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Logistics Data Analyst

Company: Amazon.com, Inc.
Location: Seattle
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

DESCRIPTION

AWS Infrastructure is looking for a talented, driven, and highly analytical, Logistics Data Analyst with a hunger for driving change and impact at a global scale to join Amazon Web Services-Infrastructure Supply Chain and Planning (AWS-ISCaP) team. If you thrive on optimizing operations and delivering customer impacting results, we have an opportunity for you. The successful candidate will have strong analytical and communication skills, and have a passion for using data to drive business decisions. You are analytical and creative, and you don't quit until you solve the problem. You thrive by providing data-driven decision support and business intelligence that is timely, accurate, and actionable.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop auditing automation strategies for auditing transportation freight invoices and ensuring proper controls are in place in freight auditing and Invoice payment systems.
  • Create a "learn by doing" environment by engaging with financial analysts and business partners to promote and encourage continued customer focus and cost reduction
  • Partner with your team and oversee auditing operations, develop analytical models / automation efforts while overseeing their continuous innovation and communication to both your operations & other business partners
  • Work with technology teams and payable teams to ensure timely freight invoice payments and provide excellent carrier experience.
  • Manage and participate in finance and accounting activities globally with multiple currencies.
  • Recommend, develop, and implement policies and programs that guide the organization in accurately estimating freight cost and ensure payment accuracy.
  • Identify, develop, manage, and execute analyses to uncover areas of opportunity and present written business recommendations.
  • Analyze and solve business problems at their root.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Recommend, develop, and implement policies and programs that guide the organization in accurately estimating freight cost and ensure invoice accuracy.
  • Own Controllership activities - Auditing Freight invoices for billing issues or manifest issues if any. Ensure proper controls in place in freight auditing and Invoice payment systems.
  • Create a "learn by doing" environment by engaging with financial analysts and business partners to promote and encourage continued customer focus and cost reduction.
  • Partner with your team and oversee the auditing operations and develop analytical models / SQL automation efforts while overseeing their continuous innovation and communication to both your operations & other business partners.
  • Work with technology and Accounts Payable teams to ensure timely freight invoice payments and avoid carrier escalations.
  • Develop automation for freight cost reporting for business partners.
  • Design exception based reporting highlighting and analyzing outliers.
  • Weekly discussions reporting on pricing gaps, spot quotes, and areas of improvement.
  • Monthly market reports benchmarking internal data to market data.

Key Characteristics:

Proven expertise managing, evaluating, analyzing quickly and creating meaningful business reporting and analytics

Proven ability to develop strategic relationships with your business partners - you influence the decisions. You can root cause issues quickly and uncover core issues using data, then assist, consult with, and teach the business how decisions affect costs in their sites and create new mechanisms as they are needed

  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Engineering or related
  • 2+ years of experience with forecasting and budgeting
  • 2+ years of experience with Excel advanced tools (pivots, lookups, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Freight audit processes
  • Proven experience within a Logistics, Transportation, or Distribution Center processes and systems
  • Advanced problem solving and root cause analysis combined with proven ability to communicate those analysis
  • Highly analytical, detail oriented and strong business sense; proven ability to manage new ideas and creative solutions
  • Manage and prioritize workload and achieve effective results in a fast-paced, growing and ambiguous environment

. Experience in variance analysis, and data interpretation of business impact and results

  • Solid Project Management Skills
  • Basic experience working with large-scale data mining and reporting tools (i.e. SQL, Tableau, MSAccess, Essbase and/or Cognos) and other financial systems such (i.e. Oracle, SAP, Lawson, JD Edwards)

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Keywords: Amazon.com, Inc., Seattle , Logistics Data Analyst, Other , Seattle, Washington

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