Supply Chain Optimization Analyst

Arlington, VA, United States
Mar 07, 2017
May 10, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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Supply Chain Optimization Analysts are responsible for developing models, optimization tools and reports and driving
continuous improvement initiatives within the Supply Chain Function. As an Operations Research/Supply Chain Business Analyst, you will be responsible for researching, developing, and implementing quantitative models to improve operating efficiency, reduce cost and increase revenue. As an internal consultant,
You will participate in performing data analysis, and generating reports to address business needs under the guidance of a senior member of the team.

Analyze the physical distribution system to ascertain whether it is functioning according to the needs and objectives of the company. Participate as a data analyst in the selection of sites for plants, distribution centers, pool points and cross docks. Participates in the determination of warehouse size, product mix, and the general market area.
Assists in evaluation and monitoring of transportation and distribution oriented costs. Work collaboratively to develop math models to solve supply chain business problems under the supervision of an Optimization Scientist or Principal.
Develops tools for use both within the department and across the company that promote continues improvement within the Supply Chain
Analyzes manual and computer produced reports for accuracy, timeliness, and pertinence. Summarizes data for use in commentaries to divisions, subsidiaries, branches and departments. Ad-hoc project work.

• A graduate degree in industrial engineering, operations research, or a related engineering and management discipline
• Minimum 2 years of demonstrated experience in applying operations research techniques to industry problems
• Minimum 1 years of experience using a commercial optimization solver, e.g. CPLEX/Gurobi and/or
• Minimum 1 years of experience with off-the-shelf network optimization software, e.g. Llamasoft, LogicNetPlus
• Strong knowledge of operations research techniques.
• Experience in formulating and implementing optimization models
• Very strong analytical abilities and problem solving skills
• Experience with developing heuristics for complex operational and management problems
• Experience with SQL and relational databases.
• Strong modeling and programming experience with Access and Excel/VBA.
• Ability to communicate effectively through oral presentations and written reports
• Good interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of software development methodology is a plus
• Candidates with experience in manufacturing, distribution and transportation industry are preferred