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Sr Analytics and Optimization Manager


Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  23639

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


Rich Products has a bold vision of building a Supply Chain network of the future utilizing the latest analytical and optimization tools at our disposal.  For this newly formed team,  we are looking for a leader to dive deep and set a clear and strong process to 

This opportunity is perfect for a highly motivated and talented Optimization and Analytics expert with sufficient technical depth that can lead a highly talented group of individuals.

If this applies to you, then Rich Products is looking for your skills as a Sr Optimization and Analytics Manager at our World Headquarters’ in Buffalo, NY.  Rich’s is one of the world’s largest family-owned food companies and a leading global supplier to the foodservice, in-store bakery, retail and industrial marketplaces


As Sr Optimization and Analytics Manager, your responsibilities will include:


Forward Thinking:

  • Develop a core capability on network optimization to lead relevant, high value projects across our USC business.
  • Develop process to continuously evaluate the Manufacturing and Distribution network design to align with 5-year strategic narrative requirements of USC Region and support IBP plan execution
  • Accountable for the comprehensive analysis of network alternatives and associated impacts for adding or subtracting network capacity or capability
  • Primary accountability to deliver our annual supply chain savings targets achieved through network design, Inventory Management and customer programs that will drive efficiencies in our network


Executing Plan:

  • Accountable to manage all major customer efficiency initiatives requiring development of a strategy to prioritize and engage other CS&L support, supporting the Rich Experience
  • Accountable for supervising the objective analysis of FG and Raw Material management practices and for assessing adherence to best practice model objectives utilizing IQR and MRP toolsets
  • Responsible to develop and deliver across multiple areas; providing continuously improving dashboards and scorecards.


Being a Leader:

  • Lead and develop a team of SC analysts to evaluate, identify, and recommend changes to our SC network, customer order management, and FG & RM inventory management to drive annual SC cost reductions, cost control, or improved performance
  • Provides direct leadership and management of team members reporting into role. Responsible for building talent and capabilities within direct and indirect reporting relationships.
  • Mentors and coaches team in data and analytic techniques


Building Relationships:

  • Partner with logistics functional and business unit leader to align data and manage network requirements and decisions impacting location and throughput activity of service providers
  • Works with Information Systems to align key digital needs and roadmaps to advance use and automation of data and reporting.
  • Liaises with external peer group and professional associations to identify trends in analytics, score carding, technology and latest automation thinking.



Now, for you, your career profile should include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Operations Research, Management Science, Logistics, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering or related field and Six Sigma Certification preferred
  • 10 years of demonstrated strong analytical skills; especially in optimization and linear programs
    Experience must include: Data analysis and process improvement; SQL; Qlikview; SAP; Warehouse Management System; VBA;; Data Modeling; Network Analysis tools; ILOG, Llamasoft,
  • Experience in data mining, testing and anomaly detection techniques
  • Good relationship building skills; effectively builds trust across work groups
  • Able to think strategically and help align supply chain analysis to business strategy
  • Able to lead amidst ambiguity and change


As a future Associate, we appreciate you:

  • Working at a High Level: multi task, prioritize, process and manage large amounts of input and requests from various sources in a timely fashion
  • Being a team player: Have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others to enhance team performance
  • Managing relationships with others: Demonstrated ability to collaborate, influence and build strong relationships within supply chain and business channels  
  • Driving Innovation: Identify opportunities and be a catalyst for change to drive team success


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 if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

Job Segment: Analytics, Manager, Business Process, Six Sigma, Management

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