SOUTHLOAD LOGISTICS

Business Analyst

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Business analyst (1)
Education:
Diploma in IT/ Business administration / Certificate in Logistics and Transport or equivalent
Competencies:
Computer Skills: Proficiency in office software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is essential. Familiarity with email and calendar management tools is also important.
Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills are crucial for effective interactions with colleagues, clients, and visitors.
Computer Skills: Proficiency in office software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is essential. Familiarity with email and calendar management tools is also important.
Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills are crucial for effective interactions with colleagues, clients, and visitors.
A Business Analyst will have a critical role in the logistics and supply chain by leveraging data analysis, business acumen, and industry knowledge to improve operations, optimize processes, and make informed decisions. Key responsibilities and roles:
Data Analysis: Collect, analyze, and interpret data related to various aspects of logistics and supply chain operations. This may include transportation, inventory management, warehousing, distribution, and procurement data.
Performance Metrics: Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of logistics processes. This involves setting benchmarks and regularly evaluating performance against these benchmarks.
Cost Analysis: Analyze costs associated with logistics operations, including transportation costs, inventory carrying costs, warehousing expenses, and labor costs. Identify opportunities to reduce costs without compromising service quality.
Process Optimization: Evaluate existing logistics processes and workflows, identifying bottlenecks and areas for improvement. Propose and implement process improvements to enhance efficiency and reduce lead times.
Forecasting and Demand Planning: Use historical data and demand forecasts to optimize inventory levels, ensure product availability, and minimize excess or obsolete inventory.
Supplier and Vendor Management: Assess the performance of suppliers and vendors in terms of on-time delivery, quality, and cost-effectiveness. Make recommendations for supplier selection, negotiation, and performance improvement.
Transportation Management: Analyze transportation routes and modes to optimize delivery schedules, reduce transportation costs, and improve delivery reliability.
Inventory Management: Evaluate inventory levels, turnover rates, and storage costs. Implement inventory control strategies to maintain an optimal balance between product availability and holding costs.
Technology Integration: Assess and recommend technology solutions, such as transportation management systems (TMS), warehouse management systems (WMS), and supply chain analytics tools, to improve logistics operations.
Risk Management: Identify potential risks in the supply chain, such as disruptions, regulatory changes, and geopolitical factors. Develop risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans.
Reporting and Presentation: Create reports and presentations that communicate insights and recommendations to stakeholders, including senior management. Clearly articulate the impact of logistics decisions on the overall business.
Continuous Improvement: Promote a culture of continuous improvement within the logistics department and the organization as a whole. Implement feedback loops to monitor the effectiveness of implemented changes.
Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with other departments, such as procurement, sales, and finance, to align logistics strategies with overall business goals and objectives.
Compliance and Regulatory Awareness: Stay informed about relevant industry regulations, trade compliance, and sustainability initiatives that may impact logistics operations.
Cost-Benefit Analysis: Perform cost-benefit analyses for proposed logistics initiatives, projects, and investments to justify resource allocation and decision-making.

Job Summary

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Chilanga, Zambia Location
Full Time Job Type
SOUTHLOAD LOGISTICS

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