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Analyst Inbound Transportation

Requisition ID:  166779 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Inbound Transportation 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Québec  

City: Montréal-Nord

Location: Bureau de Montréal-Nord 

Postal Code:  


Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.



Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! We currently have a full-time opportunity for an Analyst Inbound Transportation role.

Job Description


What you’ll get to do in this fast-paced role:


Assist in the preparation and implementation of Sobeys transportation strategic plan around transportation cost and product quality
Investigate and authorize carrier invoices
Investigate and help resolve carrier claims
Generate and analyze transportation reports
Review daily procurement issues with buyers, Distribution Centres and suppliers (i.e. lead times, delays, rush orders)
Assist Manager with logistic requests (i.e. suppliers, merchandising, logistics, carriers, RSC)
Prepare period end payments and reporting (i.e. expenses, freight clearing)
Identify opportunities to reduce inventory, improve quality and reduce transportation costs and to act on these opportunities
Build and maintain strategic alliances internally and externally to maximize product quality and minimize cost
Manage daily transportation planning and optimization including track and trace 
Identify and implement best practices and synergies from within Sobeys and the industry
Negotiate spot freight requirements as necessary to support quality and cost
Facilitate custom issues while supporting on time delivery, product quality and cost objectives
Maintain a clean and safe work environment as per company requirements

Job Requirements


What your resume will include and demonstrate to us:


  • Post secondary education or equivalent; undergraduate degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years experience in transportation/logistics field considered an asset 
  • Knowledge of the transportation in the retail grocery industry; distribution facility experience preferred
  • Previous experience with contract negotiations would be a benefit
  • Experience in effectively managing a multiple carrier base is an asset
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite; SAP, EXE and BW considered an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Highly motivated, results oriented with a strong work ethic

If you feel that this describes the kind of work you want to do, and you are excited about what Sobeys has to offer, then we look forward to reviewing your application.  Please ensure that you take the time to ensure your profile shows us why you’re the most qualified applicant for the role.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  We are only accepting online applications and welcome applications from all qualified people interested in this challenge. 

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.



While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.


We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.