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Planning Services Analyst

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Planning Services Analyst
Alpharetta, GA Entry-Level Paid

Responsibilities

The Planning Services Senior Analyst takes a lead role within the Surface Network Planning team to support the ground network planning strategies. They'll be responsible for managing strategic relationships within the enterprise relating to ongoing, multi-year programs relevant to a business unit's transportation network. The Planning Services Senior Analyst deploys and uses decision support tools by leveraging advanced problem-solving techniques and technology to provide thought leadership for improved network effectiveness across multiple phases. This position leads to complex process development or improvement and involvement in strategic communication with stakeholders. The Planning Services Senior Analyst develops and enhances complex models and processes supporting UPS corporate vision to reduce transportation network cost, increase network efficiency and grow profitable revenue.

The Planning Services Senior Analyst also identifies data requirements for project scope to determine project responsibilities, teammates, customers, be responsible for managing strategic relationships within the enterprise relating to ongoing, multi-year programs relevant to a business unit's transportation network and researches background information to create project baselines used for identifying initial steps and project outcomes. They will communicate process changes to UPS stakeholders to maintain a consistent, global understanding of plan changes within the organization. They will analyze optimization-modeling needs to determine data necessary to feed models and creates draft data models to meet the needs of optimization tools. The Planning Services Senior Analyst also identifies areas of improvement that have a high impact on the forecast process to direct development efforts to the proper areas, in addition to evaluating and critiquing the current forecasting process to ascertain methods for improving the process.

Qualifications

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Analyzes optimization-modeling needs to determine data necessary to feed models
  • Creates draft data models to meet the needs of optimization tools
  • Finalizes data sets for optimization tools to deliver complete sets of data optimization tools
  • Communicates data to team and UPS stakeholders to ensure business units are met
  • Acts as liaison to UPS functional groups to coordinate key issues in transportation network plans
  • Examines solutions to align UPS visions with business unit needs and to determine best resolutions for transportation plan implementations
  • Resolves conflicts and clarifies communications with UPS stakeholders to maintain program alignment with corporate goals
  • Develops effective written and verbal communication strategies to gain consensus by clearly relaying key issues to UPS stakeholders
  • Identifies areas of improvement that have a high impact on the forecast process to direct development efforts to the proper areas
  • Audits and tests new processes to verify they operate successfully
  • Automates processes where appropriate to increase process efficiency and accuracy
  • Researches academic journals and textbooks for new mathematical and statistical methods to improve the models
  • Delivers data and tools to field representatives (i.e., region and district) to enhance buy-in and understanding of the planning process
  • Establishes enterprise processes for strategic network planning and integration to maintain consistent planning approaches
  • Ensures processes are documented in proper formation to share, improve, and duplicate process information overtime
  • Communicates process changes to UPS stakeholders to maintain a consistent, global understanding of plan changes within the organization
  • Defines and develops required planner toolsets to strategically align data with processes
  • Identifies data requirements for the Enterprise Transportation Network Planning program to effectively leverage data, knowledge, and tools
  • Prepares training materials and conducts network planner training to develop standardized planning methodologies and practices

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Identifies current and future needs of the customer or business; understands how business needs dictate the project’s requirements, project direction, business objectives, and resource allocation; makes recommendations on the solutions-design phase of the project
  • Specifies facts, research, and perspectives necessary to make projections; analyzes statistics and qualitative information within specified parameters; researches trends and conditions used to make projections
  • Demonstrates understanding of implementation objectives, project plan, and one's role within a project; participates in the implementation of a project; provides timely, thorough and concise updates for area of responsibility; identifies areas of risk and properly communicates them to the project manager
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of risk management fundamentals
  • Demonstrates a detailed understanding of supply chain concepts; makes recommendations for changes to solve supply chain problems
  • Leverages technological knowledge to achieve business objectives; resolves technological issues impeding work; adapts technological information, facts, or data to varying situations or groups; recommends changes to technological approach based upon knowledge of trends and best practices
  • Independently conducts standard analyses to identify problems in methods, processes, or workflow; interprets results of analyses; recommends solutions to address identified requirements, problems, or inefficiencies
  • Identifies common problems with current work designs; specifies requirements for new work designs; modifies or adjusts existing work methods, processes, and flows to resolve operations failures

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

Industry

Package/Freight Delivery

About Us

Founded on a $100 loan in 1907, 2 teenage boys opened up a messenger service in a 6 by 17 foot office located just below the sidewalk on Second Avenue and Main Street in Seattle, WA. Messengers ran errands, carried notes, hand baggage, and delivered trays of food for customers. They also delivered packages, traveling by streetcars and bicycles for longer trips, and later using motorcycles.