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Supply Chain & Transport Strategy Analyst

Location: Must be flexible to work between sites in Paddington and Home Counties North
Date Live: 11/9/2017
Vacancy Closing: 29/9/2017
Location: Must be flexible to work between sites in Paddington and Home Counties North
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Business Area: Head Office
Area of Expertise: Logistics
Contract: Permanent
Job Description

This role will be starting in January 2018.

What is the purpose of the job?
To support the Strategy team in delivering their goals and vision. To demonstrate outstanding data analysis, problem solving, leadership and influencing skills to deliver the information required to support creation and delivery of the strategic development and implementation agenda.

Key accountabilities and measures
• Involved in optimising and defining the future Foods supply chain
• Data preparation, interpretation and investigation of all modelling inputs and outputs. Data should be valid and error free with the ability to convert the raw data into meaningful and relevant insight. Through this, develop a thorough and detailed understanding of data models, table structures, data definitions, how, when and where data is collected and its sufficiency and accuracy
• Become key contact for all business transport modelling
• Owner of base case, model preparation and scenario testing within modelling software. To accurately and efficiently respond to ad hoc requests for information and analysis with supporting documentation and highlighting assumptions made
• Liaison with the logistics operations team, analytics team, IT data insights team and foods finance team to ensure the right data is sourced to provide a realistic version of the current supply chain
• Proactive data modelling to test assumptions and support and prepare business cases
• Insightful presentation of outputs from data modelling and interpretation


Key relationships and stakeholders
• Strategy Team
• Operations Team
• Commercial Team
• Food Finance Team
• IT Data Insights Team
• Food Central Planning and Analytics Team
• 3PL Base

Technical skills/business skills required

• To have a passion for working with data with a numerical, analytical and logical approach
• Ability to convert raw data into meaningful and relevant insights
• Ability to work to a high degree of accuracy, with an eye for detail
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent Excel skills; PowerPoint, Business Objects, SAP knowledge is ideal but not compulsory
• Self-motivated with an interest in learning new skills and data handling techniques
• Good knowledge of supply chain, transport networks and logistics drivers
• Experience in modelling and optimising transport routes and networks
• Experience in using AIMMS prescriptive analytics software
• Data interpretation and numerical skills
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Structured and organised approach, ensuring all processes are documented and any risk or assumptions are well communicated and mitigated where possible
• Able to work well as part of a team as well as alone
• Successful implementation of data policy changes
• Ability to adhere to project deadlines with excellent delivery of results and recommendations, whilst remaining calm, professional and positive under pressure

Desirable qualifications and experience
• Degree with a considerable mathematical, scientific, logistical, statistical or IT component
• Expert user of Microsoft Excel
• Knowledge of SQL, Databases, Microsoft Access
• Strong mathematical and statistical competency
• Highly computer literate
• Exposure to the end to end supply chain, transport and logistics drivers
• Proven track record or experience in an analytical field

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