Transportation Analyst (Young Graduates)

A career in logistics that continues to evolve, and in an international atmosphere? Here’s where it all begins. The Caterpillar Logistics Center in Grimbergen is among the best in the world and so are our products.

This is an Evergreen job, a position at our organization that is always open. We are building a talent pool for profiles that might be a good fit for future roles. We use this as a proactive searching for qualified job candidates for our future open positions.

Function description

We move over 250 orders a day from +730 suppliers in EAME to over 72 facilities all over the world. How would you like to assist us in doing this in a reliable, consistent and market affordable way? Sounds good? We are looking for a team player that is a wizard with data analysis, has great communication skills, and a transportation background.

Your tasks will include

Manages the Transportation Service Provider services provided by Caterpillar contracted service providers for the shipment of Caterpillar components overseas. Identifies, investigates, and resolves structural problems with Ocean / Rail freight forwarder and act as an escalation point for operational matters to ensure accurate and on-time delivery to facilities, and develops initiatives to improve service and lower cost.

  • Establish a good communication & cooperation with the different forwarding stations.
  • Responsible to establish the transportation plan for EAME ocean moves: Define main gateways with seafreight forwarder, establish routings, service selection rules.
  • Responsible to ensure transportation plan is properly communicated with execution party: Freight Forwarders and Control Towers
  • Responsible to maintain On Time Performance of ocean/rail freight service providers
  • Coordinate and represents EAME in sourcing events
  • Lead new Shipping Line implementations.
  • Seek for improvement initiatives related to network planning and forwarder management. • Lead network continuous improvement projects


Bachelor/Master degree with interest in supply chain management & Transportation
Strong: analytical skills and customer focus
Good: Process management, project management, supplier relationship management and results oriented mindset
Fluent in English (French and Dutch are a plus)