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Transportation / Logistics Analyst III


Job Field: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service
Location: Wyandotte, MI, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704350

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens… This Supply Chain Planner role is primarily responsible for supporting Performance Materials (N-PMN) Distribution Management, as well as supporting third-party warehousing and transportation. This includes timely and accurate execution of transactional processes, freight rate quotations, data analysis, NCM investigations, supply chain optimization and day to day SC problem solving.

Transportation / Logistics Analyst III – Wyandotte, MI Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Freight Spend Analysis – Create freight cost spending analysis tools using software such as Microsoft Excel, Power Query, Power Pivot, and Analysis Office to identify trends and spending anomalies with the goal of reducing overall transportation freight spending.
  • Freight Rate Quoting - Provide rate quotes by mode as requested using rating software. Tasks may require working with corporate Transportation Purchasing to obtain rates.
  • NCM Resolution – Involvement in high profile Supply Chain NCMs that require intervention to move to completion with robust, sustainable corrective actions. Will require the coordination of NCM meetings with key stakeholders to ensure the NCM is within thre goal of closing SCM NCMs within 30 days.
  • Supply Chain Optimization - Through data analysis, identify freight savings opportunities within the PM Supply Chain. This function may require communication with the Transportation Command Center, Product Management, Customer Care, and Corporate Transportation Purchasing.
  • Support special projects that may involve significant contact and relationship building activities with transportation and distribution companies.
  • Day to Day Transportation Problem Solving – Drive solutions of daily transportation & distribution issues. Requires the ability to think and act quickly while interfacing with internal BASF functional areas as well as carriers and warehouse personnel.
  • Delivery Reliability Data Analysis - Create data analysis tools that can identify areas of deficiencies in Delivery Reliability. Skills should include the ability to pull, manage and organize very large amounts of data and interpret the results in a way that can lead to improvements in KPI’s. Will require interfacing with internal and external colleagues with the goal of improving the customer experience.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You… Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Marketing, or a related field and/or a minimum of 5 years of experience in a related Supply Chain, Transportation, or Customer Care function.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to understand business priorities and make autonomous decisions in a dynamic work environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple, concurrent tasks effectively.
  • Action-oriented with proven root cause-based problem-solving skills.
  • Strong bias towards working in teams as a large portion of the role is interfacing with internal and external partners.
  • Solid analytical skills with an orientation toward managing details.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a matrix structure and cross-functional team environment to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Capable of assimilating and applying new job-related information that vary in complexity in a timely manner.
  • Ability to effectively use the standard set of BASF software tools, including SAP R/3, MS Office, and e-mail applications.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Customer Service

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