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Guelph Logistics Analyst

Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: Guelph, ON, CA

Company: Gerdau

About Us:

Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.  Gerdau is the largest recycler in the world. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.


Why you'll love it here:

At Gerdau it’s all about the people. Gerdau's growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the world.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity.


Job Summary:

Perform diversified duties pertaining to maintaining current transportation structures within Gerdau freight system.  Responsible for assisting with negotiating proposals, establishing and verifying shipping procedures.  This position will solicit quotes and maintaining rate and freight tracking systems. 


Nature and Scope:

This position reports directly to the Logistics Facilitator III.  Incumbent coordinates activities with regional area shipping managers, mill shipping supervisors, and accounting personnel. This position is responsible for assisting with the negotiation of the companies rail, import and export distribution methods.  Incumbent will provide logistics information for routine and established accounts to the raw materials group, mill products sales, and other departments as required. This position serves as system wide administrator for freight systems by maintaining the freight rate tracking program, calculating various transportation rates, updating system with changes as required, and communicating between Gerdau shipping departments and information services.  Additionally, the incumbent will maintain physical carrier files and contracts. The incumbent must also possess the ability to process and disseminate large amounts of information, as well as problem solving skills, ability to multitask and customer service skills.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for assisting with negotiating proposals, establishing and verifying shipping procedures. 
  • Responsible for assisting with the negotiation of confidential contracts, rates and services, with rail, ports and ocean carriers at the most effective cost. 
  • Incumbent analyzes, summarizes, and disseminates large amounts of highly confidential and classified information. 
  • Incumbent also independently analyzes new rate proposals, economic conditions, increases, and rate changes as needed to determine carrier competitiveness.
  • On a daily basis, incumbent  works with outside transportation service providers, Gerdau departments and locations, regional transportation managers, and mill shipping supervisors to obtain and provide information to meet logistics needs. 
  • Responsible for reviewing and evaluating, and processing customer, carrier, and company transportation issues. 
  • The incumbent assists in investigating payment discrepancies, resolving issues related to incorrect data entry.
  • The incumbent perform other related duties as may arise and provides support as needed to shipping locations, sales department or customers.
  • May be required to travel locally from time to time.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Four year degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Two years logistics experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Sharepoint, etc.) 
  • SAP knowledge an asset
  • Database management.


Salary & Benefits:

  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Pension/RSP plan
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity for all and the importance of each employee and applicant as an individual.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


If you need support or accommodation due to disability, please contact the Gerdau Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or