Penske Supply Chain Analyst in Beachwood, Ohio


Position Summary:

A Supply Chain Analyst / Network Design Analyst will maintain solutions as it relates to the customer agreement and may recommend and implement changes to improve efficiency, provide cost savings or reduce support. Position will require customer interactions and be capable of representing Penske in customer meetings. A Penske Supply Chain Analyst will work collectively between Operations, Engineering and Technology to support logistics solutions, cost savings ideas, special projects, and continuous improvement initiatives. The Supply Chain Analyst is responsible for managing business processes including shipment route plan optimization and execution to ensure that Penske’s solutions are meeting customer requirements. The position has high visibility both internally and externally and will require interaction with senior levels of both organizations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes route schedules or load plans, historical activity and customer trends in order to provide recommendations for improvements to routing efficiency and solution effectiveness.

  • Utilize forecast and part packaging reports to provide and implement routing efficiency recommendations.

  • Support the design and implementation of a developed supply chain solution.

  • Identify cost savings opportunities for the customer.

  • Handle reoccurring analysis and tasks driving continuous cost savings initiatives.

  • Examine current processes and implement or recommend improvements to drive out waste.

  • Proactively monitor and manage key performance indicators and execute root cause analysis utilizing Transportation Manager operating systems.

  • Interact with customers in resolving problems and coordinating implementations.

  • Develop and distribute weekly customer metrics and develop customer performance reports.

  • Meet customer deadlines and develop metrics dashboards that highlight customer specific analytics.

  • Develop and assist with presenting analytics, key trends and solution proposals to the customer.

  • Applies network changes and synchronizes execution with Transportation Manager system.

  • Maps and documents standard operating processes.

  • Applies tactical processes daily within the established business rules.

  • Use discretion and independent judgment to answer customer requests and propose solutions.

  • Work with internal subject matter expert to resolve problems and support implementations.

  • Follow processes and help implement any process changes and transportation design changes.

  • Use discretion and independent judgement to answer customer requests and propose solutions.

  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor.



  • 1 - 4 years of analytical experience in the Logistics, Transportation, or Supply Chain industries preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred: Business Administration, Logistics & Supply Chain Management preferred

  • Fundamental understanding of transportation, supply chain and logistics concepts

  • Strong Analytical and presentation skills required

  • Excellent data management and data manipulation required

  • Intermediate to Advanced use of Microsoft Excel and Access required

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint required

  • Process improvement experience required

  • Data mining and report tool experience (Business Intelligence, SAP, etc.) preferred

  • Route optimization, mapping experience (TMW, Llamasoft, Tableau, etc.) preferred

  • Quality program certification (Six Sigma, ISO, LEAN, etc.) preferred

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Advanced problem solving skills

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

  • Experience analyzing large sets of data

  • Consistently demonstrates proven ability to learn and use necessary tools

  • Ability to follows processes and standard procedures

  • Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job

  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required

Work Locations: 3000 Auburn Dr Beachwood, OH

Primary Location: United States-Ohio-Beachwood

Job: Logistics/Supply Chain

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Logistics/Supply Chain

Req ID: 1811713