Vista Outdoor Global Logistics Analyst in Petaluma, California

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • Assist with all Vista Outdoor Ocean freight

  • Responsible for maintaining, tracking and analyzing all inbound and outbound shipments, including working with carriers and the 3PL provider to ensure excellent delivery performance

  • Measure and report key performance indicators for ocean delivery and spend

  • Correspond with the Vista Outdoor teams worldwide on Logistics matters pertaining to inbound Ocean freight

  • Assist in the analysis and provide statistical information on the tracking of product shipments

  • Provide milestones of international freight to Planners and Internal parties. Provide expedited rates if necessary

  • Responsible for freight and 3PL invoicing to appropriate account codes

  • Responsible for reporting and analysis of spend and trends by cost per unit

  • Working closely with Accounts Payable to ensure that freight payments are made and freight is not delayed

  • Publish key performance indicators for ocean spend

  • Evaluate existing capabilities and establish new systems and processes for tracking

  • Provide estimated expedited freight information to the various Vista Outdoor teams

  • Monitor market conditions and communicate any potential supply chain disruptions within the company

  • Audit all freight invoices

  • Be the subject matter professional on international ocean freight

  • Assist in planning, preparing and completing RFP on ocean freight lanes annually

  • Perform cost analyzes to determine the lowest possible total cost that is consistent with the needs of the company

  • Responsible for preparing statistical data for contract negotiations and participating in negotiations

  • Assist in managing the supply chain in an effort to find opportunities for reducing total cost while maintaining quality and on-time-delivery metrics

  • Review traffic management functions and processes within the Vista Outdoor supply chain on an on-going basis

  • Evaluate existing capabilities and establish new systems and processes for the tracking, measurement, reporting, and analysis of all traffic

  • Monitor and communicate carrier’s performance, capacity, tender acceptance ratio and other metrics

  • Support the operations team; including the DCs, Planners, Customs Compliance, and third party globally

  • Proactively send Industry trends/Network disruptions/Contingency plans to the company

  • Promote continuous improvement and value-added management in a service and team oriented basis

  • Work with carriers, customs broker, 3PL’s, and various internal Vista Outdoor teams on any traffic flow/management issues

  • Assist Vista Outdoor Distribution centers with inbound receiving problems

  • Initiate and maintain effective and professional relationships with existing and new vendors. Assist and educate our internal customers in their dealings with vendors in an effort for Vista Outdoor to meet our vendor's expectations

  • Maintain accurate file system to ensure compliance with audit requirements, including analyzing and correcting EDI issues

  • Establish and maintain processes and procedures

  • Provide visibility to business units on delivery status

  • Follow company policy and procedures, Team Values, Vendor Assessment, Signature Authority and other sections/procedures as applicable

  • Proactively accepts additional duties and/or responsibilities as directed by the Manager of International Logistics or Transportation department

Education and Training:

  • High school degree or equivalent required

  • Business Administration and / or Supply Chain Management degree preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in a Traffic Management, International Logistics and/or a customs brokers environment preferred

  • Understanding of accounting principles, preferred

  • Experience in retail/sporting goods industry a plus

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have strong organization, analytical and problem solving skills

  • Must have strong business acumen

  • Be willing to learn and be taught

  • Able to work alongside a cross functional Team

  • Must have business administration skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent listening skills

  • Experience in conflict resolution

  • Must be able to multi-task

  • Must be able to negotiate in a win/win situation

  • Must be self-motivated and results oriented

  • Must know how to use computer systems and software

  • Must have MS Office proficiency (Word and Excel)

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here:

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