Freight Accounting / Data Analytics Expert

444
Kildare
Permanent
€Neg + Healthcare & Pension

Kildare-based multinational engineering company now seek Freight Accounting/Data Analytics Experts. This position will support the Logistics Cost Controller in the development of the Logistics Cost Control Department and function. 

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Liaise with Procurement to ensure transport rates are being applied accurately and aligned to contract agreements.
  • Use agreed rates to create and maintain the pricing schedule for logistics service providers (LSPs).
  • Interpret the pricing schedule and provide analysis and reporting for management.
  • Work with LSPs to monitor rate application reviewing invoices to ensure accuracy.
  • Investigate and resolve any invoicing discrepancies and where necessary be able to justify differences.
  • Monitor invoicing received and liaise with LSPs to ensure invoices are received in a timely manner aligned to internal cost management procedures
  • Ensure invoicing documentation is uploaded and recorded in the correct format.
  • Record spot market prices reported through the systems and agree and execute required settlements.
  • Support the development of reporting and dashboards to measure KPIs.
  • Provide insights from data analysis to support the decision-making process internally.
  • Use a variety of methods to present financial information – Tableau, Excel, visual analysis etc.
  • Support the presentation of non-financial data as required.
  • Support the review and implementation of standard processes for the management of the rate structure systems for the Global Logistics Portfolio.
  • Onboard and train new LSPs.
  • Liaise with LSPs to implement efficiencies of process and procedures.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Global Logistics team to support understanding of business challenges and bring value through solutions

Minimum Requirements:

  • Accounting background with strong experience in cost controlling.
  • Hold a relevant degree in Logistics, Data Analytics or Finance.
  • Knowledge of rate structures and day-to-day logistics operations to put freight settlement in context would be an advantage.
  • Proven experience explaining procedures in a manner that influences action.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience in Master data creation and data analysis.
  • Experience using a Logistics Cost Management Tool or experience with comparable freight settlement or complex cost management tools.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel or similar (PowerBI and Tablau etc) are desirable.
  • Fluent spoken and written knowledge of English to support our customer base, one additional language like Chinese, German, Polish is an advantage.
  • Ability to work in Ireland without restriction or sponsorship.
  • Ability to undertake regular business travel to Europe. 
  • Flexibility due to rotating shift system to cover Global Logistics Footprint.

Terms: 
Fulltime permanent, site-based, 37.5 hours weekly working a rotating shift pattern starting 07:00, 08:00 and 14:00 Hrs.

Package: 
€Neg + Pension, Family Healthcare + 25 Days Holidays

For a confidential discussion on this or any other current opportunity please contact Garvan Cerasi 
IAC-Nov22

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