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Senior Transportation Analyst

Date: Sep 10, 2022

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:


Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.


We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


This role is located in Lake Forest, IL.



Position Details:


As a Senior Transportation Analyst, you will be responsible for providing daily support of 3PL, carrier management, statistical analysis, forecasting, predictive modeling, and monitoring daily optimization/routing.  You will work closely with internal and external partners to improve processes, reduce costs, improve service, and influence transportation strategy to ensure alignment with market trends and Grainger's business needs.



You Will:


  • Develop, analyze, recommend, and implement opportunities for improvement that improve transportation policies and processes around availability, transportation cost, and supply chain cost
    • Active participation in the identification, negotiation, and implementation of cost/service-effective alternative solutions
    • Manage project to expectations and to delivery goals
    • Lead continuous improvement and LEAN initiatives
    • Work with internal and external partners to ensure understanding in communicating with carriers and other internal partners (DC, Purchasing)
  • Analysis and audit
    • Analysis using transportation, freight payment and carrier databases to determine underlying causes of freight cost trends, identify inefficiencies, non-compliance and other opportunities for improvement
    • Work with internal and external partners to identify process improvement opportunities and to implement new policies and processes
    • Conduct audits to gaps in processes
  • Maintain and measure previously implemented projects/processes
  • Develop and utilize cross functional relationships
  • Serve as a key contact for cross functional projects



You Have:


  • Bachelor's Degree with Supply Chain focus or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years in an analyst or similar role
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access and other reporting tools (e.g. Visio, SQL, NetSuitehighly) and interfaces.



Rewards and Benefits:


With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger


  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs



DEI Statement


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.