US Foods Business Analyst (Insights & Analytics) in Rosemont, Illinois

Job Description:

Basic Purpose-

Description-

These positions can be located in Rosemont, Illinois and/or Tempe, Arizona.

The Business Analyst (Insights & Analytics) is responsible for providing analytical support, with minimal oversight, to relevant business partners. Analytical support includes conducting and delivering analysis, development and delivery of ad hoc and regular reports, and developing analytics and processes to support business partners’ strategies.

This role is aligned with multiple teams within Insights and Analytics and can support various focus areas. Placement on a team and alignment with a focus area will be determined based on the team’s needs and the candidate’s areas of expertise and interest.

  • Examples of teams with Business Analyst role: Commercial Business Analytics, Supply Chain Business Analytics, Data Strategy, and Decision Sciences.
  • Examples of focus areas for the Business Analyst role: Category Management, Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Data Governance, and Advanced Analytics Programs.

This role is aligned with multiple teams within Insights and Analytics and can support various focus areas. Placement on a team and alignment with a focus area will be determined based on the team’s needs and the candidate’s areas of expertise and interest.Examples of teams with Business Analyst role: Commercial Business Analytics, Supply Chain Business Analytics, Data Strategy, and Decision Sciences.Examples of focus areas for the Business Analyst role: Category Management, Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Data Governance, and Advanced Analytics Programs.

Analytics and Solution Development:

  • Lead analyses for business partners to enhance goals of their program(s). Analyses includes working with Data Scientists to gather and cleanse data; incorporating and interpreting mathematical analyses with Decision Sciences team; and developing insights from analyses.
  • Partners with Data Scientists and Decision Scientists on the types of business problems that can be solved; on how to problem solve for an approach on the data sets required; and on the methodology required
  • Synthesize analyses and develop clear and concise communications and presentations to business partners. Present analyses to business partners with very limited oversight and supervision.
  • Own relationships with all business partners including Directors, Managers, and Leads of assigned business function and other business partners
  • Developing as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and thought leader of relevant analytics for assigned business function, including applicable analytics, appropriate applications
  • 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 thought leadership in areas of tools and reports development. Create ad hoc and regular reports to meet business needs.
  • Lead 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
  • Trains teammates on 1:1 basis on use of key tools and reports
  • Serve as a ‘Power User’ of custom and 3rdparty applications, advanced querying and complex data aggregations and analyses not supported by a single application
  • Collaborates with IT, consultants, and end users
  • Developing as Subject Matter Expert (SME) of applicable tools, databases, and systems
  • Engages with and contributes to Business Intelligence Center of Excellence (BI CoE) on best practices, lessons learned, and knowledge sharing on analytics and tools across the enterprise

Strategy, Process and Tools:

  • Identify and develop analytics to support and measure strategies for business partners
  • Influence and evangelize analytical methodologies to support business partners’ needs
  • 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
  • Developing as SME on processes and tools
  • Collaborate with business function(s) on analytical needs for project needs (e.g., actively participate in functional meetings and cross-functional project planning meetings)

Travel

Available for occasional travel as business requires (less than 5% of time)

Qualifications-

E ducation / Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business / Marketing / Finance / Operations/ Supply Chain Management/ Engineering or related quantitative field required

Related Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years demonstrated successful experience in analytical roles in statistical analysis, business analysis, data analysis, data reporting
  • Minimum of 3 years demonstrated successful experience in analytical roles
  • Minimum of 3 years demonstrated successful experience in food distribution, retail, CPG, or related industries with large datasets and transactional data

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Business Strategy and Analytics:

  • Strong functional business acumen

  • Developing cross-functional expertise across multiple business functions
  • Excellent data manipulation and analysis skills
  • Ability to think logically and analytically
  • Detail oriented
  • 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 and within a team
  • Very consistent ability to build consensus and lead work streams
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask and prioritize workloads
  • Provide direction and oversight of project completion

  • Communication:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong presentation skills
  • Able to communicate complex concepts clearly
  • Ability to influence change within complex organizations
  • Ability to relate to others
  • Strong knowledge of information visualization best practices and strategies
  • Has taken (or is enrolled in) and applying Insights and Analytics learning curriculum for Change Management, Project Management, and Presentations that Rock/Presentations that Deliver; or has attended similar related training initiatives
  • Developing ability to train varied audiences on analytics principles, tools, and leading analytics practices

  • Proficiency in the following required:

  • MS Office Suite, including:

  • Microsoft Outlook

  • 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)
  • Microsoft Word

  • Data querying methodologies and languages (e.g., SQL)

  • Tableau or related visual presentation/reporting tool
  • Cloud-based data warehouse environments (e.g., Snowflake/Redshift)

  • Proficiency, active development, knowledge of, or application within at least one of the following a plus:

  • Open Source Technology (e.g., Python, R)

  • MS Access
  • 3rdparty 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

 

Primary Location: Rosemont-IL

Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job

Job Function: Business Strategy

Job Level: Individual Contributor

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