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Transportation System Analyst

Posted: 11/17/2019


We are hiring a Transportation Systems Analyst within our Corporate Logistics & Transportation team in Minnesota. In this role you will be responsible for providing end-user application support for departmental operations data extracts analysis and project management.

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunity to work on exciting, strategic projects in partnership with key leaders: showcase your technical skills to make a big impact on the profitable growth of Schwan’s Company

  • Opportunities for career development and growth with a well-established food company.

  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees

  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled

  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits


  • Acts as a power user with the Transportation Management System software and applies knowledge of transportation operations to application data settings and functionality.

  • Supports users by problem solving and documenting processes and procedures including the creation of desk reference manuals and training programs for end users.

  • Represents the users by leading the upgrade and installation process testing and ongoing maintenance of the application.

  • Acts as primary liaison between the users of the Transportation Management System and Information Service software vendor.

  • Utilizes industry and departmental knowledge to assist Information Services in supporting the continued operation of the Transportation Management System transportation application.

  • Provides system support for software used to support both the private fleet and 3rd party carriers. This would include technology used for ELD compliance and telematics for trailers.

  • Develop new reporting capabilities and tools for the transportation team to utilize in their day-to-day operations.

  • Provide assistance in the annual budgeting process.

  • Work with cross-functional teams on data integration to optimize supply chain performance. Creates data extracts (queries and reports) based on the needs of both inter- and intra-departmental requests.

  • Supports reporting and other information gathering using Access, Excel and other tools.

  • Analyzes data to support and offer recommendations for transportation operations. Leverages industry and departmental knowledge in cross-functional teams and project-based activities as assigned.


What we need from you:

Years of Experience:  3-5 years related experience

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Logistics or Computer Science degree preferred.

  • The desire to make a meaningful difference.  Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently.  We need someone who competes to win!

  • Authentic leader: direct communicator, able to build strong relationships across the company, with all levels.

  • Must have great collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work closely with cross-functional teams.

  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    • Prior experience in the transportation industry preferred. Experience with Transportation Management Systems or other transportation software or other similar applications preferred.

    • Ability to effectively write and verbally communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical users.

    • Basic understanding of Transportation Management application functionality settings and structure.

    • Demonstrated PC knowledge proficiency and competency to include Access, Word, Visio, and Excel software applications.

    • Basic understanding of data and structure for Warehouse Management System (WMS), ERP systems, and SAP beneficial.

    • Superior problem-solving abilities in technical applications and in business processes where there is no existing or only limited standardization.

    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals as well as present information and respond to questions from groups of managers clients and customers.

    • General understanding of supply chain principles. Ability to work independently under stressful situations. Ability to be self-motivated.


The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

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