The Decision Analysis Society promotes the development and use of logical methods for improving decision-making in public and private enterprise. Such methods include models for decision-making under conditions of uncertainty or multiple objectives; techniques of risk analysis and risk assessment; experimental and descriptive studies of decision-making behavior; economic analysis of competitive and strategic decisions; techniques for facilitating decision-making by groups; and computer modeling software and expert systems for decision support. Our members include practitioners, educators, and researchers with backgrounds in engineering, business, economics, statistics, psychology, and other social and applied sciences.

The Decision Analysis Society is a subdivision of INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. INFORMS is the world's largest organization of operations researchers and management scientists, with over 12,000 members. The Decision Analysis Society is among the largest of INFORMS' subdivisions, with more than 1000 members.

The Decision Analysis Society was founded in 1980 as the ORSA Special Interest Group on Decision Analysis, becoming the INFORMS Section on Decision Analysis upon the merger of ORSA with TIMS. In February 1996, the Section on Decision Analysis became the Decision Analysis Society.

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  • New York, New York, Position Summary: The Analyst Summer Internship is an  intensive 40-weeks program  within the Trading and Strategy Investments team who is responsible for a variety of strategic investment strategies with a focus on a disciplined return on investment methodology. The Intern will gain valuable experience in  market and economic   data sourcing,  large data analysis and synthesizing investment information with key focuses related to portfolio construction and theoretical application of investment ideas to implementation and trading on those investments. All while learning about insurance asset manager and the industry, company and their financial, economic market analysis; whilst supporting and developing investment trends and economic infrastructure. Strong emphasis on U.S. and introduction to Japan capturing a variety of institutional and industry specific  concepts to help inform investment professionals.  The Intern will benefit from  exposure to IFG CORPORATE ACCOUNTING SERVICES platform  with emphasis on macro-economic data used across portfolio with an emphasis on fixed income, understanding investment risk management and economic undercurrent, and leading up to how data is assembled and presented to key stake holders. The Intern will  interact with Senior Management  and will present their analytical project(s) to an audience of key stakeholders including other investment professionals, analysts, traders, portfolio managers, and Senior Management. Responsibilities: Our summer interns participate in a series of activities that provide the opportunity to learn about all areas of the firm, as well as on-the-job training in portfolio analytics and surveillance. The intern will be assigned projects in support of current business needs including research and analyst responsibilities within the credit portfolio for the full 10 week period. Communicate regularly with all aspects of an insurance asset manager with emphasis on relevant news, regularity of information, interpretation of information, data analytics and the potential risks, while developing methodology for presenting ideas in a thoughtful manner. Learn how to research and correlate investment ideas and supporting analytics to develop an assessment within defined data sets, industry analysis; along with identifying key trends and movement within financial markets. Create and maintain large data sets, while identifying key trends and statistical information to guide stakeholders in aiding in investment decisions. Participate in the design and implementation of investment analytics pertaining to the assessment and management of the company’s investment strategies and risks, including but not limited to stochastic financial projections, understanding tail event stress testing, regulatory capital modeling, portfolio optimization, performance attribution, along with developing asset understanding in foreign exchange and derivatives. Opportunity to significantly contribute to and influence the development of the company’s next-generation investment platform. Interact collegially and professionally with other members of the trading and quantitative, strategy, and research groups as well as well as other departments such as Credit, Portfolio, External Management, Enterprise-Wide Risk Management, Accounting, Actuarial, Tax, IT, HR, etc. Write industry reports as needed. Participate company /department wide meetings throughout the summer. Compile and maintain company and industry relative value analysis. Written and verbal presentations to assorted stakeholders Qualifications: We seek highly motivated student whoa re eager and willing to learn and have a strong interest in investments, finance, asset management, economics, insurance, and our company. Additional qualifications include: GPA of 3.5 or above preferred Degree Focus: Finance, Statistics, Economics, Data Analytics, or similar degree programs. Excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills Strong verbal and written communication skills Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, and relationship management skills Basic understanding of financial statements Intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. The above salary is monthly.
