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Transportation Analyst
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Dorchester, Boston, MA, USA
Experience Level
  • A relevant bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of logistics experience with solid business acumen and knowledge of consumer products. Direct experience with over the road and/or parcel shipping is highly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of transportation rate structures and pricing dynamics. Experience with freight payment
  • Strong knowledge of hazardous materials shipping regulations and procedures preferred: DOT/ IATA/IMDG
  • Ability to utilize multiple data sources to deliver accurate, reasonable & reliable reporting and insights
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required for interacting at all levels within the organization. A team player with a “can-do” and determined attitude
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work independently in a proactive and anticipatory manner. Ability to develop clear action plans and drive processes with numerous interdependencies
  • Customer focused approach with a genuine passion for the logistics industry
  • Located in Boston, MA. Travel Required: up to 20%
  • Work with carriers on a day-to-day basis to ensure SimpliSafe products are moving efficiently and on time. Quote rates and procure capacity for special projects and urgent requests. Approve spot rates and air freight as necessary
  • Lead, negotiate and execute sourcing events in collaboration with Simplisafe procurement for outbound transportation providers on a defined cadence. Ensure optimal balance between capacity, service requirements and costs
  • Build and maintain relationships with transportation providers and serve as the primary point of contact. Recognize wins and hold partners accountable when performance does not meet expectations. Manage the customer onsite install agency and parcel visibility vendors
  • Lead hazardous material shipping program ensuring SimpliSafe product remains compliant with all transportation regulations
  • Meet regularly with providers to discuss forecasts and capacity information to improve planning. Ensure adequate equipment/coverage is available to support business needs and growth. Lead weekly touch bases and monthly/ quarterly business reviews with all key vendors
  • Monitor payment of freight invoices and ensure accurate GL coding and rates. Monitor accessorial charges and aim to mitigate when possible. Lead the project and execution of a freight pay vendor
  • Identify & implement areas for productivity improvements both internally and with external partners
  • Develop standardized operating procedures across all facilities to ensure consistency of performance
  • Research industry performance, standards, and benchmarks to analyze performance and resolve operational issues. Develop and distribute KPIs and reporting to monitor cost and service levels
Desired Qualifications
  • Technology savvy in general, proficiency with MSOffice and Google Workspace (Excel skills are a must), experience utilizing ERP systems like NetSuite. Tableau experience is a plus

501-1,000 employees

Home security company
Company Overview
Simplisafe wants to make home security accessible to everyone
  • Health Insurance - A comprehensive plan provides peace of mind for you and your family.
  • Employee assistance program - Help through the difficult situations that come up at work and at home.
  • Tuition reimbursement - We want you to keep learning, so we’ll cover part of your tuition.
  • 401(k) - Saving for your future in the present.
  • Unlimited vacation - Exempt employees take the time when you need it or want it. We mean it.
  • Life and disability insurance - Coverage for when you need it most.
Company Core Values
  • Customer obsessed
  • Aim High
  • No Ego
  • One Team
  • Life As We Climb
  • Lean & Nimble