Transportation Strategy Analyst
PetSmart - Phoenix, AZ

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Our people make the difference in our success. Our vision is to provide Total Lifetime care to every pet, every parent, every time. We can't achieve this vision without the right people - they make the difference in our business and our success. Every associate plays a role in achieving our success by focusing on our three strategic priorities - delighting our customers, growing pet services and operating excellence. Here at the Store Support Group, you could play a key role in supporting these strategic initiatives.

Today, PetSmart has over 1200 store locations, with many more scheduled to open soon. We continue to grow at our Corporate Headquarters which means great opportunities for a professional such as you!

Benefits of working with PetSmart
In addition to a competitive salary, PetSmart associates are eligible for health benefits, 401K options, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, paid time off, training and development, and an associate discount at all PetSmart stores!

PetSmart is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce, sustaining an inclusive and supportive work environment, and prohibiting harassment and discrimination in all aspects of employment. PetSmart participates in background, drug and E-Verify screenings as appropriate under Company policies and applicable law.

This position is responsible for analyzing transportation methods and procedures to develop and utilize the most economically advantageous and efficient means of delivery products, based on the evaluation of carriers, freight rates, capacity balance, freight benchmarking, freight flow (transit time / congestion), regulatory review and industry analysis.

•Analysis and Reporting - Support cross-functional teams through project support, freight analysis, ad-hoc analysis, and report requests. Provides "what-if" strategic analysis, network studies, reviewing co-mingling freight opportunities, cross-dock; reverse flow of totes, fish boxes, pallets (break-even analysis).
•Modeling - Makes inbound/outbound dedicated versus line haul transportation decisions based on cost models and creates network models to identify cost savings opportunities.
•Industry Research - Identifies emerging logistics technology, optimization, and modeling tools, etc.
•Benchmarking - Analyzes current rates, rate requests, and bids with benchmarking data to determine areas for cost savings opportunities.
•Rates and Bids - Responsible for requesting and analyzing all domestic rates and bid requests with carriers.
•Carrier Rate Database - Manages the carrier rate database in TMS: insuring its accuracy, entering new rates, expiring old rates, and conducting rate increases.
•Best Cost to Serve - Continues to strive for ways to improve service and reduce costs.
Experience/Education Required
Bachelor's degree required from a four-year college or university in Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain and two to four years work experience required.
Applies advanced skills to the position within particular field of specialization. Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures. Under supervision, performs work that is varied and that is frequently complex and difficult in nature and requires moderate responsibility. Advanced evaluation, originality, and ingenuity are required. Has some latitude for unreviewed action or decision.
This position will requires intermediate analytical and advanced technical skills.
Responsible for starting with an unsolved problem and expected to resolve that problem with the best cost and service outcome. Innovative thinking is critical to identify long-term success. The major challenge will be to manage and prioritize all projects simultaneously, so organization skills are crucial. This position requires a lot of technical expertise, but also the ability to articulate the problem and solution to all levels of the organization, including cross-departmental.
•Ability to demonstrate intermediate analytical, optimization tool usage knowledge.
•Able to demonstrate advanced proficiency using Excel application.
•Able to demonstrate basic to intermediate proficiency using Access, SQL, MicroStrategy, or any related query type software.
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PetSmart, Inc. is a specialty provider of products, services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The Company has identified a...