Logistics Analyst

Cycling Sports Group

Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

Job Description
Position: Logistics Analyst

Department: Logistics (Inbound)

Location: Madison

Full-time/Part-time/Temporary: Full-time

Travel (%): 5% (as needed)

Job Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join the inbound logistics department at Dorel Sports, one of the largest bike companies in the world. In any given day, the inbound logistics department oversees thousands of import shipments for the Dorel Sports Segment ranging from bikes, ebikes, electric ride-ons, and parts and accessories. In this position, you will focus on import logistics planning for Cycling Sports Group Inc. (CSG), which owns such bike brands as Cannondale & GT. In addition, the position will complement logistics shared services for Dorel Sports, LLC and Pacific Cycle Inc. shipments. This position requires planning, organization, and detailed & timely communication between Supply Chain partners to make sure vendor shipments are delivered to customers on-time. Daily challenges present themselves as you are dealing with a wide variety of customer processes.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Inbound Freight management

Manage international express shipments, international air freight shipments, ocean Less than Container Load shipments and ocean Full Container Load shipments

Utilize corporate air freight quote system & ocean LCL rate matrixes to verify the most time effective and cost efficient mode of transportation

Maintain air freight SOP to enable other team members to execute air freight independently

Mentor and knowledge share air freight experiences with other team members

Audit and approve express, air, and ocean carrier invoices for accuracy against set contract and service rates.

Ensure accurate billing of Express Accounts and resolve any billing issues

Assist buyers, planners, product managers, and Marketing & Sales Departments with import logistics functions as required (samples/shows).

Facilitate incoming shipments with inbound logistics coordinators at distribution centers to minimize delays in receiving product and minimize demurrage and per diem charges.

Communicate via multiple channels with CSG Procurement offices in Connecticut & Taiwan, to ensure there are proper information & project hand offs between Procurement and Logistics departments.

Manage Import Logistics processes for CSG POE-DDP accounts or CSG Direct Import accounts

Communicate booking procedures to new vendors and reinforce booking rules with new vendors

Coordinate domestic shipments from vendor to warehouse (outside of forwarder system)

Coordinate sample shipments from vendor to warehouse (outside of forwarder system)

Dangerous Goods Import Compliance

Responsible for dangerous goods import compliance process for air, ocean, ground and multi-model

Responsible for maintaining accurate product UN codes in SAP material masters and Purchase Orders

Regularly audit import shipments for DG compliance

Import Logistics Process for Dangerous Goods documented and communicated to internal departments affected (Quality, Product, Customer Service)

Arrange annual DG training for Import Department with 3rd party training companies

Maintain DG SOPs and training guides to enable other team members to execute DG shipments correctly and independently

Mentor and knowledge share dangerous goods experiences with other team members

Educate vendors to prepare accurate shipping documents and carton markings

Manage daily emails from vendors pertaining to testing documents and dangerous goods documents as it relates to specific shipments

Follow Dangerous Goods shipping regulations

Inbound Data Management

Download EDI 856 ship notification information from forwarder into SAP daily and transfer all shipping files from web portal to Pacific/CSG shared drive.

Ensure all EDI 856 download errors are resolved within 72 hours of EDI receipt or resort to manual entry of shipment information

Audit daily the accuracy of inbound container data between SAP EDI download, booking agents in-transit report, and factory invoices and packing lists

Resolve discrepancies between SAP EDI download, booking agents in-transit report, and factory invoices & packing lists, 10 days before vessel arrival in North America

Create and update in-transit data in SAP as needed, for operational planning and FTZ compliance (Foreign Trade Zone)

Provide feedback on data integrity to forwarder/booking agent and customs broker

Provide feedback on data integrity to vendors regarding on-line bookings with forwarder/booking agent

Collaborate with CSG Procurement Team to provide upstream visibility of factory ship dates in SAP, which will then drive container forecast accuracy for ocean carriers and distribution centers

Responsible for creating and reporting weekly shipping forecast to internal and external departments.

Responsible for improving container forecast accuracy by providing feedback to factories & Procurement Departments

Work with Supply Planning to monitor new POs/Sales Orders/Forecasts for potential new factories, shipping origins, and shipping destinations

Audit container quantities monthly to ensure accurate data parameters for container forecasting

Create and provide container forecast reports as feedback to vendors, to improve logistics planning

Maintain current vendor master import information in SAP (maintain vendor manufacturing addresses, transit times, as well as email and EDI outputs in SAP)

Receive, analyze, and enter changes in SAP, such as warehouse ETAs, based on delays or advances in shipments

Achieve basic understanding of CSG, Dorel Sports, and PCG SAP process and how intransit data drives product availability

Support Dorel Sports Logistics Specialist role with shipping projects like ASN and UCC label projects for customers

Customs Import Compliance

Ensure vendors are providing booking agents, forwarders, and customs brokers with shipping documents in timely manner, to ensure timely customs clearance and customs compliance

Audit customs broker and vendor to ensure correct HTS codes are assigned to customs clearances and factory invoices

Issue non-compliance chargebacks to vendors

Follow and comply with Foreign Trade Zone and CTPAT compliance processes

Assist with Bonded Export Shipments as needed

Assist with any FTZ export data needed for duty drawback processes

Other Duties Assigned