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Supply Chain Analytics Specialist, 12 month contract

Frankfurt, Germany

  • Job ID 01R6W

Job Title Supply Chain Analytics Specialist, 12-month contract

Location NN17 5JF Corby / 60327 Mainzer Landstraße 180, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


RS operates a global Supply Chain Network fulfilling customer demand in more than 30 operating companies by shipping 50,000+ parcels per day. Goods are sourced from over 2500 suppliers, distributed via 12 DCs around the world and transported by several different logistics partners.

The flow of goods through this Network demands ongoing optimisation to achieve business objectives for service, cost, inventory and sustainability.

Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain Network Optimization, you will be a part of an organization that promotes personal development, growth and career progression and who will provide you with the tools and training you need to excel in the industry.

We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?


We are currently recruiting for a proactive, driven individual who will provide insight to Supply Chain and the business, using high volume historical data and extracting the behaviour and performance of our Supply Chain, providing visualisations and self-serve dashboards.  You will identify datasets with potential high impact on descriptive, diagnostic and predictive analysis, evolving into models for supervised machine learning and moving towards prescriptive and adaptive models in the future.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Building and maintaining Supply Chain KPI visualisations and dashboards

  • Linking data from different sources like SAP Business Objects via a Hadoop environment to our visualisation tool Domo – for desktop and mobile use

  • Involvement into smaller projects to optimise the Supply Chain Network

  • Ad-hoc analysis to find answers to scenario specific questions

  • Building and maintaining collaborative relationships within the Supply Chain function and across the business to exchange ideas and knowledge

  • Influencing senior stakeholders by data storytelling to support best possible decisions are made

  • Take clear steps to learn from both failures and successes

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications Required


  • Sound analytical background supported by strong commercial skills and Supply Chain knowledge

  • Good knowledge of SQL and advanced Excel skills, in particular PowerPivot and DAX

  • First experience in translating millions of data records into information (visualisations etc.)

  • Demonstrate the ability to challenge, build credibility and work with integrity at all levels within the organisation to influence process changes and development of capabilities for the future business needs

  • Ability to both operate at company group level as well as capable to zoom into detailed operational process steps

  • Culturally sensitive with the ability & willingness to operate effectively in a global role

  • Can lead within a matrix team environment and be an equal team member

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent business experience

  • Fluent in English language (written and verbal)


  • Degree or higher qualification in relevant subject, e.g. Statistics / Operations Research / Business related

  • Knowledge of our external market place (customers, competitors & suppliers)

  • Ability to use knowledge and experience of external best practice to drive improvement

  • Ability to understand business processes and the associated IT systems and data and to apply that understanding to predictive analytics scenario based discussions

  • Knowledge of process improvement skills and techniques, e.g. Lean Six Sigma DMAIC

  • Multilingual, e.g. fluent in further European languages

What We Offer

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect with excellent salary package and benefits!

Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

We are RS

Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937. Today, we’re using digital to revolutionize the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.

But if we’re going to be first choice for customers, we also want to be first choice for our future colleagues. We’re looking for people who are passionate to support the customers of today, and the engineers of tomorrow. Together we keep innovation at the forefront of what we do. Do you?