Procurement Analyst - 3PL

Oakville, ON | Direct Hire

Job ID: 50118 Industry: Distribution/Transportation

Position: Procurement Analyst - 3PL

Location: Oakville, ON

Salary:  $50K – $65K depending on experience + Benefits

Our client has been in the service industry for twenty years, with a distinctive client base. They are privately owned and growing rapidly. They are adding to the team by hiring a Procurement/Business Analyst with some focus on project management. This is a brand-new role!

The Procurement Analyst, under the supervision of the Director of Business Intelligence, will be responsible to oversee the analysis, development, implementation, audit, and on-going support of logistical and technology based solutions. This position will analyse complex supply-chain requirements established by clients and internal stakeholders, and develop appropriate solutions and recommendations.

If you have a background in Transportation/3PL and an analytical mindset, this will be an exciting and challenging position. With a clear understanding of analytics, coupled with knowledge of geographical areas and the flow of logistics and distribution, this would be a really rewarding career for the right candidate.

Our client hires and promotes candidates who are self-starters, highly motivated, take initiative, have a willingness to help and put in the time needed to meet project deadlines. 

Core Competencies

  • Attention to Detail - Pursues quality in the accomplishment of tasks, regardless of workload.
  • Adept in creating Excel and Access based analysis
  • Problem Solving - Able to break down a situation into smaller pieces to identify key issues and determine cause and effect. Use logic and analytical methods to come to realistic solution.
  • Project Management - Accurately estimates duration and level of difficulty of tasks and projects. Sets goals, objectives, and work plans to complete tasks and projects.
  • Adaptability - Adapts and responds to changing conditions, priorities, technologies, and requirements.
  • Communication – Able to articulate deliverables with consistency and clarity.
  • Organization - Able to create or maintain processes to ensure all relevant information or tools are easily accessible.
  • Ownership - Takes pride in the work that is accomplished, and understands the function of tasks within the larger picture of the organization. Ensures deadlines are met and work is completed properly.
  • Results Orientation - Able to focus on desired outcomes, and the means they are achieved.
  • Time Management - Balances a myriad of tasks; prioritizes duties as needed.

Job Duties

  • Evaluate existing supply-chain structure and recommend improvements to better suit client requirements (Budgetary, Logistical, Operational)
  • Analyse complex business requirements presented by stakeholders and develop appropriate solutions
  • Develop tool/analytical based solutions to overcome company and client challenges as required
  • Evaluate vendor requests for price increase, consider performance, market conditions and margin objectives, create a strong knowledge base from which to negotiate
  • Coordinate global organizational buying power where applicable
  • Assist in the development of data driven predictive models to assist with the evaluation of potential business decisions and opportunities
  • Act as an consultative resource to customers and internal stakeholders on industry conditions
  • Seek out and develop relationships with regional providers who excel in their geographic or product niche 
  • Work with system administration to develop EDI based reporting solutions
  • Evaluate current carrier performance. Create carrier metrics and an annual review process. Work with carriers to improve service levels to our clients.
  • Review schedule requisitions, cargo, running times, distances and other pertinent information to establish schedule parameters
  • Evaluate customer RFP opportunities and build appropriate value-added solutions and pricing
  • Review and implement service level agreements with providers
  • Act as a resource on business risk management and program exposure
  • Evaluate all aspects of business and processes to identify opportunities to drive profitability and improve efficiency
  • Tariff management
  • Escalation support for systemic issues

Job Requirements

  • Degree in Logistics, Supply-Chain or a related field
  • 3+ years of related experience in the transportation industry
  • Proficiency in database applications and administration systems
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain database-driven content management systems
  • High flexibility with strong interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse environment
  • Highly developed understanding of transportation industry regulations, standards, and best practices
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
  • High level of integrity and work ethic
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft applications, particularly Excel and Access

Work Conditions

  • Extended periods of sitting
  • Interaction with clients, internal stakeholders
  • Interaction with employees, management
  • Working in an office environment
  • Flexible hours including weekends, and holidays as needed on a project basis
  • Occasional overtime as needed

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