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Supply Chain Optimization Analyst (Linear Programming)

Houston, TX, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Mid-Level

Supply Chain Optimization Analyst (Linear Programming)


The purpose of this job is to implement supply chain optimization processes and tools for commodities value chain. Project activities will focus on supply chain network design for new distribution networks and re-design/optimization of existing supply chain networks using data, technology and processes. The overall objective is to optimize a portfolio thereby maximizing economic profit and cash flow at the same time maintaining supply reliability with a set of constraints (Logistic, physical etc.). The role involves use of supply chain optimization models to come up with recommendations that help improve supply chain costs, support capital investment decisions, asset utilization, improve supply reliability and provide trading recommendations

Core Responsibilities
  • Optimize or design supply chain distribution networks
  • Apply supply chain most effective technology and best practices during business projects; knowledge of different technologies and available supply chain optimization packages is a plus
  • Support the design and optimization of supply chains through the use of optimization tools (linear programming, spreadsheet analysis)
  • Identify, assess, and optimize the material flow and risk trade-offs across the supply chain at a tactical or strategic level (inventory, purchasing costs, production costs, logistics costs, different product quality, asset utilization, and reliability).
  • Assist in supply chain strategy development, including make vs buy decisions, channels-to-market, capital investment, and sourcing decisions by analyzing and sharing recommendations from optimization models
  • Optimize supply chain work in the S&OP process
  • Test supply chain design scenarios, process variability and trade-offs through the use of supply chain optimization models
  • Act as a knowledgeable contact in the areas of project management, supply chain optimization tools, approaches and methods
  • Leverage consulting skills, communications and project methodologies
  • Participate on or lead cross-functional team projects
  • Provide support and expertise in supply chain operations technology
Required Qualifications
  • Technical proficiency in the use of computer applications, and sound analytical skills are necessary
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects
  • Must be proficient with the use of Excel spreadsheets
About Global Markets

Sapient Global Markets, a part of Publicis.Sapient, is a leading provider of services to today’s evolving financial and commodity markets. We provide a full range of capabilities to help our clients grow and enhance their businesses, create robust and transparent infrastructure, manage operating costs, and foster innovation throughout their organizations. We offer services across Advisory, Analytics, Technology, and Process, as well as unique methodologies in program management, technology development, and process outsourcing. Sapient Global Markets operates in key financial and commodity centers worldwide, as well as in large technology development and operations outsourcing centers.

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