Business Analyst (Supply Chain & AI/ML)

Bengaluru, Karnataka, IN, 560071

NetApp

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About NetApp

We’re forward-thinking technology people with heart. We make our own rules, drive our own opportunities, and try to approach every challenge with fresh eyes. Of course, we can’t do it alone. We know when to ask for help, collaborate with others, and partner with smart people. We embrace diversity and openness because it’s in our DNA. We push limits and reward great ideas. What is your great idea?

 

"At NetApp, we fully embrace and advance a diverse, inclusive global workforce with a culture of belonging that leverages the backgrounds and perspectives of all employees, customers, partners, and communities to foster a higher performing organization." -George Kurian, CEO

Job Summary

As a Business Analyst, you will utilize your analytical expertise to identify opportunities and make recommendations to enhance Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process. You will develop various forecasting / financial models and demand planning algorithms to increase demand predictability and S&OP plan accuracy. You will work cross functionally with Sales, Product Management, Finance and Supply Chain Operations to drive alignment and increase process effectiveness. Your data driven insight will enable effective decision making and help the organization become more agile, scalable, and efficient.
 
To be successful in this role, you must be a motivated self-starter who is highly analytical, inquisitive and has a solid understanding of data storage business and configured systems.  You must have a passion for solving business problems and be a team player with strong communication skills. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze large data from various source and create bookings forecast models for Sales & Operations plan.
  • Identify critical data and data patterns to improve demand predictability and accuracy.
  • Run simulations to evaluate how various factors (i.e., pricing, technology, capacity, configuration, etc.) impact product mix and volume.
  • Develop data visualization and dashboards.
  • Plan/coordinate product transitions with cross-functional team to support revenue target and proactively mitigate excess & obsolete inventory.
  • Facilitate and lead ML /AI capabilities implementation in the forecasting space.
  • Appy analytical expertise to develop and report KPIs.
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis to identify gaps, risks, and opportunities to improve S&OP plan.
  • Lead root cause identification and continuous improvement efforts in the S&OP process.
  • Provide data driven insights that help in operational decision-making processes such as strategic spend, cost reduction and supply chain strategy.
  • Facilitate and lead S&OP Plan review with various functions.
  • Assist in supply and demand optimization by providing demand outlook and risk assessment.
  • Lead/participate in supply chain projects from data analytics perspective

Job Requirements

  • 8+ years of experience in Sales & Operations Planning, Demand/Supply Planning or Supply Chain Operations.
  • 3+ years of experience in an analytical role; experience in source/blend information for analysis and building statistical forecasting models.
  • Strong understanding of ML/AI concepts.
  • Working knowledge of SQL, R or Python/ML
  • Strong experience with data visualization/BI SW (Tableau, Power BI, etc.).
  • Problem solver and change agent who can identify problems in advance and propose solutions.
  • Ability to build rapport with all key stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to manage multiple competing priorities while understanding impact on business results.
  • Experience with SAP IBP a plus 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations Research, Statistics, Mathematics, or Industrial Engineering. Master’s degree a plus
  • 7+ years of experience in Demand Planning or Supply Chain Operations
  • 3+ years of experience in an analytical role; experience in building forecasting models
  • 3 years of experience with implementing/using ML/AI and statistical models in demand planning processes

Did you know…
Statistics show women apply to jobs only when they’re 100% qualified. But no one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to shift the trend and apply anyway! We look forward to hearing from you.

Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world’s biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities. 
 
We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  
 
If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us. 

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Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: India

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