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Analytics and Optimization Co-Op ~ Summer & Fall 2020

Location: 

Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  25110
Segment:  Internships

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

While on rotation with the Network Design and Optimization team the candidate will work on modeling projects pertaining to some of the following opportunities facing Rich Products: strategic network design, production optimization, inventory optimization, simulation for risk mitigation, carbon footprint and offset, and others! The candidate will work with Rich’s modelers on new model creation and/or existing model enhancement. Tasks will include:

  • Model creation and enhancement using Llamasoft’s Supply Chain Guru X
  • Data cleansing and management using LLamasoft’s Data Guru
  • Data analysis, visualization, and storytelling of model findings

 

While on rotation with the Supply Chain Analytics team the candidate will have the opportunity to participate in both technical and process projects to capitalize on emerging technologies and analytic trends/techniques to provide means for ongoing improvement within our supply chain executional activities: Dashboard design, predictive analytic integration, machine learning applications, robotic process automation, and more. The candidate will work collaboratively with our analytics center of excellence as well as functional business users to design, develop, and implement solutions. Task may include:

 

  • Dashboard design, development, and integration using Power BI and our data virtualization tool
  • Algorithm design and integration utilizing R/Python
  • Process integration and adoption utilizing the ADKAR method

 

 

PURPOSE STATEMENT

Rich's is hiring for an Analytics and Optimization Co-op  to start May/June  2020. This Co-Op will run a minimum of 6 months. Candidate selected will work on a rotational basis with the Network Design and Optimization team and the Supply Chain Analytics team, full time/40 hrs per week. Candidate will work on 1-2 projects with each team, supporting new and ongoing efforts to optimize the Rich’s network and processes.  Must be an enrolled student to qualify.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • Experience with data manipulation and comfort with handling messy and disparate data
  • Knowledge of optimization principles and methodologies for using software packages, familiarity with network optimization using Operations Research methodology
  • General supply chain knowledge understanding of the flow of materials from raw material to consumers in various production and distribution strategies
  • Programming and/or statistical background a plus
  • Ability to think critically and challenge business norms
  • Able to work individually and be part of a collaborative team
  • Able to self-teach and trouble shoot solutions
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and often-changing environment
  • Proven work ethic and passion for projects
  • Strong communication (written & verbal) skills
  • Majoring in Engineering, Math, Statistics, Data Analytics or related field

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.

As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.

MEET RICH’S.

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

Job Segment: Analytics, Management

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