Job Title
Sr. Analyst Transportation Process Improvement

City
Charlotte

State
NC

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

Calling all corporate Retail Transportation Process Improvement Experts!

GENERAL PURPOSE:

This position is responsible for leading the deployment and forward execution of assigned transportation process improvement projects. These improvements will be a combination of process based and systems based enhanced performance to new and existing capabilities. The Transportation Process Improvement Analyst will partner with internal and external project teams to develop process flows, standard operating procedures, conduct systems testing and execute deployment activities. Additional responsibilities include partnering with Network Strategy, DC Operations, and Training to provide cross functional project support and Ad Hoc requests.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: % OF TIME

· Lead solution design process for TMS software. This includes driving project activities for transportation, IT and third party resources, project schedules, scope, sign-off process and issue management. Analyze and develop processes, recommend process improvements, and provide documentation. Develop consensus and alignment on future state solution.

25%

· Develop future state standard operating procedures and assist in creation, delivery, and presentation of training materials. Lead the development of training course materials to support the deployment of TMS.

25%

· Act as business lead for user acceptance test. Coordinate business input, create and execute test scripts validating business rules in the application functionality.

20%

· Lead deployment activities for the business for specific releases. Execute deployment related activities including data validation, vendor, carrier and EDI on-boarding. Track results, manage overall timeline, and communicate progress and status. Assist in executive updates.

20%

· Manage additional Ad Hoc process improvement requests, including cost benefit analysis, from the AVP Transportation through to implementation.

10%


COMPETENCIES:

  • Analysis & Judgment

· Collaboration

· Planning & Organizing

  • Drive Results

· Implementation

  • Technical / Functional Competence

· Communication

  • Business Acumen

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Minimum four-year degree in Transportation or equivalent field, MBA preferred

· Six or more years of related experience; discount retail transportation experience preferred.

· Six or more years of progressive supply chain experience

· Ability to drive and manage project activities, schedule and status reporting across multiple parties including transportation, IT and third party resources in a matrix environment.

· Strong operations knowledge of transportation processes required

· Excellent communicator with the ability to effectively lead meetings, conference calls, drive communications with internal and external constituents, and builds consensus to collaboratively deliver objectives

· Business experience with Transportation Management Systems including rate loading and application, configuration and EDI preferred

· The ability to effectively communicate and interact at many organizational levels including non-exempt associates, operations supervisors, and high-level management.

· The ability to think in terms of process flow and identification of component operations and interrelationships as well as document process flows with Microsoft Office products including Visio

· Detail-oriented with strong organizational and technical writing skills.

· Experience in using PCs in a professional setting – developing and using standard applications such as spreadsheets, databases, and word processors as typical tools to execute.

· Requires travel up to 25% of time in support of leading transportation related process or systems improvements

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

Please include any additional physical requirements below the standard requirements

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.

Will work commonly as part of a project which at times will include a fast paced environment. This may include adjustments of day to day assignments, aggressive deadlines, and variance in work volume based on project schedule; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.

Job frequently requires sitting, handling objects with hands.

Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 10 pounds.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

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