Analyst, Supply Chain in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 6/19/2022

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Job Description

The Supply Chain Analyst position provides decision support by collecting, analyzing and interpreting data, as well as forecasting business trends supporting Supply Chain and Transportation operations and the broader field execution community. This individual contributor will be an excellent collaborator with our partners in Store Operations, Field Operations, Customer Engagement, and Professional Sales as well as a critical thinker and great communicator (both written and verbal).  Data-based decision making is key to this role.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Access and Integrate information/data from a variety of sources and bring it together into a structured environment for modeling solutions analytics and reporting
  • Develop, maintain, and tune varying complex databases to ensure availability and integrity of data
  • Automate integrations between data sources and processes to expedite availability of information, consistency in results, and minimize the cost structure to support the environment
  • Deploy lightweight applications for moderately skilled users to be able to access the underlying data in a self-service nature for ad-hoc information requests
  • Develop and automate the delivery of standardized reporting and dashboards to be used in Executive level presentations or distributed via email/mobile to end users
  • Partner with the leadership team and the broader business community to stay abreast of current business concerns, potential opportunities, and information needs
  • Employ a variety of analytical techniques to discover, identify, and conclude analysis both reactively to leadership requests and proactively based on our own curiosity/desire to move the business
  • Define and document core business metrics, definitions, and logic collaborating with the business teams
  • Deliver analysis and findings to business teams…often through formal presentation
  • Maintain knowledge and stays current of developments in the fields of technology, business intelligence, data warehousing, data science, and emerging technologies (machine learning, AI, etc.)
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Technical experience with multiple technologies and discernment of which to apply in different environments and use cases is necessary.
    • Ability to extract and integrate data leveraging technologies such as (Athena, Hadoop, Spark, AWS, SQL, ODBC, ETL Tools, Oracle, DB2, Access).
    • Familiarity with reporting / analytical apps such as (Oracle BI, Power BI, Tableau, SAS, Cognos, Bus Objects)
    • Ability to automate reporting/analysis as well as operational processes (R, VBA, JavaScript, .NET, Perl, Python)
      • Linear/logistic regression, neural networks, clustering techniques, etc.
      • Knowledge of common R and Python packages for data manipulation/visualization
    • Ability to run statistical analysis and develop mathematical models to simulate business operations
    • Knowledge of optimization techniques such as linear/integer programming
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, perform analysis, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis methods, AI type concepts, visualization techniques, etc. a plus
  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from groups of senior management, department heads, and the Finance/IT/Business teams
  • Attention to quality, reconciliation, and accuracy are critical
  • Creativity and vision to recommend ways to evolve our infrastructure, process, and analytic capabilities
  • May require travel


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS or related required (Masters in Business, Mathematics, Statistics, or Operations Research a plus); and
  • 1-3 years of systems / business analysis experience; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.




None Required


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.