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Transportation Analyst

| Chicago

Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through growing small businesses by connecting people to a dynamic, global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that encourages innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.

 

Groupon Goods, the retail arm of our business, is a daily one-stop shop for brand-name essentials and unexpected, one-of-a-kind finds. For our merchants, this means massive exposure, smart promotion, and reliable fulfillment. For our customers, this means outstanding deals on a variety of products ranging from electronics to clothing, home goods to refinement.

This role provides a phenomenal opportunity for a self-starter looking to make a large impact in a fast-growing business. As Groupon Goods continues to grow, the focus on shipping operations and the need to drive freight spend down is of utmost importance.

 

The Transportation Analyst will work closely with the Manager & other analysts in team to continuously find opportunities to optimize the shipping function and implement them. Responsibilities include data-centric analysis, completing one-off cost studies related to the network and implementing operational changes to improve shipping along with following through and maintaining the changes on an ongoing basis.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • You will update and maintain google based quote tool, help buyers with the quoting process

  • You will assist in auditing/analyzing shipping forecast (from Quoting Tool) vs actuals

  • You will work with buyers to refine quotes so that estimates are aligned with actuals

  • You will collect & analyze shipping invoice data to monitor the compliance against our vendor routing guide

  • We rely on you to review/approve invoices and initiate compliance related charge-backs on a weekly basis; Work directly with carriers, facilities, and vendors to resolve shipping non-compliance

  • You will partner with our internal groups (Facilities, Buying and Vendor Operations) to develop and implement solutions to improve shipping function

  • You get to standardize departmental processes and procedures

  • You will complete one-off transportation studies as required

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors in Business Administration, Logistics or Supply Chain Management required. Meaningful work experience will be substituted for education.

  • Strong excel skills required, willingness to learn Access/SQL/Tableau preferred.

  • Project management skills a requirement, ability to work effectively with cross functional teams with minimum supervision required.

  • Mentally flexible & self-motivated - willingness and desire to dive deep into the details while being able to synthesize and implement resolution appropriately.

  • ecommerce experience a plus

 

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.

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Location

Our headquarters is nestled alongside the Chicago River in the bustling River North neighborhood, close to both blue and brown line CTA trains.

An Insider's view of Groupon

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Groupon provides an environment where I can strive for maximum work-life effectiveness, room for growth, and there is always something new to do. I enjoy spending lots of time at work because I love what I do; the hours are not burdensome, Groupon fits me. I define success in my own terms & Groupon provides us with the flexibility to be successful.

Milan

Senior Manager of Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are working on arriving at the optimal attribution models across different areas of our business. For example, the attribution of a purchase to a specific experience — a home page feature, an email, a push notification — likely has a different window of time where we can reasonably say a specific purchase is a result of a specific experience.

Kristi

Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Here at Groupon, what you do matters. I got my start at Groupon as an intern and have had the opportunity in the past (almost) 5 years to build out a global volunteer program that has engaged over 5,000 employees in over 63,000 hours of service supporting the work of close to 650 nonprofit organizations.

Alicia

Program Manager, Employee & Community Engagement

What projects are you most excited about?

Recently, we committed to having 100% of our job descriptions reviewed for gender balance by the end of 2018. Also for 2018, work will continue with our Employee Resource Groups, who play a pivotal part in the attraction and selection of diverse top talent, and themselves can be developed and promoted into company leaders.

Carlos

Head of Diversity Recruitment

What are Groupon Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fitness benefits. Free office shuttles. Paid parental and family leave. Comprehensive sales training program. Sense of joy. Onsite cafes. Unlimited Routine Time Off (RTO). Flexible spending accounts. Life & AD&D insurance. 401(k). Disability coverage.

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