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Distribution Center Transportation Analyst

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Supply Chain, Distribution & Logistics
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00499531 Requisition #
Based in Memphis, TN., the Transportation Analyst (DC) will be responsible for day-to-day execution of inbound and outbound prepaid/prepaid add transportation for their assigned Nike’s Distribution Centers, a critical part of our dynamic and rapidly growing NA Supply Chain. Reporting to the Transportation Ops Manager, the Transportation Analyst will execute inbound flow effectively and efficiently to minimize expedites. This role will work with cross functional partners to improve SIFOT (Ship in Full on Time) and reducing transportation cycle time by working with Distribution Center (DC) Managers across NIKE’s network. In addition to ensuring all NIKE prepaid/prepaid and add shipments are shipped on time out of NIKE Distribution Centers, this role will be tasked to support the development of customer delivery requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics. The Transportation Analyst will be tasked with improving shipment routing processes with collect freight customers and determine optimal freight terms in support of customer delivery. In addition to being responsible for the execution of Transportation plans for shipping peak seasons and capacity constraints, the operational execution for month/year end for all DC’s and modes of transportation is a primary focus for this role. This role will work closely with Transportation Strategy team to provide input to development Transportation network solutions that meet the current and future needs of NIKE and our customers. The Regional Transportation team will escalate DC related Transportation Logistics Service Providers (LSP's) capacity and service issues (equipment, no shows) for resolution to the Transportation OPS team.

The Transportation OPS team will provide support to the NIKE Distribution network for major components of yard management (Drop yard, Hosteling/shuttling trailers, trailer rental providers, LSP’s detention (domestic OTR trailers and intermodal containers) and provide reporting and visibility for Yard management costs. Lastly, plan, develop, and implement programs to coordinate movement of product from DC to DC moves for co-loading and multi-stop shipping issues.

The Transportation OPS (DC) Team will support multiple businesses and customers for Nike including wholesale, digital (Nike.com), and Nike retail stores by partnering with the Regional Logistics and LSP Management teams to develop and maintain standardized performance metrics for all domestic carriers.

• Responsible for on-time pick-up and delivery, and carrier performance for inbound and outbound shipments from assigned DC(s)
• Execute Transportation plans for shipping peak season and monthly/quarterly/year-end
• Proactively identify opportunities to minimize expedites
• Serve as day-to-day point of contact for Transplace Front Line Employees (e.g., field questions, guidance) for inbound and outbound DC carrier issues
• Provide day-to-day operational support for assigned DC(s) to assess equipment needs and ensure equipment is on hand to meet DC demand
• Manage flow of inbound trailers from local drop yard into assigned DC(s) and escalate ongoing issues to Sr. Transportation Analyst (DC)
• Ensure proper ASN management/creation for all Inbound to DC shipments.
• Manage empty carrier container report for Memphis DC’s yard to prevent yard capacity issues
• Track and report empty containers at local drop yard to prevent trailer detention
• Ensure that all Inbound loads are updated in YMS and processed by DC with FIFO to prevent trailer detention
• Provide support for escalation issues as they relate to all yard management activities (shuttling, hosteling and rental trailer capacity needs) for assigned DC(s)
• Proactively identify DC transportation cost savings opportunities (e.g., mode optimization, backhaul opportunities, RTV programs) and raise to appropriate transportation leader
• Implement continuous improvement activities to improve on operating metrics and performance, specifically related to cost, service, and compliance (e.g. route optimization, carrier selection, backhauls, and trailer loading)
• Aggregate carrier performance data (late pick-ups/deliveries) from TMS and report to LSP Management to support carrier QBR/MBRs (Note: this data will be used to inform Domestic Transportation business decisions as well)
• Escalation point for Transplace for DC carrier issues (carrier capacity no-shows); solve for delivery exceptions
• Conduct data mining and data analysis to identify trends, opportunities and provide actionable summaries of key findings on a consistent and proactive basis. Assist in defining, measuring and communicating Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)


• Transportation Operations, DC operations a plus
• Drive continuous improvement program in conjunction with key partners
• Ability to collaborate with both internal and external partners
• Understand and escalate market risks/trends and communicate to Transportation OPS
• Demonstrates the ability to determine goals, direction and action steps necessary to maximize short-term and long-term.
• Demonstrated ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analysis
• Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel and Access
• Ability to influence the organization cross functionally and at multiple levels to achieve strategy implementation
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), and the ability to work cross-functionally
• Strong project management, presentation, and facilitation skills
• Possess solid verbal and written communication skills in both with the ability to communicate detailed analytical information in an appropriate manner through all levels of the organization
• Strong analytical skills in order to interpret data and create presentations
• Bachelor's Degree in business or a related field (e.g., Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations Management, Computer Science, Data Science or Information Quality)
• 2+ years of experience in direct support of transportation/Transportation operations in a Retail/E-Commerce supply chain environment and use of project management tools and methodologies is required.
• +1 years in Reverse Transportation is a plus
• Experience working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative and team-based environment
• Experience driving performance through metrics and use data to drive continuous process improvement.
• Experience being accountable for cost, quality, and service performance and for making decisions when trade-offs are required. 

Preferred:

• 2+ years of experience performing data analysis using various tools such as Excel, Access, Tableau or Alteryx
• Proficiency with Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Database Management

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