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Network Optimization Analyst

Company: Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Location: Smithfield
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Job Locations US-VA-Smithfield US-IL-Lisle Your Opportunity As a Corporate Network Optimization Analyst, you will be responsible for creating and developing basic network optimization models and identifying and implementing business process improvement opportunities. The ideal candidate will frequently interact with our business and leadership teams regarding key projects and initiatives. You will also be involved in ad hoc analysis of large datasets to quickly provide insight into the business opportunities, primarily those related to our multi-billion dollar supply chain network! This is a newly created role designed to support our business operations with a mix of network optimization analysis, logistics, project management and continuous improvement! Core Responsibilities * Create Optimization models for hypothetical requests. * Analyze and provide recommendations on business processes improvements and optimization. * Collect voice of customer information, create model and report out modeling results. * Independently identify transportation, warehousing, and plant operational cost network savings opportunities based on current and future constraints. * Support process improvement projects resulting from network analytics. * Function as an analytics analyst for assigned functions by executing standard reports and running / maintaining ad hoc queries to support complex decision making. * Support continuous efforts to improve processes, increase data integrity, and provide quality customer service to our business partners. * Communicate effectively with stakeholders to ensure strong understanding of the methodology behind all calculations. * Provide comprehensive fact-based analytics to support and/or identify opportunities to impact operational results, make changes to processes, and support strategic initiatives. * Support process improvement projects resulting from network analytics to increase performance and/or minimize costs. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. * Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Computer Science, Data Analytics or related field and 2+ years of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and/or experience, required. * Ability to use advanced features of Excel. * Experience with Llamasoft Data Guru and Supply Chain Guru, SAP, MS SQL, Alteryx or equivalent technologies preferred. * Strong planning, organization, and execution skills. * Manage multiple tasks and priorities concurrently and work well under tight timelines. * Ability to quickly learn new technology and business logic. * Superior analytical and problem-solving skills with superb attention to detail. * Strong written and verbal communication skills. * Ability to work well both independently and collaborate with other in a fast-paced and rapidly changing and ambiguous environment. * Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment. * Up to 15% travel required. Careers and Benefits To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit PEOPLE MATTER More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment. GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally. BENEFITS Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees. SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future. About Smithfield Foods Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly.--" and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield--, Eckrich-- and Nathan's Famous--, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. EEO/AA Information Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

Keywords: Smithfield Foods, Inc., Suffolk , Network Optimization Analyst, Professions , Smithfield, Virginia

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