Senior Analyst, Logistics Optimization

Location:  Louisville, KY area


Position located approximately 1 hour outside of Louisville, KY in Southwest Indiana.  Our client, a $2.5B global manufacturer of home furnishing products is seeking a Senior Analyst of Logistics Optimization skilled in network routing optimization applications such as Llamasoft Supply Chain Guru, to drive improvements in outbound logistics costs, service, and delivery execution.  Focus will be on utilizing 1) Transportation Optimization Analytics 2) Optimizing parameters for a TMS system  3) Plant Master Scheduling and 4) Project Management.

This organization is part of a larger organization that altogether is expected to grow by 40% over the next few years and has been recently recognized as one of the most admired companies to work for.  Growth is expected in this department setting the stage for additional responsibilities in the future.

Specifically, this individual will be accountable for:

  • Insure optimization of routing decisions through analytics and review of TMS parameter sets.
  • Overcome data access and systems constraints using ODBC, SQL Programming, Access and other data solutions
  • Support various data mining, modeling and querying requirements using VBA, SQL, and other tools
  • Support identification and implementation of TMS enhancements
  • Works closely with cross functional partners, understanding tradeoffs of business decisions and alignment of resources for swift completion of work

This role may require travel up to 20% of the time.


  • Degree from accredited university in Business, Logistics, Engineering or related field
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in Transportation / Logistics
  • Experience with network routing optimization applications, Llamasoft Supply Chain Guru is a plus.
  • Business acumen and analytical skills in transportation/logistics is a must
  • Financial and analytical acumen, critical and creative thinking, sound business judgment, including ability to derive the right conclusions from large sets of data coming from multiple sources
  • Willingness to challenge status quo, overcoming barriers for new ideas, gracefully challenging traditional thinking
  • Tenacity to accept and drive changes in an evolving network and amidst changing customer behavior
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively in various ways up to VP level of management
  • Advanced skills with Excel, Access, SQL, VBA along with the ability to write SQL scripts for the ad-hoc extraction of data from Business Systems
  • Experience with creating database connectivity using ODBC, SQL Server.
  • Knowledge of Business Intelligence tools is a plus
  • Strong project management skills including Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and must be highly organized
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong project management and team building skills

Relocation assistance is available.

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