Cardinal Health Senior Consultant, Supply Chain Analytics in Chicago, Illinois

What Advanced Analytics contributes to Cardinal Health:

Advanced Analytics is responsible for applying quantitative methodologies, techniques and tools to develop best in class analytic solutions that solve complex business problems.

  • Works with stakeholders to identify business opportunities, goals, or objectives
  • determines if objectives can be met using an analytical approach and develops hypothesis.
  • Identifies key data requirements and acquires data
  • harmonizes, rescales, and cleans data for statistical techniques
  • applies data visualization techniques to evaluate data for model specification etc.
  • Builds custom quantitative models by applying advanced statistical methods such as causal and predictive modeling, forecasting, data mining, simulation, and/or optimization.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform validation and testing of models to ensure adequacy and determines need for reformulation.
  • Interprets results of quantitative models, identifies trends and issues, and develops alternatives to support business objectives.
  • Demonstrates ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex information to a variety of audiences and mediums.
  • Partners with stakeholders and technologist to implement/automate/operationalize models into day-to-day business decision making.

Accountabilities:

  • Support Cardinal Health Medical Supply Chain Operations teamand our 3rd-party Logistics (3PL) team
  • Act as internal consultant, serving corporate and field management teams
  • Perform analyses and quantitative modeling to support strategic, tactical, and operational decisions in the following areas:

1. Network design: including location, number, role, and size of facilities. Develop network plan for next 5 years.

2. Simulation of DC and RC Operations Transportation modeling.

3. Operations Excellence Support: Support Black Belt and Green Belt projects

  • Other projects where trade-offs need to be made between objectives in facility, transportation, inventory, and sales groups
  • Listen to clients and quickly understand complex problems. Identify key components that should drive decision making.
  • Model and quantify the financial and operational impact of various alternatives on key components. Use 3rd party optimization software or develop tools in house if needed.
  • Communicate complex analytical results to clients so they comprehend and accept findings and recommendations
  • Drive measurable operational improvements through direct or indirect management.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field, or equivalent work experience required
  • 4+ years' experience in related field– consulting, supply chain, modeling, etc. experience with a carrier or 3PL provider is a preferred.
  • Advanced Degree in related field preferred
  • Experience with Modeling software tools preferred-
  • Network modeling/optimization (Llamasoft, AnyLogistix, AIMMS), Simulation (AnyLogic, ProModel, others), Predictive Models with Machine Learning (could show up as Clustering, Neural Networks, Forecasting), Transportation modeling (MercuryGate, other transportation management systems)

What is expected of you and others at this level:

  • Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
  • Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models
  • Works on or may lead complex projects of large scope
  • Projects may have significant and long-term impact
  • Provides solutions which may set precedent
  • Independently determines method for completion of new projects
  • Receives guidance on overall project objectives
  • Acts as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.