Job Description :
VDart We are a Global Information Technology Services & Workforce Solutions firm headquartered out of Atlanta, GA with presence in US, Canada, MX, UK, Belgium, Japan & India. Founded in 2007, Our team of over 2550+ professionals continually create impact for our customers worldwide in solving complex technology challenges with cutting edge technologies. We specialize in providing the Fortune 1000 companies, niche hard to find skills in technologies including Social, Mobile, Big Data Analytics, Data Sciences, Cyber Security, IoT, Cloud, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. With delivery centers in the UK, Mexico, Canada, and India, we provide global workforce solutions to our customers covering EMEA, APAC & Americas. VDart is an award-winning organization recognized by Inc 5000 Hall of Fame; Atlanta Business Chronicle*s Fastest Growing Companies; NMSDC*s National Supplier of the Year; Ernst & Young*s Regional Entrepreneur of the Year and more. Role: SAS Data Scientist-Modeler/ Statistical Analyst Location: Columbus, OH (50% onsite onsite every other week) Job Type: 3 months Contract to hire Salary/Rate: $Negotiable Description and Responsibilities Our Client is seeking a full-time SAS Data Scientist-Modeler/Statistician Analyst consultant to work with our client, a Health Care client in Columbus, OH. The consultant will perform data mining, predictive modeling and statistical analysis to analyze and interpret customer behaviors, product performance and trends. The consultant will assist in model development using time series and regression forecasting. The consultant will use SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Forecasting for Desktop, BASE SAS, SAS/ETS and SAS/SAT to develop the modeling and analytical processes. The consultant must have excellent communication skills and must be able to communicate about the techniques developed and results of analysis both to executives and other analysts in the organization. Qualifications Essential Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Mathematics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or relevant fields. Minimum 4 years work-related experience in Supply Planning, Demand Planning, Business Analytics or related field. Minimum of 4 years' prior experience in predictive modeling, analytics, and data mining preferred. Supply Chain certifications such as APICS, CPIM, lean, six sigma certifications a plus. Able to demonstrate knowledge of mathematics and statistics to solve moderately complex problems. Deep knowledge in demand planning processes, techniques and methodologies as well as new product introduction, material requirements planning, supply planning and the S&OP process. Proven ability to manage multiple projects at once. Builds excellent relationships with key internal and external customers based on trust and confidence Strong mathematical/statistical abilities. Influential and charismatic, especially with decision makers and operational teams. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, including great presentations. Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate data into high-level analysis and demand planning. Proficiency using technology tools that enable demand planning and reporting. Ability to use technology tools that facilitate collaboration with external stakeholders. Data gathering and quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including business process metrics and measures linking to business KPIs. Ability to work within high-performing teams and is highly collaborative. Evaluate scenarios in with end-to-end supply chain impact in mind. Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for monthly generation of the statistical baseline forecast for client and the client developed forecasting tool using SAS\R programming. Expertise in statistical modeling techniques such as linear regression, logistic regression, tree models, cluster analysis, principal components, and feature creation, validation coupled with programming experience with SAS. Strong background in statistical concepts including regression analysis, factoring, clustering, decision trees, A/B testing and experimental design. Ability to write SAS/SQL statements to store, retrieve, manipulate, integrate, validate, and summarize data. Influence and collaborate with key partners in marketing, sales (field sales, corporate sales managers and directors) and finance and address input gaps as identified by forecast error, bias and volatility review and other means. Work with various cross-functional teams on projects such as new product launches, line extensions, product discontinuations, promotions and events. Demonstrate sound business decision making aligned with company goals. Ensure that the demand forecast is shared/received in the format, level of detail and timing required by all customers and supply chain partners, with documented assumptions, to achieve the various business objectives. Monitor forecast bias and error metrics for process improvement opportunities. Manage statistical forecast exceptions by utilizing demand-planning exception reports to identify and fix potential issues. Use and maintain demand-planning systems to create the best statistical forecast possible using established processes. Assess the impact of market changes or significant variances in the forecast and recommend appropriate revisions and tactics. Analyze forecast model results and determine ways to improve statistical forecast as needed. Work closely with corporate Business Analytics team to refine and improve forecast models. Use statistical methodology and programming techniques to develop analytical tools. Make recommendations to enhance business processes and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies. Work with affiliate teams to clean/correct demand history from prior month. Good written and spoken communications skills in English and thought-leadership skills. Referral Program: Ask our recruiting team about how you can be a part of our referral program. If you refer a candidate with this background and if the candidate accepts the role our team pays a generous referral. We are keen on networking and establishing a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership with you. We are Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. VDart Inc Alpharetta, GA Follow us on Twitter for the hottest positions: @VDart_Jobs Follow us on Twitter: @vdartinc