Farmers Business Network is hiring an

Operational Excellence Analyst

Chicago, United States

Company Overview 

Proudly Farmers First℠!

What do you get when you cross the best of Silicon Valley innovation and technology with the value driven mission of Family Farmers around the world?

Farmers Business Network, Inc. (FBN℠)!

FBN℠ was created by farmers for farmers and is on a mission to power the prosperity of Family Farmers around the world by leveling the playing field through insights, commerce and community. Our goal is to enable them to make smart business decisions that maximize their farms profit potential for generations to come, helping to ensure the fundamental economic viability and sustainability of family farms and rural communities.

We are a dynamic, and innovative AgTech company that offers competitive compensation and benefits and is backed by top investors including Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, DBL Partners, T Rowe Price and Temasek.

Position Overview

This individual is responsible for supporting the ongoing goals of Global Fulfillment & Logistics in the area of Operational Excellence and Enablement.  This position will support the creation of metrics to monitor quality and performance as well as monitor Continuous Improvement activity to quantify the impact of process change.  These efforts will include understanding the reporting capabilities and data within our newly implemented WMS and TMS systems and how to best leverage those capabilities in support of our operational teams. This may include partnering with IT resources to develop data pipelines and drive data integrity.  The successful individual will require a broad technical tool kit, show a high degree of intellectual curiosity as well as the ability to communicate complex ideas across levels and areas of the business.    

Responsibilities

  • Support Operational Excellence through the creation of KPIs and metrics to monitor and quantify continuous improvement efforts.
  • Be the SME on the data and reporting capabilities of our TMS and WMS platforms.
  • Contribute to the design and development of ongoing productivity metrics, tools,  dashboards, etc. to drive key business decisions. 
  • Partner with stakeholders to align on strategic initiatives and outcomes.
  • Model data and metadata for ad hoc and pre-built reporting. 
  • Support leadership with time-critical tactical data analyses. 
  • Drive cross-functional strategic initiatives to continuously improve overall cost structure and customer experience. 
  • Drive complex business analysis to identify strategic business opportunities to improve revenue and profitability 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 year degree, preferred MBA or MS with a focus in Supply Chain Management, Demand Planning or similar or equivalent experience in these areas.
  • 2-5  years of experience in Supply Chain or manufacturing roles with a demonstrated technical and analytical acumen
  • Passionate about building world class networks that put the customer first
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced start-up environment - working with ambiguity and being hands on.
  • Deep technical skillset with SQL, Python, R and Database Technologies   
  • Highly independent, goal-oriented and solution driven
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present complex concepts in simple to understand synopses.
  • Ability to work well within time constraints, able to effectively prioritize in a high demand environment within multiple locations
  • Must be able to travel ~10% of the time

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