US Foods Sr Business Analyst, I&A- Supply Chain in Rosemont, Illinois

Job Description:

Basic Purpose-

The SR. BUSINESS ANALYST INSIGHTS AND ANALYTICS – Supply Chain - is responsible for leading analytical support to Supply Chain business partners. Analytical support includes conducting and delivering analyses, development and delivery of ad hoc and regular reports, and developing analytics and processes to support Supply Chain strategies.This role is aligned with multiple teams within Insights and Analytics and can support various focus areas within Supply Chain. Placement on a team and alignment with a focus area will be determined based on the team’s needs and the candidate’s areas of expertise and interest.•Examples of focus areas for the Senior Business Analyst - Supply Chain role: Logistics, Warehouse, Transportation, and Replenishment.



  • Lead analyses for business partners to enhance goals of their program(s). Analyses includes working with Data Scientists to gather and cleanse data; incorporating and interpreting mathematical analyses with Decision Sciences team; and developing insights from analyses.
  • Partners with Data Scientists and Decision Scientists on the types of business problems that can be solved; on how to problem solve for an approach on the data sets required; and on the methodology required
  • Synthesize analyses and develop clear and concise communications and presentations to business partners. Present analyses to business partners with extremely limited oversight and supervision.
  • Own relationships with all business partners including Directors, Managers, and Leads of assigned business function and other business partners
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and thought leader of applicable analytics for assigned business function, including applicable analytics, appropriate applications today and in the future(see below for details)
  • Conducts complex root cause analysis on business problems for business partners, in partnership with Data Scientists, to identify insights that inform and drive key business decisions


  • Lead thought leadership in areas of tools and reports development. Create ad hoc and regular reports to meet business needs.
  • Lead development of tools and reports for end users, including developing requirements, reviewing user stories, evaluating IT development progress, managing User Acceptance Testing, and training end users
  • Trains teammates on 1:1 or group basis on use of key tools and reports
  • Serve as a ‘Power User’ of custom and 3rdparty applications, advanced querying and complex data aggregations and analyses not supported by a single application
  • Collaborates with IT, consultants, and end users
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) of applicable tools, databases, and systems
  • Engages with and contributes to Business Intelligence Center of Excellence (BI CoE) on best practices, lessons learned, and knowledge sharing on analytics and tools across the enterprise
  • Serve as primary business consultant for placed function in the development of BI, querying and data visualization


  • Identify and develop analytics to support and measure strategies within Supply Chain
  • Influence and evangelize analytical methodologies to support Supply Chain needs
  • Identify and implement opportunities to standardize processes through analytics and tools
  • Lead integration of strategies, analytics, processes, and tools
  • Develop and refine core best practices to enhance the influence of Insights & Analytics across the organization
  • SME on processes and tools
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain partners on analytical needs for project needs (e.g., actively participate in functional meetings and cross-functional project planning meetings)


  • Serve as a business partner with the Supply Chain team to maximize the effectiveness of their key objectives and strategies with detailed analysis and participate in development of performance reporting.
  • Drive supply chain cost improvement and performance through analytical methods, tactical reporting, and process improvement initiatives. Provide innovative and impactful insights and recommendations to stakeholders and management.
  • Per placement of one of these functions within Supply Chain support:

  • Warehouse:

  • Warehouse productivity, slot utilization/optimization, warehouse capacity analysis, perfect order index, labor scheduling, service level

  • Transportation:

  • Driver productivity, route optimization, perfect order index, customer service levels, safety, logistical efficiencies

  • Inbound Logistics:

  • Freight margin improvements, carrier cost analysis, inbound freight optimization, comprehensive carrier bid analytics, vendor to managed conversion analytics, and inbound/outbound service levels

  • Replenishment

  • Purchasing, inventory, demand planning, forecasting, and warehouse capacity which focus on optimizing inventory on hand and on order, days inventory on hand, excess & obsolete inventory, forecast accuracy, fill rate, and net freight income


Available for occasional travel as business requires (less than 5% of time)

EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business / Finance / Operations / Supply Chain Management/ Engineering or related quantitative field requiredRELATED EXPERIENCE:
  • 5 years demonstrated successful experience in analytical roles in statistical analysis, business analysis, data analysis, data reporting
  • 5 years demonstrated successful experience in analytical roles
  • 5 years demonstrated successful experience in food distribution, Supply Chain, or related industries with large datasets and transactional dataKNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:
  • Business Strategy and Analytics:
  • Strong cross-functional business acumen
  • Cross-functional expertise across multiple business functions
  • Excellent data manipulation and analysis skills
  • Ability to think logically and analytically
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to take complex, ambiguous problems, break them down into smaller parts, and problem solve to come up with a whole, integrated, and strategic solution
  • Creative problem solver
  • Self-direction and Team Work:
  • High degree of motivation
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Very consistent ability to build consensus and lead work streams
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask and prioritize workloads
  • Proven ability to provide direction and oversight of project completion
  • Has successively led multiple cross-functional projects
  • Communication:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Able to communicate complex concepts clearly
  • Ability to influence change within complex organizations
  • Ability to relate to others
  • Strong knowledge of information visualization best practices and strategies
  • Has taken (or is enrolled in) and applying Insights and Analytics learning curriculum for Change Management, Project Management, and Presentations that Rock/Presentations that Deliver; or has attended similar related training initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to train varied audiences on analytics principles, tools, and leading analytics practices
  • Proficiency in the following required:
  • MS Office Suite, including:
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Excel (e.g., pivot tables; slicer; vlookup, hlookup; formulas; if then statements)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (e.g., update presentations; create graphs, tables and other data visualization techniques)
  • Microsoft Word
  • Data querying methodologies and languages (e.g., SQL)
  • Tableau or related visual presentation/reporting tool
  • Cloud-based data warehouse environments (e.g., Snowflake/Redshift)
  • Proficiency, active development, knowledge of, or application within at least two of the following a plus:
  • Open Source Technology (e.g., Python, R)
  • MS Access
  • 3rdparty tools with embedded querying, reporting, and analytical applications (e.g., functional tools used in marketing, sales, or supply chain)

Primary Location: Rosemont-IL

Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job

Job Function: Business Strategy

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No