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Logistics Business Analyst

Company: Carpenter Technology
Location: Reading
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Carpenter Technology Corporation is a leading producer and distributor of premium specialty alloys, including titanium alloys, nickel and cobalt based superalloys, stainless steels, alloy steels and tool steels. Carpenter's high-performance materials and advanced process solutions are an integral part of critical applications used within the aerospace, transportation, medical and energy markets, among other markets. Building on its history of innovation, Carpenter's wrought and powder technology capabilities support a range of next-generation products and manufacturing techniques, including novel magnetic materials and additive manufacturing. Logistics Business Analyst Primary Duties Maintain a safe and organized work environment. Analyzes and works with Logistics Manager to prepare annual budget, budget re-forecasts and five-year plans for distribution centers and logistics. Supports analysis, planning and forecasting activities for strategic initiatives for current and future fiscal years. Monitors and manages the Logistics & Distribution budget and ensures budget compliance for Internal fleet, Distribution Centers, and 3PL contracts. Communicates analysis results, variances, and budgets/forecasts to relevant parties on timely basis. Create, organize, and review weekly/monthly forecasts of distribution and transportation spending. Review and submit weekly invoices to finance for transportation, distribution, and facility invoices. Lead monthly "working sessions" with transportation teams on developing and tracking Freight drivers and key operations metrics, including weight optimization, miles/load, etc. Create reports on transportation cost trends, carrier utilization and effectiveness, develop and monitor reports for freight and logistics cost drivers. Partner with FBP&A to develop, track and report distribution and transportation forecasts and budgets. Recommend business and cost improvement strategies within the warehousing and transportation networks. Develops, implements, and manages fully integrated reporting spreadsheets and databases to ensure accuracy and efficient reporting. Support negotiating contracts and RFQs based on Carpenter's business needs. Support creating and manage proposals and documentation for capital projects. Model costs and service impacts and recommend the best solution for Carpenter Technology. Identify, lead, and participate in continuous improvement projects as it relates to cost reduction opportunities. Maintain a clear understanding of best practices both internally and externally for continuous process improvement in the Logistics Department. Establish and maintain good working relationships with freight forwarders and transportation providers. All other duties as assigned. Required for the Logistics Business Analyst Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Logistics Engineering, or Business Administration. 8+ years of direct experience in logistics management and/or 8+ years of relevant finance/accounting experience. Preferred for the Logistics Business Analyst Masters Degree preferred but not required. Prior work experience in logistics, freight forwarding, supply chain, or metals industry preferred but not required. Experience with procurement, finance, contract negotiation a plus. Experience designing cost models for logistics and distribution networks a plus. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and advanced knowledge of Excel. Experience with data extraction using SQL, Tableau, or similar tools. Strong analytic, financial modeling, and reporting skills. Ability to demonstrate independent thinking with problem-solving mindset. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage projects from concept to completion within time constraints. Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast paced team environment with frequent deadlines. Must be organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and be able to function independently and as part of a team. Must be comfortable dealing with multiple agendas and driving decisions through influencing without authority. Ability to solve a variety of problems in situations where only limited standardization exists. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to build and maintain strong working relationships across multiple business functions. Ability to discuss detailed information with both internal and external parties. Proactively identify continuous improvement opportunities and demonstrate intellectual curiosity. Strong business acumen and ability to share business knowledge with non-financial individuals. Ability to interpret complex data and provide data in a meaningful format to management review. Carpenter Technology Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including life, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, 401k with company contributions as well as many other options to employees. Carpenter Technology Corporation's policy is to fully and effectively maintain a program of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all employees, to employ affirmative action for all protected classes, and to recruit and develop the best qualified persons available regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. The Company also will recruit, develop and provide opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Keywords: Carpenter Technology, Reading , Logistics Business Analyst, Professions , Reading, Pennsylvania

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