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Data Analytics Consultant - Supply Chain
Maine Pointe Chicago, Illinois
Contract Position

Description

*Candidates may reside anywhere in the U.S., as extensive travel (up to 100%) is required. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. by citizenship, Green Card or Permanent Resident status ONLY.*

The Data Analytics Consultant is actively involved in projects and analysis that will drive process improvement for all practice areas (Procurement, Logistics, Operations).

This individual has the primary responsibility of data collection, cleansing, modeling, and reporting of results. The Data Analyst is heavily involved in qualifying the opportunities in our client’s business during the analysis phase. Then during the engagement, this position supports the need for ongoing data-driven work to enhance the client’s systems and processes.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
1. Timely completion of data mining, cleansing, and modeling of transactional and financial data from client databases (i.e., Oracle, SAP, JD Edwards) that ties to/matches GL account/financial Statements.
2. Create best-in-class/compelling visualization of data, dashboards, tools and reports that supports the interpretation and merchandising of conclusions that drives key decisions for client management.
3. Evaluate existing templates and tools and participate in design, development and testing to enhance functionality and capabilities.
4. Help develop procedural documentation for the procurement, operations and logistics management operating systems.

Qualifications / Experience

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION
• Bachelor or Master’s degree in business, accounting, finance, economics, or mathematics. MBA Preferred.
• 3+ years Management consulting or industry experience with supply-chain, logistics or operations with emphasis in business intelligence.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Access, and VBA.
• Strong knowledge of SQL, data visualization and BI dashboard software. Alteryx and Llamasoft’s Supply Chain Guru a HUGE plus.
• Data mapping (data definitions and business rules, mapping requirements to source data, etc.) and data profiling.
• Understanding of statistical analysis and applications (SAS, R).

SKILLS/ABILITIES
• Strong analytical and organization skills with respect to supply chain activities.
• Extensive experience analyzing complex or disparate customer financial and operational data to include spend analysis (spend cubes), SKU rationalization, categorization and P&L analysis.
• Ability to interpret analysis results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining independently.
• Able to speak proficiently with both IT and business audiences as it relates to project deliverables.
• Ability to develop, sustain and proactively manage value-added customer relationships.
• Capability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to solve complex business issues.
• Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to changing customers and multi-task multiple projects.
• Proven initiative, drive and focus on detail.
• General knowledge of mainframe system architecture (SAP, Oracle).
• Ability to work effectively within and across teams.

Maine Pointe (www.mainepointe.com) is an operations management and implementation firm with offices in Boston, MA (USA), Europe and Asia. We are rapidly becoming a leader in sustainable global supply chain transformation.

Maine Pointe helps clients maximize profits, improve cash flow, and free up working capital while developing a repeatable approach to business practices.

We drive profitable business transformation through operations excellence, strategic procurement, logistics, leader and organizational improvement, and sustainability - all while maintaining or surpassing customer service expectations.

Many companies advise. Maine Pointe advises, implements, and teaches so we can measure immediate results and pass on knowledge for long-term improvements. We work with all people in a company that have a role in making changes - whether it’s the company president, a plant manager, procurement personnel, logistics work force, sustainability leaders, or staff at the point of execution.

We implement solutions that achieve an average engagement ROI of nearly 6:1, supported by a guaranteed 2:1 ROI based on annualized savings.

Our specialty areas include Operations Excellence, Strategic Procurement, Logistics, Leader and Organizational Improvement, Sustainability, Cash Flow and EBITDA Improvement, Global Supply Chain Synchronization, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP).

Our Values:

• Character: Doing the right thing even when no one is watching. Honesty in all communication. Integrity by acting consistently with stated commitments. Courage to take appropriate actions even in the most difficult situations, earning respect and building trust. Respect others in communication and action.
• Service Excellence: Understanding the needs of our clients and dedicating ourselves to deliver superior services to exceed those needs and commitments.
• Personal Growth: Pursuing individual excellence and success, achieving a balance among health, family, spiritual and professional goals.
• Accountability: Committing ourselves to individual ownership, responsibilities and actions.
• Teamwork: Supporting each other and our clients through leadership and coaching, regardless of role, consistently encouraging and providing support