Analyst Logistics Senior

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

Duties include support of company-wide logistical operations with a working knowledge of freight and purchasing terms.  Provide logistical expertise in the form of analysis, evaluations and recommendations to manage and control freight costs and traffic activities, which govern the movement of company materials and supplies.  Complete analysis to determine ways to optimize service levels, maintain supply-chain efficiency, and minimize cost.  Negotiate, coordinate, interpret, analyze, document, and administer tariff rates and transportation contracts established with freight carriers. Audit and approval of corporate freight expenses.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Provide ongoing analysis and prepare reports in areas such as transportation costs, availability, reliability or delivery processes. Apply analytic methods or tools to understand, predict, or control logistics operations or processes.
  2. Leverage corporate strategies to establish and manage contracts with third party carriers; including use of market trend analysis, sourcing initiatives, business partner alignment, risk management, project management, contract management, supplier relationship management, and commercial terms and conditions documentation review.    
  3. Coordinate and monitor shipment routing and scheduling directly with contracted motor carriers such as air-freight forwarders, full truckload carriers, customs brokers, or other modes of transportation.   Provides necessary shipment status and freight cost information to internal customers while maintaining favorable customer relations. 
  4. Coordinate and manage import and export shipments.  Create commercial invoices for export shipments.
  5. Execute responsive customer support for expedited shipments and critical deliveries, in transit diversions, and other unplanned activities.
  6. Facilitate communication/coordination between internal customer groups and external carrier contacts to ensure attainment of service level objectives.
  7. Audit freight bills for correct tariff and contractual rates.  Approve or adjust freight bills prior to payment by Accounts Payable. Processes and correctly route both carrier and vendor freight invoices for payment and records retention. 
  8. Maintain a vendor charge-back and freight disallow program to recover freight cost penalties for failure to comply with specified routing instructions and established freight terms.
  9. Support purchasing agents by providing necessary freight cost information to assure the most favorable FOB and freight terms are considered in solicitation of bids. Provide accurate rate quotations and freight analysis reports to purchasing agents upon request.
  10. Review and analyze tariffs for changes in rates, routes, rules or regulations which affect service levels or costs.
  11. Support and engage in internal and external development of SOP's, training, KPI metrics, continuous improvement ideas.
  12. Administer carrier damage claim process.  Prepare formal carrier claims, conducts receiving inspections, and coordinate damage claim job order functions with corporate accounting. 
  13. Prepare management reports on Logistics Department activities and budget recommendations.
  14. Monitor international, Federal, State and local shipping regulations to ensure Logistics activities are in compliance and to determine their effect on company operations.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Materials Management or other business related fields preferred. Masters Degree in the above areas highly desirable but not required.


Preference for education and minimum five years experience in industrial traffic management, logistics or similar discipline.  For the employee who has met the minimum entry education and experience requirements, the additional time required to be proficient is performing the job is 2 to five years. 


Promotion to level 2 requires a minimum of two years experience at level 1; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor.  Promotion to senior level requires a minimum of three years experience at level 2; is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities.





Additional Information

Certification in the following areas is desirable:

C.P.M: Certified Purchasing Manager
C.P.S.M: Certified Professional in Supply Management
A.P.P. : Accredited Purchasing Practitioner
A.P.I.C.S.: American Purchasing Inventory Control Society
M.C.C.M.: Member Commercial Contract Manager /International Association of Contract Management
C.F.C.M.: Certified Federal Contract Manager
C.C.C.M.: Certified Commercial Contract Manager
C.P.C.M.: Certified Professional Contract Manager


Other Significant Requirements

Team facilitation skills and ability to drive for results.

Position may require some travel.

Individual will have access to confidential information and must be able to comply with SRP and the party’s requirement for confidentiality.

Individual will be working with many entities outside SRP and must present themselves and SRP in a professional manner.

Proven ability to perform under stressful conditions, including time constraints, risk identification & management, large dollar values, and seemingly ambiguous situations.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other

Mentor, lead and communicate with other Procurement Services personnel in support of cross-training opportunities and to provide back-up coverage as needed.

Well-developed written and oral communication skills to interface with carriers, vendors and co-workers.

Working knowledge of Logistics practices and techniques, specifically in in rates, regulations, transport of hazardous materials, tariffs and claims.

Knowledge of negotiating strategies, international shipping regulations and all aspects of corporate Logistics functions.

Understand and support corporate Supply Diversity objectives

Strong industry knowledge specific to purchasing responsibilities.

Must have up-to-date knowledge of Supply Chain strategies and "best practices"



Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 9118

EOE - SRP encourages a diverse workforce

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


Why Work at SRP


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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