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Sr. Analyst Transportation Modeling

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted September 18, 2022.

Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role.

All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague.

Location:

1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5

Inspired by food? Committed to excellent service? So are we. 
At Loblaw, we are Food Lovers!
We are committed to our Colleagues and Customers and work hard to create a culture that allows us to be our authentic selves while working as a Team. We know that clear communication, collaboration and teamwork is the key to having a successful workplace.  

We're looking for talented colleagues who are excited about providing an exceptional shopping experience for customers and delighting them every step of the way!

Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, or looking for a new job, this is where you belong. 

Why is this role important?

This role is responsible for TMi2 solution quality.  TMi2 is used to plan daily deliveries to stores (outbound) and vendor purchase order pickups (inbound) as efficient and cost-effective loads and trips.  The optimization is expected to meet business commitments of planned arrival with target delivery windows while maintaining compliance and cost requirements within Loblaw standard operating procedures, utilizing Loblaw approved transportation carriers, routed to minimize travelled miles and maximize product on trailers.

What you'll do:

  • Solution configuration and end user support ensuring optimal configuration aligned to business requirements
  • Ensure configuration documentation is up to date for user SOPs, Job Aids, Learning Guides and Simulations, changes reviewed through governance process and report and track documentation audits
  • Ongoing optimization solution quality management (via metrics), making necessary adjustments to configuration ensuring optimization strategy solutions for future sessions. Communicate with Planning team on adjustments
  • Development of complex transportation modelling algorithms and “what if” scenarios, designed to baseline current transportation activity, and identify areas of opportunities within the network to drive cost reduction working closely with finance and transportation operations
  • Implementation of tracking tools designed to monitor impacts and trends of implemented solutions
  • Triage, track and solution user inquiries and issues related to system configuration and solution quality within established SLA and reporting requirements.
  • System production support and testing, maintaining lower environments with applicable configuration required for future testing with adherence to testing protocols and governing processing, ticket logging and ongoing maintenance
  • Review utilization reports with planning management team, discuss areas of opportunities and develop plans to address gaps
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of onboarding strategy for new colleagues and cross training opportunities

What you'll need:

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain processes and SOPs
  • 2-3 years of experience in the retail/wholesale grocery business is an asset
  • Technical skills: troubleshooting, development & testing support and modelling capabilities
  • Advanced Excel & Access, SQL Query, Oracle, Visual Basics, large scale data mining & investigation
  • Experience with SAP and Azure (JDA) i2 is an asset
  • Strong system configuration knowledge and impact assessment
  • Strong organization and Project Management skills
  • Analytical and decision-making skills with strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable building relationships across business units, communication reports to leadership, delivering presentations and SME for end users
  • Work flexible including weekends to support project deployments

COVID-19 is a serious condition and has had a devastating impact on Canadians and others across the globe. As a leading Health and Wellness provider for millions of Canadians, our goal is to help all Canadians “Live Life Well”.   ​ 

In support of this goal, we have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to protect the health and well-being of our employees as we continue our phased approach of office reopening.   Employees will be required either to be fully vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Screening in order to access the workplace. 

At Loblaw, we respect the environment, source products with integrity and make a positive difference in the community. Our CORE Values – Care, Ownership, Respect and Excellence – guide all our decision-making and come to life through our Blue Culture. We offer our colleagues progressive careers, comprehensive training, flexibility, and other competitive benefits – these are some of the many reasons why we are one of Canada’s Top Employers.

Employment Type:

Full time

Type of Role:

Regular

Loblaw recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.   

Please Note:
Candidates who are 18 years or older are required to complete a criminal background check. Details will be provided through the application process.