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Distribution Analyst
Title:Distribution Analyst
Location:Kansas City, MO (RSC Corporate Headquarters)

The Distribution Analyst plays a key role in optimizing distribution costs and improving planning and reporting processes. They will work closely with the logistics team to eliminate waste and support key savings projects through analysis. This role reports to the Operations Finance Controller and has a high level of exposure to the CFO as well as VPs of other departments.


  • Analyzing truck utilization, LTL, TL and Intermodal cost/benefit analysis
  • Researching warehouse costs for handling, storage, and parcel costs
  • Data Experience with SQL, SAP, WMS, Power BI, Analysis for Office. Advanced with Excel and developing executive power points indefinity cost opportunities.
  • Monitors transportation providers performance
  • Act as an internal logistics subject matter expert
  • Monitoring and reviewing carrier performance vs expectations with operational teams
  • Perform analysis and provide daily, weekly, and monthly reports pertaining to historical/current transportation network plans and data
  • Develop budgets for freight and warehouse expense across all locations
  • Manage Month End & Year End Closing activities for Transportation and Warehousing
  • Provide Forecasts and latest estimates
  • Identify and implement identified opportunities

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2 years relevant experience within supply chain sourcing/procurement, logistics, transportation industry or finance/accounting
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills using ERP systems and Excel
  • Ability to effectively communicate data insights to others
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative; demonstrates ability to work independently
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Power Point & Word
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • FMCG / CPG experience


Company Description
Russell Stover Chocolates is a leader in the manufacturer of boxed chocolates. The company’s three brands – Russell Stover, Whitman’s and Pangburn’s - are sold in company-owned retail stores and 70,000 wholesale accounts. After nearly 100 years in operation the company manufactures approximately 100 million pounds of chocolate candies each year in its proud tradition of being “Made in America” and “Handcrafted in Small Batches”.

In September 2014, Russell Stover Chocolates was acquired by Lindt and Sprungli, the world leader in premium chocolates. This was the largest acquisition in the history of Lindt and Sprungli which has operations in over 40 countries across the globe. Russell Stover Chocolates joins sister companies Lindt USA and Ghirardelli to form a powerful confectionery triad in North America.

Employment by Russell Stover Chocolates is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks.

Russell Stover Chocolates is an EOE/MINORITY/FEMALE/VET/DISABLED employer. Principals only please.


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