  • AUSTIN, Texas, The City of Austin, Texas AUSTIN ENERGY VICE PRESIDENT, CUSTOMER ENERGY SOLUTIONS The City of Austin seeks applicants for the Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions (CES) opening with Austin Energy, a publicly owned electric utility. Under the direction of the Deputy General Manager and Chief Customer Officer, the Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions is responsible for strategic direction and development of the distributed energy resource practices and programs integrating the stewardship of the environment with reliable electric service delivery, quality customer service, and related program efforts to support and accomplish the strategic goals of the City of Austin and Austin Energy. The business unit consists of 134 total employees, including 120 full-time personnel, and direct reports including managers of Customer Renewable Solutions, Commercial & Key Accounts, Data Analytics & Business Intelligence, Green Building & Emerging Technology, and a Director of Energy Efficiency Services. ABOUT AUSTIN This vibrant and dynamic city tops numerous lists for business, entertainment, and quality of life. One of the country’s most popular and culturally dynamic cities, Austin was ranked #1 by the Wallstreet Journal in 2020 as the Hottest Job Market in the USA. Austin was selected as the #1 Best Place to Live in the U.S. and #4 on the Best Places to Retire by U.S. News & World Report in 2019 and ranked in the top ten on Forbes list of America’s Best Employers in 2017. In support of the LGBTQ people who live and work in Austin, in 2020 and the previous seven years, the City of Austin scored 100 points out of 100 on the Municipal Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Austin is a beacon of sustainability, social equity, and economic opportunity; where diversity and creativity are celebrated, where community needs and values are recognized, where leadership comes from its community members, and where the necessities of life are affordable and accessible to all. Emerging as a player on the international scene with such events as the Austin Marathon, Rodeo Austin, Austin Urban Music Festival, Blues on the Green, Austin Pride Festival, Austin Trail of Lights, SXSW, Austin City Limits, and Formula 1, and being home to companies such as Apple, Samsung, Dell, Oracle, IBM, and Ascension Seton Health. From the home of state government and institutions of higher education to the “Live Music Capital of the World” and its growth as a film center, Austin has gained worldwide attention as a hub for education, business, health, and sustainability. From founding through the year 2000, Austin’s population roughly doubled every 20 years. The city offers a wide range of events, from music concerts, food festivals, and sports competitions to museum displays, exhibits, and family fun. Austin is also home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind shopping, and beautiful outdoor spaces. You can just as easily spend your morning paddling the lake as you can strolling through a celebrated history museum. Located at the edge of the Texas Hill Country -- rolling terrain of limestone bluffs, springs, rivers, and lakes -- Austin’s climate is ideal for year-round jogging, cycling, hiking on the city’s many trails, or swimming at Barton Springs or one of the area’s many other swimming holes. There are several excellent golf courses in the area, as well as opportunities for rowing, kayaking, canoeing, camping, rock climbing, disc golf, mountain biking, fishing, and more. Austin has something for everyone. AUSTIN CITY GOVERNMENT The City of Austin is a progressive, full-service municipal organization operating under the Council-Manager form of government. Austin’s mayor is elected from the city at large, and ten council members are elected from single-member districts. Terms of the mayor and council members are four years, and terms are staggered so that a general election is held every two years, with half the council being elected at each election. Term limits for the mayor and council members provide for two consecutive four-year terms. The City Council is responsible for the appointment of the City Manager, who is the Chief Administrative and Executive Officer of the City, City Clerk, City Auditor, Municipal Court Judges, and the Municipal Court Clerk. To learn more about the dynamic City of Austin, visit austintexas.gov . The City Council adopted six Strategic Outcomes and Indicators in 2018 as part of its Strategic Direction 2023 (SD23) to guide the City in improving quality of life and civic participation in the Austin Community over the next three to five years. The Austin Energy Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions reports to the Austin Energy Deputy General Manager & Chief Customer Officer who reports to the Austin Energy General Manager. The Austin Energy Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions will be responsible for supporting department programs and initiatives as it relates to all six of the Strategic Outcomes in SD23. For more information, visit Austin Strategic Direction 2023. AUSTIN ENERGY ( www.austinenergy.com ) Austin Energy serves a 437-square mile territory that includes those within Austin as well as portions of Travis