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GNC Logistics Analyst in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

The Transportation Analyst – Multi-mode (focus on Trucking operations) and TMS processes, is responsible for managing transportation management business processes (i.e. procurement, Freight Bill Audit & Payment, Shipment Planning & Execution) to ensure we provide the best solution and meet customer requirements. This position will handle analysis and tasks driving continuous cost and service improvement by recommending and implementing stated improvements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for transportation utilization and mode analysis of all movement within GNC's transportation network, with a focus on Truckload, LTL and Inter-modal operations.

  • Develop functional expertise in Transportation, Supply Chain Operations by identifying key performance drivers of each area

  • Perform data management through a combination of data mining, data modeling, data analysis, cost/benefit analysis, process mapping, and/or problem analysis; while executing day to day processes related to area of responsibility.

  • Develop and maintain cost estimates, forecasts, and cost models to support growing domestic & wholesale business units

  • Develop, and analyze key performance metrics and make data-driven operational recommendations based on these analyses to meet and exceed GNC's customer service and financial targets

  • Manage the "charge-back" process as it related to GNC and Vendor Compliance programs as needed

  • Correspond with carriers by phone and/or email to request tracking updates and appt. scheduling

  • Administer and manage GNC's carrier scorecard programs to monitor overall carrier performance against goals and expectations

  • Build and maintain partnerships with vendors and GNC's carrier base through timely and data-driven feedback to improve cost and service performance

  • Support and coordinate with RFPs and carrier bids to improve GNC's transportation network costs and service

  • Responsible for project management and oversight of initiatives to generate cost savings, cost avoidance and/or service improvements to GNC's transportation network

  • Assist in the analysis of transportation costs and budgets for all of GNC's transportation spend categories

  • Responsible for monthly reporting analysis for transportation as well as budget development for transportation

  • Partner with Logistics Leadership to identify process improvement opportunities through strategic thinking, critical thinking and analysis

  • Assist Transport team as needed in tracking, dispatching and confirming loading details

  • All other duties as assigned

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key accountabilities of the job required

  • 2+ years progressive supply chain, transportation, or logistics experience preferred

  • Ability to demonstrate fluency in logistics analysis (KPI, Metric Reporting)

  • Experience and knowledge of Truckload, LTL and Inter-modal in a high volume retail environment

  • Forecasting and P&L analysis, and Transportation Management Systems (TMS)

  • Basic knowledge of DOT regulations required, working knowledge preferred.

  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications

  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)

  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts

  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients

  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.

  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

General Nutrition Centers International is an Equal Opportunity Employer