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Analyst, Warehouse Network Optimization

Boston, MA
Analytics - Operations Analytics


Job Description

Analyst Warehouse Network Optimization

Do you enjoy using big data to draw conclusions and define strategies?  If yes, the Supply Chain Analytics team at Wayfair is looking to add an analyst to their team!  This person will apply quantitative skills to answer high-level business and global strategy questions that support operational initiatives.

Who we are:  Supply Chain Analytics is an internal consulting team within global operations that seeks to make the supply chain both run more efficiently and define the strategic vision using quantitative analysis and modeling.  The Supply Chain Analytics group serves as the go-to source for the analytics needs for the growing Wayfair Operations team: from network and transportation design to carrier strategy to warehouse capacity and inventory planning.

What you will do:

  • Translate high-level business problems into more specific questions which can then be answered by data-driven analysis
  • Partner with various business stakeholders to identify key factors and requirements for each project, and get buy-in for project methodology
  • Conduct big data analysis using SQL, Python, Excel, and other software applications
  • Present the data driven conclusions and recommendations with a clear point of view so that insights can be used to help drive business strategy

 

Example Projects:

  • Determine optimal inventory positioning by modeling inbound shipments, transshipments from warehouse to warehouse, and outbound shipments to customers to optimize cost and service level to customers
  • Identifying and implementing a $2.1MM (annualized) cost saving opportunity for customer returns shipments
  • Combining time series forecasts, business forecasts, and planned changes to our supply chain network to guide capacity planning.

Who you are:

  • You have 0-4 years of experience in a quantitative analysis or consulting role
  • You have a Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or other concentrations with heavy quantitative focus strongly preferred
  • You think creatively
  • You possess an affinity for data and resourcefulness in obtaining data when clean and or complete information is not available
  • Possess strong written and verbal cross-functional communication skills
  • Positive, people-oriented, and enthusiastic
  • Not afraid to present business cases to senior leadership
  • Exposure to advanced analytics & database/manipulation tools: SQL, Python, R, Excel

About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes – from product discovery to final delivery.

The Wayfair family of sites includes:

  • Wayfair, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, unbelievable prices on everything modern
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor
  • Perigold, unparalleled access to the finest home décor and furnishings

Wayfair generated $4.7 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 7,700 people.

Tag: ANLT-OA
Requisition ID: 19715