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Operations Research Analyst at Essendant Management Services LLC in Deerfield, Illinois

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

These problems will come from all parts of the Essendant’s Supply Chain and will include challenges like:

  • Develop analytical tools for inventory stocking strategies that minimize Essendant’s investment in working capital while achieving or exceeding customer service-level targets

  • Build / enhance Supply Chain data sources as well as various standard and ad-hoc reporting & analytical tools based on these data sources

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement effort to identify and quantify Supply Chain performance improvement opportunities towards cost-to-serve reduction and/or customer service level improvement

The resource will work closely with the Sr. Manager of Operations Analytics. The analytics preformed will encompass all aspects of Supply Chain projects involving a diverse group (including Inventory, Merchandising, Sales, Logistics, and Fulfillment Centers).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Apply analytical methods to solve complex, data-driven business problems that will ultimately have a direct impact on the Essendant’s bottom-line

  • Communicate results to management and the business as needed

  • Research, design, and implement data models and BI tools and innovative algorithms to analyze diverse sources of data to realize actionable results to optimize the supply chain

  • This role will be directly or indirectly supporting all functional areas within the Essendant’ Supply Chain 

Basic Requirements:

  • BS/MS (or three years’ relevant work experience) in Supply Chain, Operations Research, Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field

  • Experience with data mining, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, and mathematical optimization tools, and data visualization tools

  • Demonstrated analytical thinking, strategic problem-solving capabilities

  • Ability to identify and evaluate the cause-and-effect relationship between supply chain/business drivers and the corresponding supply chain performance results (KPIs)

  • Ability to coordinate and work with multiple teams to execute solutions

  • Effective communication skills

  • Ability to work in fast paced environment and manage multiple priorities



Preferred Requirements:

  • Programming Skills developing back-end cloud applications in NodeJS, Go, Python, or Java & Scala

  • Experience working with RDBMS and NoSQL data stores on-premise and in the Cloud (e.g.: SQL Server, PostgresSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Azure Cosmos DB, DynamoDB, Redshift, Teradata, Oracle)

  • Experience building solutions on public cloud platforms (e.g.: Azure, AWS, GCP) using platform services and integrating with various on-premise systems

  • Experience working with data visualization and BI tools such as Tableau or Power BI pulling data from various sources such as Azure and Teradata

  • Knowledge of the supply chain operations and business acumen

  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner with both technical and nontechnical customers

  • Knowledge of Essendant’s business units, Merchandising, and Supply Chain systems is a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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