USG Corporation Transportation Analyst in Chicago, Illinois
The Transportation Analyst is responsible for supporting the North American freight transportation services for USG. Freight transportation services may include flatbed truckload, dry van truckload, rail carrier, rail car leasing, barge, unit train, bulk, intermodal and/or export container. This Analyst. supports and participates in RFP’s, manages carrier performance, identifies competitive carrier and mode substitution options and works with USG’s Logistics department, Customer Service and Plants to identify continuous improvement and cost savings opportunities. The Analyst. negotiates pricing and contracts, and coordinates with Sales, Customer Service, Plants and/or Logistics to support shipping needs and Customer Satisfaction. The Analyst. addresses and escalates carrier and supplier performance issues to their respective Manager. This position works as part of a team and reports to the Manager, Transportation Operations. Total expenditures managed are approximately $25-50 million annually. Occasional travel (5%) is required.
_KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES_ * Provides Subject Matter Knowledge & Operational Knowledge for truckload freight and services. * Supports established policies and procedures for the consistent execution of freight services. Freight services can include: o Flatbed & Dry Van o Rail Carrier & Railcar Leasing o Barge, Bulk, & Transload o Intermodal & Export Container * Identifies opportunities and supports Continuous Improvement projects to achieve savings and efficiencies. * Participates in USG’s strategic initiatives involving freight services and represents USG externally (professional associations, supplier meetings) as required. * Supports capacity and equipment needs, service areas and service requirements. * Negotiates and recommends rate structures, including accessorial charges needed to support freight demand. * Executes established policies to ensure a consistent approach to each of the freight services identified, supports a strategic presence for each service, and ensures that freight services are consistently leveraged to result in optimal service and cost network-wide. * Ensures carrier service levels meet or exceed USG’s On-Time Delivery goals.
_Required Skills_ * Strong analytical and decision-making skills. * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal). * Ability to interact effectively with internal/external employees, suppliers and all business partners. * Excellent organizational skills, self-directed, and results and detail-oriented. * Proficiency with the Microsoft suite of productivity applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) * Experience with Oracle eBusiness or similar ERP applications. * Ability to prioritize multiple work activities simultaneously with a high degree of initiative. * Ability to travel as necessary (5%) _Education_ * B.A. or B.S degree (Business; Supply Chain; or related field) Preferred
_Years of Experience_ * 1 year of transportation, logistics, supply chain or related experience. /* / /EOE including disability/veteran*/
Job: *Supply Chain
Title: Transportation Analyst
Requisition ID: HQ 11287
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