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Transportation Analyst

Company: USG Corporation
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Transportation Analyst Role - Salary Band 5DESCRIPTIONThe Transportation Analyst is responsible for the supporting the freight transportation services across the United States. Freight transportation services will focus on flatbed truckload, dry van, or truckload, but may also include rail carrier, rail car leasing, barge, unit train, bulk, and/or intermodal. The Analyst supports and participates in RFP's, manages carrier performance, identifies competitive carrier and mode substitution options and works with USG's Logistics department, Customer Service and Plants to identify continuous improvement and cost savings opportunities. The Analyst negotiates pricing and contracts, and coordinates with Sales, Customer Service, Plants and/or Logistics to support shipping needs and Customer Satisfaction. The Analyst addresses and escalates carrier and supplier performance issues to their respective Manager. This position works as part of a team and reports to the Senior Manager, Transportation Operations. Total expenditures managed are approximately $25-50 million annually. Occasional travel (5%) is required.KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES --- Provides Subject Matter Knowledge & Operational Knowledge within assigned region for truckload freight and services, and across mode or service offering nationally. --- Supports established policies and procedures for the consistent execution of freight services. Freight services can include:o Flatbed & Dry Vano Rail Carrier & Railcar Leasingo Barge, Bulk, & Transloado Intermodal & Export Container --- Identifies opportunities and supports Continuous Improvement projects to achieve savings and efficiencies. --- Participates in USG's strategic initiatives involving freight services and represents USG in industry trade groups as required. --- For all assigned facilities, supports freight requirements, including capacity and equipment needs, service areas and service requirements. --- Negotiate and recommends rate structures, including any additional (accessorial) charges needed to support freight demand, as indicated above. --- Support freight solutions to minimize capacity risk and viability concerns, while maximizing capacity flexibility, service, and optimizing cost. --- Execute established policies to ensure a consistent approach to each of the freight services identified, support a strategic presence for each service, and ensure that freight services are consistently leveraged to result in optimal service and cost network-wide. --- Execute established policies and procedures to ensure carrier service levels meet or exceed USG's On-Time Delivery goals.JOB REQUIREMENTSRequired Skills --- Strong analytical and decision-making skills --- Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills --- Ability to interact effectively with internal/external employees, suppliers and all parties doing business with the corporation --- Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail --- Ability to travel as necessary --- Excellent organizational skills --- Highly motivated and results-oriented --- Ability to handle multiple projects effectively --- Proficiency with the Microsoft suite of productivity applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)Education: B.A. or B.S degree (Business; Supply Chain or related field) required.Years of Experience: Entry level position to 2 years' experience.Rate of pay may be adjusted based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.USG employees enjoy a number of benefit options for themselves and their families. These include two medical insurance options, as well as vision and dental coverage. The cost of these optional programs varies based on coverage level - employees generally pay 25% of the monthly premium cost, USG pays the rest. These coverage options are offered on the first day of employment with no waiting period.Additionally, USG employees enjoy both a 401(k) Investment Plan with company match and a pension plan. Beyond these main features, employees may also choose from a number of additional programs like life insurance, accident insurance, legal insurance, even pet insurance, just to name a few. USG also offers Quarterly (hourly) / Annual (salary) bonus potential for all employees based on performance metrics tied to safety, quality, and productivity. USG also provides employees with paid time off and paid holidays. Since 1902, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in producing innovative, award-winning products and systems to build everything from major commercial developments and residential housing to home improvements. USG's employees are committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and quality in everything we do. Our steadfast commitment to the company's core business values - innovation, quality, integrity, service, diversity, efficiency and safety - have helped us become the company we are today. EOE including disability/veteran

Keywords: USG Corporation, Chicago , Transportation Analyst, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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