The Transportation Analyst reports to the
Manager of Inbound Transportation and is responsible for executing maximum
efficiency in the movement of all domestic inbound shipments for the company
associated with full truckload, less than truckload, intermodal and parcel
shipments. He/She will take a collaborative approach and will be accountable
for developing operating plans to support the capabilities of the transportation
organization in line with the current Supply Chain Mission. The Transportation
Analyst ensures that internal and external customers receive the highest level
of service, and makes decisions that maximize the operation’s performance and
The Transportation Analyst will perform the following duties personally
or through influence:
Coordinate and plan
supporting aspects of the company’s inbound domestic transportation programs
and ensure maximum efficiency in the movement of goods:
sufficient processes to support the execution of the overall transportation
operations and strategy, including planning and forecasting analysis to support
current requirements and future growth.
lines of communication between suppliers, merchants, stores, etc. to increase levels of collaboration to
realize efficiency and cost savings.
the development and execution of annual transportation budgets, metrics and
KPI’s for carrier evaluations and other department activities.
and support compliance standards as related to the vendor guide.
adherence to all domestic transportation laws and regulations.
supplier program to ensure service levels are consistently exceeded at the most
effective costs; includes supporting relationship management strategies and
performance management aligned with operational planning and execution.
closely with merchants to ensure timely and cost-efficient delivery of
commodities, and to evaluate and plan for shipping instances that are not
considered to be standard circumstances.
the execution of annual TL/IMDL/LTL bid process with incumbent carriers and new
carriers to award inbound lanes based on cost, service, insurance, and ability
to deliver in accordance with Belk requirements.
Work to optimize
resources in support of the company’s goals and objectives:
as an integral part of engaged, diverse team that will ensure the highest level
of service, productivity, safety and quality.
company mission, vision, values, goals and strategies to daily functions.
appropriate responsibilities and holds oneself accountable for results.
initiative to develop new ideas to improve productivity and effectiveness.
offers diverse and innovative perspectives in interactions with others.
priorities to ensure the customer comes first.
goals with management frequently and clearly.
work and deliver results.
Convey a desire and
commitment for continuous improvement:
standardization and sharing of best-demonstrated practices among the operation.
compliance with key company standards of safety and management.
the development of strategy and future capabilities as it pertains to the
company’s short and long-term strategic direction.
the development and attainment of short and long-range goals and
objectives. Review and analyze
activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine progress toward
stated goals and objectives.
and recommend new or revised processes and procedures to ensure compliance with
information connectivity between suppliers, service providers, distribution and
logistics and stores.
effective and timely communication between Supply Chain,
Distribution/Fulfillment Centers, and various corporate departments to
guarantee coordination of efforts.
Performs other duties as
Minimum Education &
2 or more years of
transportation and/or supply chain experience as an operator with a career path
showing increasing responsibility in transportation, logistics and supply
Ability to work
effectively across organizations among suppliers, supply chain, and stores;
ability to create strong, trust-based relationships with these constituents.
Well-developed analytical skills with
reference to merchandise, vendors and freight; identification and development
of transportation trends; transportation systems operations; and expense control
Ability to collaborate
with others, accountable for results, and an impeccable record of delivering on
projects and daily job functions.
transportation management systems / supply chain technology.
Excellent verbal and
written communication skills.
A champion on new
initiatives with an ability to successfully work across different groups, and
to execute by bridging functional and divisional silos.
Some limited travel.
Preferred Education &
·BA/BS in Business,
Engineering, Logistics / Supply Chain Management or equivalent.