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Logistics Analyst I - Road Logistics in Houston, TX at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Date Posted: 10/4/2018

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Job Description

SUMMARY

The position is responsible for daily truckload/bulk shipment planning. The Logistics Analyst will Analyze transportation methods, resolve transportation issues surrounding timely deliveries, and recommend transportation solutions. This position will also maintain current, potential, and past vendor records and cost data.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Arrange for truckload/bulk carrier services by specific routing requirements.
  • Provide freight analysis and support systems for truckload/bulk shipments
  • Develop, format, and publish monthly key performance metrics related to customer requirements
  • Develop relationships with corporate partners and field operations to understand needs, develop solutions and support execution of those solutions.
  • Audit vendor and agent invoices for accuracy and contract compliance; review and approve transportation invoices for payment
  • Resolve service issues and help implement processes for continual improvement
  • Assist with filing of carrier claims and incident reports.
  • Compile and maintain current, potential, and past vendor records.
  • Identify transportation related service and/or cost improvements through industry research.
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Transportation, or related field or equivalent combination of education and transportation industry experience. Have a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in dispatching, freight management/brokerage, warehousing, or process development.
  • Or High School Diploma with 5 years relevant experience in dispatching, freight management/brokerage, warehousing, or process development.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required
  • Intermediate experience with Excel required
  • Proficiency with computers including Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint required
  • Consistently demonstrates proven ability to learn and use necessary tools
  • Ability to follow process and standard procedures required
  • ERP and transportation management system knowledge and usage highly desirable; SAP a plus
  • Strong skills in routing software
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to identify the root cause and articulate associated action plans
  • Strong decision making and presentation skills
  • Be results driven, self-motivator and proven ability to continuously improve processes and annual metrics

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office.  Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.  Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required.

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