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Global Network Design & Modeling Analyst

Company: Rich Products Corporation
Location: Conway
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Rich's, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich's is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich's --Infinite Possibilities. One Family.
The Global Network Design & Modeling Analyst develops and enhances network optimization models to support high value strategic and tactical projects across the supply chain. As a member of the Analytics & Optimization team, this individual uses data to create models and scenarios, presents findings and makes recommendations that shape the long-term design of Rich's production and distribution network. The position works closely with supply chain and Product Category leaders to prioritize scenarios, assess alternatives, and deliver recommendations for action. The role centers on design and optimization of supply networks, selecting site locations for new plants or warehouses, and supply chain optimization such as transportation route optimization, multi-echelon inventory optimization, and supply chain simulation.
This associate acts as a data manager, analyst-detective, storyteller, translator, and collaborator to provide data-driven solutions to leaders at all levels of the organization.
Builds and maintains linear programming models to support proactive network design analysis that best balances raw material, acquisition costs, manufacturing, and distribution, as well as capital investment.

Provides structured and creative analysis to identify improvement opportunities or network alternatives and effectively communicate findings.

Collects and analyzes data, builds and validates models, compares scenarios, enhances data maturity, and standardizes modeling process (using LLamasoft Data Guru and SCGX tools)
Fully documents modeling approach, data sources and transformations, assumptions, and constraints
Designs frameworks and improves methods and approach used to analyze, assess, and conduct optimization studies - applies data science methodologies to improve modeling approach
Acts as the business owner for any software tools utilized, stays current with technology and processes by attending conferences and continuous education
Develops dashboards/presentations/deliverables to leadership to succinctly convey recommendations to non-data analysts (using Tableau or PowerBI)+

Presents to leaders across the organization at all levels; effectively translates technical results to non-technical audience

Partners effectively with Global Product Category leaders and leadership of Operations, Customer Service, Logistics, Finance, Sales, and Marketing to understand strategic needs and develop scenarios accordingly - translates business need to data action

Collaborates with other modelers and data science resources to develop and enhance models

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in industrial engineering, operations research, data analytics, mathematics, economics, or supply chain management

2+ years creating dashboards or analytics

3+ years working as an individual contributor as a key member of the team that others rely on
Expert with visualization tools translating data to story (Tableau, PowerBI, Qlik or similar)
Experience with optimization, modeling, simulation, or linear programming - technical skillset with LogicNet Plus, SCG, or CAST preferred
Experience managing and manipulating large datasets (Alteryx, Data Guru, Tableau Prep, SAS Data Prep or similar ETL experience preferred)
Ability to data mine, find trends and correlations using different analytical tools
Demonstrated planning, organizing and leadership skills - ability to balance multiple projects at once
Effective conflict resolution, facilitation skills, and interpersonal skills
Effective written, verbal, and presentation skills, particularly in translating technical topics to non-technical audience at all levels
Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich's. Please contact Rich's Human Resources department at if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Keywords: Rich Products Corporation, Conway , Global Network Design & Modeling Analyst, Professions , Conway, Arkansas

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