and Williamson counties. This includes approximately 496,000 electric customer accounts with more than 13 % of the customer base outside the city limits. Austin Energy is the eighth largest publicly owned utility in the United States, with more than $4.4 billion in assets and more than $1.4 billion in annual revenue. Austin Energy’s strong economic and demographic characteristics, competitive retail rates, diverse power supply mix, high liquidity, and history of solid operation earned the utility consistent ratings in recent years: AA- Stable with Fitch, Inc.; Aa3 Positive with Moody’s; and AA Stable with Standard & Poor’s. The City of Austin is responsible for regulating, monitoring and approving annual budgets, retail rate changes, reliability, customer concerns, and generation resource construction, planning and operations. The State of Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) approves transmission rates and interfaces on reliability and wholesale market issues along with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Austin Energy is a municipally owned, vertically integrated power utility that is part of ERCOT. Much of the remainder of the state exists in a deregulated market in which electric customers may select from hundreds of constantly changing offerings from retail energy providers. It is essential for Austin Energy and its staff to balance community values and priorities with affordability and competitiveness to continue offering an exceptional level of service. The PUC also provides additional grid oversight. Austin Energy’s renewable generating resources include 1,219 MW of wind farms, 644 MW of solar farms, 63 MW of customer-site distributed generation, 100 MW of biomass, and 7.8 MW of landfill methane. TOP PRIORITIES FOR AUSTIN ENERGY: Maintaining cost competitiveness and financial resiliency; Improving Austin Energy’s customer experience and brand; Workforce development, succession planning, recruitment and retention in a civil service environment; Continuing to advance innovation and technology investment related to the customer experience, internal efficiencies, and product offerings that support the evolution of reliable service and environmental responsibility; Maintaining and creating dynamic pricing structures; Improving the organization’s ability to inform and properly influence state and federal legislative entities and regulators in alignment with the Austin community’s stakeholder desires; Addressing generation resource additions and load growth while balancing energy and load growth Leading the retirement of obsolete generating units. The utility provides year-round electric bill discounts for up to 28,000 residential customers, streetlights, and emergency bill assistance. Its energy-efficiency and weatherization programs are among the most extensive in the nation. Furthermore, Austin Energy remains an industry leader in power reliability and works collaboratively with the high-technology industry to assure exceptional reliability and power quality. Austin Energy is a member of the 25-member Large Public Power Council. Information on Austin Energy Strategic Plan Resource Plan Energy Efficiency Page Green Power Page Information on Austin, Texas: www.austintexas.gov www.city-data.com/city/Austin-Texas.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin,_Texas www.austinchamber.com PROFILE & REQUIREMENTS The Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions will manage one of the most challenging, dynamic, and exciting utility energy solutions divisions in the United States with a vision to advance the utility model of the future with sustainability, reliability, affordability, and equity as primary priorities in decision making. The Austin Energy leadership team seeks to continue its reputation as one of the nation’s leading utilities with an interest in transforming the industry in areas such as competitive rates, reliable electric service, energy efficiency, renewable energy, smart grid technology, distributed generation, climate change policy, and customer service. The successful applicant will also enjoy broad support from a wide variety of stakeholders to continue efforts to remain cutting edge while aligning with the City’s equity goals. The City of Austin’s equity web page for a broader understanding. Applicants must bring a can-do attitude, political savvy, and a passion to partner with the aforementioned stakeholders to continue to develop customer solutions that are equitable. Recognition and acceptance of the high level of scrutiny one will face as a leader in a highly transparent and engaged community is essential. The Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions is expected to operate with a high level of communication both inside and outside the organization. Ideal candidates will offer exemplary emotional intelligence, innovative tendencies, and the security and maturity to both challenge and be challenged by a team of intelligent and innovative coworkers and stakeholders. Candidates should offer an engaging, open-door, team-oriented, and empowering leadership and management style. The next Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions will ideally offer the passion and capability to connect with employees at every level and across