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Company: Academy Sports + Outdoors
Location: Katy, TX
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


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Click the link below to find out more details about the specific departments within each distribution center! Distribution Center Information Sheet The Senior Domestic Logistics Specialist is responsible for acting as key point of contact for carriers when optimizing the configuration of loads from all Academy Sports + Outdoors vendors and distribution centers on a daily basis. By leveraging the Transportation Management System, this includes analyzing the best approach to maximize trailer utilization, communication with carriers, DC personnel, and internal Academy Sports + Outdoors team members while support service level agreements and meeting key performance indicators. This role includes leveraging appropriate network carriers to handle shipments with a focus on freight cost, cube utilization and on-time delivery. Job Description:


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Distribution or Logistics or equivalent years of experience preferred. High School Diploma or GED required.

Work Experiences:

  • 3+ years of logistics, inventory management and transportation experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in using Transportation Management Systems
  • Customer Service and Distribution Center experience preferred


  • Possesses excellent customer service skills
  • Navigates and prioritizes complex requests to address business demands and needs
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal
  • Able to independently prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes
  • Strong analytical background for organizing data
  • Intermediate working knowledge of purchase order, logistics, transportation inventory flow and management
  • Very strong attention to detail for data entry
  • Intermediate MS Excel and Word skills, Basic MS Access skills


  • Responsible for approving weekly freight pay remittance of $500k - $3 million for Accounting
  • Creates first level P&L for leadership approval
  • Assist with budget preparation and administration using base lining, forecasts, KPI, and score carding
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures; recommends and implements resulting policies and procedures
  • Manage strategic and long-term relationships with Carriers, Vendors and DCs to monitor, measure, and escalate issues to tender loads and monitor reports on carrier performance
  • Act as escalation point and support Domestic Logistics Specialists with prioritization of routing shipments
  • Develop standard fulfilment, carrier management and routing processes under direction of Logistics Operations Manager
  • Facilitate cross-training for Domestic Logistics Specialists to grow skill sets on various focus areas
  • Create weekly recaps on trends, root causes, and status updates with root cause analysis to drive out delays and build repeatable business processes
  • Provide informal guidance to Domestic Logistics Specialists when routing shipments from vendors to DCs, DCs to Stores with a focus on utilizing the most cost-effective method
  • Track shipments from vendors to DCs with a focus on complete on-time delivery
  • Manage transition of outbound and inbound shipments from one responsible party to another to eliminate any delays
  • Adhere to routing guidelines and make appropriate carrier decisions, not to exceed the $750 Out-of-Tolerance limits
  • Ensure that orders represent inbound product needed to ship by the required shipping windows to fulfill demand based on sales and upcoming sales events (daily delivery optimization, validate equipment needs and trailer cube utilization)
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Academy policies, procedures and safety rules
  • Responsibilities may change; team members may be required to perform other tasks as assigned

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Requires on call after hours, Monday thru Friday, including weekends and some Holidays
  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior
Full time

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.​

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