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Sr. Logistics Analyst (Bulk) in Chicago, IL at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 5/8/2019

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The jobholder plans, sources and negotiates Transportation Services for bulk to provide to the organization at lowest total cost of ownership. The jobholder is responsible for handling RFXs, obtain and analyze offers and bid comparisons, and leads negotiations through to completion of carrier contracts. The jobholder develops and implements the logistics strategy by managing the carrier and supplier relationships, ensuring that all KPIs, SLAs, and contractual obligations are met. The jobholder identifies opportunities to improve supply chain cost through the optimization process and by sourcing Transportation Services from new and existing suppliers for newly defined lanes or shipping needs, while ensuring sufficient carrier capacity is in place. Work with cross-functional teams, Supply Chain, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Finance to resolve service issues, identify opportunities to improve cost, efficiency and service to Morton Salt’s Customers.

Responsibilities Actively manage procurement of Transportation Services and maintain assigned contracts.
Prepare RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs.
Lead negotiations with carriers to obtain competitive rates, mitigate price increases and ensure carrier capacity requirements.
Work with Contract & Control Administrator and Legal as needed to complete contracts.
Assist with entry of rates into TMS system accurately and on-time.
Perform annual optimization working with Distribution Managers and Sales & Marketing to determine cost efficient sourcing and lowest cost carrier, utilizing carrier capacity/performance history and customer delivery requirements.
Monitor daily open orders, shipment error corrections, route guides and manually dispatch carriers at a site or group of sites as needed.
Coordinate solutions to daily transportation/logistics operational issues with carriers, working with internal and external personnel to ensure seamless on-time deliveries, while exceeding customer expectations and KPI’s/performance metrics.
Serve as point of contact for carriers and customers in assigned area of responsibility, related to order execution status questions, issues, quality or logistics performance issues.
Measure, manage and report on performance to established KPI’s.
Ensure Transportation requirements are met by validating carriers are capable of delivering in accordance with agreed-upon capacity and customer delivery requirements.
Assist in obtaining signed copies of Bills of Lading for Proof of Delivery Inquiries.
Assist in providing information for freight invoice discrepancies and freight claim issues. 
Interface independently with internal and external customers at all levels, including senior leadership.
Participate in or lead special projects as assigned along with communicating project findings/results to logistics team, manufacturing facilities and others as required.
Support internal projects focusing on continuous improvement, with a focus on eliminating waste, reducing cost and driving pickup and delivery performance with our carriers.
Identify, document and report on areas of cost savings opportunities related to logistics on an ongoing basis.
Participate in various company performance meetings, and be prepared to present results and support Logistics Manager and Director as required.
Any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Bachelor’s degree preferred, with preference towards Business, Logistics, Supply Chain or Operations Management or 5 years  of experience in Supply Chain, Operations, Transportation and/or Project Management.
Experience with SAP, Warehouse Management or Transportation Management systems, Business Warehouse or similar reporting packages, databases and analytical tools highly preferred.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Exhibits confidence and ability to interact with various levels both internally & externally.
Able to work independently as well as across functional or matrix team structures.
Ability to influence and build consensus around proposed opportunities within and outside of Supply Chain (Transportation, Customer Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Operations, etc.).
Strong analytical skills with high level of organization, follow through & accuracy. Ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy.
Well-developed relationship-building, problem-solving, decision-making, negotiation, data extraction and analysis.
Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Strong track record for execution and follow through when managing critical deadlines.
 

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