Transportation Analyst, Transportation

Ilitch Detroit , MI 48222

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description

Build a Bigger, Better, Bolder Future

Imagine working for a company that measures its success based off the growth of its colleagues. A company that invests in its future by investing in you. Little Caesars/Blue Line Distribution is a company where our colleagues make an impact.

Blue Line Distribution, the in-house distributor for Littles Caesars Pizza, has been family owned and operated for over 50 years; and is dedicated to leading customized and innovative food service logistics with safety as a top priority. We are now hiring for a Transportation Analyst at our Global Headquarters in Detroit, MI.

Job Summary:

The Transportation Analyst is responsible for the analysis of the inbound transportation and metrics, spend and carrier performance data and support for all company Distribution Centers. Key functions include ownership of tracking of third-party carrier spend/performance, financial reporting and analytical support for developing KPI's for the inbound program. This position will operate autonomously and have the authority to make business decisions and recommendations to management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish, monitor, and track transportation metrics for inbound shipments, research variances and advise management of trends in metrics or recommendations.

  • Assist the transportation and warehouse directors and staff with design and implementation of department scorecards, monitoring and management of the CSA scorecard.

  • Compose, publish, and analyze data sets for yearly inbound and outbound (RFP) Request for Quote transportation bids

  • Conduct root cause analysis on vendor and carrier related production issues.

  • Manage third party carrier functions.

  • Identify and report trends in chargebacks (i.e. increased detention time, production issues, etc.); Complete monthly report on chargeback and claims events.

  • Support the directors of transportation and warehouse operations in exploring avenues of additional revenue generation, operations savings programs and best practices in the industry.

  • Lead or guide cross-functional project teams, ensuring compliance with deadline and budgets.

  • Complete periodic reports on performance, metrics, fuel exposure and costs or trends as needed.

  • Track and report on key metrics in DC transportation; creating/updating a weekly scorecard and develop performance improvements for low performing DC's.

  • Support transportation and warehouse directors with administrative functions as requested.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Transportation Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or related degree. Equivalent work experience may be considered min lieu of formal degree.

  • Minimum of four years (4) of experience in a freight transportation, warehouse/logistics or business management environment.

  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate to a wide variety of audiences.

  • Strong conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving skills with the ability to reach decisions using sound business judgement.

  • Knowledge of federal and state transportation regulations.

  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, TMS Software platforms & routing and optimization software, etc.) with expertise in Power BI, Excel and Access and ability to manipulate and extract data.

  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills that results in recommendations based on data and sound business judgement.

  • Proof of ability to build and maintain professional relationships that result in cohesive partnering on projects and work operations.

  • Previous experience in a position responsible for sensitive and confidential information.

  • Previous experience writing and implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Working Conditions:

  • This position requires the ability to travel up to 10% of the time and adhere to the corporate travel policy.

  • This position will work in an open office environment that encourages group collaboration.

  • Intermittent involvement in discussions requiring reconciliation of adverse points of view.

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Transportation Analyst, Transportation