Fastfrate Group has been providing industry-leading transportation services for more than 50 years. From what started as an LTL over-the-road and intermodal carrier, Fastfrate has grown into a diverse group comprised of multiple companies operating across Canada. This evolution allows us to offer customers a full suite of asset-based transportation, including over-the-road, cross-border, intermodal LTL and TL, drayage and transload, warehousing, distribution, logistics services and final mile.
Who we’re looking for:
The Fastfrate Group is looking for a Business Analyst to join our Business Analytics & Solutions (BAS) team in Vancouver, BC. The ideal candidate will be a Microsoft Excel and SQL guru having experience with data analysis, complex calculations as well as dynamic model building. We want someone who can also take a database and design required SQL to collect and analyze historical data and perform various costing and efficiency scenarios. Knowledge of pricing, rates and costing in transportation would be an asset. The candidate will need to ensure to complete and deliver the project deliverables within the allowed timeline.
What you’ll do:
Collect and analyze data from various backend data sources to answer specific business-related questions using a variety of tools, though primarily Excel.
Participate in new business RFPs, doing analysis on available data to determine new rates.
Costing of customer accounts based on historical data to determine operating ratios
Monitor KPIs and create KPI visibility report(s) on a weekly basis using MS Excel. Identify anomalies for the week and present the findings along with the visibility report for discussion.
Creation of SOPs in MS Word, Vision, Sharepoint medium and staff training as needed.
Assist Senior Management with creating specific reports as required.
Travel to other branches may be required from time to time for specific initiatives (1-2 days).
University degree/Professional designation relating to business analysis, data analysis, or similar is preferred
Operational knowledge of transportation is nice to have – LTL, TL, Intermodal/Rail, Drayage, Trans Load, Warehousing, Cross-Border, etc.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in advanced analytical skills using VBA in Excel is required
Experience with MS Visio is nice to have
Experience with Crystal Reports design and automation would be a plus
High level of organization skills, including ability to follow established guidelines, methods and procedures to achieve desired results.
Time management skills (i.e. ensuring that all KPI reports are prepared correctly and in a timely manner, the ability to work under pressure and meet strict guidelines, etc.).
Communication skills (verbal, written, facilitation, e-mail), including an ability to interact with all levels of an organization. English language skills are a must; French would be a plus.
General computer skills, including a high level of comfort with Office 365 and associated applications.
Experience with TMW Truckmate and its Business Intelligence software is a plus
This position requires confidentiality in dealing with client and corporate information, employee performance information and the company’s strategic business and financial objectives.
We are a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, multiple priorities, and the chance to be a part of making a good company into a great company! If you are looking for a challenge, growth, and a chance to be part of a terrific team, this is the place for you!
What’s in it for you:
Supportive working environment
Health and dental benefits
Well-established company backed by over 50 years of service.