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Sr Transportation Analyst - Procurement Strategy

Company: W. W. Grainger
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Share this Job Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working -, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money. We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today. The Senior Transportation Analyst within the Procurement Team will support transportation projects and strategies aimed at developing new solutions and/or revisiting current solutions to improve service and/or costs. This role will require a high degree of project management aligned to all directions and modes of transportation. This role will also require a strong analytical ability, cross-functional project leadership, relevant to all levels of leadership. You will report to the Transportation Manager, Strategy within the Transportation Procurement team.
This role is based out of Lake Forest, IL. or one of our distribution centers.

  • Understand and support the Grainger transportation strategy and long-term goals.
  • Analyze data for opportunities of improvement, develop a recommended course of action, implement a successful solution, and monitor results. o Manage projects to ensure timelines and outcomes are met. o Work with internal and external partners towards a shared goal. o Lead change management with impacted partners. o Communicate project status, timelines, and benefits to supply chain leaders. o Hand-off new, but established processes to the transportation operations team once project is completed and considered a standard process.
    • Understand business problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements, recommendations, and implement solutions that help the organization to achieve its goals.
    • Understand industry trends and recommend opportunities to keep Grainger up to date on transportation best practices.
    • Be comfortable working with ambiguous opportunities and exploring outside-of-the-box solutions.
    • Have financial acumen to analyze and communicate financial implications of projects.
    • Can identify, recommend/select, and negotiate with external suppliers that align with Transportation Procurement projects and goals.
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
    • Intermediate software skills such as MS Office family programs, SAP, and Teradata highly preferred.
    • Demonstrated skills and experience in:
      • Working understanding of the supply chain tradeoffs between transportation, DC operations processes, and inventory costs and availability
      • Analyzing data, developing a recommended course of action and implementing a successful solution
      • Leading team efforts on a specific assignment in an indirect reporting capacity
      • Working through challenging issues in a constructive manner With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger
        • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
        • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
        • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
        • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
        • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Keywords: W. W. Grainger, Lake Forest , Sr Transportation Analyst - Procurement Strategy, Professions , Lake Forest, California

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