Smithfield Foods

Traffic Analyst

ID
2018-7556
US-IL-Bolingbrook
Category
Operations/Production/Environmental
Type
Full-Time
FLSA Status
Exempt
Shift
1st Shift

Overview

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

 

The Traffic Analyst leads daily operations associated with domestic shipment of products. This position interacts with customers and contracted third party logistics partners to ensure on-time performance, while maintaining appropriate cost structure. Analyzes Transportation Management System to recommend changes in Logistics network. Assists in maintaining of carrier performance standards and recommends addition or elimination of carriers based on economic and performance data. Interfaces with Business Development and Sales to formulate freight pricing and freight matrices for new product opportunities.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  • Ensures daily communication between carriers, plant, and customers to work through delivery issues. Focus is 98%+ on-time delivery for all shipments.
  • Works closely with transportation carriers to increase routing guide compliance and develop metrics to allow for ease of evaluation. Analyzes routing guide data and provides monthly measurable reports and statistics.
  • Reduces the use of brokerage services through conversion to asset based carriers.
  • Works with Carriers to increase the volume of continuous move activity and develops tracking system for generated savings.
  • Performs detailed analysis by location, carrier, and mode selection to outline network inefficiencies and cost opportunities.
  • Provides the analysis for the development and implementation of new product costing.
  • Works with Supply Chain Manager and production scheduler to manage and schedule outside warehouse replenishment shipments.
  • Reviews freight bills for accuracy.
  • Maintains approved carrier list.
  • Develops and enforces transportation policies and procedures.
  • Oversees process of investigation and response to customer or shipper complaints related to transportation issues.
  • Audits daily shipment logs and analyzes compliance to policies and procedures.
  • Utilizes logic and reasoning to identify strength and weaknesses of alternative solutions to achieve transportation cost savings.
  • Uses analytical tools to optimize transportation and distribution operations to add value to the bottom line.
  • Develops records management system.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 3+ years experience in a logistics management role; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Thorough knowledge of related materials and manufacturing processes. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills in team building and project management.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving, statistics, manufacturing and quality.
  • Ability to prepare cost estimates, justifications, and financial analysis.
  • Ability to work interdependently.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Specific vision includes close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit, use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

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