As a Senior Transportation Analyst, you’ll join our Operations team, responsible for optimizing transportation logistics to ensure seamless delivery of products to our customers. Reporting to the Senior Director of Transportation, you’ll collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including Operations, Supply Chain, and IT. While this role doesn’t entail direct reports, you’ll have a significant impact on optimizing our transportation strategies and driving efficient growth for Cart.com.

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Conduct transportation analysis using statistical tools, data visualization software, and databases to optimize routes, traffic patterns, and transportation costs.
  • Develop and apply transportation models to simulate and forecast various scenarios related to freight movement, network capacity, and supply chain optimization.
  • Utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and spatial analysis techniques to map transportation networks, assess spatial relationships, and identify optimization opportunities.
  • Apply supply chain management principles to optimize logistics operations, including transportation modes, inventory management, warehousing, and distribution strategies.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance by staying updated on transportation regulations such as DOT regulations, HOS rules, and international trade laws.
  • Utilize problem-solving skills to identify transportation-related challenges, evaluate alternative solutions, and make data-driven recommendations to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Leverage technical proficiency in relevant software and tools used in transportation analysis, such as transportation management systems (TMS), route planning software, and ERP systems.
  • Communicate complex analyses and recommendations effectively to stakeholders, including executives, clients, and cross-functional teams.
  • Manage transportation projects from conception to implementation, including coordinating resources, timelines, and budgets to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Stay updated with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in transportation management and logistics through continuous learning.
  • Collaborate with internal teams, external partners, and vendors to develop and implement transportation strategies that align with business objectives.
  • Identify and mitigate potential risks in transportation operations to ensure the reliability and resilience of supply chains.

 

 

Who You Are:

  • Proficient: in data analysis, transportation modeling, GIS, supply chain management, regulatory compliance, problem-solving, technical proficiency, communication, project management, continuous learning, collaboration, and risk management.
  • Analytical: Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate data into actionable insights.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills to effectively convey complex analyses and recommendations.
  • Problem-Solving: Proven track record of identifying and solving transportation challenges.
  • Collaborative: Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to achieve common goals.
  • Adaptable: Highly adaptable to a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

 

What You’ve Done:

  •  7+ years of experience in transportation analysis within eCommerce or 3PL industry.
  • Advanced proficiency in relevant software and tools, including MS Excel, Access, and SQL.
  • Experience working with transportation management systems (TMS).
  • Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software.

 

 

Nice to Haves: 

  • Certifications in transportation or logistics management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or related field.
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