the organizational chart and commit substantive time to engaging with personnel as a leader and mentor. Candidates must also offer proven and quantifiable success leading a workforce with safety as a top priority and proven success in advancing personnel to meet their greatest potential. While the next Vice President should be technically educated in advanced energy solutions they are expected to display the balanced tendencies of an executive leader and manager of the organization rather than a technician. The Vice President is expected to develop and manage valuable relationships inside and outside the organization, engage in industry leadership, ensure accomplishment of goals of the CES division, and engage with all parties to lead and support development of those goals. Ideal leaders at Austin Energy support development and success of the strategic plan and delegate appropriate responsibilities to the extent that direct reports receive equal career development opportunities. The Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions must offer the ability to communicate and coordinate complicated and complex concepts to residents and customers as well as highly trained technicians and educated stakeholders. Candidates that bring an international viewpoint of successful energy solutions may have an advantage as Austin’s key accounts customers bring a highly educated view of programs that serve everyone’s best interests. Austin Energy’s Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions must recognize, respect, and philosophically align with the public power utility model and the concept of customers as owners. While candidates from other utility segments are encouraged to apply, applicants must understand the value of Austin Energy to the communities served and bring an appreciation for the democratic process, its pace, and its effect on leadership decisions. An appetite to take risks beyond the traditional municipal utility mindset balanced with respect and appreciation for the existing organization and a diplomatic approach to leading future evolution is desired from applicants. Ideal candidates will offer substantive experience with the development, evolution, and maintenance of customer energy solutions programs. Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities: Provides and promotes a comprehensive energy program that integrates economic vitality, social sustainability, and environmental stewardship goals; and emphasizes the continued reliability standards for Austin Energy (AE). Develops, designs, and implements measures and metrics for distributed energy services operations, which support the transformation of the utility to embrace options for clean energy resources. Ensures strategic, effective program accountabilities are in place by developing and implementing measures and metrics that enhance cost effectiveness and the overall operation efficiencies of the electric utility. Is responsible for the integration and evaluation of the strategic and tactical approaches necessary to move the AE Generation Plan forward to meet the business needs of the utility and the demands of the customers and manages the distributed generation portfolio. Serves as an advocate for energy conservation and sustainability initiatives within the electric utility environment, representing distributed energy resource and transportation strategies to align with the goals and objectives of AE and the City of Austin. Provides guidance and recommendations on such matters to the GM and Executive Leadership team. Serves as the executive sponsor for the Key Account program to strengthen customer engagement and to develop and implement accountabilities that complement the vision, mission, and overall strategies of AE for all residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Oversees the development of new products and services including monitoring promotional and outreach initiatives to create value for customers and identifying new energy technologies that serve as viable business opportunities for the utility. Measures and tracks the performance of the new products and services to ensure they meet identified corporate objectives. Uses research and data analysis to support business decisions and the creation of programs, products, and services. Develops short- and long-term spending plans and monitors O&M and CIP budgets. Prepares annual technical and financial reports. Austin is a very diverse community with goals to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in its city and each of the City’s departments. Austin Energy offers a history promoting a culture of diversity and anticipates that the Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions will be one of many key leaders furthering these goals in the future. Candidates should display a passion for such initiatives and a history of elevating such initiatives with tangible results. Candidates should have the ability to use an equity lens and framework to continue to create inclusive, diverse, and safe workplaces. Experience and a track record of success working with large key accounts that include significant power quality concerns and the variety that accompanies a large and fast-growing metropolitan city would be an advantage to candidates. Candidates must bring a broad understanding of the impact that significant key account customers bring to a city and experience working directly with such businesses as partners. