Solutions Analyst

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. Kansas City, MO
What's the opportunity?

Responsible for coordinating, analyzing, and pricing the company's truckload opportunities. Responsibilities will include Custom Quotes, Requests for Proposals (RFP), Small Bids/Projects, Capacity

Forecasts, Maintenance of the TL Matrix, and miscellaneous administration work. The Analyst should also be a proactive, strategic partner with sales management to determine market competitive customer pricing settings and margin levels.

What will you be doing?

* Effectively supporting sales to bring in business. Maximizing the number of productive wins by having a strong BTQ ratio, good NR/ship, and a low cancellation rate. Applying accurate carrier costing estimates depending on current and projected market conditions. Applying strategic customer pricing specific to each opportunity.

* Making data-driven decisions. creating queries, formulas, and reports to pinpoint the best solution for the opportunity at hand. Using internal/external sources for lane history and data-mining skills to identify the correct pricing as well as applying current and upcoming economic factors to predict effect upon pricing.

* Using templates and set methodologies to work quickly and consistently. Making good

use of available technology to maximize time. Completing quotes and opportunities in a timely manner and making positive use of any excess time. Working opportunities in a manner that is fitting for each opportunity, the customer and sales staff, and to their teammates.

* Responsible for pricing Custom Quotes for a variety of non-standard situations and/or equipment types.

* Responsible for analyzing past/current/future market situations and determining their effects on

projected capacity and pricing.

* Partner with internal departments (Sales, Capacity, I.T., DBA) to convey market conditions and their impact on pricing strategy.

* Tools used for analysis are within SQL,Excel, Tableau, and proprietary systems amongst others.

What are we looking for?

* Bachelor's degree preferred

* Minimum of 3 years of pricing or carrier relations experience

* Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required

* Knowledge in Microsoft SQL, Tableau, Power BI is preferred

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Knowledge of the transportation industry and carrier/customer pricing

* Ability to effectively work and communicate with IT professionals and provide guidance for system needs

* Time management skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task also required

* Ability to demonstrate aptitude for analysis and business planning

Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package and excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, prescription drug coverage, paid holidays and vacation, disability insurance, life insurance, 401K with company match, profit sharing, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and the opportunity to prosper in a Fortune 500 company.

About Freightquote

Freightquote is a freight service provider with both online self-service tools and a full-service team of freight experts that offers easy, one-stop shopping to compare multiple carriers and competitive rates, plus exceptional customer service. As a company of C.H. Robinson, Freightquote's stability and resources are strengthened by being a part of one of world's leading 3PLs. Robinson. The fast pace of the logistics industry translates into a high-energy and collaborative workplace environment. You are empowered to make decisions, help our customers grow, and forge your own career path.

Join a vibrant team of employees worldwide who are accelerating their careers every day at Freightquote..

Our dynamic onboarding program will jumpstart your knowledge of Freightquote and our industry, help you excel in our culture, and ensure your proficiency in our systems and processes. You'll come out of this experience with the tools and knowledge needed to be successful in your role.

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