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Transportation Engineering Specialist - 12 Month Contract

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Date: 03-May-2021

Location: Etobicoke, ON, CA

Company: Purolator

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At Purolator, you’ll be proud knowing you’re working for a Canadian company that truly values its employees. And it’s community. This is an exciting and evolving industry and we’re leading the change as we strive to deliver the future. Here you will be empowered to help move the business forward. Each and every day. Are you open to the possibilities?


Job Description

This role will perform strategic and tactical network analysis for Purolator’s air and ground, regional and national networks to support the Company’s strategic priorities such as:


  • Identify network opportunities, work with a cross functional group to determine appropriate solutions, model alternatives with simulation tools and ensure timely execution.
  • Analyze data to support Network & Capacity Planning, perform predictive analytics, and find network opportunities for improvement.
  • Execute network optimization projects within National Transportation to drive effectiveness and efficiency that lead to cost savings in the network. Recognize issues and take appropriate corrective actions.
  • Initiate and develop tracking tools to measure accountability of project, results, and timely execution.
  • Design, develop, maintain and support analytical tools to automate Network & Capacity Planning by using fleet information from different sources such as Telematics, GIS, and SAP-TM.
  • Support Internal and External Customers with respect to finding, analyzing and measuring opportunities in the network, and provide critical business insights that are actionable.
  • Create customized reporting and dashboards for management and team.
  • Responsible for maintenance of database, forecast, planning and network model, keeping it up to date and error free; optimize to support cost savings initiatives for the group of companies.
  • Support the design, initiation and improvement of corporate information and technological systems.
  • Assess the network foot print to optimize the location, size and coverage model of Hubs, depots, retail centers, etc. to both maximize service and minimize cost. Ensure team members, management and stakeholders to understand the nature of the projects, expectations, deliverables, risks, progress and milestones.
  • Identify strategic and tactical opportunities and make recommendations for improvements.




  • Engineer, Business Professional, or Supply Chain Designation with knowledge in transportation networks and Operational/Business Analytics.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience required in a similar role
  • Experience in project management, business analysis in Supply Chain, Logistics and/or transportation industries.
  • Integration of analysis and management, problem solving, strong analytical skills, process improvement, facilities layout, information systems, work methods and performance standards, supply chain planning, and human resources planning.
  • Data Analysis: Strong competency with Excel, Power Pivot, Access, advanced spreadsheets, and Database software. Power BI knowledge is an asset.
  • Project Management: Strong project and time management skills with the ability to prioritize competing projects. Ability to coordinate complex and multi-dimensional projects to ensure timely delivery.
  • Communication Skills: Above average communication skills and planning skills. Must be able to negotiate with senior managers when recommending new methods and procedures. Motivated, influential and resilient.






Location:                    375 - Toronto Freight  
Working Conditions: Office Environment; Warehouse Environment 

Reports to:                  Manager, Transportation Enginnering 

Purolator is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, Aboriginal/Indigenous status or any other factors considered discriminatory. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We recognize that our employees and their families are key stakeholders. We will only be successful as a business if we provide our employees with a safe and healthy workplace and we have the right people in the right roles with the support they need to succeed. We hire for attitude and train for skills.  To learn more about us and our values, go to

At Purolator, every day is an opportunity for our employees to connect with one another and with our customers to help make a positive impact in the communities where we live, work and play.

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