Freight Spend Strategist, North America Transportation

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The Freight Spend Strategist is responsible for measuring, analyzing, and forecasting annual international and domestic freight spend within North America, including shipping costs, accessorials, and other charges. This role is critical to ensuring that the North America Transportation leverages transportation spend to optimize marketplace service and efficiency. The Freight Spend Strategist partners closely with other NA Transportation teams to support recurring sourcing events and with the NA Finance team to support annual freight forecasting and spend reporting.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop detailed annual and 3-year freight forecasting and provide as input to NA Finance team
  • Provide detailed cost/spend analytics to support LSP team during recurring sourcing events and inform vendor selection/allocation
  • Measure T&T spend (freight cost and SG&A) actuals vs. forecast/budget and provide input to cross-functional T&T teams
  • Analyze and monitor drivers of T&T freight spend to inform vendor selection and spend performance
  • Root cause gaps between T&T freight spend actuals and forecast/budget to support regular performance management cycles (monthly operating review, supply chain review, etc.)

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of progressive analytics and forecasting experience in the field of operations and logistics
  • 2 additional years of experience required in lieu of a degree
  • Transportation operations experience
  • Descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics experience with complex, unrefined data using a variety of analytical and statistical toolsets, including Tableau, Alteryx, R, and other data manipulation/mining tools
  • Ability to conduct root cause analysis to pinpoint causes of variance between actual and forecasted spend differences, and recommend solutions to avoid variances in the future
  • Forecasting experience using a variety of methods to inform future-state planning
  • Logistics financial acumen and can handle contending priorities with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated experience simplifying complex analysis to explain difficult concepts and influence others to adopt a new point of view based on analytical insights
  • Procurement/vendor management experience
  • Experience in Finance

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