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Staples Associate Data Scientist in Framingham, Massachusetts


Position Summary

  • The Associate Data Scientist (Supply Chain) is responsible for applying analytical methods to improve decision-making across the Staples’ Supply Chain

  • Using mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, and mathematical optimization, the individual will play an important role in the tactical execution of optimal or near-optimal solutions to complex decision-making problems

  • These problems will come from all parts of the Staples’ Supply Chain and will include challenges like:

  • Developing inventory management procurement strategies that minimize Staples’ investment in inventory while achieving or exceeding service-level targets

  • Refining the Staples’ logistics network strategy to ensure facility locations and store / customer assignments are optimized to minimize variable costs

  • Enhancing and implementing product profitability / cost-to-serve models to ensure the right products are being stocked in the right locations

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Apply analytical methods to solve complex, data-driven business problems that will ultimately have a direct impact on the Staple’s bottom-line communicate results to management as needed

  • Research, design, and implement data models and innovative algorithms to analyze diverse sources of data to realize actionable results

  • This role will be directly or indirectly supporting all functional areas within the Staples’ Supply Chain


Basic Skills:

  • BS in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field plus 1-3 years industry experience or a Master’s Degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or related (no industry experience required).

  • Experience with data mining, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, and mathematical optimization tools, including linear programming, integer programming, mixed integer programming, Markov decision processes, and multivariate analysis

  • Demonstrated analytical thinking, strategic problem-solving capabilities

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience using major statistical analysis tools such as R, Matlab, or SAS

  • Experience working with development toolsets such as Hadoop, MYSQL, Teradata, NOSQL, etc.

  • Experience with financial modelling

  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner with both technical and nontechnical customers

Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits !

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.