Full Job Description
Develops and supports strategy to optimize the upstream distribution platforms, including long-term planning and ad-hoc analysis.
Responsible for ad hoc analysis requested by senior leadership
Provide project/initiative implementation support to project owners to help determine measurement against success criteria
Prepare and deliver high-level insights and recommendations based on analyses of THD Distribution landscape
Responsible for maintaining a positive relationship with business partners, ascertaining their needs and keeping them up to date on progress
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Develops solutions that leverage the Company' s volumes, systems and partnerships while providing consistently high levels of customer service in a cost-effective manner.
Identifies and prioritizes logistics needs and communicates recommendations to upper management in order to achieve efficient product distribution.
Provides data and recommendations on product tracking, route analysis, rerouting, costing and usage alternatives.
Advises IS and system users in the development and implementation of logistics systems improvements and changes.
Responds to Requests for Information (RFI) from potential software vendors.
Tests vendor software packages to identify potential shortcomings; ascertains vendors' ability to customize products to Home Depot specifications.
NATURE AND SCOPE
Reports to Sr. Manager, Director Sr. Director or VP
Typically requires interpersonal skills for dealing with sensitive or controversial situations.
Typically faces situations that are unstructured and require original approaches.
Typically considers new courses of action within broad policies and medium-term goals when solving problems.
Typically, once given general assignments, determines priorities and defines what should be done and how to do it.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:
Under regular pressure to meet deadlines, quotas and/or must frequently deal with difficult issues related to people or situations.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years
Frequent periods are spent standing or sitting in the same location with some opportunity to move about; occasionally there may be a need to stoop or lift light objects (typically less than 8 pounds).
Strong quantitative skills through knowledge of statistics and quantitative data analysis and interpretation.
Ability to deal with ambiguity and change in direction
Ability to quickly retrieve, manipulate, analyze, and interpret data
Experience in data mining, statistical analysis and/or forecasting
Prior direct experience in analyzing Distribution operations
Ability to communicate with leadership on various cross-functional projects
Tableau / Data Visualization / SQL / Oracle experience is a plus
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Ability to gather, analyze, interpret and derive conclusions based on large sets of data. Advanced Excel skills are mandatory and SQL and/or Tableau experience is preferred.
Direct experience managing US drayage operations.
Experience procuring drayage rates and/or assisting with an annual bid.
Project management experience.
Strong communication and problem solving skills.