Sep 22, 2022

Senior Logistics Flow Specialist

  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
Full time Logistics

Job Description


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Distribution or Logistics or equivalent years of experience preferred. High School Diploma or GED required.

Work Experiences:

  • 5+ years of logistics, inventory management and transportation experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in using Transportation Management Systems
  • Customer Service and Distribution Center experience preferred


  • Possesses excellent customer service skills
  • Navigates and prioritizes complex requests to address business demands and needs
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal
  • Able to independently prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes
  • Strong analytical background for organizing data
  • Intermediate working knowledge of purchase order, logistics, transportation inventory flow and management
  • Very strong attention to detail for data entry
  • Intermediate MS Excel and Word skills, Basic MS Access skills


  • Accumulate, review, and analyze data from multiple systems and sources to improve freight flow and reduce costs (i.e. prepaid versus collect, direct to store, PDQs, upstream cross dock opportunities)
  • Develop and maintain cross functional reports to reduce costs (i.e. detention/layover costs)
  • Work across the organization to forecast freight for carrier management (securing capacity), labor allocation, and equipment utilization
  • Reporting KPIs including carrier scorecards stipulated within the contracts and used to manage carrier performance and contract negotiations
  • Create weekly forecasts for leadership based on established volume and pricing metrics
  • Assist with budget preparation and administration using base lining, forecasts, KPI, and score carding
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures; recommends and implements resulting policies and procedures.
  • Create weekly recaps on trends, root causes, and status updates with root cause analysis to drive out delays and build repeatable business processes
  • Acts as a Transportation Management Systems (TMS) Super User to recommend design and configuration enhancements to improve functionality and optimize performance in TMS and other logistics systems
  • Conduct data mining and data analysis to identify trends, opportunities and provide actionable summaries of key findings on a consistent and proactive basis. Define, measure and communicate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Develop best practices for TMS usage to meet business needs
  • Assist with TMS and other logistics systems solution design and requirements gathering
  • Perform TMS and other logistics systems solution testing, configurations, and user training to meet business requirements
  • Document business requirements, solution configuration, script testing, and user guides
  • Create future business process designs that meet business needs
  • Provide functional user admin support and identify system and process risks and opportunities.
  • Provide ad hoc financial reporting
  • Identify and formalize leading and lagging indicators, aligning strategic goals with objectives, targets, and metrics
  • Uses metrics for critical events in order management flow (e.g., scheduling response cycle time, actual schedule v. buyer’s requested ship date and published lead time, on-time shipping/on-time delivery performance)
  • Responsibilities may change; team members may be required to perform other tasks as assigned

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Requires on call after hours, Monday thru Friday, including weekends and some Holidays
  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior