Lucid Motors

Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-06-03

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Senior

Salary

Salary not provided

Sr. Logistics Cost Analyst

About the company:

Lucid is the new generation of EV. Our relentless focus on innovation, luxury, and sustainability drives us into a reality where you no longer have to choose between doing great things, doing the right thing, and doing everything with the highest regard for efficiency and design. There were luxury cars, then EVs, now there’s Lucid.  

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
 
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are no longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
 
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.

We are currently seeking a Sr. Logistics Cost Analyst. This position requires a dynamic individual with a strong accounting background who will work with various Logistics service providers, A/P, Finance and Purchasing as well as individual Logistics teams to ensure timely, accurate auditing and reconciliation of freight and small parcel billing.

Duties include resolving any billing discrepancies, tracking logistics budgets and developing invoice processes for newly onboarded providers.

Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches her or his work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for accuracy within a fast-paced environment.

At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.

Notice regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirement as a condition of gainful employment within the United States
At Lucid, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States, must provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses) based on the manufacturer's guidelines on their first day of employment.
 
Individuals seeking a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement may be granted such an accommodation after submitting a formal request to and the subsequent review and approval thereof by our dedicated Covid-19 Response team.
 
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

You Will:

  • Provide direct oversight of the Freight Bill Audit and Payment Program, including and not limited to freight payment, freight audit, claims processes, and improving the freight payment cycle times for all carriers and vendors.
  • Assist with reporting and analysis of Logistics group budget, tracking spend against purchase orders and publishing metrics through a KPI dashboard.
  • Provide regular dashboards / reporting input on logistics financial performance measures and KPIs to support communications to senior leadership for specific areas of the logistics process, ensuring logistics costs and processes are monitored, managed and under control.
  • Use appropriate software to review opportunities for cost savings and efficiencies in the logistics process and produce forecasts and estimates to aid financially sound decisions and cash flow planning.
  • Identify and resolve systematic problems between the carriers, vendors, freight payment companies to ensure timely and accurate invoice payment.
  • Audit freight bills, operation invoices and other logistics service invoices ensuring proper rates are applied.
  • Collaborate with Accounting and Finance on logistics spend related activities such as developing and maintaining GL coding logic for the Logistics group and providing support on proper financial categorization of freight spend.
  • Ensure information on the freight bill is accurate and all costs and terms associated with the company's services are captured on the freight bill.
  • Audit information includes proper rates, service, commodity description and/or classifications of freight, weight, payment terms, dimensions, addresses, and appropriate documentation to support the freight bill.
  • Review and analyze contracts, terms, rate tables and other conditions in preparation of auditing to ensure the accuracy of the audit, helping to resolve rating and pricing disputes.
  • Review and help resolve reasons for short pays and other payment issues with customers. Analyze all freight bill corrections and reports findings to improve processes to eliminate possible future corrections.
  • Coordinate Logistics spend activities with the Purchasing team by raising purchasing requests and tracking spend.
  • Individual contributor role with significant upside potential
  • Additional Responsibilities
  • Work closely with carriers, vendors, and other cross-functional teams to improve data quality and timeliness and develop and manage KPIs, SLA’s by utilizing technology, systems, and other teams to develop robust financial reporting and dashboards.
  • Utilize Exception Management tools to identify problems and concerning trends before they can be of greater risk to the organization or its partnerships.
  • Monitor status of any past due carrier statements, outstanding claims request and any other financial related inquiries that gets escalated and support resolution of freight claims, 3rd party audit issues, credit memos, and other exceptions or discrepancies as needed.
  • Assist with processes and procedures - documented and create Process Maps and visual charts where required.
  • You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or equivalent field. An equivalent combination of education, training or job experience maybe considered for role.
  • 2+ Years of experience with Freight Payment, Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable and claims processing preferred.
  • 1+ years of Reporting and Data Analysis experience.
  • Basic understanding of transportation, to include LTL, Truckload, small parcel and other modes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with success in working across organizations at all levels.
  • Proactive self-starter with strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • A strong curiosity and a resolute mindset toward continuous process improvement with the ability to innovate and simplify both finance and operational processes.
  • Strong computer proficiency in MS Office applications; TMS (Transportation Mgt. System) experience a plus.
  • Occasional travel to support the business may be required.