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Supply Chain Design Analyst



IT, Design, Operations
Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2024

GAINS is a leading provider of cloud Supply Chain solutions based in the Chicago neighborhood of Wicker Park. As part of the Francisco Partners portfolio of specialized companies, we are rapidly growing and expanding our global teams to drive innovation, deliver customer value, and accelerate market leadership.

Supply chain volatility has made it difficult for businesses to plan and keep their customer promises. GAINS helps companies address these challenges with innovative solutions leveraging proven AI and ML techniques. Our team of industry and technology experts rapidly delivers transformational value resulting in sustainable and measurable ROI-based impact for our global customers. If you are a technology enthusiast who wants to make an impact, then GAINS is for you.

As a Supply Chain Design Consultant, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and optimizing end-to-end supply chain strategies for our clients. Leveraging your expertise in supply chain design and logistics, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams to analyze, model, and implement innovative solutions. This role requires a deep understanding of supply chain processes, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to provide strategic recommendations for operational improvements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Data Analysis and Modeling:
    • Conduct thorough analyses of existing supply chain processes to identify inefficiencies, bottlenecks, and areas for improvement.
    • Utilize advanced modeling tools to simulate and optimize supply chain networks, inventory management, and distribution strategies.
  • Supply Chain Mapping:
    • Collaborate with clients to understand their existing supply chain structures.
    • Develop comprehensive supply chain maps, identifying key touchpoints and potential bottlenecks.
  • Process Optimization:
    • Design and implement streamlined and scalable supply chain processes, including demand planning, procurement, production, and distribution.
    • Identify and recommend improvements to enhance agility, responsiveness, and customer satisfaction.
  • Technology Integration:
    • Evaluate and recommend cutting-edge technologies and tools to enhance supply chain visibility, automation, and efficiency.
    • Lead the integration of new technologies into existing supply chain systems, collaborating with IT teams as necessary.
  • Client Collaboration:
    • Cultivate strong relationships with clients, serving as a trusted advisor on supply chain design and optimization.
    • Communicate complex concepts and recommendations in a clear and concise manner, ensuring client understanding and satisfaction.
  • Continuous Improvement:
    • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in supply chain design.
    • Proactively contribute to the continuous improvement of methodologies, tools, and processes within the consulting team.
  • Documentation and Reporting:
    • Prepare comprehensive reports, documenting supply chain analysis, recommendations, and implementation plans.
    • Ensure that project documentation is accurate, organized, and accessible.
  • Strategic Planning:
    • Collaborate with clients to understand their business objectives, supply chain challenges, and long-term goals.
    • Develop and implement strategic supply chain design initiatives to enhance overall operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • Project Management:
    • Lead and manage supply chain design projects from initiation to completion, ensuring timely delivery and meeting client expectations
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to coordinate efforts and achieve project milestones.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, or a related field.
  • 3+ years’ experience in supply chain design, optimization, and strategic planning.
  • Proficiency in supply chain modeling tools, simulation software, and data analytics.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently when required.

Preferred Skills
  • Experience with supply chain software and technology solutions.
  • Knowledge of sustainability practices in supply chain design.
  • Certification in supply chain management or logistics (e.g., CSCMP, APICS).
  • Consulting experience in diverse industries.

At GAINS, we recognize that diversity and inclusion make our teams stronger. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and welcome everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, veteran status or medical condition. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.