negotiation/contracting phase to implementation phase. Ensure suppliers are performing to their contracted obligations and meeting business unit expectations.

  • Procurement Operations. Provide accurate, efficient, user-friendly procurement services to the company, including P2P and supporting transactional services, such as an online catalog system, contract compliance validation of invoices, and invoice processing automation. Establish and periodically review all P2P processes to ensure effective lifecycle operations. Review, update, and ensure system controls and reporting are in place to monitor/ensure compliance with P2P policies and best practices. Ensure system data integrity through appropriate internal controls. Ensure compliance to the laws, regulations, and ethical standards set by the company and applicable regulatory agencies.

  • Technology Support: Provide support for procurement related technology solutions, including, where applicable, contract management, inventory management, catalog management, procurement operations and administration, as well as interfacing with all upstream or downstream systems, such as accounts payable. Maintain expert-level knowledge of all existing capabilities to ensure maximum leverage of technology investments. Support systems implementation including user testing, integration testing, and process documentation.

  • Analysis, Reporting & Business Intelligence. Provide regular reporting and analysis to stakeholders regarding the company's procurement activities, spend profile, savings results, and risk mitigation activities. Provide spend analytics at various levels to support strategic sourcing opportunities. Pursue proactive monitoring and reporting of KPIs to anticipate and minimize performance issues.


  • Bachelor’s Degree AND 3+ years’ experience in procurement and supply chain management

  • Experience with spend analytics, strategic sourcing, supplier management, negotiation, and category management

  • Expert-level financial, quantitative, and analytical skills

  • Experience with SQL and extracting data from structured data sources is a plus

  • Experience with one or more enterprise procurement systems a plus

  • Expert-level experience with Microsoft Excel and ability to leverage where necessary other reporting and analysis tools


Company Overview:

Fortune 500 experience. Career Development. Nation-wide opportunities. We are J.B. Hunt.

Our success comes from strategically placing you in the most suitable role. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering, or information technology, we can jump start your career!

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is no stranger to the transportation logistics industry. From our humble beginnings in 1961, with only five tractors and seven refrigerated trailers, we have evolved into one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America. We provide safe and reliable transportation services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our four business segments (Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services, Truckload, and Integrated Capacity Solutions) allow us to provide customized freight solutions for customers big and small. It's no wonder we have been named one of America's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.

Fortune 500 experience. Career growth opportunities. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

These are just a few things you'll find at J.B. Hunt. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering or information technology, we can help jumpstart your career with challenging opportunities that will help you reach your maximum potential.

Why J.B. Hunt?

We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.

What are we looking for?

We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.