Transportation Analyst - DOT

Viking Group Cascade , MI 49546

Posted 1 week ago

Viking Corporation is a leader in fire suppression systems and has 32 site locations across the US. Viking is a global, growing company that has been in business for almost 100 years! Viking Group is currently seeking a Transportation Analyst for our Grand Rapids, MI location (relocating to our new Corporate office in Caledonia, MI in the summer of 2019!). This brand new facility will have state of the art equipment and a new training facility. For an informational video, please click the link below!

New Corporate Office!

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Ensures the execution and continuous improvement of standard logistics processes, such as carrier invoicing and pricing, decreasing transit time and cost, and supporting the Viking Fleet of trucks with DOT compliance.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and communicates all fleet policies and procedures.

  • Negotiates and manages contract and relationships with leasing companies, maintenance, and fleet card providers.

  • Maintains accurate records of all vehicle repairs and maintenance.

  • Supports the company's strategy in relation to all DOT/ FMCSA compliance requirements.

  • Extracts data from various transportation management systems to analyze and identify cost savings and process improvements.

  • Collects, validates, and analyzes data to establish and maintains key KPI's.

  • Compiles, maintains, negotiates, and updates carrier contracts.

  • Runs various reports on carriers to review pricing and ensure service commitments are met.

  • Tracks cost savings initiatives and recommends areas of improvement.

  • Expert ability to analyze, manipulate, and present data to support the decision making process.

  • Proactively communicates and advises on trends, changes in transportation industry, or other logistics related factors that may impact the transportation of product.

  • Quotes, sets up, and follows through with expedited shipments, as needed.

  • Performs other duties as required.

EXPERIENCE:

  • APICS certification

  • Bachelor degree in related field required and 1-3 years of experience or equivalent

  • Demonstrates excellent project management and organizational skills, with strong verbal and written communication skills.

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