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The Logistics Analyst, PG&A is responsible for the organization, support, tracking and flow of communication between internal and external transportation partners regarding shipment creation, movement, and payment. In addition, the key point of contact for warehousing, international trade, cross docking, freight forwarders, distribution centers, third party logistics providers, and dealer support. Will also be responsible for coordinating timely results in ad hoc shipment reporting and the execution of logistics freight payment audit, and resolution. Acts as a transportation liaison between carriers, distribution centers, dealer support, finance, and internal clients, coordinating operations and projects which drive continuous improvement to meet Polaris’ objectives. The Logistics Analyst is expected to leverage critical thinking and decision-making skills to optimize freight movement and expenses while maintaining a high level of customer service.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for contributions to all aspects of logistics financials, planning, analysis, and execution including inbound, outbound, and transfer freight expenses across North America within selected modes (Small Parcel, Less-Than-Truckload, Truckload, etc.)
- Support partnership with both international and domestic external parcel, LTL, TL, and ocean accounting personnel to ensure all invoices are within terms of payment agreement.
- Maintain/support partnership with 3rd Party freight auditor while serving as SME and main POC, execute weekly freight payment audit and support monthly accrual.
- Support the dealer network by providing accurate information on status of each shipment and other dealer inquiries regarding transportation and delivery of products.
- Collaborate with PG&A product development and distribution teams to reduce freight expenses, translate business needs and priorities into actionable logistics strategies.
- Proactively identify and communicate freight issues and recommendations.
- Identify and deliver process improvements to reduce logistics waste and cost while increasing safety, quality, and contributing to gross profit improvement through idea generation, project management and execution.
- Execute PG&A general ledger coding for all shipments in Customer Approval Process and/or ad hoc inquiries.
- Perform and support high level analysis for parcel, LTL, TL, and ocean freight claim filing and reporting.
- Dispatch, log/report, and identify common occurrences in PG&A Logistics inbox and troubleshoot root cause.
- Ensure compliance with all logistics rules and regulations in relation to PG&A operations, Polaris Trade Compliance and standards from Customs, taxes, and other local regulations.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
- College degree in Operations, Logistics, Business, or equivalent experience
- Logistics/Supply Chain/International trade experience of 3+ years, working knowledge of carrier operations
- Proven track record of decision making, cost reduction, problem solving and process improvement
- Analytical curiosity to uncover new methods of transportation concepts to drive results
- Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functional teams toward a common goal
- Strong written and oral communication skills
We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE. Apply today!
As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2021 sales of $8.2 billion, Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com
Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.