Logistics Expert

Logistics Expert

Work Location: California

Job type: Full-Time

Posted: 09-05-2018

Salary: 70 USD / Hourly

Email: job@40hrs.us

Job Description

The Transportation Planner/ Logistics Analyst, Supply Chain, will be primarily responsible for maintaining the transactional aspect of freight, as well as building and sustaining business partner relationships with third-party freight vendors. This role encompasses the tracking and reporting of freight at all points in the supply chain and distribution network and requires an individual possessing a curious disposition and thought leadership. SAS  is seeking a resource with experience in freight logistics who exhibits the character traits of organization, natural curiosity, and the ability to operate cross-functionally. This critical role will work closely with the materials planner, warehouse supervisor, head of logistics, finance department and external freight vendors across the globe.

Responsible for evaluating, recommending, and implementing cost-effective Transportation options and integrated Logistics systems and processes across SAS Automotive. Uses analytical and quantitative methods to understand, predict, and enhance Logistics processes.  Collaborates with internal and external partners to guide, provide expertise, and recommend solutions that highlight cost and other holistic impacts and trade-offs to the SAS Supply Chain. Provides analytical expertise and guidance for projects, new business opportunities, and proposals.

Job Responsibilities

  • Daily Exception Management of all import activities to ensure on-time delivery
  • Drives changes that will lead to improvements to logistics processes, packaging, sourcing, landed cost reductions and improved company profitability
  • Identifies and evaluates opportunities for cost reduction throughout the entire supply chain
  • Works cross-functionally with the merchandise, inventory management, sourcing, and logistics teams to plan merchandise flow and channel management
  • Works with supply chain design software to model and optimize freight movement for vendors and products
  • Provides strategic and tactical recommendations to logistics management for line review process
  • Designs and recommends future logistics network growth
  • Develops, measures, and communicates logistics forecasts
  • Deliver against growth and profitability targets.
  • Analyze the freight market to maximize profit and negotiating power for each transaction.
  • Analyze freight carriers and lanes based on but not limited to the following; capacity and utilization, insurance, price, safety, and service.
  • Negotiate rates and terms with carrier partners.
  • Manage entire process starting with the shipment from suppliers from the outside carrier thru the pick-up and delivery for the plant.

Manage the interface between the suppliers and transportation personnel

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and related work experience
  • 3 - 5 years combined experience in supply chain, distribution operations, inventory management, sourcing, business analytics and/or logistics
  • Working knowledge of supply chain systems, warehouse management systems, replenishment methodology, and industrial engineering methods/techniques
  • Basic professional level of knowledge for the company, business, and industry practices
  • Proficient in MS Office with strong focus In Excel, Access, and PowerPoint or related software.

 

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate a personal acceptance of change and the ability to adapt and drive change
  • Demonstrate an ability to implement and analyze retail business using consumer insights and analyzing trends
  • Active listener with an ability to build trust across varying levels of the organization
  • Excellent organizational, planning, influence, communication and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated and persuasive in presenting and selling ideas and executing their implementation
  • Strong critical thinking, structured problem solving, and analytical skills
  • Strong communication, presentation, organization, and follow-up skills
  • Solid relationship building skill
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative decision-making techniques
  • Ability to manage the day to day activity for identified responsibilities
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to think innovatively
  • Ability to work with all levels of management
  • Ability to be persuasive in presenting ideas and able to influence without authority
  • Must have a high level of credibility and be able to interact effectively with cross-functional teams of associates at all levels
  • Proven ability to innovate utilizing industry standard research and design methodology
  • Ability to work well under pressure and balance short-term vs. long-term demands
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to understand, translate implement the overall company strategy into the daily business within Supply Chain

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