Nestle Customer Supply Chain Analyst - Wal-Mart - Sams in Rogers, Arkansas

SUMMARY:

This position is on the Nestle Wal-Mart and Sam s Club Customer Facing Supply Chain Team and will interact with all levels of management within Nestle and the customer to resolve issues and present solutions to improve operational efficiencies. This role will act as a consultant and identify opportunities in the supply chain, collect and analyze the data to understand the business requirements, and provide strong recommendations to facilitate management review and decision-making across both Nestle and Wal-Mart/Sam s Club. To do so, this role will be responsible for developing advanced quantitative models and reports to drive continuous improvement initiatives within the total delivered network between Nestle and Wal-Mart/Sam s Club focused on improving operating efficiency, reducing costs, and increasing revenue.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (include, not limited to):

Analysis of business data to discover trends, gaps and opportunities

Work collaboratively with key contacts of the various supply chain functions at Wal-Mart and Sam s Club on priority initiatives that optimize service, inventory, and cost for the total value chain

Develop, monitor, and report on Key Performance Indicators that are shared between Nestle and Wal-Mart / Sam s Club

Develop tools and reports for use both within Wal-Mart / Sam s Club and Nestle that promote continues improvement within the Supply Chain

Application of analytical tools and critical thinking skills to reconcile plan vs. actual KPI s; recommend corrective actions or qualify opportunities

Recommendation, validation and implementation of cost reductions, service improvements, process enhancements, and revenue generating initiatives

Facilitate cross functional projects with customer and internal partners to drive best in class execution

Total Delivered Supply Chain Analytics:

o Customer POS data analysis and Scorecarding liaison with Nestle Supply Chain Functions and Wal-Mart / Sam s Club to interpret POS data, extract insights, and provide support for supply chain performance and improvement

On-Shelf Customer Availability (OSCA)

On-Time and In-Full (OTIF)

Wal-Mart Backhaul Performance and Optimization

Nestle Direct Store Delivery Performance

Demand fulfillment tools peak demand, weekend ready, modular optimization, etc.

o Replenishment Optimization analyze customer ordering patterns and identify improvement opportunities with goal of maximizing store on-shelf availability and reduce waste

o Network Optimization analyze the total delivered physical distribution system between Nestle and Wal-Mart / Sam s Club to assist in the evaluation and optimization of transportation and distribution oriented costs

Customer Interface:

o Build relationships across Wal-Mart and Sam s Club Transportation, Logistics, and Replenishment functions to enhance Nestle standing

o Lead, execute, and present customer specific supply chain projects across all levels of management at both Wal-Mart and Sam s Club

o Manage relationship and performance tracking between Nestle and Wal-Mart Transportation Backhaul

Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor s degree in related field

Strong understanding of Supply Chain processes and concepts

Proficiency in all Microsoft applications and highly skilled with Excel and Access

Experience with SAP and SQL preferred

Excellent analytics ability with a focus on analyzing, interpreting, and extracting insights from large amounts of data and developing recommendations

Continuous Improvement - strong curiosity to find root cause, drive out waste and identify synergies

Demonstrates critical thinking and problem solving skills, with the ability to work independently and take initiative

Ability to manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities

Streamlines processes to maximize efficiency and continuously improve

Exhibits strong communication, negotiation, and influencing skills

Ability to effectively work with cross-functional teams - cultivates networks with people across teams, hierarchies and functions within the organization and at the customer

Strong ability to develop collaborative partnerships at the customer level in pursuit of common objectives

The Nestle Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Supply Chain, Nestle USA

The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.