Bain & Company Inc

Supply Chain Specialist

US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
2017-2568
Posted Date
11/20/2017
Category
Strategy
Type
Regular Full-Time
US-IL-Chicago

Overview

Company Overview

Bain & Company is one of the world's leading global business consulting firms, serving clients across six continents. It was founded in 1973 on the principle that consultants must measure their success in terms of their clients' financial results. Bain's clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. With offices in all major cities, Bain has worked with over 4,150 major multinational and other corporations from every economic sector, in every region of the world.

 

A career at Bain & Company will provide the opportunity to learn in a collaborative teaming environment, drive impact to support our 'Results' mission statement. The firm has a passionate and rich culture that offers an unparalleled business experience that can carry throughout a career.  We hire dynamic individuals that are dedicated to achieving both personal and professional goals.  To learn more about the firm, please visit www.bain.com.

 

Position Summary

  • The Advanced Analytics Group is a team of experts in primary market research, advanced analytics, data science and operations research. The Sr. Supply Chain Specialist works with Bain’s consulting teams in the Performance Improvement Practice to provide high quality results for our clients. 
  • The candidate will also work to advance AAG’s and Bain’s supply chain capabilities and provide training to the consulting staff as needed. Supply chain projects include Sales & Operations planning, manufacturing, logistics, warehousing etc.
  • This position will be located in one of our key EMEA offices (London or Munich but open to other locations).

Responsibilities

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Understand evolving Supply Chain IT systems, data and tools landscape, and assess clients’ Supply Chain  IT systems, data and tools to provide recommendations
  • Assess modeling needs based on client situation and recommend the best advanced analytics tools to support them
  • Manage large data projects including data requests and ETL in preparation for modelling and facilitate client integration
  • Develop Supply Chain analysis and modeling approaches alongside client/case team with understanding of key Supply Chain performance levers
  • Build and validate data, simulation and optimization models that diagnose supply chain problems, run scenarios and simulations, and identify best or optimal solutions
  • Own client relationships (e.g. frequent interactions with IT, co-lead client workshops)
  • Identify performance improvement opportunities, and provide recommendations
  • Transfer knowledge and handover to clients
  • Codify learnings (e.g. data sources, analytics)
  • Provide training, documentation and other assistance to Bain’s consulting staff to support and expand the use of supply chain tools

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in industrial engineering, operations research, or supply chain management
  • Familiarity with Supply Chain network, planning, forecasting, inventory management, production scheduling, logistics, warehouse
  • Experience in Supply Chain advance analytics applications (e.g. Llamasoft, AnyLogic/Anylogistix, Kinaxis), a strong plus
  • Industrial or research experience in combinatorial optimization modeling (particularly mixed integer programming) and heuristic algorithm development (such as genetic algorithm, simulated annealing, etc.)
  • Basic computer programming capability (C/C++,R, python, etc.)
  • Ability to quickly pick up and apply complex technical skills
  • Knowledge of probabilistic vs. deterministic methods and when to use each
  • Extensive database and ETL experience a plus
  • Strong abilities in problem definition and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must
  • Ability to work well with all levels within Bain and at client
  • Must be able to discuss technical issues with a non-technical audience
  • Must thrive in a fast paced environment and be able to work independently
  • Travel required

 

Career Opportunity & Application Instructions

  • The Advanced Analytics Group is a cohesive team providing support to consultants working for high profile clients throughout the world.
  • The groups’ expertise is highly leveraged through focused efforts on hundreds of projects across a broad spectrum of applications and industries. Results and recommendations lead to strategic initiatives with huge impact on organization direction and success.

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