Business Analyst – Supply Chain Strategy & Operations
Reporting to the Manager of Warehouse Services, the Business Analyst supports the development of strategic business plans for BuildDirect Supply Chain business, conducts value-add analysis and prepares recommendations to enhance business performance. The ideal candidate has an exceptional ability to quickly grasp unstructured situations, and present results in a clear, concise manner for senior level stakeholders.
What You’ll Do
Through customer and competitor segmentation, design and build complex financial and strategic models to provide pricing & costing insights to the different Supply Chain businesses
Analyze and report on various ad-hoc requests including market trends, daily/weekly sales, under/over performance and SKU/Seller specific analyses and communicate the results of the analysis to the leadership in a clear and comprehensive way
Integrate insights across multiple business segments and multiple data sources to determine business risks and opportunities
Ensure alignment of assumptions and other critical analytical assessments with appropriate stakeholders
Build strong relationships while working within a cross functional team environment
Develop standardized processes to streamline warehouse/BD operations
What You’ll Achieve
Analyze and provide recommendations regarding internal process improvements to increase efficiency and implement standardization
Work closely with business stakeholders to prepare future year planning and in year forecasts
Work with Analytics team to make recommendations to enhance Business Intelligence systems with automation as the desired end stat
Discover opportunities to best utilize capacity and opportunity costs for BuildDirect Supply Chain
What You’ll Need
3+ years’ experience in supply chain, operations, market research, engineering or category management
In-depth experience and knowledge of global supply chain procedures and methodologies
Practical knowledge of quantitative research methodologies
Exceptional Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
Ability to build and present business cases for the purpose of providing recommendations and identifying financial implications
Clear and concise communication and presentation skills; desire to challenge the status quo and encourage use of new information and consumer insights
Ability to take projects from start to finish with minimal supervision
Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously demonstrating strong prioritization skills, balancing uncertainties and trade-offs to achieve desired business results.
Ability to think creatively to overcome challenges with limited resources
Outstanding attention to detail with an emphasis on both speed and accuracy
Post-secondary education equivalent to a university degree in Business, Economics, Operations Management, Supply Chain and/or International trade
What You Must Have
An audacious spirit that embraces uncertainty and challenges with enthusiasm
High levels of integrity and a commitment to do what you say you are going to do
Strong entrepreneurial spirit that has grit, determination and challenges the status quo
High degree of empathy and the ability to see other’s perspective
Strong sense of curiosity and the desire to learn and get better everyday
Nice to Have
Working knowledge of Working knowledge of SQL server, ETL
Experience with Data Visualization BI tools (Qlikview, QlikSense)
What is BuildDirect’s mission?
BuildDirect is a technology company, building an open platform for the home improvement industry. Our platform enables home-owners and contractors to find the perfect home improvement product from a large online selection. Our mission is to transform the home improvement industry, empower home owners to create their dream home, enable suppliers and manufacturers to supply what home owners really want and the way they want it, and reimagining the home improvement industry.
BuildDirect by the numbers
Founded in 1999 in beautiful Vancouver. Today over 300 employees with more than 110 in the Technology groups in Vancouver, Waterloo and Bangalore. Every month 2.5 million home owners visit BuildDirect and we ship eight million pounds of products over a distance of about six million miles. Learn more at https://www.builddirect.com/Welcome .