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Transportation Analyst III


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization.  External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.  


Your Role


At MilliporeSigma, the Transportation Analyst III is responsible for monitoring the performance, quality, and cost of domestic and international shipments performed by freight forwarders, carriers, and couriers. This position will analyze business needs and identifies logistical and or financial opportunities that will improve and or reduce costs associated with domestic and international transportation while working effectively with internal and external partners responsible for executing daily shipping and receiving operations and freight payment activities.


  • Ensure the execution and continuous improvement of standard logistics processes.
  • Perform detailed analysis of carrier service levels on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.
  • Oversee the performance of transport business partners including level of service, capacity, systems, and contract compliance through Quarterly Management Reviews including development of standardized templates, scorecards, and metrics in order to drive data integrity to ensure high performing partnerships. 
  • Prepare and present analytics and cost studies in support of carrier negotiations and rate proposals.
  • Prepare Cost/Benefit analysis for operations modeling projects.
  • Perform transportation network optimization studies.
  • Drive “least cost” transportation methodologies by analyzing company needs, researching transportation methods, and auditing carrier cost and performance.  
  • Provide support and identify strategies to improve service while minimizing freight spend.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with transportation carriers, including enhanced partnerships with regional carriers.
  • Develop policies and procedures to support the implementation of regional carriers offering the best service at the most economical price and most effective terms.
  • Provide analytical support for cost and quality impact of the proposed lane, rate, or regulation changes.
  • Partner with shipping sites to support carrier handling of domestic and international shipments.
  • Work closely with sites as well as procurement team, buyers, and suppliers to ensure compliance to routing expectations are met. 
  • Address non-compliance as needed to avoid recurrence.
  • Participate in design and establishment of new procedures and make suggestions for improvement of existing processes of methods.
  • Collaborate effectively with internal customers, suppliers, and other functions within the business.
  • Troubleshoot, perform root cause analysis, and develop corrective actions for transportation related issues.
  • Monitor industry trends and consult with industry peers to keep abreast of changes affecting transportation.
  • Demonstrate adaptability and openness to change.
  • Demonstrate a high standard of ethics and integrity.
  • Build a reputation within the transportation team to be a trusted advisor to the internal business and partner for transportation / logistics.


Who you Are: 

Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Transportation or Logistics Management
  •  2+ years of experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, or Transportation




  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, or Transportation


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ year of life sciences industry logistics practices techniques, and standards.
  • 1+ year of U.S. Export and Customs regulations, import/export documentation and recordkeeping
  • Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office applications and database


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


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As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

Job Requisition ID:  251404
Location:  Milwaukee
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time, part-time possible

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