Economic Analyst - ArcBest Technologies

at ArcBest in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Who we are

ArcBest Technologies, an ArcBest® company, is an innovative technology company that provides custom-built solutions and leading-edge technologies that help our customers and suppliers successfully navigate the complex supply chain landscape. Our team is made up of highly engaged and creative tech and analytical professionals – engineers, mathematicians, data scientists, software developers, information system specialists and more – who create smart solutions that deliver value to our customers and keep the global supply chain moving. We’re building the future of logistics.

ArcBest Technologies is headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Our people are at the heart of our success, and we offer a workplace that embraces all cultures, perspectives, and experiences – so we can provide the best atmosphere for our employees and the best service to our customers. If that sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.

Learn more about 1 who ArcBest Technologies is and 2 what we do along with 3 ArcBest’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

What you’ll do

We’re looking for an Economic Analyst to join the ArcBest Technologies team. The Economic Analyst provides economic insight and utilizes statistical forecasting techniques to drive business decisions and strategy. Decision-makers at all levels rely on the Economic Analyst to provide timely, accurate, and actionable data, analysis, and commentary for strategic and tactical planning. This position is directly involved with tracking external economic variables and how they relate to ArcBest business levels and more broadly to the transportation and logistics industry.

Your contribution may include:

  • Conduct various analyses to identify which macroeconomic measures best align with ArcBest’s business (asset-based and asset-light).
  • Predict upcoming movement in economic indicators (including recession probabilities, manufacturing outputs, retail sales among others, etc.).
  • Communicate extensively with executive leadership to discuss the current macroeconomic environment and its implications for our business.
  • Prepare economic slides and commentary in advance of Strategy Review and Board meetings.
  • Create economic and industry summaries and analysis for ArcBest customers, including QBR material and blog posts.
  • Capture and assimilate external forecasts for relevant economic indicators.
  • Quantify statistically significant relationships between new macro-economic indicators and ArcBest business levels by service line.
  • Create weekly economic commentary to share with numerous ArcBest leaders.
  • Assist with ongoing artificial intelligence initiatives, including predictive and prescriptive analytics models, as beneficial.
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned.

As an Economic Analyst, you will be a member of the ArcBest Technologies Advanced Analytics team in Fort Smith, AR. Your hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, with irregular hours that may occur depending on workload.

Ready to apply? Before doing so, please make sure you meet the minimum requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in economics, statistics, or other related field, preferred. Master’s Degree in economics, statistics, or other related field, preferred.

Experience: Prior statistical forecasting experience.

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, required.

Additional Requirements: Passion for economics and how it relates to the transportation and logistics industry, required.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 4 or call us at (479) 785-8717. An Equal Opportunity Employer including Vet/Disability.


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Job Posting: JC260257236

Posted On: May 23, 2024

Updated On: Jun 22, 2024

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