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Sr. Transportation Analyst

Date: Feb 26, 2019

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 600455202

Company: Grainger

Company Overview

Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.


Position Description

The Senior Transportation Analyst is responsible for statistical analysis, forecasting extrapolation, negotiation strategy, predictive modeling and optimization.  Will need to align transportation procurement strategy with market trends and Grainger’s business needs.  Will be responsible for creating, developing and fostering strategic relationships with carrier’s ownership and executives.

  • Develop, analyze, recommend and lead implementation of opportunities for improvement that optimize transportation processes around transportation cost and service
  • Ability to approach business issues at various levels (tactical/strategic)
  • Experience developing and executing cross-functional projects
  • Engaged problem solving, using Continuous Improvement tools and methodologies, including willingness to challenge status quo
  • Overcoming barriers for new ideas, gracefully challenging traditional thinking
  • Financial acumen, critical and creative thinking, sound business judgment, including ability to derive the right conclusions from large sets of data coming from multiple sources
  • Ability to work independently and drive progress autonomously
  • Works closely with cross functional partners, understanding tradeoffs of business decisions and alignment of resources for swift completion of work
  • Tenacity to accept and drive changes in an evolving network and amidst changing customer behavior
  • Comfortable performing go-see observations and working hands on with internal and external partners to drive results
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively in various ways up to VP level of management (e.g. written, oral, and presentation)
  • Maintain and measure previously implemented projects/processes

Position Requirements:

  •   BA/BS or equivalent preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in related field preferred.
  • Software skills such as Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint and SAP mandatory
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in:
    • Working understanding of the supply chain tradeoffs between transportation service and costs
    • Analyzing data, developing a recommended course of action and implementing a successful solution
    • Project management and leading team efforts on specific assignments
  • Excellent written, verbal and electronic communication skills
  • Negotiation experience preferred
  • Proven ability to communicate confidently and effectively up to VP level management
  • Has proven relationship building skills and handles conflict gracefully
  • Project management experience

EEOC Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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