Ops Research Scientist III

Job Description

Job ID: 438750BR
Address Line 1: 2200 Forward Drive
City: Harrison
State: Arkansas
Zip Code: 72602-0840
Position Status: Full-Time
Grade: 13

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Responsible for formulating and applying sophisticated modeling and other advanced analytic methods using a computer to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. Concentrate on collecting, cleansing and analyzing data, developing decision support software and producing actionable information for decision making

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Identify business opportunities or expand ideas obtained from management in order to conceptualize and define and model operational problems to assess feasibility and impact
2. Identify performance improvement opportunities via data analysis and develop decision support tools to ensure most cost conscience, efficient use of company resources that supports service objectives
3. Develop concepts into business plans utilizing appropriate research techniques, methodologies, and experience and present them to senior management with recommendation for implementation
4. Lead the evaluation of alternative systems or transportation networks employing financial, computer, geographic or operational models as appropriate
5. Develop and implement data collection systems from primary and secondary sources and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality
6. Identify, analyze, interpret and visualize trends or patterns in complex data sets
7. Research cutting edge technologies in support of the “best practices” in any transportation or network related question
8. Individually, or as a project lead, design and develop models for testing, validation and evaluation of strategic proposals
9. Prepare decision analysis and reports for presentation to senior management
10. Utilize multi-media presentations and formal reports for presenting analyses to senior management
11. Coordinate personnel involved in project administratively and technically
12. Provide technical assistance and mentoring to other operations research professionals
13. Comply with all applicable laws/regulations as well as company policies/procedures
14. Perform other duties as required

Disclaimer: This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Math/Statistics or related quantitative discipline or Bachelor's Degree (aforementioned disciplines) with 2 years’ experience. PhD, preferred
Five (5) years’ experience in engineering, statistics, forecasting, or data analysis
Intermediate programming skills and ability to learn new languages, including but not limited to: JAVA, Python, SQL, SAS
Intermediate knowledge of optimization/simulation software such as CPLEX, Gurobi, FlexSim
Intermediate knowledge of mathematical optimization and solution methods for linear and integer programming
Intermediate knowledge of designing and building machine learning models
Intermediate knowledge of relational database systems Oracle, DB2 and Terradata
Intermediate knowledge of big data implementations (hadoop), preferred
Intermediate knowledge of ESRI technology, preferred
Strong computer skills (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint) with experience using statistical software and reporting interfaces, data mining tools, machine learning techniques and data visualization
Leadership, analytical, problem solving, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Hours may vary due to operational need

Division Category: All, Engineering
Company Name: FedEx Freight Inc.