Outbound Transportation Operations Analyst - West

Purpose: This position is responsible for providing analytical support to outbound transportation operations at adidas for our Retail, eCommerce and Wholesale business channels. This position collaborates with our DC’s and other internal business partners to ensure that delivery performance and service levels are consistently met. It provides support to DC’s regarding daily shipment and carrier issues.


Key Responsibilities:


•            Primarily responsible for load and shipment planning and optimization, equipment & trailer pool planning, and lane analysis for outbound customer shipments.

•            Ensure that the carriers are meeting/exceeding their performance SLAs. Develop, measure, and monitor transportation KPIs.

•            Support Transportation optimization by providing analytics, reporting and operational insight focused on cost savings, operational efficiency and transportation capacity management.

•            Work with cross functional teams to drive overall network performance

•            Monitor automated carrier selection, assignment, rating and tender processes in the Transportation Management System (TMS).

•            Monitor carrier pickup and delivery performance and resolves carrier pickup or equipment issues.

•            Monitor shipment status information, EDI transactions and process errors in the TMS

•            Manage TMS error handling and exceptions.

•            Provide shipment status information to customer, based on communications with carrier

•            Communicate delivery or shipment problems to customers or stakeholders, as necessary.

•            Analyze historical load information and generate customer and management reports in support of carrier performance management and financial planning.


Key Relationships: 


•            Internally: Distribution Centers, Store Operations, eCommerce Operations, Customer Service, Sales, Finance

•            Externally: 3PL’s, Carriers (parcel, LTL, and TL), Freight Brokers, TMS software vendors, Consultants



Knowledge Skills and Abilities:


•            Previous exposure or direct experience using transportation management systems or and/or transportation modeling or routing tools

•            Excellent analysis and data management skills with demonstrated ability to organize data and prepare reports in a logical manner

•            Ability to effectively interact and build a favorable business relationship with all carriers

•            Ability to work constructively with carriers to provide capacity during peak periods

•            Attention to detail and ability to navigate systems to obtain data required.

•            A solid working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, MicroStrategy, and/or Tableau.

•            Knowledge of all modes of transportation (IM,LTL,TL and Small Parcel).

•            Excellent analytical skills and experience with performance metrics or KPI’s.

•            Strong verbal communication and presentation skills to conduct meetings and make presentations to stakeholders and project teams

•            Ability to demonstrate our values for living an inclusive and respectful culture of belonging



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


•            4-year college or university degree, focus on Business Administration, Business Analytics, Engineering, Logistics/Transportation or Supply Chain preferred.  Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for degree.

•            1-3 years related progressive work experience and/or training

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Outbound Transportation Operations Analyst - West

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Spartanburg
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  SC
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  337988
Date:  Jun 8, 2021