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Transportation Analyst IV

Company: Caterpillar
Location: Decatur
Posted on: June 6, 2021

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At Caterpillar, we work to help our customers build a better world. Without our team of talented, bright and driven individuals, we wouldn't be the Caterpillar we are today. Now, this is your chance to join our team and do work that matters. We want you to help us enable customer success, make progress possible around the world and help our communities grow and thrive. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Product Support and Logistics Division as aTransportation Analyst IV.

The Product Support and Logistics Division (PSLD) is one of the most innovative divisions within Caterpillar. In PSLD, as within all of Caterpillar, our priority is our customers and helping them build a better world. We touch nearly every element of the services value stream from procurement to design and manufacturing to distribution. PSLD is responsible for Aftermarket Parts DistributionofCat Parts, Integrated Logistics, segment Procurementand thedesign andmanufactureof Wear & Maintenance Components, e.g., Steel Products (Undercarriage and GET) and Specialty Products (Seals, Tubes & Hardware, Hose & Couplings, Fluids and Filters).

We'recommittedto our customers, who build a better world with our products, services and solutions. We understand and show the value of why they should always choose us. We're exploring new ideas and opportunities -innovatingto discover the breakthroughs necessary for tomorrow's growth.

Through it all, we are one team- creating and delivering world-class components and solutions superior to the competition.

Learn more about the Caterpillar Experience

The primary responsibilities of the Transportation Specialist include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage the site transportation operations (Inbound) needs, transportation network design and optimization, identify and lead transportation network projects and improvement initiatives, conduct freight cost analyses and transportation budgeting, define and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and client-site account management

  • Always maintain an appropriate work environment

  • Implement and ensure compliance with safety policies and protection of corporate assets/information

  • Manage transportation operations (Inbound) including but not limited to:

  • Supply chain velocity reporting and root cause corrective action

  • Carrier coverage, operations, and performance

  • Standards development and adherence (Guidelines, Practices, Specifications)

  • Integration with Ground Transportation Operations Control (GTOC) and GMM operations

  • Support for expedited shipments

  • Conduit to other Transportation enterprise services

  • Lead transportation network improvement initiatives

  • Track projects against success measurements, including quality, velocity, cost metrics

  • Provide project reporting and status

  • Conduct ongoing lane/network evaluations

  • Provide operational requirements for procurement bidding activities

  • Promote seamless handoff of project work to ongoing operations teams

  • Provide cost analysis to buyers for potential supplier sourcing initiatives

  • Conduct cost analysis for freight and variance reporting

  • Ensure alignment with local accounting / Business Resources team

  • Include freight for network and local moves for all lanes and modes

  • Define and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Publish KPI results and root cause and corrective action (RCCA)

  • Provide accurate and timely reporting for each KPI, with RCCA reporting for metrics below target

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of transportation industry or manufacturing supply chain experience, or Bachelor's Degree (with Transportation, Logistics or Supply Chain concentration) and 2 years of transportation industry or manufacturing supply chain experience

  • 3+ years team leadership and/or project management experience

  • Minimum 1 year of cost analysis experience

  • Intermediate to advanced skills with MS Office Products (Access, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • First-hand experience and knowledge of Caterpillar transportation networks

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Knowledge of Caterpillar North American transportation network

  • 6 Sigma/Lean/CPS experience

  • Working knowledge of one or more of the following software applications: JDA TM, JDA FOM, TW Slot, GT Nexus, CASS, TIS, CMOPS, Rate Management (RM), SAP/MACH 1, Glovia, MAM

  • Previous experience with GTOC or knowledge of transportation best practices and procedures

Additional Information:

This position does not offer relocation.

This position requires 20% or less travel.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website


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

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Keywords: Caterpillar, Decatur , Transportation Analyst IV, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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