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Business Analyst – Supply Chain Strategy & Operations

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Vancouver, BC
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Operations and Logistics

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 .


Posted: January 21, 2018
Closes:January 27, 2018
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About BuildDirect

Founded by Jeff Booth and Rob Banks in 1999, BuildDirect Technologies is a privately-held Canadian technology company that is knocking down walls, changing the foundation and building a smarter, si...