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Logistics and Freight Payment Analyst

Job Location Minneapolis, Minnesota


Performs analytical work within the arenas of logistics, transportation and supply chain to monitor metrics & KPIs, support the development of network optimization plans, collaborate with the team on problem resolution and decision making, assist with negotiating contracts and other reporting to support the logistics team. (60%)

Execute the freight pay and audit functions of contract carrier invoice processing and strive towards continuous improvement of the FP&A (freight pay & audit) process. (30%)

Work closely with finance to ensure accuracy of transportation financials and assist with reporting to bring visibility to budget variances. (10%)


  • Perform data gathering from multiple systems for reporting metrics and KPIs critical to the logistics team
  • Manage urgent ad hoc and routine analytical requests to meet the needs of logistics management
  • Model data to facilitate root cause analysis, continuous improvement and fact-based decisions for a variety of logistics issues
  • Summarizes data by explaining cause and effect business trends and anomalies along with conclusions
  • Monitor and manage service level exceptions such as tender rejections, missed pickups/deliveries, or OS&D out of assigned shipping points. Manage and processes all Freight Claims.
  • Responsible for reporting on time service, capacity management and freight costs to ensure attainment of budget and service level requirements
  • Analyze shipping volumes for DC’s, plants, and other shipping points
  • Evaluate and communicate trade-offs between costs and service between truckload, LTL, parcel, etc.
  • Audit carrier invoices and submits payment requests to Accounts Payable
  • Maintain invoicing integrity through audit and collaborate with contract carriers to improve and streamline all invoicing activities
  • Investigates and responds to carrier billing issues and carrier inquiries regarding payment of invoices/accounts and manages carrier invoice aging reports
  • Review and create Access and Excel reports to assist in the management of the FP&A process


Position Requirements 

  • 1-5 years logistics/transportation industry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or Logistics

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience in an analytical position, preferably in logistics or supply chain
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and easily switch between tasks as priorities change
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, strategic and analytical thinker
  • Ability to analyze information and provide fact-based recommendations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in Microsoft Access and Microsoft Power BI
  • Experience working in a TMS (BluJay Solutions f.k.a LeanLogistics) and performing FP&A activities

Working Conditions (if applicable)

  • Travel 0-5% travel
  • Corporate office environment
Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.
Job ID 2019-20485
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