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NA Distribution Logistics and Financial Analyst

Posted 13 Sep 2018

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 172303


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 50,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:

  • Logistics analytical support mainly for Distribution-level warehousing and transportation such as network analysis, RFQ negotiation with carrier and identify logistical/financial opportunities
  • Provide the critical analysis and develop the tools and processes which will support the global supply chain goals and objective, such as developing and maintaining logistics KPIs for each Business Unit and NA Distribution
  • As a key role to develop Distribution annual budget on freight spend and warehousing cost by working with Distribution, Controlling, Procurement and other stakeholders
  • Ensure excellent financial controllership over transportation and distribution spend
  • Act as internal Financial/Accounting support for Distribution and an interface between Distribution and Controlling/Finance
  • Monitor actual OP spend and provide Distribution and Controlling with analysis on cost variance each month
  • Responsible for preparing statistical data for contract negotiations and participating in negotiations with analytical support
  • Evaluate existing capabilities and establish new systems and processes for the tracking,

    measurement, reporting, and analysis of NA Transportation

  • Monitor weekly freight payment wire transfer by working with Accounts Payable and freight payment vendor
  • Maintain and manager data integrity and periodically auditing key transactional data on transportation, carrier, freight payment and ERP

Who You Are:

The successful candidate will highly analytical, understand key business drivers and:

  • Have an extremely high level of customer focus and partnering with key internal customers
  • Have in depth analytical experience in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Have ability to build and manage models for problem solving, variance analysis, and business forecasting
  • Be capable of monitoring existing metrics, analyzing data and independently driving business change
  • Have relevant technical experience to analyze complex datasets from SAP, Oracle and other tools
  • Education and Experience:
    • BA/BS degree in transportation, logistics, supply chain and finance; MBA preferred
    • 10+ years of experience in transportation, distribution, finance, or a related highly-analytic field
    • Experience in transportation and logistics industry with excellent forecasting and analytical background to deal with a large amount data everyday
    • Knowledge of Oracle and SAP ERP systems preferred
  • Essential Skills:
    • Exceptional proficiency in MS Excel (Pivot Table/Formula Building) and advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite, PowerPivot, Power BI, Tableau, SQL and other analytical/visualization tools
    • Advanced analytical skills and an ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment; work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations
    • Demonstrated ability to build and manage complex models for business forecasting, variance analysis, and problem solving
    • Strong Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variable in situations where only limited standardization exists
    • No day is the same in logistics/distribution business and the ability to assess situations quickly and provide alternate solutions is key to success
    • Ability to multi task and prioritize
    • Strong attention to detail
    • A self-director who can manage their own timelines and set priorities
    • Great interpersonal skills — including written and oral communication skills

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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