US Foods Associate Business Analyst I&A in Rosemont, Illinois
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The Associate Business Analyst will provide analytical support to relevant business partners by conducting and delivering analyses, developing and delivering ad hoc and regular reports, and developing analytics and processes to support business partners’ strategies. This role will reside in the Insights and Analytics (I&A) department and be on one of the Business Analytics teams. The role will be aligned with a specific focus area such as Operations, Logistics, Replenishment, Sales, Marketing, etc.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Analytics and Solution Development
Support Senior Business Analysts in their analyses for business partners to enhance goals of their program(s). This includes working with Data Scientists to gather and cleanse data; incorporating and interpreting mathematical analyses with Decision Sciences team; and developing insights from analyses.
Support Senior Analysts in their synthesis of analyses and development of clear and concise communications and presentations to business partners. Support presentation of analyses to business partners by Senior Analysts; may present with oversight and supervision.
Support relationship development with all business partners including Directors, Managers, and Leads of assigned business function and other business partners
Conducts complex root cause analysis on business problems for business partners, in partnership with Data Scientists, to identify insights that inform and drive key business decisions
Tools and Reports Development
Provide input in areas of tools and reports development. Create ad hoc and regular reports to meet business needs.
Assist Senior Analysts in the development of tools and reports for end users, including developing requirements, reviewing user stories, evaluating IT development progress, managing User Acceptance Testing, and training end users
Developing as a ‘Power User’ of custom and 3rd party applications, advanced querying and complex data aggregations and analyses not supported by a single application
Collaborates with IT, consultants, and end users
Strategy, Process and Tools
Identify opportunities to standardize processes through analytics and tools
Support integration of strategies, analytics, processes, and tools
Develop and refine core best practices to enhance the influence of Insights & Analytics across the organization
Available for occasional travel as business requires (less than 5% of time)
Reports directly to Manager/Sr. Manager – Business Analytics; Manager/Sr. Manager – Advanced Analytics Programs; Manager, Data Strategy
Embedded with business function
Works closely with:
Quantitative Methods Team
Insights and Analytics Team
Interacts occasionally with:
Senior management (VPs, Directors)
IT (Business Analysts)
Education / Training
- Bachelor’s degree in Business / Marketing / Finance / Operations/ Supply Chain Management/ Engineering or related quantitative field required
1 year of demonstrated successful experience in analytical roles and/or education in statistical analysis, business analysis, data analysis, data reporting
1 year of demonstrated successful experience or strong knowledge and understanding of business operations in the area of food distribution, retail, CPG, or related industries with large datasets and transactional data
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Business Strategy and Analytics
Basic business operations knowledge
Excellent data manipulation and analysis skills
Ability to think logically and analytically
Able to take complex, ambiguous problems, break them down into smaller parts, and problem solve to come up with a whole, integrated, and strategic solution
Creative problem solver
Self-direction and Team Work
High degree of motivation
Ability to work independently with daily direction and within a team
Ability to build consensus
Organized with the ability to prioritize workloads
Verbal and written communication skills effective to complete job duties
Presentation skills effective to complete job duties
Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly
Ability to influence change within complex organizations
Ability to relate to others
Some practical knowledge of information visualization best practices and strategies
Proficiency in the following required:
MS Office Suite, including:
Microsoft Excel (e.g., pivot tables; slicer; vlookup, hlookup; formulas; if then statements)
Microsoft PowerPoint (e.g., update presentations; create graphs, tables and other data visualization techniques)
Proficiency, active development, knowledge of, or application within at least one of the following a plus:
Data querying methodologies and languages (e.g., SQL)
Tableau or related visual presentation/reporting tool
Cloud-based data warehouse environments (e.g., Snowflake/Redshift)
Open Source Technologies (e.g., Python, R)
3rd party tools with embedded querying, reporting, and analytical applications (e.g., functional tools used in marketing, sales, or supply chain)
EOE* Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*
US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With nearly 25,000 employees and more than 60 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. and generates approximately $23 billion in annual revenue.
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