Messer Americas

Distribution Process Analyst II

Job Location US-NJ-Stewartsville
# of Openings


Distribution Process Analyst II


We are a technology and applications leader with the industry knowledge and applications expertise to meet customer needs across industrial, food, medical, chemical and electronics industries. We offer over 120 years of proven experience in the safe and reliable production and delivery of industrial, medical and specialty gases.


Today, our deep understanding of industry trends and customer requirements allows us to collaborate intensely with customers to identify and develop long-term solutions that deliver competitive advantage. Our in-depth knowledge of customers’ manufacturing processes enables turn-key engineering with minimal plant downtime, and our technology development capabilities are unrivaled.



This position is responsible for providing tactical support to the Distribution Planning Manager (DPM), Regional Transportation Manager (RTM) and their regional teams. The Distribution Process Analyst (DPA) will, therefore, support all Bulk Scheduling/Dispatch planning activities for one of four merchant regions within North America.

This role will also have a specific focus on resource planning and optimization. The DPA will provide both tactical and strategic support to optimize and continuously improve Messer North America’s use of driver and equipment resources. To be successful, this position must work closely with the National Operations Center (Distribution Planners, Supply Chain Managers and Supply Chain Analysts), field transportation, sales and Customer Engineering Services teams.

Distribution Resource Planning

  • Plan the demand for drivers and equipment using tactical and strategic Resource Demand Planning (RDP) models; work with field management to ensure driver availability and recruitment levels are met.
  • Coordinate with regional and location transportation managers, Distribution Planners and Distribution Planning Managers to model and establish optimal driver bid boards for locations in assigned region.
  • Conduct thorough planning analysis to prepare for manpower, equipment and carrier needs to meet peak business demands.
  • Ensure peak carriers are properly set up and modelled in Messer’s proprietary database and tracked properly using the Carrier Logs Tool.
  • Coordinate the movement of Messer North America and peak carrier resources within and across regions.
  • Upon request, respond to Distribution Planning Managers to provide drivers and equipment to support plant outages or other crisis situations.


Day to Day Operations

  • Provide support of daily distribution operations as directed by the regional Distribution Planning Manager and Regional Transport Manger.
  • Fill in as backup for DPM’s in their absence due to vacations or business travel.
  • Monitor and provide feedback on the effectiveness of driver hours of service updates for the locations in assigned region.
  • Monitor and provide feedback on the effectiveness of equipment availability updates for the locations in assigned region.
  • Coordinate manpower and equipment shifts in assigned region to meet daily customer demand.
  • This position may be required to perform the duties of the Distribution Planner if business needs dictate.
  • Follow and be held accountable for implementing Central Transport Management (CTM) workflow for Distribution Process Analyst.


Continuous Improvement

  • Provide subject matter expertise in both scheduling and dispatch tasks between locations and National Scheduling Center. Act as an advocate to resolve recurring issues among distribution planning teams, transportation staff and drivers.
  • Implement and monitor inventory and production driven changes to the distribution network; prepare analysis for review by the distribution team to understand resource requirements to support recommended shifts.
  • Collaborate with NSC and field distribution in analyzing and understanding the costs associated with not serving customers from their assigned product source.
  • Analyze and collaborate with field management to meet and improve vehicle utilization targets.
  • Maintain and update assigned distribution processes and ensure distribution team is properly trained on the processes.
  • Support the national carrier manager as required in organizing supplemental carrier support.

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  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in logistics, business, or data analytics is preferred.
  • 2+ years’ experience in supply chain, logistics or data analytics
  • Ability to work one weekend every two months.
  • Depending on Distribution Planner turnover may be required to support the operation by temporarily assuming a planning schedule until new hires are identified and trained.
  • Dispatch scheduling, demand planning, and transportation industry experience is a plus.
  • Must possess demonstrated experience in forging good working relationships with team members and other functional areas as well as proven track record in modelling change orientation and adaptability.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, along with math aptitude is necessary.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Power Point.
  • SAP experience a plus.
  • Candidates must be able to serve a visible leadership position within the NSC team.



Join us and you will be part of a company that values and supports your career. We offer competitive pay and benefits, with set schedules, steady work and opportunities for ongoing training and career progression. 

Together we value innovation, efficiency and flexibility. Putting safety first, working with integrity and respect, we encourage everyone to find solutions for success. That means for our customers and for our colleagues. This makes us a great place to build a career where your skills are valued and developed. 


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Messer North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Company provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status or any legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable federal, state, or local laws.


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