Statistical Data Forecasting Specialist (Maplewood, MN)
Maplewood , Minnesota
December 11, 2017
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Statistical Data Forecasting Specialist for the Corporate Supply Chain Operations & Services organization located in Maplewood, MN.

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Corporate Statistical Forecasting Specialist will have an excellent opportunity to shape the future of forecast optimization and simulation as part of the 3M Service Improvement Organization's Integrated Business Planning (IBP) project. The purpose of this position will be to enhance the use of data, analytics, and modeling to increase forecast accuracy within the demand planning and consensus processes to drive service, cost, and cash improvement across the company. This person will support the IBP project as well as other strategic, high impact initiatives to drive value creation while designing and deploying next generation forecasting processes.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Collaborating with business, area, and process leadership to scope, prioritize, and execute projects to improve forecast accuracy
  • Leveraging global big data and modeling tools to optimize and test hypothesis via complex simulations
  • Collaborating with demand process teams to improve design and deployment of forecasting processes, tools, and methods
  • Leveraging various forecasting methods including time series, dynamic regression modeling with regularization methods e.g., LASSO, econometric methods (external, economic indicators), and non-linear methods e.g., neural networks

Basic Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or higher in Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and/or Economics from an accredited university
  • Minimum of five (5) years of combine d experience with statistical analysis and/or optimization and/or simulation modeling
  • Minimum of three (3) years of combine d experience using R and/or Python software and/or SQL

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics, and/or Economics
  • Experience with machine learning methods including SVM, logistic regression, and random forest
  • Experience with deep learning methods and applications
  • Knowledge of Bayesian modeling
  • SAP experience
  • Understands the intersection between supply chain, finance, business, and economic data
  • Ability to translate data into meaningful insights and analysis
  • Ability to be a change agent for driving the next generation of advanced forecast modeling
  • Solid communication skills, ability to interact with all levels within organization

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international
Relocation: Is authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

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