The Strategic Operations Analyst will support Zoox’s Procurement & Strategic Partnerships (PSP) organization by identifying and analyzing complex business problems, driving improvement, and making recommendations across the organization as well as  cross functionally, to include senior executives. The PSP organization manages the strategy and execution of Zoox’s third-party relationships and partnerships, to include the vehicle supply chain, the operations infrastructure that supports the vehicle fleet, all corporate or indirect sourcing requirements as well as the supplier quality function. In this role you will have the opportunity to reach across the entire breadth of the PSP organization’s scope, identifying time-consuming internal processes and potential roadblocks, and building solutions that are reliable and scalable to support the team’s growth. You will also be responsible for defining the scope of technical projects and overseeing execution, such as developing dashboards and other visualization tools that improve the reliability of our applicants, develop a path forward, and ensure a smooth implementation and/or change management process. A strong candidate will have experience clearly communicating a story to executives and other business leaders, using data models and visuals, while applying key learnings and concepts to improve processes. 

Responsibilities

  • Data gathering, analysis, database management and reporting
  • Through a combination of management guidance and independent initiative, conduct analyses of the Zoox supply base a partner landscape, new and relevant technologies and trends, cost structure and associated opportunities, geographic supplier dispersion and the market at-large to identify opportunities / recommendations
  • Analyze complex business problems and proactively mitigate potential issues by utilizing data from internal and external sources to generate recommendations
  • Lead cross functional discussions to drive continuous improvements in total supply chain performance, paying close attention to cost, lead-time, quality, and reliability
  • Lead implementation efforts of transformative direct supply chain initiatives and projects
  • Make clear, fact-based recommendations that challenge and innovate the norm, and make recommendations on path forward
  • Understand business processes and how they map to Zoox’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems
  • Develop familiarity with Zoox’s ERP system, ERP participate in its implementation in collaboration with the Business Applications team to ensure successful implementations; become a PSP SME and advocate for PSP requirements
  • Identify and interpret trends and patterns in disparate datasets, and provide insights to decision-makers
  • Automate non-value-added tasks and data collection for dashboards in collaboration with IT
  • Maintain a clear understanding of the holistic supply chain and trade-offs between quality, cost, reliability, and and lead-time 
  • Make recommendations about databases, both current and future, and spearhead constant improvement, implementation and future management

Qualifications

  • Minimum three years of experience working in an analytical role, preferably at a management consulting firm, investment bank, start-up, or similarly rigorous analytical environment
  • A track record of delivering strategic-level insights without management's direction, and collecting and analyzing data to support those insights
  • Strong analytical and structured problem-solving capabilities with a focus on root cause investigations 
  • Lean and continuous improvement expertise
  • Strong capabilities in Excel, MS and G-Suite tools, as well as database management
  • Experience in structuring, analyzing, and visualizing large data sets
  • Analytical ability to draw insights from unstructured data and provide fact-based recommendations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for cross-functional collaboration
  • Strong collaborator, with willingness and ability to drive change

Bonus Qualifications

  •  Experience manipulating data to support trend analysis from large data sets
  • Experience using agile methodologies: JIRA and Confluence 
  • Background in supply chain, operations and/or sourcing is preferred
  • Programming capability and program management experience
  • Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, or Data Analytics 
About Zoox

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.


A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.