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Transportation Analyst

Location Morton, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000125395

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Job Description:

What does it mean to live the Caterpillar Experience? 

It means you play a part in building a better world. You contribute to a winning culture—a spirit of accountability—that has driven change on every continent for more than 90 years. To work with us is a commitment to improve sustainability, invent for the digital age and innovate in order to bring solutions to millions of people.  Sure, you work for Caterpillar. But more importantly, you work for the good of your career, your family, your community and your world.

Transportation Analyst Job Duties:  

  • Scope, design, operate, day-to-day services and implement transportation service solutions.  Coordinate problem resolution with Caterpillar facilities and approved Service Providers with regards to transportation services.  Identify, develop and administer the implementation of improved transportation methods that support Caterpillar's cost and service objectives and goals, to ensure best results for Caterpillar and Cat Dealer organizations.

  • Create scenario modeling and execute the Global Transportation Procurement Strategy based on “Core Carrier Strategy” to perform cost benefit analysis of the data from bids.  Make recommendations for the optimal service provider to Buyers and/or Analyst. Develop, implement and manage a process for Global Air Freight using the online procurement tool.  Develop and maintain a Spend Management tool for carriers/providers including what should be tracked and reported and how this information will be maintained.  Facilitate all introduction and review meetings between Service Providers/Carriers and Buyers.  

  • Identifies, investigates, and resolves problems with shipments to ensure accurate and on-time delivery to facilities, and develops initiatives to improve service and lower cost.  Manages the performance of these Service Providers through Key Performance Indicators to meet cost and service performance expectations from Caterpillar facilities, Suppliers and Distribution Centers. Identifies, analyzes, develops and implements improved transportation methods that support Caterpillar's quality, velocity and cost objectives.  Identifies areas of possible cost savings or improvements in service, associated with the contracted Service Providers.  Coordinates impact analysis and implementation of cost effective solutions with Providers

  • Assists in alleviating overburden, recommending reassignment of responsibilities between assignments and makes work improvement suggestions such as employee cross training, procedural changes, etc. as necessary.  Works closely with and facilitates meetings for Buyer and Analyst personnel to maintain rates and contracts and provide updates within the online procurement tool.  Maintains a contact database for all Global Service Providers /Carriers for Air Freight Forwarding, and Customs Brokerage. 

  • Confers with Legal to determine if the contracts are in the proper form and have the proper document retention and signatory approvals.  Communicates updates to Legal and to Compliance.   Monitors and control all new contracts, terminations and amendments and maintain a status log of such. Computes BAF (Bunker Adjustment Factor) and initiate the changes that are required globally via the online procurement tool. Update data and run reports for financial impact on special projects and department cost savings.  

Typical internal customers include employees from two or more work groups in a Division.  External customers include; Global Carriers, Freight Forwarders, Customs Brokerage and Air Freight Providers.  The position is challenged to quickly and correctly identify problems.  The incumbent generally resolves issues by following departmental guidelines or applying a solution that worked in the past.  The incumbent is free to determine the best way to complete job assignments in order to achieve desired results.  Work is reviewed after completion, except in the most complex or high impact situations.  Impacts key quality goals including Customer Satisfaction, Continuous Improvement, Timeliness, Accuracy, Efficiency, Cost Savings, Process Quality, Office Certification, etc.  

Limited travel required (Less than 5% of working time).

Basic Requirements:

  • College or university degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience in Transportation and/or Logistics
  • Experience in and/or equivalent knowledge of various Operating, Distribution, Transportation, Contracting, and Traffic in Supply Chain Logistics
  • Personal computer skills and familiarity Microsoft Office suite

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • A working knowledge of a rate management systems and/or procurement tools such as Pelyco and/or GT Nexus or Paralegal skills
  • Strong understanding of international supply chain, both physical flow and data flow including ocean, air, truck, rail carriers’ freight forwarders, and Customs brokers
  • Able to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel both inside and outside the Company and must have some degree of analytical skills  
  • Well organized, a self-motivated and can multitask against multiple deadlines
  • Ability to co-ordinate activities, change processes, identify improvements and cost saving ideas with service providers, internal and external Clients

Additional Information:

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Any relocation costs incurred would be the responsibility of the selected applicant.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at .

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just an hourly wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a monthly bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

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EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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