Lead Analyst, Network Optimization & Analytics

For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's , Folgers , Jif , Dunkin' Donuts , Crisco , Caf Bustelo , R.W. Knudsen Family , Sahale Snacks , Smucker's Uncrustables , Robin Hood , and Bick's . In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray  Nutrish , Meow Mix , Milk-Bone , Kibbles 'n Bits , Natural Balance , and Nature's Recipe . The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company,  TITLE Lead Analyst, Network Optimization & Analytics LOCATION Orrville, Ohio (Close proximity to Cleveland/Akron) REPORTS TO Senior Manager, Supply Chain Optimization KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Network Optimization - analyzes supply network to identify cost saving initiatives   Warehouse Racking - with 3PL partners, defines and designs racking needs Supports distribution budget process - annual and quarterly planning    Process owner - functions as the key user for the modeling systems (Llamasoft) Operational support- Identifies optimal solution to manage operational/capacity constraints BCP Support - Co-ordinates cross functional business continuity inventory build plan. Continuous Improvements - Identifies cost savings opportunities in the network  Maintains a repository of supply chain data (Baseline) with relevant information Supports analysis needed for customer sourcing changes Keeps confidential and sensitive information secured  Maintains company wide network maps SELECTION CRITERIA Education Bachelor's Degree required; Engineering and/or Technical degree preferred. Experience 5+ years of CPG industry supply chain experience required (Transportation, Logistics or Warehousing) 2+ years Inventory and/or supply planning experience is a plus Experience with network optimization process is a plus   Other Strong analytical capability to analyze complex problems that involves large amount of data and multiple solutions   Ability to understand complicated optimization tools and processes Strong communication (oral and written) skills are required Collaborative approach-this role must effectively interface with multiple internal functions as well as external suppliers Strategic thinking (with general business acumen) while working with detailed data set Knowledge of Smucker supply chain systems and KPIs is a strength  Familiarity with Llamasoft tools, Spotfire, Tableau preferred Ability to travel as needed is required Ability to work with sensitive information (or projects) is required 103545
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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