Katy, Texas

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Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

Job Description:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, International Studies or similar field of study and/or equivalent years of related work experience preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent required

Work Experiences:

  • 3+ years of international transportation and logistics, working with freight forwarders, carriers and domestic transportation partners
  • Warehouse or distribution applications systems experience preferred
  • Sporting  goods and/or retail experience preferred

Skills:

  • Ability to work well independently, as well as effectively contribute to a team environment
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and influence peers for continuous improvement to logistics processes and procedures
  • Ability to remain organized, pay attention to detail and meet critical deadlines
  • Analytical, with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload, meet multiple deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment
  • Strong Microsoft Office experience
  • Advanced Level of Excel Experience

Responsibilities:

  • Act as key liaison with freight forwarders, ocean carriers, trucking companies or DC receiving, and ensure compliance with internal control procedures.
  • Manage routing or documentation changes directly with carriers and freight forwarders to expedite cargo.
  • Define and oversee standard import logistics processes for data extraction, reporting techniques and reconciliation such as weekly ocean carrier forecast, carrier allocation usage reporting, MQC usage reporting.
  • Drive selection process for service providers based on analytics during ocean contract season.
  • Review monthly and annual freight spend and present findings and recommended opportunities to senior leadership.
  • Manage ground, air and sea transit and routing guidelines and communicate discrepancies against quoted by carriers.
  • Authorize freight per diem/demurrage payments on charges less than $20,000.
  • Review ACH freight payments to all carriers and approve discrepancies prior to Executive approvals. 
  • Utilize metrics for critical events requested, measure ship date and published lead time and on-time shipping/on-time delivery performance.
  • Work with Merchant and Sourcing teams on hot item or ad item prioritization, and provide regular updates and discrepancy reports.
  • Audit data integrity on information reported by carriers and freight forwarders and address issues directly with EDI specialists.
  • Maintain functional expertise in the international freight movement and customs broker practices.
  • Ensure ocean carriers, freight forwarders, and import truckers meet the requirements for the following Customs Border Patrol (CBP) programs:  Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) security requirements and Importer Self-Assessment (ISA).
  • Protects and preserves the confidentiality and integrity of data
  • Develop a thorough understanding of and follow Academy work hours, policies, procedures, and rules governing professional staff behavior.
  • Responsibilities may change; team members may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior
  • Embraces flexible working schedule such as nights, weekends and holidays as needed.

Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law.

Katy, Texas

Academy is one of the leading full-line sporting goods and outdoor recreation retailers in the United States. Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy has grown to 259 stores across 16 contiguous states, primarily in the southern United States. Academy's mission is to provide "Fun for All" and Academy fulfills this mission with a localized merchandising strategy and value proposition that strongly connects with a broad range of consumers. Academy's product assortment focuses on key categories of outdoor, apparel, footwear and sports & recreation through both leading national brands and a portfolio of 17 private label brands, which go well beyond traditional sporting goods and apparel offerings. Academy Sports + Outdoors is publicly traded as ASO on the NASDAQ Stock Market. It’s no surprise that we not only know how to create experiences for our customers, but for our Team Members as well. Understanding our people and the things that matter to them most has been at the core of the Academy's culture for over 80 years. With over 21,000 Team Members, we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

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