United Airlines Transportation Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

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Technical Operations

Technical Operations is the maintenance, repair and overhaul division of United. The department includes aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams and more.


This position will lead and assist in managing the Supply Chain Excellence Transportation Spend Projects. The position includes project phases - define, measure, analyze, improve and control as needed to deliver measurable business results throughout the enterprise. This position will direct the implementation and maintenance of a Transportation Management System solution for the enterprise. This position will analyze cost and economics of movement of material on UA metal versus Third Party Logistic companies (3PLS) and optimize portfolio of movements of parts through various modes of transportation and monitor spend.

  • Assist in leading and managing the Transportation Spend initiatives

  • Direct the implementation of the TMS supporting the warehousing operation in updating and maintaining Company Material (COMAT) movements

  • Driving $2M in annual savings in order for the SCE to pay for itself

  • Monitor and reporting shipping cost, direct and optimize shipping priorities

  • Coordination with Procurement and VM, Warehousing and Maintenance on timing, change management, and communication


  • Undergraduate degree in business, technical, or aviation related discipline

  • Minimum 3 plus years work experience, in the transportation field either with a Third Party Logistic company (3PL) or an airline

  • Strong business acumen & the ability to partner effectively across various disciplines

  • Strong ability to understand complex transportation modes and interplay between operational finance & technical decisions

  • Ability in collecting, analyzing & managing quantitative data & creating meaningful analyses to lead business improvement and cost reduction

  • Must have expertise in supporting the Transportation Management System and the development of business tools and solutions to support the department

  • Must have advanced proficiency in Excel

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Project

  • Ability to negotiate contracts and service agreements

  • Experience with process/system mapping and analysis

  • Experience presenting, escalating and providing solutions to senior leadership

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 10%

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • Advanced degree

  • Project Management Certification

  • 3+ years' experience in Transportation Spend Management, with TMS deployment in the Airline industry experience

  • 3+ years' experience in Managing Transportation Optimization and Spend for a major company with transportation spend exceeding $50M or and major 3PL

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 66 Technical Operations/Maintenance

Function: Tech Ops / Maintenance - Management & Administrative

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled