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Supply Chain Analyst

  • Ligentia
  • Irvine, California (Hybrid), USA
  • Full time
  • Technology

About Ligentia

If you’ve watched the news or read the headlines over the past 2-3 years you can’t have missed growing recognition of just how important global supply chains are in supporting our daily lives.

Ligentia operates right at the heart of this dynamic and demanding industry, helping develop more sustainable and agile support chain for some of the worlds most sophisticated retailers and best-known brands, plus plenty of other companies besides.

With expert teams and clever technology, we support customers across sectors including retail, consumer goods brands, automotive and healthcare – solving problems and making sure their goods arrive on-time and in-full, reliably, efficiently, cost-effectively and increasingly, sustainably.

We’ve got some pretty amazing people making it happen. With expert teams in Asia, Australia, Europe, UK and USA made up of over 1300 colleagues spread across 30+ operating locations.

Their talent, tenacity and can-do approach combines seamlessly with software and services to support the whole supply chain, end-to-end. From origin to destination and every point in between; ably supported by a network and community of high-quality partners, to ensure that we deliver what we promise, wherever in the world and whenever that may be.

Our growth story has been strong and consistent, with accelerated expansion in the last 3 years, including investment from Equistone Partners Europe secured in February 2021 and the acquisition of Poland-based VGL Solid Group in October 2022.

In short, Ligentia is a great place to be right now, if you want harness your own knowledge and talents to make an impact and enjoy growing and collaborating with like-minded people.

Purpose of the role. Why is it important to Ligentia

As a Supply Chain Analyst you will play a crucial role in optimizing and streamlining our customers supply chain operations. Your responsibilities will involve intricate analysis of complex data sources, identifying trends, and recommending innovative solutions to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and improve overall supply chain performance. You will be entrusted with providing insightful data analysis, designing dynamic, scalable solutions, and fostering the ongoing enhancement of our data analysis capability.

Key responsibilities

Data Analysis:

  • Collect, consolidate, and analyze supply chain data from various sources to identify patterns, trends, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Utilize advance analytical tools and techniques to assess supply chain performance, inventory levels, distribution network efficiency, and lead times.

Process Optimization:

  • Collaborate with internal and external cross-functional teams including procurement, logistics, operations, finance, and sales, to identify process bottlenecks and inefficiencies.
  • Propose process improvements to enhance the flow of goods, reduce cycle times, and minimize waste.

Distribution Network Optimization:

  • Develop costs models to evaluate different distribution network scenarios, considering factors such as transportation, facility, and inventory carrying costs.
  • Use quantitative methods to recommend optimal facility locations that minimize transportation costs maximize service levels.

Inventory flow planning:

  • Analyse inventory movement patterns across the distribution network to ensure efficient distribution of goods while minimizing inventory holding costs.
  • Incorporate demand forecasts into distribution network designs to ensure that the network’s capacity aligns with project demand.

Must Have / Essential Skills / Experience / Attributes

  • Data Analysis and Management: Strong experience in data analysis tools such as Excel, SQL, Python, or other relevant software.
  • Data Visualization: Ability to present complex data in an accessible, insightful and visually compelling manner.
  • Business Acumen: Understanding of business operations and experience in translating business questions into data analysis.
  • Technology Landscape: Familiarity with supply chain management systems (ERP, WMS, TMS, Orchestration), and analytics platforms.
  • Supply Chain industry experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skill to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Detailed-oriented with a commitment to accuracy in reporting and analysis.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Innovative and customer driven mindset.
  • Undergraduate qualifications in Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, Business Analytics, or a related field

Our culture

We’ve built a respected and trusted global business, over the last 20+ years – but we still retain the kind of entrepreneurial, start-up mentality that keeps things fresh.

We’re always looking to go further and do better – for our customers and for our business – so new challenges and opportunities for development really do go hand-in-hand at Ligentia.

The pace is intense – because our industry demands it. And because we set the bar high for ourselves. Which is why a good fit with our culture and values is simply critical for people looking to join our team.

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Ligentia requests that recruitment agencies do not speculatively submit CVs to us unless expressly requested to do so by a member of our People team. Any CVs sent to us on an unrequested speculative basis will be ignored.

Ligentia will not be liable for any fee or commission payments claimed by a recruitment agent in respect to the employment by us of a candidate whose CV was sent to us on an unrequested speculative basis.