Economic Analyst


What You'll Do

ArcBest is a logistics company with creative problem solvers who deliver integrated solutions for complex supply chain challenges. ArcBest Technologies is an ArcBest company that develops and supports applications to provide innovative technology solutions for business challenges.

Wanting to join the ArcBest family? In our search for top talent, we are looking for those that will further enable us to deliver on our vision and fully support our values-driven culture.

Currently, we are looking for an Economic Analyst to join the ArcBest Technologies team. You will be responsible for providing economic insight and utilizing statistical forecasting techniques to drive business decisions and strategy.  Decision makers at all levels rely on you to provide timely, accurate, and actionable data, analysis, and commentary for strategic and tactical planning. You will be 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:

  • Conducting various analyses to identify which macroeconomic measures best align with ArcBest business (asset-based and asset-light).
  • Predicting upcoming movement in economic indicators (including recession probabilities, manufacturing outputs and retail sales among others).
  • Communicating extensively with executive leadership to discuss the current macroeconomic environment and its implications for our business.
  • Preparing economic slides and commentary in advance of Strategy Review and Board meetings.
  • Forecasting daily asset-based freight levels for use in resource and manpower planning.
  • Capturing and assimilating external forecasts for relevant economic indicators.
  • Creating weekly economic commentary to share with numerous ArcBest leaders.
  • Assisting with ongoing predictive and prescriptive analytics initiatives.

As an Economic Analyst, you will be a member of the ArcBest Technologies Business Insight & 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, or other relevant field.   
  • Statistical forecasting experience, SAS preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passion for economics and how it relates to the transportation and logistics industry.

If you require accommodation in the application process, please contact or call us at (479) 785-8963. An Equal Opportunity Employer including Vet/Disability.



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