Transportation Procurement Analyst

Des Moines, IA

Posted: 9/1/2021
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Summary Information: Category: Corporate - Location: Des Moines IA
Transportation Procurement Analyst
Assist with managing the transportation procurement process for all modes utilizing the logistics procurement tool (LP) and managing contracted rates in the transportation management systems (TMS).  Analyze pricing proposals, summarize results, and identify trends that may impact the managed transportation customer's freight costs.    
  • Analyze the submitted bids for all transportation modes and provide results based on strategic options such as carrier performance, capacity, coverage, service and/or other constraints. 
  • Perform cost/benefit analysis. Interpret and understand tariffs and contract applications to ensure accurate rate analysis. Collaborate with Carrier Development to ensure transportation providers meet customer requirements.   
  • Manage daily support for the RFP process by responding to emails and phone calls inquiries and manage the JDA Logistics Procurement system by creating accounts, updating profiles, and uploading bids, as needed.  
  • Responsible for managing the customer's contracted rates.
  • Consult with Operations and Customers to determine procurement needs, develop request for proposal (RFP) documents and timelines, utilize historical data to determine benchmarks, and ensure RFP is on-track to meet the expected completion/implementation dates.
  • Develop presentations and present results to operations and customers and perform ad hoc analysis/reporting for managed transportation accounts.
  • Assist with the development of standard operating procedures to formalize processes and standards for logistics procurement or rate management.  Work with team members to make necessary improvements and implement best practices.
  • Perform other job-related duties and special projects as required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience;
    Course(s) of study: Supply chain, Logistics, Transportation, Analytics, Math, Finance, Accounting, Business, or other related field or experience in supply chain, logistics, transportation, financial/business analysis.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, Business Analytics, Operations, Finance, Accounting.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. 
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple simultaneous requests. 
  • Requires strong analytical and mathematical skills. 
  • Must have ability to perform cost analysis.  
  • Requires proficiency in MS Excel, SQL and strong computer skills. Must have the ability to learn and work with transportation systems and logistics design/modeling software.

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