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Transportation Analyst II in Chicago, IL at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 11/22/2021

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Reporting to the Director or Transportation this role will be responsible for:
•    Managing the procurement of Transportation Services and maintaining contracts with Import/Export, Flatbed, LTL and Parcel transportation providers
•    Prepare RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs. 
•    Lead negotiations with carriers to obtain competitive rates, mitigate price increases and ensure carrier capacity requirements. 
•    Assist with entry of rates into TMS system accurately and on time.
•    Serve as point of contact for customer on order execution such as; order date changes, order cancellations, release of orders for execution, status questions or issues, quality or logistics performance issues.
•    Coordinate solutions cross functionally for daily logistics execution issues with carriers ensuring seamless on-time deliveries while exceeding both internal and external customer expectations and KPI’s/performance metrics. 
•    Monitor shipment status to ensure timely shipment & delivery of orders.
•    Monitor, root cause and resolve EDI failures related to shipment execution between our carriers or vendors and SAP.
•    Manage the transportation freight claims process.
•    Serve as point of contact for company fleet drivers and ensure DOT regulations are followed.
•    Support internal projects focusing on continuous improvement, with a focus on eliminating waste, reducing cost and driving on-time delivery performance with our carriers and 3PL providers.
•    Identifying, documenting and escalating areas of logistics cost savings opportunities.  

By living the Morton Salt values across all our locations in the America's: We are optimistic about our future as the largest salt company in the world, we are collaborative in building it and with our entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to dig deeper and reach higher. We remain agile in an ever-changing world. We are innovative, turning obstacles into opportunities – and we do it all in ways that are safe and sustainable, protecting future generations and the environment. At our company you can look forward to: An exciting Company Health & Wellness Program: We believe in enhancing the lives of employees, which is why we offer DASH – a holistic well-being program. DASH has 5 important dimensions: health, finance, work/life matters, social, and community. Attractive Benefits: You will receive an attractive benefits package, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Match, Paid Time Off, Paid Parental Leave, Flexible Work hours and Company Paid Holidays. Excellent Commuting: Our Chicago location is perfectly situated near expressways and train stations for an easy commute! We are still remote but look forward to an office return soon.

Job Requirements

Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics, of Operations Management (preferred) and/or
  • 3 years  of experience in Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations 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)
  • Familiarity with transportation regulatory or warehousing requirements
  • Strong communication skills.  Ability to effectively interact with various levels internally & externally.
  • Ability to work independently as well as across functionally or within a matrix team structure. 
  • Strong analytical skills with a high level of organization, follow through & accuracy. Ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of key performance metrics, on-time delivery, inventory, etc. 
  • Desire to develop knowledge of the business while serving as the primary point of contact for the assigned area of responsibility.
  • The ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Can cite examples of execution and follow through when managing critical deadlines.
  • Interest in learning about the industry


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