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Transportation Analyst II

Date: Jan 3, 2023

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

The Transportation Analyst II is a key role in the centralized Transportation Team that is responsible for facilitating the movement of goods into our manufacturing locations and from our distribution centers across North America.


  • Maintain and update the TM carrier rate database and other associated tables and guides.
  • Generate & analyze Transportation KPI reports and recommend corrective action as needed
  • Perform analytical studies to evaluate financial impact opportunities on freight optimization and cost reduction
  • Create / manage carrier performance KPI’s and reporting metrics
  • Update and manage multiple daily, weekly, and monthly reports, primarily using Tableau, Excel, and Power BI
  • Transportation payment analysis, modeling, and reporting.
  • Provide support for timely entry, audit, resolution, and payment approval of freight carrier invoices.
  • Interact with freight carriers and Accounts Payable to resolve payment issues.
  • Manage and maintain positive day-to-day relationships with internal & external customers
  • Work with cross-functional teams and other areas of the business to ensure full collaboration on supply chain functions and needs
  • Write statements of work where required.
  • Perform other activities and projects as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Logistics, or Engineering
  • SAP experience is highly desirable
  • 5+ years in Transportation, Supply Chain Management
  • Strong analytical capabilities – Proficient with Tableau, Excel, Word, Access, Power BI
  • Experience in high-volume, multi-site distribution with a solid understanding of TMS / ERP Systems highly desired
  • Knowledgeable in all modes of Transportation-TL, LTL, Ocean, Air, Small Package
  • Strong Communication / influencing skills capable of maintaining positive internal/external relationships
  • Capable of working cross functionally with other areas of the business and providing on-site support as needed

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

Job Segment: Logistics, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Supply Chain, Accounts Payable, Operations, Engineering, Finance