The Lead Materials Control Analyst role coordinates with customers, suppliers, carriers and internal Penske team and supervisor to plan, secure, and resolve transportation challenges. This position provides operational support to assist the Supervisor and team in the management of customer transportation orders using Penske's Transportation Management System (TMS).
Subject Matter Expert on account business rules, and Standard Operating Procedures. Train the team and update SOPs periodically.
Support Supervisor on process management activities and customer communication.
Act as first/second level escalation for customer inquiries.
Help cover DPP calls (Ford Supplier Constraint Calls) and communicate plant needs. Participate in supplier coverage plans.
Facilitate and lead Carrier & Supplier compliance issues.
Use discretion and independent judgment to answer customer requests and propose solutions.
Develop and assist with presenting customer analytics, key trends, and solution proposals during customer QBR's.
Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor.
1-3 years inventory/auditing/transportation experience preferred.
High school diploma or equivalent required
Some college, preferred
Fundamental understanding of transportation, supply chain and logistics concepts
Strong problem solving, and time management skills required
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and multitask
Ability to follows process and standard procedures
Experience analyzing large sets of data
Advanced computer skills including Excel and Outlook required
Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
Ability to prioritize tasks & work in a fast-paced environment. Problem solver, Team Player, Sense of urgency, attention to detail.
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Penske Truck Leasing
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates a premier fleet of vehicles and serves its customers from locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Penske's product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more.
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