Analyst, Transportation
APL - Farmington Hills, MI

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The Transportation Analyst supports carrier relations efforts to procure transportation services including, but not limited to, trucking, drayage, intermodal, air and small package freight; supports administration of rate and pricing data; analyzes bids and evaluates costing impacts; and assists in resolving performance issues to insure carriers are providing the required level of service.


This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
  • TL Pricing and Carrier Management
    • Develops / Prepares transportation bids.
    • Communicates extensively with sales, customers and transportation service providers.
    • Negotiates competitive pricing estimates and summarizes results.
    • Provides support as needed to Carrier Relations team.
  • Payable Discrepancies
    • Supports the implementation and ongoing maintenance of procurement procedures.
    • Coordinates with the payable liaison in FMH and the payables team at GFC to resolve all carrier payable issues.
  • Reporting and Systems Management
    • Maintains sourcing and contract files supporting modifications and amendments.
    • Participates in data analysis for continuous improvement.
    • Manage reporting tools used by pricing and operations.
    • Work with systems team to develop automated tools for pricing, reporting and service management.
Key Result Areas
  • Customer satisfaction; securing competitive, superior service providers and accurate and competitive pricing.
  • Carrier relationships
    System rate entry & updates
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of eduction and experience
  • 3+ years in transportation procurement esp. with truckload & LTL, negotiating contracts & pricing, knowledge of North American transportation market.
  • Excellent MS Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with TMS (Transportation Management System)
  • Experience negotiating contracts, rates and pricing
  • Knowledge of the North America transportation market
  • Highly developed analytical skills
  • Communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Organization & planning

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Teamwork - showing a commitment to teamwork and collaboration
  • Respect - extending dignity and respect to all people
  • Integrity - fostering trust and a positive work environment
  • Innovation - bringing creativity to the workplace
  • Customer Focus - achieving Company, department, and personal goals through a strong customer focus

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