Planning Services Senior Analyst at United Parcel Service (UPS)
Employer: United Parcel Service (UPS)
JOB DESCRIPTION:The Planning Services Senior Analyst takes a lead role within the Planning Services team to support Air, Ocean and Surface network planning strategies. He/She is responsible for managing strategic relationships within the enterprise relating to ongoing, multi-year programs relevant to a business unit’s transportation network. The Planning Services Senior Analyst deploys and uses decision support tools by leveraging advanced problem solving techniques and technology to provide thought leadership for improved network effectiveness across multiple phases. This position leads complex process development or improvement and involvement in strategic communication with stakeholders. The Planning Services Senior Analyst develops and enhances complex models and processes supporting UPS corporate vision to reduce transportation network cost, increase network efficiency and grow profitable revenue.The Planning Services Senior Analyst also identifies data requirements for project scope to determine project responsibilities, teammates, customers and researches background information to create project baselines used for identifying initial steps and project outcomes. He/She communicates process changes to UPS stakeholders to maintain a consistent, global understanding of plan changes within the organization. Analyzes optimization-modeling needs to determine data necessary to feed models and creates draft data models to meet the needs of optimization tools. The Planning Services Senior Analyst also identifies areas of improvement that have a high impact on the forecast process to direct development efforts to the proper areas, in addition to evaluating and critiquing the current forecasting process to ascertain methods for improving the process.Responsibilities and DutiesDefines and develops required planner toolsets to strategically align data with planning processesEnsures processes are documented in proper formation to share, improve, and duplicate processes over timeFinalizes data sets for optimization tools to deliver complete sets of data optimization toolsApplies simulation techniques and develops simulation models for business problemsCommunicates data to team and UPS stakeholders to ensure business units are metActs as liaison to UPS functional groups to coordinate key issues in transportation network and schedule plansExamines solutions to align UPS visions with business unit needs and to determine best resolutions for transportation plan implementationsResolves conflicts and clarifies communications with UPS stakeholders to maintain program alignment with corporate goalsKnowledge and SkillsLeverages technological knowledge to achieve business objectives; resolves technological issues impeding work; adapts technological information, facts, or data to varying situations or groups; recommends changes to technological approach based upon knowledge of trends and best practicesProficient with MS Office SuiteProficient with programming languages such as SQL, Oracle and PythonProficient with database visualization tool such as Power BIDemonstrates some advanced knowledge of database design principles; works with users to define requirements with minimal oversight from others; defines user rights; describes security measures, such as passwords, firewalls, and access rights based on user requirements; describes information organization, such as classes, links, records, and fieldsFollows standard guidelines to update existing standards; provides input into developing data standards with some assistance from others; reviews customer data to ensure consistent and widespread use of data standardsDevelops and executes project management plans for basic projects of short duration requiring limited coordination and resources; supports initiatives with well-defined project needs and cross-functional roles/responsibilities throughout the project life cycle; manages minimal organizational resistance to cross-functional project demands; employs project management tools and technology appropriatelyDemonstrates a working knowledge of techniques for soliciting and gathering information; identifies appropriate sources of informationLeverages technological knowledge to achieve business objectives; resolves technological issues impeding work; adapts technological information, facts, or data to varying situations or groups; recommends changes to technological approach based upon knowledge of trends and best practicesBASIC QUALIFICATIONS:Must be a U.S. Citizen or National of the U.S., an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. for this employerEmployer will not sponsor a visa for this or future positionsMust be currently located in the same geographic location as the job or willing to relocate yourselfMust have a Bachelor’s Degree (or internationally comparable degree) or be a current UPS employee with three years of UPS experienceOTHER CRITERIA:Employer will not sponsor visas for position.UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.