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Transportation Procurement & Optimization Analyst Full-time

at CHEP in Florida (Published at 22-03-2019)

CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world?s biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, CHEP created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ?pooling?. CHEP primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. CHEP employs approximately 11,000 people and owns approximately 300 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 750 service centres, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg?s and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group and operates in more than 55 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. For more information on CHEP, visit www.chep.com. For information on the Brambles Group, visit www.brambles.com

As one of four Brambles growth companies, CHEP and Brambles provide you unparalleled opportunities to advance and accelerate your career. You?ll be joining an international growth organisation with a pioneering, circular business model. You?ll be working for a company that is changing the way goods get to market. You?ll become part of an efficient and collaborative global team making a real contribution to a smarter, more sustainable future. For more on how Brambles growth companies can accelerate your career, visit https://careers.brambles.com/

Position Description

Position Purpose

Position is responsible for procuring transportation solutions by creating the strategy which includes bids, root cause and work to Minimize spot market, determine optimal mode of transport, freight pay, administration of Blujay (including rates admin), and on-boarding and removing carriers based on service/service calls. Interpret and support optimal network stock and mapping compliance through the development, implementation, and execution of a Transportation Procurement Strategy.


  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly reporting of key metrics

  • Managing weekly transportation overspend processes to renegotiate rates and reduce transportation spend

  • Provided analytics to determine best mode of transportation by lane (i.e.: intermodal, dedicated, line-haul, LTL, etc.)

  • Prepare Internationally freight bids for Canada & Mexico including CCPS Europe on pricing/sourcing strategies for intercontinental flows, including key CCPS USA decision makers. Operations, Finance, & Logistics Manager

  • Work with CHEP USA International Transportation on freight procurement to support intercontinental flows

  • Support logistics with Transport RFQs, ?mini bids? and the Logistics Manager on RFQ strategies

  • Ensure on time payment of carrier invoices, partnering with business owners to overcome challenges in the process

  • Position will have a dynamic element, where ask and deliverables can change to support the business.

Major/Key Accountabilities

  • Development and reporting of key metrics to the business

  • Maintain a high level of understanding of transportation and stay up to date on new practices in the market

  • Ensure that all carrier selections are made with consideration to service level expectations

  • Facilitate monthly service calls with regional and national carriers to address poor performance and identify root cause and corrective action

  • Develop strategies around inflation mitigation

  • Transportation Contract Management

  • Support the Logistics Manager with carrier management, cost control and improved service.

  • Ensure accurate rates and routing guides are in place to drive TLA above 80%

  • Serve as transportation subject matter experts that can provide support to internal partners and customer carrier partners.

  • Participate in cross-functional projects that deliver process improvements and drive overall efficiencies within the CCPS network.

  • Ability to operate in a high paced organization and effectively achieve solutions to challenging problems. CHEP environment requires ability to work with other groups to negotiate support and mutual progress towards a goal, but the ability to elevate the issue and or demand results when appropriate progress is not being achieved.

  • Ability to accept rapidly changing priorities, drop everything to refocus on a new goal, but the determination and persistence to return again to difficult projects when the new challenge has passed. Strong time management, organization, prioritization and self-directed drive a must.

  • High levels of energy, enthusiasm, and esprit de corps a must. Must be able to motivate the team and self when extremely challenging results are demanded with limited support, systems or infrastructure.


  • On Time Performance

  • Customer order quantity improvement CUBE

  • Mapping Compliance

  • Optimal Network Stock

  • Reduction of Cost to serve through creation of visibility tools and process

  • Rate inflation to CASS

  • Spot market utilization

  • Routing guide compliance

Authority/ Decision Making

  • Authorize deviations from plan (one time)

  • Recommend and implement cost savings solutions

  • Approve and upload transportation rates

  • Vet and on board new transportation providers

Key contacts

  • Logistics, Operations, Quality, Customer sales/service, & Finance

  • Transportation & Voice of the Customer

  • Carrier Base

  • 3PL Management Groups at Service Centers



  • Positive attitude with amplitude to learn

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

  • Organizational skills

  • Proficiency in Excel

  • Ability to teach others

  • Bachelor?s Degree in related field or 2+ years of relevant experience


  • SAP

  • Blujay or other TMS

  • Optimization and Planning

  • Transportation Procurement strategies, domestic & international


  • Bachelor?s degree in a business or technical field preferred

  • 2+ years? experience in Transportation, Logistics, or Supply Chain

Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to work analytically inside of large data sets to find insights to drive solutions and cost out

  • Develops positive relationship with third party providers, and ensures consistent achievement of expectation/ requirements

  • Knowledge or North America transportation flows, including Mexico and Canada



  • English


  • Spanish

We're excited you're here to learn how we'll leverage our family of growth companies to accelerate your career. Brambles companies employ more than 14,500 people in over 60 countries, committed to connecting people to life's essentials, every day. Our people are shaping a smarter, more sustainable future by changing the way business makes, moves and sells goods in every corner of the world. We look forward to helping you become one of them. HTTPS://careers.brambles.com/

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Individuals fraudulently misrepresenting themselves as [Brambles/CHEP/IFCO] representatives have scheduled interviews and offered fraudulent employment opportunities with the intent to commit identity theft or solicit money. [Brambles/CHEP/IFCO] never conducts interviews via online chat or requests money as a term of employment. If you have a question as to the legitimacy of an interview or job offer, please contact us at recruitment@brambles.com.

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