Logistics Analyst

Australia - Sydney Ref #9829 05-Aug-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning.  This position is based in our Sydney office.

Job Responsibilities

Viasat is seeking an experienced Logistics Analyst to support Viasat’s Australian logistics and fulfillment function.  Your responsibilities will be diverse, but you will be empowered to use your initiative and skills in a variety of functions.  As the Logistics Analyst you will liaise with internal departments, external customers and assist with the management of Viasat’s third party distribution (3PL) centers and transportation providers with end-to-end logistics processes that enable the movement of product throughout Viasat’s Global Supply Chain.  This individual should have the ability to collect and analyze data to help improve the organization's supply chain activities, monitor inventory stock levels, and support the supply chain and local service and operation teams.

As a Logistics Analyst you will be responsible for managing inventory fulfillment, transportation management, and logistics process improvement opportunities. You will be expected to review import/export documentation, forwarding and invoicing instructions based upon the customer or partner profile to ensure that products are delivered in a timely manner, with proper documentation to the receiving party and in compliance with all governmental regulations. You will be analyzing strategic savings opportunities through system tools, evaluation of cost reduction opportunities, negotiations with brokers, international freight forwarders, transport companies and escalation management with our vendors and providers.

In addition, you will: 
  • Coordinate and process PO’s
  • Maintain key reporting metrics and analysis
  • Solicit and prepare transportation quotes
  • Schedule freight moves leveraging established global 3PL networks
  • Prepare all necessary transportation documents required to process inventory moves and sales orders
  • Provide product movement updates to all internal and external parties as required
  • Ensures 3PL providers are executing all transportation moves in accordance with established service agreements
  • Collaborate with third party logistics providers, carriers, and freight brokers to maintain and continuously improve service levels and costs associated with third-party transportation
  • Support accounts payable department to reconcile freight invoices
  • Support the management team with their initiatives and special projects
  • Work closely with finance, program management, supply chain, compliance, and operations teams.
  • Actively support operational process controls through regular activity and training with the Viasat Compliance Team, Product Management, Logistics, Sales, Finance, Marketing and Legal to keep the company compliant with trade and distribution regulations.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement within the area of responsibility through data analysis and creation of metrics
  • Ability to both lead and act as a member of a team
  • Assist management and logistics managers in the development of procedures and processes which improve Viasat’s ability to meet product system and customer requirements
  • Communicate with peers and supervisors regularly, document work, meetings, and decisions
  • Analyze, maintain, and participate in the process for manage inventory control activities
  • Provide support in the evaluation of quotations received from third party partners to assure that all pertinent information is available; best price, and service
  • Participate in the development of new services and systems, continuously look for ways to improve workflow and ensure the supply chain systems are on a continuous path to improvement
  • Other job duties as assigned *

  • Australian Citizenship 
  • 3+ years of experience in a logistics & distribution, Supply Chain Management, or related responsibility (i.e. Demand Planning, Supply Planning)
  • Fluent in English
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills, and research skills.
  • Knowledge of import/export regulations and GST.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Strong organization, oral and written communication skills a must
  • Excellent follow up and customer service skills
  • Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies
  • Ability to work with little or no direction, can work independently and collaboratively as a team member to meet goals while maintaining an organized and systematic approach to task completion
  • Permanent position 100%

  • Bachelors in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement or related field
  • Excel, Oracle or a comparable ERP inventory management tool, and Transportation Management systems knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of reporting and analytical tools, such as Alteryx Tableau and OBIEE
  • Knowledge of import/export regulations and GST a strong advantage.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce an advantage
  • High analytical aptitude capable of interpreting data to identify trends
  • Advanced excel skills a plus
  • Willing and able to travel domestically and internationally

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

3-5 years




Australian Citizenship Required



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