Jan 03, 2020

Transportation Analyst Suffolk, VA

  • Smithfield Foods
  • Suffolk, VA
Full-Time Distribution - Shipping Inventory Logistics

Job Description

Are you an ambitious, multi-tasker who can solve problems in a fast-paced environment that loves BACON?” Then you should join us in growing one of America’s top 25 consumer packaged goods companies, Smithfield Foods!


The Supply Chain team is looking for motivated professionals to facilitate the distribution of our great products to customers and consumers. These personnel can analyze production metrics against market needs in Supply & Demand Planning, focus on product transportation through Logistics, or ensure the shelves of your local grocery store are stocked by Direct Store Delivery.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Associate’s degree (A.A.) from two-year college or technical school in Transportation, Logistics or related field and 2+ years’ experience and/or training in the transportation field, preferably the refrigerated segment; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Transportation, preferred.
  • Knowledge of the transportation industry, transportation rate structures and current trends.
  • Knowledge of SAP, desirable.
  • Knowledge of meat industry, preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel, copiers, fax, calculator etc.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.


Click on link below to be directed to our website for your application process:  https://careers-smithfield.icims.com/jobs/9684/job  

The Transportation Analyst is responsible for analyzing the supply chain, transportation and distribution network and developing recommendations for reducing freight costs, creating material efficiencies and improving on-time delivery. Establishes, maintains and communicates statistical data on the tracking of product shipments, returns, and inventory. This position requires knowledge of U.S. geography and transportation costing and the Hours of Service Rules, as it relates to the legal driving time of drivers.



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