Transportation Analyst DC


July 21, 2021

Job ID: 195346
Location Name: Maryland Distribution Center
Address: 4622 Mercedes Drive, Maryland, MD 21017, United States (US)
Job Type: Full Time
Position Type (Regular/Temporary): Regular
Job Function: Distribution Center
Is This Position Eligible for Remote? : No
Logistics Fixtures/New Store Analyst

Your role at Sephora...
As the Logistics Fixtures/New Store Analyst you will be responsible for providing support and initiative on all Activity around flow of fixtures and product into new stores, refreshes and updates. Working closely with internal and external partners to improve processes, reduce costs, increase service offering, and improve service. Creating and reports metrics, recommendations, and training to educate the team on new policy and processes.
And demonstrate our Sephora values: Passion, Innovation, Expertise, Balance, Respect, Teamwork, and Initiative. In addition, you will:
  • Manages all activities associated with domestic transportation services including, RFP activity, carrier selection, rate negotiations, cost controls, and management reporting.
  • Organizes shipments and plans loads for Outbound operation to Sephora stores.
  • Serves as communication point with all internal and external business partners
  • Assists with carrier selection and rates for daily shipping.
  • Coordinates truck for pick-up with our selected carrier network.
  • Partners with vendors and buyers to support inbound business requirements.
  • Insures shipment tracking & tracing and other inquiries including rate quotes and special requests
  • Effectively works with carriers and potential carriers with regard to performance and rates
  • Understand logistics operations to include: Ocean, Air, Truck and Rail
  • Develops and ensures implementation of policies for US transportation operations.
  • Analyzes transportation and supply chain data to identify opportunities for network optimization, equipment availability, service level improvements, and cost containment.
  • Stays current with evolving logistic trends, impact to equipment and capacity issues and state of the global logistics industry.
  • Additional duties as assigned

We would love to hear from you if…

  • 1-2 years in an analyst or similar role required
  • Logistics systems user experience (TMS, WMS, Freight Optimization, Load Planning) preferred
  • Intermediate software skills such as MS Office products required.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in:
    • Working understanding of the tradeoffs between transportation mode, cost, time, and efficiency
    • Analyzing data, developing a recommended course of

action and implementing a successful solution working through challenging issues in a constructive manner
  • Excellent written, verbal, and electronic communication skills
  • Has proven relationship building skills and handles conflict gracefully
  • Project management experience

You’ll make an impact within in the organization…
This position has direct impact on customer satisfaction and company profitability by providing appropriate analysis and by improving transportation efficiency and costs through process improvement.
Working Relationships:
  • Stores
  • Fixtures teams in SF
  • New store construction and project managers
  • Finance
  • Vendor Relations

  • International and Domestic Vendors
  • International and Domestic 3rd Party logistics providers
  • Other Shippers and Customers

While at Sephora, you’ll enjoy…

  • Beauty & Beyond: Every day we reimagine beauty, discover new brands, and influence positive change. Together we inspire our clients, empower people, and help them become the best versions of themselves. We think this is beautiful.
  • Endless Evolution: You will learn with innovators, artists, and experts in every field. As our business evolves, so will you. Here, you’re empowered to choose your own path, accelerate your growth, and be your best. As part of our family and the LVMH community, your options are endless.
  • Creativity Unleashed: At Sephora, you’re encouraged to explore, innovate, and have fun while working with diverse clients, teams, and leaders. You won’t just partner with iconic brands; you’ll help build them. We value your curiosity, your drive for success, and the emotional connections you make. Together we’re defining the future of beauty.
  • Bold Authenticity: Being bold and different has made us a global beauty and retail leader. At Sephora, we celebrate diversity, embrace your unique and winning spirit, and believe that real beauty is being authentically you.Youare what sets us apart.
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: We pledge to create a beauty community where everyone’s uniqueness is celebrated, respected, and honored. We will drive diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our business—ensuring that our employees, brand partners, suppliers, and our clients feel a sense of belonging in store, online, and in our workplaces. We believe in demonstrating our values with action!
  • Meaningful Rewards: Sephora offers comprehensive medical benefits, generous vacation and holiday time off, commuter benefits, “Summer Fridays” for FSC (half-days every Friday between Memorial and Labor Day), an employee discount, free beauty product gifts from brand partners, and so much more. Details about our company benefits can be found at the following link:


Sephora is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company
. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. Sephora is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.
Sephora will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.


SEPHORA has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its debut in 1970s Paris. Sephora was acquired by luxury group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in 1997 then launched stateside in 1998, and is currently home to 200 world-class brands - including its own private label, SEPHORA COLLECTION. Sephora's curated assortment features more than 14,000 products including makeup, skin care, perfume, hair care, body, professional tools and more. Sephora is the beauty education hub, offering consultations at the Beauty Studio, a variety of complimentary classes, one-on-one service from Personal Beauty Advisors, and exclusive retail technology SKINCARE IQ, COLOR IQ, and FRAGRANCE IQ. Sephora is an international force in beauty, and its award-winning website and ever-growing presence on social-media make it the world's premier digital beauty destination.