Sr Logistics Analyst

Employer
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Jun 07, 2017
Closes
Aug 12, 2017
Category
Management
Employment Status
Full Time
Join us as a Senior Logistics Analyst Transportation
This role is responsible for procuring, analyzing, and negotiating logistics solutions that meet internal clients needed. The role is focused on securing capacity solutions which deliver consistency at an optimized cost for multiple transportation modes. This role will set sourcing strategy and create project plans for bid events to help Target achieve transportation goals that serve our Guests.Responsibilities
• Reviewing, analyzing, and negotiating capacity solutions to support Domestic (US) business across Truckload, Intermodal, Dedicated, Refrigerated, LTL, Air, Consolidation, and Small Parcel.
• Working closely with transportation client teams to determine capacity needs and bid requirements
• Planning and execution of sourcing strategy across multiple events; ensuring accurate and timely pricing
• Creating, reviewing, completing and maintaining Carrier and Shipper Agreements
• Reviewing and negotiating 3rd party provider contracts (Carrier and 3PL)
• Collaborating with legal department regarding contracts and other legal matters
• Monitoring and reviewing carrier performance vs expectations with operational teams; supporting carrier performance management
• Developing and executing analysis and reports pertaining to historical/current transportation network plans and data
• Owning 3rd party provider relationships through strategic sponsorship (Carrier and 3PL)
• Evaluating and screening potential new carriers for logistics services
• Leading projects as assigned and delegating responsibility to others within the team for contribution to the projects
• Acting as an internal logistics consultant to support client teams
• Point of escalation for operations involving addition of new business or removal of carrier business due to performance or costing issues
• Sources and secures capacity for one-off volume spikes out of concentrated vendor or facility locations
Requirements
• 4-year degree
• 3+ years of relevant experience within supply chain sourcing/procurement, logistics, transportation industry
• Proven expertise in pricing logistics solutions
• Negotiations experience
• Proven ability to communicate clearly in difficult situations
• Proven ability to effectively collaborate with multiple business partners (internal and external)
• Ability to develop relationships, both internally and externally, and work in a team environment
• Proven ability in performance management of 3rd party providers
• Project management experience
• Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative; demonstrates ability to work independently
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to sort through ambiguity and work in undefined projects
• Strong ability to plan, manage, and prioritize time/tasks effectively
• High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Word
Desired Requirements
• Experience with SAP, SciQuest, or equivalent sourcing tool
• Knowledge of general supply chain planning concepts
• Working knowledge of Transportation EDI standards
• Transportation Systems experience including working knowledge of JDA transportation management solutions

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