Smithfield Foods
At a glance
Location: US-VA-Suffolk
Posted: 11/2/2019
Closing: 12/1/2019
Degree: 2 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: At least 2 year(s)
Transportation Analyst
Smithfield Foods
Job description
Your Opportunity

Are you an ambitious, multi-tasker who can solve problems in a fast-paced environment that loves BACON? Then you should join us in growing one of America’s top 25 consumer packaged goods companies, Smithfield Foods!

The Supply Chain team is looking for motivated professionals to facilitate the distribution of our great products to customers and consumers. These personnel can analyze production metrics against market needs in Supply & Demand Planning, focus on product transportation through Logistics, or ensure the shelves of your local grocery store are stocked by Direct Store Delivery.

The Transportation Analyst is responsible for analyzing the supply chain, transportation and distribution network and developing recommendations for reducing freight costs, creating material efficiencies and improving on-time delivery. Establishes, maintains and communicates statistical data on the tracking of product shipments, returns, and inventory. This position requires knowledge of U.S. geography and transportation costing and the Hours of Service Rules, as it relates to the legal driving time of drivers.

This position will work a Monday-Friday shift from 2pm-11pm with very occasional Saturday shifts required. 

Core Responsibilities
  • Reviews daily orders. Sets and builds efficient truck loads to geographic areas, including single and multi-stop loads. Focuses on cost and service when routing loads.
  • Clear understanding of customer service goals and expectations.
  • Tenders loads to awarded contract carriers, including all customer and inter-company loads.
  • Searches for new carriers that can bring value to Smithfield Foods.
  • Addresses requests for late orders, changes to existing orders, stop changes, etc.
  • Seeks additional orders to maximize truck weights.
  • Communicates with brokers, Regional and Area Managers on service requests and issues.
  • Collaborates with product schedulers to ensure inter-company moves are processed accurately.
  • Schedules delivery appointments with customers.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Associate’s degree (A.A.) from two-year college or technical school in Transportation, Logistics or related field and 2+ years’ experience and/or training in the transportation field, preferably the refrigerated segment; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Transportation, preferred.
  • Knowledge of the transportation industry, transportation rate structures and current trends.
  • Knowledge of SAP, desirable.
  • Knowledge of meat industry, preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel, copiers, fax, calculator etc.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
EEO/AA Information

Smithfield, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Careers and Benefits

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