Technical Analyst, Design & Innovation- Fulfillmen...

Technical Analyst, Design & Innovation- Fulfillment Engineering

  • Location HOBOKEN, NJ
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  • Requisition GH940712

What you'll do at

The Technical Analyst, Design & Innovation, Fulfillment Engineering is responsible for data analysis to support the design of next generation solutions (machines, processes, work stations, etc., automated and manual) and facilities for use within the extended Walmart e-commerce fulfillment network (including Walmart sortable, Walmart Non-sortable, Jet Sortable, Jet Fresh, Sam’s Club, Hayneedle, Shoebuy, etc.). Your ultimate goal is to lower Variable Cost Per Unit (VCPU) and Total Cost Per Unit (TCPU) in order to support the growth of the e-commerce fulfillment network.

What You’ll Be Working On

Finding truth in the numbers:  Numbers used incorrectly can lead to worse decisions than using intuition or experience alone, so you will define, clean, and analyze data in a rigorous way.

Ensuring zero-defect analyses:  Errors in datasets are inevitable, so you will work collaboratively with field engineers and on-site management and associates to ensure data integrity and validate correct conclusions.

Communicating your insights:  Too much data can be overwhelming or paralyzing, so you will distill the information into the appropriate medium for each audience, from design engineers to business analysts to senior leadership.

Predicting the future:  Basing future designs and processes exclusively on data from existing designs and processes is inherently limiting, so you will extrapolate and make responsible assumptions to support out-of-the-box next gen designs and ideas.

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for generating sources of truth of current processes, system performance, order characteristics, etc. to support the data-driven design of new solutions and facilities. 

Lead the thorough analysis of the impact(s) on the entire business of new solutions and designs, including but not limited to the following: impact to throughput and cube, sensitivity analysis, risk analysis, total expense (fixed and recurring), Return on Investment (ROI), Variable Cost Per Unit (VCPU) impact, Total Cost per Unit (TCPU) impact, usable life and/or end of life analysis, replacement/removal costs, transportation costs, timing considerations, etc.

Ensure the accuracy of your analyses by implementing zero-defect checks in your process, thorough documentation, and validating data integrity with on-site operations management and field engineers.

Provide presentable datasets and/or the appropriate summary metrics to design engineers, to speed their iterative design process.  You will research and provide ad hoc analyses to project managers establishing the baseline metrics for the next gen solution’s business case.  You will utilize visualization techniques to communicate with senior leadership.

“Close the loop” in validating the results of the pilot or new design with data of the new process, bridging where necessary to the full roll-out.

How You’ll Know It’s Right

Judgment ­- Make Sound Judgments - Uses objective financial and business analyses to evaluate the returns and risks of design choices. Analyzes and integrates trends and patterns to determine the root causes of problems and identify solutions. Evaluates short- and long-term implications of decisions. Accurately forecasts growth, costs, and business challenges. Identifies and applies sound, fact-based criteria in setting priorities and making decisions. Looks beyond symptoms to determine the root causes of problems, and identify and implement applicable solutions. Integrates knowledge and expertise in making fact-based recommendations and decisions.

Influence and Communicate - Develops and communicates logical, convincing justifications, including lessons learned, that build commitment and support for one's perspectives and initiatives. Builds diverse, high-performing teams that accomplish organizational changes, goals, and priorities. Develops vision and strategy that is clear and easily articulated.  Ensures strategies, change initiatives, and competitive information are communicated in clear and compelling ways. Listens to, leverages, and promotes the diverse ideas, perspectives, and contributions of others across the business.

Execution and Results: Ensure Execution and Achieve Results - Conveys a sense of urgency to complete and achieve goals. Pursues the achievement and alignment of measurable and meaningful goals. Prioritizes and balances time, actions, and projects to ensure accomplishment of results.

Adaptability: Demonstrate Adaptability - Demonstrates resourcefulness and resilience in the face of change, obstacles, and adversity. Adapts to competing demands and shifting priorities. Updates knowledge and skills to handle new complexities, challenges, and responsibilities (for example, seeking out training, learning from experience, researching best practices, new emerging technologies and companies that can be leveraged for future solutions). Seeks exposure to new ideas and perspectives. Sponsors programs and initiatives to improve adaptability and continuous learning capabilities in own organization.

Build Relationships: Build Internal and External Relationships - Builds and sustains trusting, collaborative relationships and alliances across functional, organizational, and geographical boundaries to achieve goals. Sponsors initiatives and programs that promote respect for, interest in, and support of associates. Ensures associates are treated in an accepting, respectful manner.

Travel

Travels domestically to and from Hoboken, Bentonville, San Bruno and all Walmart and Jet facilities or work-sites to participate in meetings, workshops, company events, etc. requiring overnight stays. (Percent of travel < 25 %)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related technical field with demonstrated high academic achievement.
  • 2-4 years of professional experience or relevant internships in a highly analytical, data-intensive and/or strategic role at a startup or management consulting firm
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working in a manufacturing environment, fulfillment center, distribution center, last mile sortation or warehouse.
  • Proficiency in SQL, Excel, and Access
  • You should be able to point us to something you’ve built or analyzed you’re proud of

Bonus Points

  • Working in e-commerce
  • Master’s degree in statistics or data science
  • Field/customer service experience a plus
  • Proficiency in VBA, R, Python, Looker, Tableau, SAS, MATLAB

About Jet

Jet.com is changing the way the world shops. Founded on three simple values – trust, transparency and fairness – Jet is powered by a real-time pricing engine that finds innovative ways to pull costs out of the supply chain, creating more value for shoppers, retailers, and brands. Based in Hoboken, NJ—just ten minutes from Manhattan—our team of builders, thinkers, risk-takers, and dreamers is pushing the boundaries to create a world-class shopping experience. To win, we need people like YOU: curious, determined, and outrageously passionate. Sound like a fit? Let’s make a date.

All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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