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Logistics Support Analyst Job

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: Batavia, IL, US Jackson, MN, US Hesston, KS, US Duluth, GA, US

Company: AGCO

Logistics Support Analyst

Job Summary

The Logistics Support Analyst (LSA) uses analytical and quantitative methods to understand, predict, and enhance supply chain processes for transportation related activities. The LSA is responsible for assembling data, analyzing performance, identifying problems, and developing recommendations which support the North American Logistics Managers. The individual will coordinate and support transportation activities to achieve cost and service effective results.  Assignments will require a close and effective working relationship with a broad range of people such as operations, materials, purchasing, IT, finance, suppliers, transportation providers, and consultants. 


Job Function and Responsibilities

  • Work independently with end-users and business partners to assess the business requirements, match these requirements to objectives and guide them to the applicable processes and products including developing plans, specifications and enhancements that will achieve the business goals
  • Manage data in SQL, Excel, Tableau, and Access
  • Design, build and maintain data collection repositories supporting logistics
  • Capable of handling challenging IT/data system
  • Prioritize and determine feasibility of alternative solutions to current supply chain processes
  • Support the monitoring of key performance indicators and analyze performance data to increase effectiveness of supply chain initiative
  • Support the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual summaries of results, accomplishments and future plans
  • Provide on-going analysis to determine the most efficient, economical routing, and mode of transportation
  • Support Site Managers with analyzing the transportation aspects of various sourcing events and cost analysis
  • Resident Logistics Expert supporting the AGCO Grain & Protein division
  • Responsible for knowledge of all logistics position to assist where needed, including TMS



  • Annual Freight Spend of $77.1 Million
    • Seek overall reduction of freight spend
  • Generate weekly payment files from iTMS and payment sites
    • Append files to access data base
    • Provide KPI’s on items such as SUR rates, general ledger account coding, spot quotes, steel reports, or other reports as deemed by management
    • Maintain AGCO Grain & Protein scorecard
    • Maintain reports on costs by lane, mode, carrier, etc
  • Support Logistics Team on cost savings
    • Study, recommend, implement cost savings ideas
    • Present business case to Finance Manager
  • Support Department Manager
    • Perform freight studies
    • Assist the Coding of freight bills
    • SUR rate analysis
    • Make graphs, charts, maps as required
    • Recommend Supply Chain improvement of software, solutions, etc.
  • Perform Freight Studies and make recommendations based off those studies
  • Spot rate quote for domestic and international as needed
  • Find new transportation providers
  • Stay current on market trends
  • Support all Logistics activities to include international data


Transportation Management System

  • Super User
    • Responsibilities include but not limited to: Carrier management (tariff loading, removal etc), Issuing Login Info for Suppliers
    • Generate reports for KPI’s
    • Update TMS FSC weekly
    • Facilitate online Supplier Trainings
    • Maintain rates, accessorials, carrier contracts
    • Keep updated on day to day operations within TMS
  • Facilitate TL RFP
    • Launch RFP’s to carriers, receive rates back, analyze rates
    • Upload rates in TMS
    • Manage 100+ carriers, including LTL, TL and Freight Forwarders
  • Determine Carrier scorecard
    • Develop scorecards to measure carrier success
    • Monitor carrier performance
    • Improve services
  • Determine Supplier iTMS compliance
    • Monitor supplier performance
    • Improve compliance


Minimum Qualifications

  • 0-3 years’ experience in data management and analytics
  • Strong familiarity with SQL, Excel, Tableau, and Access required
  • Analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices and opportunities for improvement  Writes and communicates ideas in a clear manner
  • Strong abilities with the tools utilized in data analysis and related software implementation.



  • B.A. or B.S. degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business, or related discipline or 5+ years’ experience in supply chain



  • Capable of handling IT/data system, file storage, and develop sophisticated/user friendly dashboards.
  • Access, Excel, Tableau, Teams, and advance computer skills
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills to resolve issues.


Preferred Qualifications

  • A solid understanding of web technologies, relational databases and multi-tier applications is expected
  • PowerPoint presentation skills a plus
  • Exposed to the concept of Continuous Improvement methodologies.


ADDITIONAL Requirements

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel Required


Job Impact

Nature and Scope

  • Analytical, Problem Solving and Team Oriented


Management Responsibility

  • Guide transportation planners in day to day activities.


Global, Regional or Local?

  • Regional

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