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Cisco Inventory Optimization Business Analyst in Bangalore, India

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Inventory Optimization Business Analyst

The ideal candidate would have solid understanding of Manufacturing process, procedures and lean principles, would be a good communicator and negotiator who is comfortable working with internal teams as well as external supplier organizations and has an in-depth knowledge of supply chain and optimization techniques. Should have the ability to work the model at the most granular level, while also be able to communicate the implications/drivers to Senior Management.

Needs to thrive in a cross-functional environment, working with a variety of people from different functions, cultures and in a virtual team setting, as well as having the flexibility to take on different roles/responsibilities as initiatives evolve and change. Active participation and leadership of transformational project work to improved business process and systems

High-level responsibilities

Main responsibility will be to be the global process owner for Inventory Optimization across all buckets of Supply Chain (CM, BTS, Hubs etc)

Will need to build models to come up with Target inventory levels for On-Hand and Pipeline

Continually evolve the models to suit the business changes appropriately, and communicate to partners in a simplified manner to drive adoption

Reporting both process progress and ending results across a broad Cisco and Manufacturing Partner audience.

Ability to utilize expert knowledge and understanding of all interdependencies between business processes and metrics development.

Active participation and leadership of transformational project work to improved business process and systems.

Work both globally and cross functionally with Manufacturing Operations, Finance, CM partners, and Supply Chain Field Operations teams.

Work with peers on continuous process improvement.


Deep understanding of Inventory optimization techniques

Ability to communicate complex topics to a wide audience

Must be self-motivated. Requires strong detail oriented program management and influencing skills to work in a broad Global environment

Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders

Understanding of ERP systems, BOM structure, inventory management systems and processes

Understanding of Supply demand relationships, Lean inventory and manufacturing process

Knowledge of manufacturing finance inventory processes preferred

Typically requires BA/BS or equivalent plus 3+ years manufacturing experience. APICS Certification is a plus. MBA is an added advantage.

Fluent in Operations Research and Optimization techniques, along with fundamental analytical skills - SQL, Python, and Tableau

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