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Ops Research Scientist I

Company: FedEx Freight
Location: Harrison
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION OVERVIEW: Entry-level position responsible for formulating and applying sophisticated modeling and other advanced analytical 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. Perform extensive analysis of the problem, model, and resources available and alternative solutions 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. Support the evaluation of alternative systems or transportation networks employing financial, computer, geographic or operational models as appropriate 8. Assist with the preparation of decision analysis and reports for presentation to senior management 9. Research cutting edge technologies in support of the "best practices" in any transportation or network related question 10. Support model design and development via testing, validation, and evaluation of strategic proposals 11. Comply with all applicable laws/regulations as well as company policies/procedures 12. 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
--- Basic programming skills and ability to learn new languages, including but not limited to: JAVA, Python, SQL, SAS
--- Basic knowledge of optimization/simulation software such as CPLEX, Gurobi, FlexSim
--- Basic knowledge of mathematical optimization and solution methods for linear and integer programming
--- Basic knowledge of designing and building machine learning models
--- Basic knowledge of relational database systems Oracle, DB2 and Terradata
--- Basic knowledge of big data implementations (hadoop), preferred
--- Basic knowledge of ESRI technology, preferred
--- Good computer skills (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint) with experience using statistical software and reporting interfaces, data mining tools, machine learning techniques and data visualization
--- Analytical, problem solving, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
--- Good verbal and written communication skills WORKING CONDITIONS:
--- Hours may vary due to operational need FedEx Freight is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans. If you have a disability and you need assistance in order to apply for a position with FedEx Freight, please call 800-888-8252 or e-mail at ADAAssistance@freight.fedex.com. FedEx Freight will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Keywords: FedEx Freight, Springdale , Ops Research Scientist I, Other , Harrison, Arkansas

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