Manager, Statistical forecasting, Operations in Redmond, WA


TitleManager, Statistical forecasting
CategorySupply chain & operations management
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionOperations
Date AddedMarch 27, 2015
Open Positions1

Microsoft Devices Group (MDG) is responsible for Microsoft growing device business including XBOX game consoles, Surface tablets, and Lumia smart phones.

Sales and operations planning unit (SOP) - within MDG - ensures that the sales plan, production plan, material supply plan and financial plans are up to date, aligned with each other and enable MDG to meet customer demand and business targets

SOP Analytics team is the analytics section of the SOP unit. We develop predictive models, data driven planning tools and advanced online reporting for Sales & Operations Planning and other units. The SOP analytics team has eight members in Finland and four in Redmond

Position Description:

We are looking for a Senior Manager, SOP Analytics to lead and manage our Redmond team. You and your team will:
- Innovate new services and tools together with planning managers and other internal customers
- Implement, deploy, and maintain the services and tools
- Maintain your and your team's theoretical competencies and practical knowledge of leading edge tools

Your success is measured by:
- The team delivers high quality services on time
- Usage of your team services and tools
- Amount of reduced manual planning work
- Users' satisfaction
- Team spirit
Responsibilities:
o Resourcing, people management and financial planning of the SOP analytics team
o Through supportive management style, ensure that team members can meet their individual targets
o Be personally responsible for the development of some services and tools
Basic Qualifications:
o MSc in computer science, data science, machine learning or similar
o Minimum 3 years of hands-on work experience in developing advanced, online reporting services, predictive models or automated planning tools
o Minimum 2 years' experience on leading a team
o Substantial skills on SQL and advanced business graphics tools like Power BI, Tableau, QlikView or similar
o Coding experience on statistical languages: R, MATLAB, Octave or similar

Preferred Qualifications:
o Coding experience on object oriented languages, for example, C++, C#, Python
o Supply chain experience is an advantage
o Some experience on Cloud computing

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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