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Pearson Transportation Analyst in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Transportation Analyst - ( 2102953 )


We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities + Planning and scheduling of outbound and inbound testing material to/from schools, distribution points and off-site scoring centers in a timely and cost effective manner. + Attend project start-up, status and post-project meetings providing required information. + Monitor carrier performance using carrier and Pearson performance tracking tools. + Maintain close communication loop with operations, product line and carriers to ensure materials flow supports production schedules. + Develop, monitor and coordinate schedules to ensure all due dates are met. Propose and implement alternative plans to meet contract requirements during crisis situations. + Maintain review of existing software programs, policies and procedures, carrier cost/service/technology offerings to ensure the transportation function stays current with industry. + Trace and expedite outbound and inbound shipments as required, providing status feedback to all interested parties. + Audit freight bills verifying proper rating, ensuring timely payment and proper allocation of internal charging.

Cross-Training and Additional Job Functions

During periods when normal assigned work volume is low, may be required to perform other job functions in other departments within the Operations organization. Employees performing other job functions will receive cross-training to ensure they meet position requirements. Additional position requirements may include but are not limited to: lifting up to 65 lbs., pushing carts weighing up to 600 lbs., standing or sitting for extended periods of time, performing basic computer functions.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications + Bachelor's degree or equivalent required; degree in Logistics a plus. + Prior experience in the areas of transportation/logistics essential. + Strong PC and software background with capability to expand. + Sound verbal and written communication skills. + Ability to interact well with others. + Good organizational skills, being able to monitor several projects at the same time. + Strong knowledge of transportation/logistics field including carrier base and carrier offerings. + Must be able to make adjustments as changes occur in the production flow. + Be able to work in a sometimes demanding environment with pressures from compact schedule requirements. + Thorough understanding of transportation/logistics in a manufacturing ERP environment. + Creative problem-solving abilities desired.

Primary Location : US-IA-Cedar Rapids

Work Locations :

US-IA-Cedar Rapids-9200 Earhart

9200 Earhart Lane SW

Cedar Rapids52404

Job : Supply Chain

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Feb 23, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2102953