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Junior Business/Pricing Analyst in El Segundo at DSV

Date Posted: 6/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at www.dsv.com 

SUMMARY

DSV Air & Sea is seeking an analytical team-oriented Junior Analyst to join our Los Angeles (El Segundo) office. This is a full-time position, entry level, and is a great opportunity to develop your career within the transportation logistics industry.

As a Junior Analyst, you will be part of our Global Tender Management team and will assist in analyzing, tracking, optimizing and reporting on client pricing requests. You will also be responsible for a variety of department tasks which include and are not limited to internal rate procurement, rate development, response development, working with global stakeholders, extensive work using Microsoft Excel, managing timelines, and stakeholder inputs. 

Ideal candidates will be organized, strategic thinkers, quick learners, and extremely analytical. Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel are a MUST. Additionally, applicants must have excellent communication and time management skills, and be able to work efficiently in a small team environment and manage multiple projects at once. You will be part of a department that is tasked with providing analysis, insights and process enhancements through rigorous examination and manipulation of data using Microsoft Excel. You will be a key contributor that will collaborate cross-functionally across various departments of the Company to understand business stakeholder requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Compiling & pre-populating pricing inputs using Microsoft Excel VLOOKUP techniques.
  • Develop formulas using Microsoft Excel
  • Handle project and tasks assignments in a timely manner
  • Develop and analyze detailed reports, charts, and shipment simulations to illustrate variances, overall spend calculations, and other using Microsoft Excel formulas.
  • Provide comprehensive analysis of KPIs and trends to increase profitability
  • Work with multiple departments to improve efficiency of processes
  • Diagnose and assist with time sensitive issues relating to data and timelines
  • Learn & gain transportation knowledge in all modes of transport in order to demonstrate knowledge & decision making methodologies during future assignments/projects.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Performs other duties as required.                           

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES (IF ANY)

  • N/A

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-4 years of relevant professional experience
  • Strong data analysis and modeling skills
  • Comfortable working with large data sets
  • Expertise with Microsoft Excel
  • Degree or Course work in Statistics, Mathematics, Social Sciences, or Business related field.
  • Air or Sea or general Freight Forwarding experience preferred.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Computer Skills

  • Have strong computer skills and be proficient in MS Word, Access, and specifically Microsoft Excel.
  • Microsoft Excel – Must have advanced Microsoft Excel skills. Must be able to seamlessly write & combine complex and nested formulas, and should know how to debug them, audit them and creatively implement formula solutions fitting the requirements.
  • Knowledge of macros is a plus
  • Familiarity with SQL & VBA (a plus)

Language Skills

  • English (reading, writing, and verbal)
  • Secondary Foreign language a plus

Mathematical Skills

  • Basic math skills

Other Skills

  • Strong affinity for technology and numbers.
  • Willingness to learn and work closely with others to understand the organization.
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to meet project deadlines and to project-manage tight timelines as required.
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Be able to communicate on all levels within an organization.
  • Ability to strategize, analyze, and optimize around data
  • Excellent time management skills and strong attention to detail are essential
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Desire to learn and grow!

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear.  The employee uses computer and telephone equipment.    Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision. Work is generally sedentary, with no specific need for physical coordination or effort.  May require physical effort associated with using the computer to access information, or occasional standing, walking, lifting needed to carry out everyday activities.  Hours can be extensive as well as occasionally staggered for multi-shift access.  Minimal travel (approximately 10%) may be required for this role domestically and internationally.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at hr@us.dsv.com. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration.  DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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