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Logistics Analyst

Plymouth, MN
Posted on May 21, 2024 Full time R23015
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.

Position Overview

As a Logistics Analyst in our Parts, Garments & Accessories (PG&A) division, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth and efficient movement of goods across North America. You will be the key point of contact for various transportation partners, including warehousing, international trade, and distribution centers. Your expertise in logistics, data analysis, and problem-solving will help optimize freight movement and expenses while maintaining high levels of customer service. This is an exciting opportunity to drive continuous improvement and make a significant impact on our logistics operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and execute logistics financials, planning, analysis, and execution, including managing inbound, outbound, and transfer freight expenses.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert and main point of contact for 3rd party freight auditors, executing weekly freight payment research, audits, and issue resolutions.
  • Manage general ledger coding for shipments in the Customer Approval Process and handle ad hoc inquiries.
  • Maintain and support partnerships with both international and domestic transportation providers across all modes of transport.
  • Conduct high-level analysis for carrier performance management, including on-time delivery, delivery condition, claim filing, and performance reviews.
  • Provide accurate information and support to dealers, e-commerce, and purchasing networks regarding shipment statuses and other transportation inquiries.
  • Proactively identify, communicate, and recommend solutions for freight issues.
  • Implement process improvements to reduce logistics waste and costs while enhancing safety, quality, and profitability.
  • Manage the PG&A inboxes by dispatching, logging/reporting, troubleshooting root causes, and identifying common issues.
  • Ensure compliance with all logistics regulations and standards related to PG&A operations, Polaris Trade Compliance, and local customs and tax regulations.

Desired Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking: You utilize data and critical thinking to uncover new transportation methods and drive optimal results.
  • Collaboration: You excel at working with cross-functional teams to achieve common goals and drive continuous improvement.
  • Customer Focus: You have a strong sense of urgency and accountability, always prioritizing customer satisfaction.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Logistics, Business, or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of logistics, supply chain, or international experience with a deep understanding of transportation and carrier operations.
  • Proven track record in decision-making, cost reduction, and process improvement.
  • Strong analytical skills and curiosity to explore new transportation concepts.
  • Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functional teams effectively.
  • Proficiency in Excel, along with strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in Power BI, and Alteryx is preferred.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment with a focus on multitasking.
  • Strong sense of urgency and accountability with a commitment to customer satisfaction.

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We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

At Polaris we put our employees first, by offering a holistic approach to their health and financial wellbeing.  Polaris is proud to offer competitive compensation, including a market-leading profit-sharing plan that is fundamental to our pay-for-performance culture. At Polaris, employees are owners of the company through company contributions to our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and discounted employee stock purchases plan. Employees receive a generous matching contribution to 401(k), financial wellness education and consultation to plan for their financial future. In addition to competitive pay, Polaris provides a comprehensive suite of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, wellness programs, paid time off, gym & personal training reimbursement, life insurance and disability offerings.  Through the Polaris Foundation and our Polaris Gives paid volunteer time off, we support employees who actively volunteer their time, efforts, and passions to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they live, play and work. Employees at Polaris drive our success and are rewarded for their commitment.

About Polaris

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. 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; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.  www.polaris.com  

EEO Statement


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.