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Senior Transportation Analyst



Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Job Description:

Who we are:

We’re Cart.com, one of the fastest growing commerce enablement companies in the world. We provide the digital and physical infrastructure that empowers thousands of leading B2B and B2C companies to unify commerce operations across channels and sell and fulfil anywhere their customers are.

We’re building toward a world where commerce has no bounds. Our enterprise-grade software, services and logistics infrastructure, including our own network of omnichannel fulfillment and distribution centers, enable merchants to navigate an increasingly complex operating landscape and drive efficient growth.

Our goal is to be the global backbone of commerce. To achieve it, we’re looking for entrepreneurial, innovative and determined teammates who are eager to help our growing base of customers simplify their commerce operations and seamlessly reach their own customers, wherever they are. Sound like you? We’d love to hear from you.

Cart.com Fast Facts:

  • 6,000+ customers worldwide

  • 1,600+ employees globally

  • 14 warehouses nationwide, totaling over 8 million square feet of space

  • Our software lists $10+ trillion in product value across channels

  • Our digital and physical operations support $8+ billion in Gross Merchandise Value

Our values:

Cart.com is building a company that is committed to living out these 6 core values:

  • Be brand obsessed: Our lives are shaped by the brands we interact with daily. We obsess over the brands we serve, and about the things they care about.

  • Think beyond the box: “We’ve always done it that way” is not a phrase uttered often at our office. We create creative solutions to complex problems.

  • Don’t give up: We learn from our challenges and see them for what they are; great building blocks to an amazing brand story.

  • Speak up: We communicate clearly and directly because we care deeply. Communication is the bedrock of our community.

  • Work together: We’ve built a team that prides itself on diversity of thought and background. Collaboration is better with contrast.

  • Remember to be human: We work hard, but we leave room for the people, places and things that we love.

This position is open to applicants or individuals who are located in or willing to move to AZ, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MD, NV, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT.

The Role:

As a Senior Transportation Analyst, you'll join our Operations team, responsible for optimizing transportation logistics to ensure seamless delivery of products to our customers. Reporting to the Senior Director of Transportation, you'll collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including Operations, Supply Chain, and IT. While this role doesn't entail direct reports, you'll have a significant impact on optimizing our transportation strategies and driving efficient growth for Cart.com.

What You’ll Do:

  • Conduct transportation analysis using statistical tools, data visualization software, and databases to optimize routes, traffic patterns, and transportation costs.

  • Develop and apply transportation models to simulate and forecast various scenarios related to freight movement, network capacity, and supply chain optimization.

  • Utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and spatial analysis techniques to map transportation networks, assess spatial relationships, and identify optimization opportunities.

  • Apply supply chain management principles to optimize logistics operations, including transportation modes, inventory management, warehousing, and distribution strategies.

  • Ensure regulatory compliance by staying updated on transportation regulations such as DOT regulations, HOS rules, and international trade laws.

  • Utilize problem-solving skills to identify transportation-related challenges, evaluate alternative solutions, and make data-driven recommendations to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

  • Leverage technical proficiency in relevant software and tools used in transportation analysis, such as transportation management systems (TMS), route planning software, and ERP systems.

  • Communicate complex analyses and recommendations effectively to stakeholders, including executives, clients, and cross-functional teams.

  • Manage transportation projects from conception to implementation, including coordinating resources, timelines, and budgets to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Stay updated with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in transportation management and logistics through continuous learning.

  • Collaborate with internal teams, external partners, and vendors to develop and implement transportation strategies that align with business objectives.

  • Identify and mitigate potential risks in transportation operations to ensure the reliability and resilience of supply chains.

Who You Are:

  • Proficient: in data analysis, transportation modeling, GIS, supply chain management, regulatory compliance, problem-solving, technical proficiency, communication, project management, continuous learning, collaboration, and risk management.

  • Analytical: Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate data into actionable insights.

  • Communication: Excellent communication skills to effectively convey complex analyses and recommendations.

  • Problem-Solving: Proven track record of identifying and solving transportation challenges.

  • Collaborative: Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to achieve common goals.

  • Adaptable: Highly adaptable to a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

What You’ve Done:

  • 7+ years of experience in transportation analysis.

  • 3+ years of direct small parcel experience

  • 3+ years of direct experience within 3PL

  • Advanced proficiency in relevant software and tools, including MS Excel, Access, and SQL.

  • Experience working with transportation management systems (TMS).

  • Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software.

Nice to Haves:

  • E-commerce experien
    Certifications in transportation or
    logistics management.

  • Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or related field.

Currently, Cart.com does not intend to hire candidates who will need, now or in the future, Cart.com sponsorship through any non-immigrant visa category such as the H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, O-1, or TN.

All hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or transfer visas for applicants.

Cart.com is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.