As the EJD Logistics Analyst, you will analyze all of the different outbound transportation modes from the Distribution Centers to Emery Jensen Distributions customers. This team member will track freight costs at the individual shipment level by customer and then will work directly with varying levels of management and business partners to identify ways to optimize outbound shipments and reduce overall freight expenses.
What you will do
Partner with the Traffic department to identify and track detailed freight costs, by mode and by customer to incorporate in customer profitability reporting and data analytics.
Review outbound customer freight details and recommend changes to the management team to reduce overall freight expenses.
Regularly evaluate the intercompany allocation of freight expenses when the internal fleet is utilized to ensure that costs are being correctly assessed.
Assist in assessing the shipping methods that are to be utilized when onboarding new customers.
Support other projects and initiatives as assigned.
What you need to succeed
Bachelors degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, or Accounting
Minimum 2-4 years of work experience in an analytical capacity
The ability to think critically and identify efficiencies and solutions.
Developed analytical, problem-solving and data-mining skills
Basic project/time management skills
Ability to work with supervision
Proficient verbal and written communication skills
Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Excel with experience in running pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.
Report into the Oak Brook, IL office at minimum 2 days per week (Mondays and Wednesdays).
$64000 - $75000
Why should you join our team?
We live our values - W.E.L.I.G.H.T (Winning, Excellence, Love, Integrity, Gratitude, Humility, and Teamwork). Gratitude. Humility. Love. You dont often see values like these in most corporate statements, but Ace is different. These things are important to us. They represent our commitment to the company, our employees, to Ace retailers and to the Ace brand.
In addition to providing our employees a great culture, Ace / Emery Jensen Distribution also offers competitive benefits* that address lifes necessities and perks, many of which expand and improve year after year, including:
Incentive opportunities, based on role/grade level (rapid company growth over the past 2 years resulted in incentives being paid out above 125% of your target opportunity!)
Generous 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match at 4% of eligible earnings (from day 1 of your first contribution)
Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, vision and disability up to 26 weeks short-term disability and long-term disability) & life insurance benefits for you and your dependents
21 days of vacation immediately available (prorated in the first year) and up to 6 paid holidays depending on the month of hire
Company Car, phone and fuel card are provided for field-based positions
Flexible working arrangements (Non-Field positions can work from home up to 2 days per week)
Your career at Ace is more than just a job. Its a chance to be part of something meaningful. We help locally-owned businesses thrive and make an impact in their communities and we support our employees in doing the same by offering an annual Ace Cares Week, 20 hours off work per year to volunteer at an organization of your choice, opportunities to help Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals and the Ace Helpful Fund through the Ace Foundation
Ace invests in every employee we hire, with a key focus on development and coaching. We offer on-site classes, facilitator-led courses, and a generous tuition assistance program, plus a performance management approach that goes beyond the typical annual review
We know the work environment matters. Thats why Ace holds frequent campus events like Employee Appreciation Week, vendor demos, cookouts, and merchandise sales
We bring them to you! Services such as mobile spas, auto maintenance, car wash and detailing, dry cleaning, dentists, eye doctors, flu shots, recycling and more!
Employee discounts on Ace merchandise (including top brands like Weber, Traeger, Yeti, Craftsman, DeWalt and more), travel, fitness, computers and thousands more
Birth/Adoption bonding paid time off
Adoption cost reimbursement
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) access to free visits to therapists and lawyers, guidance on financial matters, elder and childcare, and assistance with tickets to entertainment events
Identity theft protection
* Benefits are provided in compliance with applicable policies.
We want to hear from you!
Emery Jensen Distribution delivers wholesale products and best-in-class service to independent retailers in the Pro Lumber Yards, Home Centers, Paint, Hardware Stores, Decorating Stores, and E-retailer space. Our goal is to support sustainable and profitable growth for our customers by offering the broadest assortments, best pricing, and most knowledgeable team. We have national scale, a regional focus and the commitment to serve our customers and support each other. Come find out why a career with Emery Jensen Distribution is right for you.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Emery Jensen Distribution, a subsidiary of Ace Hardware, is committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other action covered by federal or applicable state/local laws.
The pay range for this position starts as listed in the job posting, but could be higher based on education and experience. Please note, compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each opening. We take into consideration the minimum requirements outlined in the job description, such as an individuals education, training and experience, the positions work location, required travel (if any), and external market conditions when determining the final salary for potential new hires.
Be aware that salary estimates published via alternate online job boards may not be a true representation of the actual pay range offered for this position. Please refer to the Ace position description for the accurate starting pay range information and feel free to discuss this with a Talent Acquisition professional if you are chosen to move forward with an interview.
This written Position Description is not intended to cover all aspects of the position listed. It is meant to cover the basic/general essential job functions of a particular position. Ace Hardware Corporation reserves the right to change job duties, including essential job functions, according to business necessity.
Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, with more than 5,500 locally owned hardware stores throughout approximately 70 countries. Our independently owned and operated retailers have the freedom to run their business in the way that best serves their local community. Beyond home-improvement projects, we support our communities by operating the Ace Hardware Foundation, which partners with such worthy causes as the Children's Miracle Network, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and more.
Associated topics: analyst, generalist, inventory control, leader, logistics specialist, manager, supervisor, supply chain, rep, warehouse specialist