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Sr Transportation Analyst

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Job Description:

OVERVIEWImagine. With over 1,200 stores throughout the U.S., designs to expand internationally, and a thriving supply chain network, there has never been a greater need for people of high initiative, of big-picture thinking, and adaptability to share in our journey. At Ulta Beauty, we have greater ambitions. Growing what works. Iterating in areas that have promise. Creating new offerings for industry advantage.In all of this is the opportunity to experience real impact, to effectuate change, to give wings to a spirit of creativity and entrepreneurism. Because the challenges are multi-faceted and ever-changing. But for those inspired by real-world demands that press and stretch, that call for new and smarter ideas, that require heavy doses of trust and respect, Ulta Beauty encourages you to imagine with us.POSITION SUMMARY:The Senior Transportation Analyst is responsible for supporting retail operations within the Transportation team. The Senior Transportation Analyst will oversee the management of core carrier relationships develop and improve best practices and lead critical projects within the outbound team. Core responsibilities include supporting RFPs, managing, and developing transportation team members, leading continuous improvement projects, and managing critical KPIs to drive compliance.CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee a high-performing team of Transportation Analysts. Clearly communicate vision and priorities, drive strong engagement and lead team in delivering exceptional results.
  • Oversee the management of carriers to ensure their performance and capacity perform to target. Identify opportunities with operational inefficiencies with existing carriers, solution and device clear plans for improvements delivering cost savings and/or service improvements
  • Collaborate with MP&I, Inventory, S&OP, SCO, DC Operations to meet retail store demands.
  • Manage shipment exceptions, shipment prioritization, direct to store and expedited shipments
  • Lead the team in quickly resolving service challenges.
  • Proactively identify trends and industry shifts to drive strategic business decisions.
  • Communicate data insights and recommendations in a clear and concise manner using presentations, visualizations, and reporting documents
  • Produce KPI reporting for outbound activities including supporting monthly/quarterly carrier/vendor reviews.
  • Participate in and lead transportation-related projects and help design the transportation strategy
  • Analyze data to develop actionable metrics to measure performance, trends, growth, forecast and cost.
  • Monitor initiatives against benchmark metrics to pro-actively highlight areas of opportunity and improvement.
  • Prepare executive-level reports and presentations to support vendor meetings
  • Play an active role in the execution of Request for Proposal (RFP) process from data collection through contract execution.
  • Run reports and analyze impact of vendor rate/service adjustments and vendor comparisons.
  • Identify, justify, and present continuous improvement plans to management, for increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and improving service.
  • Escalation point for when Transportation Manager is out of the office.
  • Complete ad hoc assignments as needed.REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION:
    • BA/BS degree in Logistics or a related field.
    • Minimum of 5 years' hands-on experience working in the transportation industry with progressively increasing responsibility, to include outbound final mile deliveries.
    • Skillful negotiator with strong ability to influence.
    • Knowledge of ERP and BI tools. Hands-on experience with SAP and Tableau, a plus.
    • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite proficiency required.
    • Ability to analyze large subsets of data using Microsoft Excel shortcuts/VLOOKUP/formulas/macros/pivot functions required (Advanced Excel skillset).
    • Knowledge of North American transportation industry, best practices, regulations, and terminology.
    • Strong analytical skills required.
    • Hands-on experience using E2Open or similar transportation management systems (TMS).
    • Proven experience managing carrier relationships.
    • Highly skilled in leading projects, including strong organization and time management
    • Self-motivated and able to manage by exception
    • Customer and solution oriented
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people at all levels of the organization.
    • Experience with Project44, a plus.
    • Experience in the retail industry, a plus.
    • Resolve conflicts/discrepancies positively and professionally
    • Advanced skills in the following areas: communication (oral & written), interpersonal, analytical, reporting, organizational and project management.
    • Willing to be part of rotational weekend on-call schedule.
    • Willing to support after-hours operations on an as-needed basis
    • Knowledge of external carrier / supply chain market conditions
    • Detail-oriented team player with an ability to contribute to a positive work environmentABOUTAt Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA), the possibilities are beautiful. Ulta Beauty is the largest North American beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. We bring possibilities to life through the power of beauty each and every day in our stores and online with more than 25,000 products from approximately 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty's own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring-hair, skin, brow, and make-up services.We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with arrest records, conviction records, or other criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of any applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Bolingbrook , Sr Transportation Analyst, Professions , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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