Sr. Operations Research Analyst

Description We collaborate and innovate... Our North American Supply Chain network brings technology and people together in innovative ways to deliver state-of-the-art products, services, and expertise. Our extensive portfolio of opportunities span from traditional inventory, fulfillment and delivery to specialized strategy, automation, engineering, analytics, leadership, and logistics. Our diverse network paired with a continued commitment to and investment in our people, process, platforms and the communities in which we live and serve are the foundation on which we build our bright future. If you are interested in leveraging your talents to drive innovation, customer satisfaction, market growth, personal development and industry change in a dynamic team work environment---please explore the opportunities within our world class Supply Chain team! Position Summary o The Operations Research Analyst (Supply Chain) is responsible for applying analytical methods to improve decision-making across the Staples' Supply Chain o Using mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, and mathematical optimization, the individual will play an important role in the tactical execution of optimal or near-optimal solutions to complex decision-making problems o These problems will come from all parts of the Staples' Supply Chain and will include challenges like: o Developing inventory management procurement strategies that minimize Staples' investment in inventory while achieving or exceeding service-level targets o Refining the Staples' logistics network strategy to ensure facility locations and store / customer assignments are optimized to minimize variable costs o Enhancing and implementing product profitability / cost-to-serve models to ensure the right products are being stocked in the right locations Primary Responsibilities: o Apply analytical methods to solve complex, data-driven business problems that will ultimately have a direct impact on the Staple's bottom-line o Communicate results to management as needed o Research, design, and implement data models and innovative algorithms to analyze diverse sources of data to realize actionable results o This role will be directly or indirectly supporting all functional areas within the Staples' Supply Chain Qualifications Basic Qualifications: o MS in Operations Research, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field plus 1-3 years industry experience. o PhD in Operations Research, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or related (no industry experience required) o Experience with data mining, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, and mathematical optimization tools, including linear programming, integer programming, mixed-integer programming, Markov decision processes, and multivariate analysis o Demonstrated analytical thinking, strategic problem-solving capabilities Preferred Qualifications: o Knowledge and experience using major statistical analysis tools such as R, Matlab, or SAS o Experience working with development toolsets such as Hadoop, MYSQL, Teradata, NOSQL, etc. o Experience with financial modelling o Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner with both technical and non-technical customers Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. Job number: 1048425_2
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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