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Transportation Planning Analyst



Marlborough, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Discovery is at the core of everything we do - whether it’s a great value, incredible style, or building long-lasting partnerships with people around the world. That’s what makes TJX different. You can find it all across our brands: TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, and Homesense. Every one of our brands has one thing in common: environments that are always changing. That’s just how we like it. Every day is an opportunity to discover something new about our business, our partnerships, and even about yourself. Come discover what different can mean for you.

Posting Notes: 770 Cochituate Rd Marlborough MA 01752

Transportation Planning Analyst, Marlborough, MA


As a Transportation Planning Analyst you are a crucial part of our supply chain network, supporting the flow of goods from our domestic vendors to our stores. You’ll ensure we get the right product, to the right place, at the right time, which keeps our stores exciting and ever-changing. Working in a fast-paced retail business, no day will be the same!

You will be assigned to special projects which will optimize carrier performance, drive cost savings and teach you how to utilize the six sigma approach. As you grow in your career, you will have the opportunity move across our Logistics organization and develop a well-rounded background in several areas of our business.

The Responsibilities You will Have in this Role

  • Responsible for the planning and coordination of Inbound Transportation flow from Vendors to TJX Distribution Centers and Consolidation points utilizing our Transportation Management System (TMS) for optimal freight considerations.
  • Sources freight to carriers providing cost effective routing and reduced transit times.
  • Evaluates routing solutions, recommends optimal transportation solution and creates optimal freight movements.
  • Evaluates, modifies, and enhances the BY TMS recommended Inbound solution to ensure optimal load building of freight on a day-to-day basis across major modes of transportation (Truckload, Intermodal, LTL, and limited parcel).
  • Continues to develop Backhaul and Continuous Move opportunities with new carriers and DCs.
  • Assesses carrier capacity and lane performance ratings; evaluates and reports on carrier performance including On-time performance, EDI Compliance, and Acceptance/Decline rates.
  • Partner with Carriers, Vendors, Transportation Managers, and other logistics teams to ensure high levels of operational performance from our carriers and providers and internal partners.
  • Maintains daily contact with Core Carriers and regularly collaborates with internal key partners.
  • Analyze regional financials and KPIs to identify and action trends and opportunities.
  • Partners with Merchandising on high priority freight and special high volume merchandise buys.

The Skills that will Make You Successful

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business or Industrial Engineering with 1+ years of relatable experience (including co-ops).
  • Exceptional Microsoft Suite proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment; product moves quickly through our supply chain network, it is important to react quickly to incoming requests.
  • Strong Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills; no day is the same in off-price retail, the ability to assess situations quickly and provide alternate solutions is key to success.
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to build and maintain relationships; you are the face of TJX to many of our external strategic partners.
  • Flexible and adaptable; priorities change frequently based on business demands, the ability to change direction quickly is critical.
  • High aptitude for manipulating and making inferences from data.
  • Ability to operate in the grey.

This position has a starting salary range of $66,500 to $83,100 per year.

Actual starting pay is determined by a number of factors, including relevant skills, qualifications, and experience.

Discover Different at TJX means opportunity, teamwork, and career growth. That’s why working here is so much more than a job. When you’re a part of our TJX family, you have the full support of a diverse, close-knit group of people who work together to deliver the best value and style in the business. Our inventory is always changing and our approach is continually evolving, which means every day is another chance to Discover Different.

We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.

Posting Notes: 770 Cochituate Rd Marlborough MA 01752