What Data Science contributes to Cardinal Health The Data and Analytics Function oversees the analytics life-cycle in order to identify, analyze and present relevant insights that drive business decisions and anticipate opportunities to achieve a competitive advantage. This function manages analytic data platforms, the access, design and implementation of reporting/business intelligence solutions, and the application of advanced quantitative modeling.
Data Science applies base, scientific methodologies from various disciplines, techniques and tools that extracts knowledge and insight from data to solve complex business problems on large data sets, integrating multiple systems.
We are looking for a Data Scientist/Operations Research Analyst to join our Decision Science Solutions (DS2) team. Our mission is to improve our pharmaceutical supply chain's performance to better service our pharmacy customers, so that they can focus on their patients. The DS2 team consists of Supply Chain Data Scientists, Operations Research Analysts, Data Analysts, and Data Engineers. We work cross-functionally to solve problems leveraging a variety of skillsets and perspectives to achieve the best outcomes. We perform analyses, recommend solutions, and build products to enable better decision making in the following areas:
Distribution center network design and capacity planning
Facility layout and design; warehouse capacity and utilization
Warehouse process improvement
Labor management and automation
Inventory management: stocking strategies and replenishment policies
Transportation planning: first mile, middle mile, and final mile
Sales and operations planning (resource management in response to demand changes)
As a Data Scientist in Supply Chain Operations, you will apply your knowledge of business processes, systems, data, and analytical tools to explore and identify root causes of problems. You will forecast future demand, build optimization and simulation models, and communicate actionable insights. You will work with cross-functional project teams to ideate, develop, and recommend solutions. Specific responsibilities are to:
Listen to clients and ask questions to clearly define business problems
Perform exploratory analysis to determine root causes of problems and confirm/disprove hypotheses
Develop predictive models to forecast future volumes that will drive capacity/resource needs
Develop customer and product segmentation models and design our supply chain to support differentiated services
Build optimization and simulation models to recommend capacity investments, resource plans, policy changes, and process changes to improve supply chain performance.
Develop prescriptive models using 3rd party optimization/simulation software and custom-build models
Recommend solutions. Summarize the financial and operational impact of the recommendation and pros/cons of alternatives considered
Work with Data Engineers to create data models for analyses
Bachelor's Degree in related field, or equivalent work experience, preferred
5+ years of Data Science/Operations Research experience preferred
Demonstrated ability to apply Data Science and Operations Research techniques to logistics and supply chain management problems preferred
Knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) and working with databases preferred
Experience with data analysis tools such as R, Python, SQL, Alteryx, Tableau, SAS preferred
Experience with Strategic Network Design, Simulation (e.g., AnyLogic), or Mathematical Programming (e.g., CPLEX) software preferred
Proven ability to work as part of a team as the key analytical resource
Excellent communication skills with an ability to explain quantitative analysis in simple business terms
Intellectual curiosity, humility, genuine respect, and desire to help others
Bias for action and passion for driving change
What is expected of you and others at this level
Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects
Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models
Works on or may lead complex projects of large scope
Projects may have significant and long-term impact
Provides solutions which may set precedent
Independently determines method for completion of new projects
Receives guidance on overall project objectives
Acts as a mentor to less experienced colleagues
Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a distributor of pharmaceuticals, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical and laboratory products, and a provider of performance and data solutions for healthcare facilities.We are a crucial link between the clinical and operational sides of healthcare, delivering end-to-end solutions and data-driving insights that advance healthcare and improve lives every day. With deep partnerships, diverse perspectives and innovative digital solutions, we build connections across the continuum of care. With more than 50 years of experience, we seize the opportunity to address healthcare's most complicated challenges – now, and in the future.As a global, growing company, we’re able to offer rewarding careers that let you make a positive impact on our customers and communities.