IT - Application & Software Development
May 27, 2019
The purpose of this position is provide the tools, analysis and reports necessary to assist the Manager Consolidation and Logistics with a low cost transportation network. The Transportation Analyst will contribute by forecasting transport volumes, finding opportunities to increase load productivity and overseeing the creation of a carrier scorecard process.
Position Responsibilities: • Utilize quantitative skills to analyze, validate, manipulate and manage large amounts of data specific for the purposes of problem solving and trend analysis reporting. • Establish a quality repository of historic lane volume, cost and load productivity data. • Assist Manager Consolidation and Logistics with freight analysis templates and data to review channel selection and planning of capacity for new locations, retail events/ads and regular business. • Improve logistics processes through strategic thinking, process improvement, prioritization and planning. • Develop and maintain relevant reports and applications such as carrier scorecards and Freight Cost of Goods reports. • Perform data management through a combination of data mining, data modeling, data analysis, cost/benefit analysis while executing day to day processes related to area of responsibility. • Assist in the development of business cases, ad-hoc queries and reporting from a variety of resources specific to the department's needs. • Liaise with carriers, vendors and stores for ongoing operational issues, and where possible recommend/develop solutions that align with corporate objectives. • Support weekly reporting of financial and operational metrics. • Support development and variance analyses for transportation budgeting. • Manage order payments via PO receive and requisition. • Assist in overseeing and training newly hired intern staff within the transportation department.
Experience / Knowledge Required: • Internal Candidates: Must fulfill minimum time-in-position (1 year) and performance management code requirements (M+, Meets Expectations and Consistently Demonstrates). • Ability to effectively communicate with others from varied backgrounds and skill levels. • Effective verbal and written communication skills, effective presentation skills. • Ability to work within a team environment. • Detail and task oriented, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. • Strong time management skills. • Education Required: Degree in Engineering or logistics related field preferred. • Highly proficient with computer software such as Excel, Access • Proficient in Microsoft Office. • Experience with SAP, Manhattan TMS, and WMS an asset.