Senior Transportation Analyst in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA at The North West Company

Date Posted: 11/29/2017

Job Snapshot

Job Description

In your role as a Senior Transportation Analyst, at The North West Company (NWC), you will provide transportation network support and analytics for Canadian operations. If you have the experience in analyzing and scoping optimal routes for our complex road, rail and air outbound network-wide transportation services for Northern Canada operations; this opportunity is for you!

Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out for more information.


Your Role:

  • Determine and assess transportation costs and their impact on The North West Company (NWC) business units;
  • Develop and maintain financial models to ensure costs are within expected levels;
  • Compare and differentiate transportation alternatives within the current network and for theoretical network solutions;
  • Analyze and benchmark service providers against agreed-upon service standards;
  • Ensure that supply chain partners provide NWC’s business units with the accurate, detailed, and timely reports;
  • Monitor and develop reporting and recommendations to continually improve service;
  • Drive continuous improvement through the use of technology;
  • Support the logistics network through the use of TMS;
  • Review and research opportunities to expand the use the technology to improve the logistics networks, and;
  • Development of ongoing improvement initiatives that support NWC through logistics excellence.


Job Requirements

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Post-secondary education with a specialty in Supply Chain and Logistics is preferred;
  • Previous education or experience using transportation and financial modelling tools;
  • Minimum 3 years industry experience as an analyst;
  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor Key Performance Metrics;
  • Previous experience working with Oracle Transportation Management System;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel and Word;
  • An understanding of NWC’s transportation network and the variety of transportation modes used considered an asset;
  • Project Management and Six Sigma training;
  • Previous supervisory and negotiation experience, along with strong interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Must be detail conscious while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and the ability to maintain confidential information; coupled with proven organizational, planning and prioritizing skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of internal and external customers, and;
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team.


Location:            100 Murray Park Road, Winnipeg, MB

Reports to:         Director, Transportation Canada


A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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