Cost Analyst

Kentwood, MI
Full Time
Mid Level

FWF is a third-party logistics and transportation provider (3PL) headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. We are focused on providing full-service logistics solutions to our clients through industry-leading service and reliability. As a 3PL, FWF has the unique ability to offer less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload (TL) shipping, intermodal, drayage, domestic and international ground/air freight services to our clients. Advanced technology and innovation allow FWF to offer complete logistics solutions through three distinct service features:  

  • Dedicated representatives  

  • Automated TMS implementation  

  • Managed freight teams  

The Cost Analyst will be responsible for establishing appropriate cost and contracting habits for FWF. This position will report directly to the Vice President of Business Development and will assist in a variety of tasks relating to cost strategies, industry trends and data findings. 

 
Day-to-Day Operations 

  • Articulate cost and contracting habits 

  • Review findings to curate accurate data entry 

  • Produce insightful statistics on carrier/customer contracts and performance 

  • Carry out company RFP/RFQ pleas 

  • Responsible for establishing SOP policies to ensure company improvements are being made 

  • Keep pace with industry standards and trends in an ever-changing market 

  • Uncover findings that ultimately assist the Sales Department with their quoting needs 

  • Communicate all needs and concerns as necessary with the Vice President of Business Development  

What We Commit to You  

  • Comprehensive exposure to cost analysis and logistics problem-solving  

  • Daily, hands-on work experience and coaching from industry professionals 

  • Ongoing support from team members and management 

Qualifications     

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of internal software 

  • Strong analytical skills 

  • Organized with high attention to detail  

  • Strong organizational and detail skills 

  • Effective communicator 

  • Desire to learn  

Compensation and Benefits  

  • Competitive Base Salary ranging from $60,000 - $75,000    

  • Health/Dental/Vision/Pet insurance options after an initial 90-day training period   

  • Disability insurance options after an initial 90-day training period  

  • Discounted gym membership   

  • Employee assistance and discount programs   

  • Weekly catered lunches   

  • 401K retirement plan with company match   

  • Casual dress options 

  • Paid time off   

  • Paid sick days   

  • Paid parental leave 

FWF Awards and Recognition  

  • Inc. 5000: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021  

  • Inc. 5000 Regionals Midwest: 2020, 2021, 2022  

  • Top Freight Brokerage Firms: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022  

  • Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation: 2019, 2020, 2021  

  • Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces: 2020, 2021  

  • Michigan 50 Companies to Watch: 2020  

 

 

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