Transportation Analyst

Operations Highland Park, Illinois


Position at Autocar Parts, LLC




The Transportation Analyst will drive continuous cost and service improvements in our LTL, parcel, and international freight network.  They will own analytics, negotiation and troubleshooting with our transportation partners.

Key Outcomes

Develop and improve logistics business processes including transportation trending, procurement, Freight Bill Audit & Payment, Shipment Planning & Execution to meet customer service levels.  They will also support the analysis for expanding our network footprint and updating our customer facing freight policy.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities and Est. % of Time Spent on Each

  • Proactively monitor and identify trends, issues, or necessary corrective actions with key performance indicators.
  • Execute root cause analysis utilizing 3PL data.
  • Execute analysis and data preparation in support of sales activities (i.e., correct freight rate to charge)
  • Provide all support function activity including accuracy and timeliness of data processing, reporting, analysis, and all other customer specific inquiries
  • Cohesively work with internal teams to resolve problems and/or support implementations
  • Process and distribute weekly metrics and develop performance reports

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Course(s) of study: Supply chain, Logistics, Transportation, Analytics, Math, Finance, Accounting, Business, or other related field or experience in supply chain, logistics, transportation, financial/business analysis.
  • Experience working with large data sets; retrieving/completing analysis and communicating actionable results.
  • Knowledge of cost models for both parcel and LTL freight
  • Basic understanding of international freight including the management of freight brokers
  • Expert skills in MS Excel including pivot tables and v-lookups
  • Intermediate skills in MS Power Point such as working with templates and publishing completed presentations.


Key Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Required Education, Certification, Training

To perform the job successfully, an individual should have or obtain the following education, certification or training:

Bachelor’s degree required

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.