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US Foods Associate Business Analyst - I&A Supply Chain Operations in Billings, Montana

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The Associate Business Analyst, Insights and Analytics – Supply Chain Operations is responsible, with supervision from senior Insights and Analytics team members, for providing analytical support to relevant 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 business partners’ supply chain strategies.

This role is aligned within Insights and Analytics supporting Supply Chain initiatives that include, but not limited to; data gathering, reporting, & analytics for process improvement projects, warehouse capacity, productivity improvements, slot optimization, routing efficiency, safety improvements, or other similar related projects

The role is classified as Remote Anywhere. Please refer to the role classification description below.

“Remote Anywhere”: The work is completed 100% remote anywhere in the U.S. except Hawaii or United States Territories.


Analytics and Solution Development

  • Support Senior Business Analysts in their analyses for business partners to enhance goals of their program(s). This includes working with Data Scientists to gather and cleanse data; incorporating and interpreting mathematical analyses with Decision Sciences team; and developing insights from analyses.

  • Support Senior Analysts in their synthesis of analyses and development of clear and concise communications and presentations to business partners. Support presentation of analyses to business partners by Senior Analysts; may present with oversight and supervision.

  • Support relationship development with all business partners including Directors, Managers, and Leads of assigned business function and other business partners.

  • 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.

Tools and Reports Development

  • Provide input in areas of tools and reports development. Create ad hoc and regular reports to meet business needs.

  • Assist Senior Analysts in the 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

  • Developing as a ‘Power User’ of custom and 3rd party applications, advanced querying and complex data aggregations and analyses not supported by a single application.

  • Collaborates with IT, consultants, and end users.

Strategy, Process and Tools

  • Identify opportunities to standardize processes through analytics and tools.

  • Support integration of strategies, analytics, processes, and tools.

  • Develop and refine core best practices to enhance the influence of Insights & Analytics across the organization.


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


  • Reports directly to Manager/Sr. Manager – Business Analytics; Manager/Sr. Manager – Advanced Analytics Programs; Manager, Data Strategy.

  • Embedded with business function.

  • Works closely with:

  • Quantitative Methods Team

  • Insights and Analytics Team

  • Interacts occasionally with:

  • Senior management (VPs, Directors)

  • IT (Business Analysts)


Education / Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business / Marketing / Finance / Operations/ Supply Chain Management/ Engineering or related quantitative field required.

Related Experience

  • 1 year of demonstrated successful experience in analytical roles and/or education in statistical analysis, business analysis, data analysis, data reporting.

  • 1 year of demonstrated successful experience or strong knowledge and understanding of business operations in the area of food distribution, retail, CPG, or related industries with large datasets and transactional data.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Business Strategy and Analytics

  • Basic business operations knowledge.

  • 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 with daily direction and within a team.

  • Ability to build consensus.

  • Organized with the ability to prioritize workloads.

  • Communication

  • Verbal and written communication skills effective to complete job duties.

  • Presentation skills effective to complete job duties.

  • Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly.

  • Ability to influence change within complex organizations.

  • Ability to relate to others.

  • Some practical knowledge of information visualization best practices and strategies.

  • 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

  • Proficiency, active development, knowledge of, or application within at least one of the following a plus:

  • Data querying methodologies and languages (e.g., SQL)

  • Tableau or related visual presentation/reporting tool

  • Cloud-based data warehouse environments (e.g., Snowflake/Redshift)

  • Open Source Technologies (e.g., Python, R)

  • MS Access

  • 3rd party tools with embedded querying, reporting, and analytical applications (e.g., functional tools used in marketing, sales, or supply chain).

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