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Associate Logistics Analyst, Warehousing in Garner, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 5/22/2019

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The associate logistics analyst is responsible for data management, analyzing performance, identifying problems, and developing recommendations that support logistics management across one or more of the following logistics functions:  procurement, transportation or warehousing.

This role is primarily responsible for analyzing warehousing costs and performance, including reporting on KPIs to measure performance of 3PL vendors. The associate logistics analyst will compile, interpret, and explain logistics cost and service data to management to drive cost and performance levels.


  • Support execution of Butterball, LLC logistics strategy.
  • Build collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist with developing and reporting on tangible key performance indicators (KPIs) that measure performance and drive improvement.
  • Under the direction of logistics management team determine ways to optimize service levels, maintain supply-chain efficiency, or minimize cost.
  • Conduct analysis on key cost drivers and changes from month-to-month, year-to-year on logistics expenses.
  • Execute appropriate RFI, RFP, RFQ and other formal supplier evaluation processes.
  • Maintain databases and records in accordance with corporate policies and to ensure legal compliance.
  • Recommend improvements to existing or planned logistics processes and procedures.
  • Review standard operating procedures (SOPs) for logistics processes.
  • Monitor industry standards, trends, or practices to identify developments in logistics planning or execution.
  • Develop subject matter expertise through external research, benchmarking, analyzing cost drivers, as well as professional development.
  • Compile reports to educate logistics team and other departments on service needs and cost reduction.
  • Provide back-up support to other analysts.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business, engineering, or related field.
  • 1-3 level years related experience in logistics and/or supply chain.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data at the detail level and understand the high-level implication.
  • Comfortable analyzing data and presenting findings and recommendations effectively in both verbal and written communications.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to prioritize and organize assignments to make efficient use of time with significant attention to detail.
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment to meet demands with the ability to manages competing demands. Possesses the attitude and determination to stay focused on results and deadlines until the task or project is completed.
  • Continuous improvement mindset with proven ability to improve processes.Previous exposure to Lean/Six Sigma principles, preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships and work collaboratively at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong computer skills (Database, MS Office Suite) and experience with SAP.
  • Knowledge of Transportation Management Systems (TMS) desired.
  • Ability to travel overnight, between multiple distribution locations and corporate headquarters.
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