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Freight Analyst

  • Job ID: 695217556
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Supply Chain
  • Department: SCM Hospital Operations
  • Location: 1920 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24.05 to $41.60 / hour


Here at UPMC, our employees are devoted to making a profound impact within the communities they serve. We focus on service excellence to provide top care to our patients, health plan members, and employees. We are looking for a person who shares this passion as well to join our team as a Freight Analyst based out of our warehouse in Warrendale, PA. This position is also responsible for frequent travel to UPMC hospitals within Pittsburgh and other surrounding regions.

The Freight Analyst will be responsible for projects related to Freight Optimization for both inbound and outbound freight spend. The position will cover all UPMC locations and is part of an industry-changing effort only being done at UPMC. The ideal candidate will have well-developed analytical skills, be capable of understanding statistics and other higher mathematical concepts, be detail-oriented, and able to work with a minimal amount of supervision. Additionally, she/he must be able to provide a strategic and forwarding-thinking vision to manage freight. 

Are you eager to be a part of health care excellence? If so, apply today! UPMC also offers one of the best benefits packages in the nation, PTO, retirement plans, and a rewarding career ladder across all departments!


  • Increases efficiency of freight processes in order to more quickly and accurately identify freight opportunities and abuse by our vendors.
  • Partners closely with various UPMC Supply Chain personnel, UPMC Vendors, and Hospital Material Managers to proactively improve freight spend and to properly control the use of expedited freight.
  • Responsible for developing freight targets, gathering data, and presenting opportunities for UPMC savings.
  • Provides Root Cause analysis in the review of expedited freight and excessive freight costs.
  • Develops and executes plans to meet corporate goals and standards by profiling abusive and inefficient vendors.
  • Analyzes current and historical freight spend on an ongoing basis to identify trends; predict future opportunities and provide business intelligence to upper management.
  • Presents cost savings data with supporting detail of projects for management.
  • Present ongoing freight optimization ideas to management. Occasionally present best practices to industry groups.
  • Conduct inbound evaluation of freight in receiving to identify opportunities for savings
  • Utilizes statistical analysis to demonstrate savings opportunities based on past delivery trends.


  • Degree from a four-year college or university required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in inventory control, materials management, or other related fields.
  • Advanced Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required and experience with Microsoft Access and PeopleSoft is preferred. Strong analytical and computer/tech skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Understands the importance of controlling freight costs and how to strategically impact this spend from initial negotiations with Sourcing through freight audits and recovery.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision.
  • Professional Certifications (APICS, CPM) a benefit.

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