Staples Associate Data Scientist in Framingham, Massachusetts
Staples is business to business. You’re what binds us together.
Join our Staples World Class Supply Chain Team and deliver essential products to our customers.
What you’ll be doing:
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
Assist in developing carrier strategies for small package distribution services, fleet, TL, LTL carriers including route optimization modeling
Enhancing and implementing product profitability / cost-to-serve models to ensure the right products are being stocked in the right locations
What you bring to the table:
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
What’s needed- Basic Qualifications
MS in Analytical field (Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Operations Research, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or other fields with focus on analytical work)
BS in Analytical field (Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Operations Research, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or other fields with focus on analytical work) with 3 years of industry experience
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
Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in clear, precise, and actionable manner wtih both technical and nontechnical customers
Demonstrated analytical thinking & strategic problem - solving capabilities
What’s needed- Preferred Qualifications
Programming Skills developing applications in NodeJS, Go, Python, Java, or Scala
Knowledge and experience using major statistical analysis tools such as R, Matlab, or SAS
Experience working with RDBMS and NoSQL data stores on-premise and in the Cloud (e.g.: SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Azure Cosmos DB, DynamoDB, Redshift, Teradata, Oracle, Snowflake)
Experience building solutions on public cloud platforms (e.g.: Azure, AWS, GCP, Snowflake) using platform services and integrating with various on-premise systems
Experience working with data visualization and BI tools such as Tableau, Power BI, MicroStrategy & QlikView
Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups and resources such as the Social Justice Resource Center
Flexible PTO (22 days) and Holiday Schedule (7 observed paid holidays), Online and Retail Discounts, Company Match 401(k), Physical and Mental Health Wellness programs, and more
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Staples believes Inclusion is a verb and we encourage diversity of thinking and ideas as well as backgrounds and experiences. 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.
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