Supply Chain Analyst (Lead Logistics) – Grand Rapids – USA

Job Overview


The Supply Chain Analyst is an integral part of the DSV Lead Logistics team and is responsible for supporting inbound and outbound transportation operations throughout the accounts Value Chain. Responsibilities include metric generation, network analysis, and project management for the account. This is a service-oriented role, designed to increase the control of the Value Chain.

Essential duties & responsibilities

  • Accepts accountability for client transportation functions on international import operations.
  • Reports on project progress and manages customer expectations.
  • Identifies and quantifies potential supply chain improvements, or internal efficiency opportunities, and leads the implementation.
  • Identifies and quantifies cost savings opportunities and leads the implementations.
  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Manages complex organizational issues involving customer’s various functional areas and assists in identifying mode optimization opportunities.
  • Develops and maintains tools used to quantify a project’s impact on costs.
  • Coordinates with customs brokers and ensuring the timely filing for Customs Clearance and necessary regulatory requirements as needed.
  • Ensure all documentation, regulations, and physical movement of goods is proceeding according to schedule.
  • Generates weekly, monthly, and quarterly performance metrics:
  • Identifying and providing analysis of metric trends
  • Initiating action plans to address negative and positive trends.
  • Develops a strong knowledge of the customer’s supply chain, and cost drivers in the network.
  • Presents and defends findings and analysis to the customer.
  • Supports building freight forwarder relationships at the local level.
  • Assists in facilitating quarterly reviews.
  • Supports Carrier Services activities.
    • Contracting
    • Forwarder rate negotiations
  • Supports Freight Payment and Operations groups.
  • Assists in resolving invoicing issues.
  • Drives standardization in invoicing.
  • Assists in GL coding.
  • Supports warehousing operations with freight forwarders as needed.
  • Assists in training and improving team member’s analytical skills.

Other duties

  • Supports warehousing operations with carriers as needed.
  • Assists in training and improving team member’s analytical skills.

Minimum required qualifications

Education / Experience
  • College degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, or related field, or experience in lieu of education.
  • A minimum of 3 years of international import/export freight forwarding experience.

Skills, knowledge & abilities

Computer Skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Solid analytical experience in Excel required
Language Skills
  • English (reading, writing, verbal)
Mathematical Skills
  • Position requires strong mathematical skills for project development
Other Skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and management capability—a mentor.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems.
  • Strong organizational, project management and leadership skills to prioritize, coordinate.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and manage conflicting needs.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously – while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong knowledge of International shipping regulations

Preferred qualifications

Computer Skills
  • Experience in Oracle or SAP preferred
  • Experience with transportation management software a plus

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