Senior Tender Manager

sennder is a European digital freight forwarder looking for a senior tender manager to join our pricing team

The role is based in the Madrid office and will report to Vasi Savin, tender manager expert. Do you want to help us shape the future of the logistics industry?

We value humility and we're as interested in your character as we are in your talent. Please apply, even if you feel you only meet part of our listed criteria. Diversity drives innovation and we offer an international and friendly work environment with an energetic company culture. Just be yourself and maybe you’ll bring something valuable to the role we didn't initially think of.

Our fast-growing technology startup, sennder, with its HQ located in the heart of Berlin, is changing the way people think about logistics. We revolutionize road freight logistics by making it simpler, quicker, and more cost-efficient to move Full Truck Loads across Europe. We offer the best option for moving freight even to the largest companies by providing a network of technology-connected trucking companies. Shippers get real-time GPS tracking on all shipments, and business analytics to improve their supply chain. You can learn more from us here

As a senior tender manager you will act as a business partner and consultant for the operational sales team in our European markets. The role will be based in our Madrid office.

In this role you will...

  • Lead strategic pricing discussions with sales and account management to devise tailored pricing strategies for some of the biggest shippers in Europe
  • Draw cost insights from variety of internal/external data sources and translate these into accurate cost estimates for hundreds of individual opportunities each month
  • Take ownership of the end-to-end contract pricing projects for your region - liaising with Sales, Legal, Operations to ensure that all requirements are factored into your offers
  • Quickly become the expert on the market situation and complexities of you your region (difficult areas, problematic customers, core seasonality patterns etc)
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with your relevant Sales and Operations counterparts

What it takes to be successful...

  • Proven experience in transportation/logistics industry
  • Experience in Full Truck Load (FTL) operations
  • Data prowess – passion for leveraging data to influence decisions (strong Excel/data manipulation skills)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Direct pricing background
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

Plus points if you have...

  • Prior experience in logistics, working for the tender management, operations or purchasing
  • German, Polish, French or other European languages will be highly valued
  • SQL skills or experience of extracting data directly from a data warehouse

What can you expect:

  • A fast-growing company, transitioning from startup to scale-up, where your work will make an impact on our growth and lead to several career opportunities.
  • An international team of 800+ people with 65+ nationalities spread across 7 country  offices with English as our company language.
  • A quarterly feedback and review process for personal development. We also use “Objectives and Key Results” for company goals.
  • A structured promotion process, providing everyone with fair and transparent career growth.
  • Learning and development opportunities on the job and through conversations with your manager.
  • Various opportunities to connect with colleagues, formally and informally, digitally or in person (when allowed), through regular team events, company get-togethers, and partnership events with other companies and local organizers.
  • When in office: unlimited snacks, drinks, and fruits.
  • Compliance with COVID-19 restrictions when required with remote interviews, onboarding, and working.

At sennder we want to maximize the individual’s potential for all employees and reinforce an inclusive culture and environment of continuous learning that empowers people to succeed as a team. In addition to humility, we value commitment, team spirit, respect, and kindness to build trusted relationships across teams. Learn more on our career site. 

Please send your application in English and help us reduce negative unconscious bias by leaving out your picture, age, address, and other unnecessary information in your CV. We only want to know the merits on which you’d be great for this role.

If you have any questions or problems please reach out to us We do not accept applications via email.