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field Experience: Seven (7) years of electric utility experience, including three (3) years in a managerial capacity. Graduation with a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for (2) two years of the required non-managerial experience. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Salary is commensurate based on experience and the approved salary range. The benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, compensated leave, short-term disability, and retirement benefits. The City is a member of the Proportionate Retirement Program. Optional benefits include supplemental life insurance, a 457 deferred compensation plan, long-term disability plan, and a legal plan. Visit austintexas.gov/department/active-employee-benefits to learn more about the City’s employee benefits. Reasonable relocation benefits will be provided to the successful candidate. HOW TO APPLY: ***Information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public in compliance with the Texas Open Records Act*** To ensure consideration, candidates should apply by May 3 . To apply, candidates must submit an application, a comprehensive resume, and cover letter online in PDF format as instructed below. Interested candidates should apply early in the process for optimum consideration. For more information on this position, candidates may contact: Patrick Prouse - Senior Recruiter – Mycoff Fry Partners LLC - pprouse@mfpllc.us – www.mfpllc.us
  • Nationwide, Qualified Data Systems has an immediate need for several experienced Software Quality Assurance consultants (SQAs). We are looking for SQAs with direct experience in the Medical device,  Pharma or Biotech Industries, to join the QDS team on an active project being conducted remotely.  The SQAs primary function is providing technical consulting guidance and expertise to customers. Responsibilities for the SQA role include: Provide guidance for quality and compliance activities Development and implementation of System Development Life Cycle Processes from technology acquisition to system retirement. Lead project teams focused on delivering Governance, Risk, and Compliance services providing hands-on consulting experience to project teams in system selection, acquisition, specification, configuration, design assurance, implementation, integration, and maintenance. Provide technical evaluations of Enterprise Applications including Embedded Devices, Standalone Applications, Middleware, Databases, Cloud Infrastructure, and IT Networks. Leads in requirements elicitation and detailed design discussions with software developers, software analysts, R&D, hardware engineers, software architects, program managers and quality/regulatory personnel. Analyzes business processes using advanced Data Analytics tool Qualifications Bachelors’ degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or similar engineering discipline including Software Engineering or Biomedical Engineering Must possess direct experience within manufacturing, business, or laboratory environments. Experience in IT Compliance within the regulated Life Sciences is needed. Must have direct experience with regulatory compliance guidance including FDA 21 CFR Part 820, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, General Principals of Software Validation, Electronic Records/Signatures Desired experience with Industry guidance including NIST 800-53, IEC 62443, IEC 27001, IEC 29100, IEC 17799, GAMP, GDPR, Data Integrity Experience with secure software & firmware design, architecture, coding, trusted manufacturing, and trusted supply chains Experience in designing and performing quality & compliance risk assessments Certifications desirable: CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, CISSP, GSSP, CSSLP, SSCP, CIPP, CSQE, CQA Experience with software development methods, secure development lifecycle (SDLC), security-by-design, change management, contingency planning, and disaster recovery Total Combined Experience: 5+ Years Please do not apply if you have no Software Quality experience. Individuals with no software experience will not be considered.
  • Buffalo, New York, POSITION OBJECTIVE: Manage Quality Control Chemistry personnel and laboratories. Manage Incoming Quality Control personnel and areas. Oversee Quality Control (Chemistry and IQC) Metrics, Investigations, Product Development Activities as related with QC, Product Release and Continuous Improvement. Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities Oversee Quality Control Chemistry testing for In-Process/Bulk, Finished Product, Raw Materials, and Stability at multiple sites. Oversee Incoming Quality Control personnel and areas at multiple sites. Provide cGMP guidance and training to laboratory personnel regarding FDA guidelines, USP and other compendia, GXP, ICH, and EMEA. Setup and maintain efficient laboratory systems and processes for increasing manufacturing output and additional sites/locations. Ensure QC laboratories are in state of compliance and are inspection ready. Ensure a safe work environment for laboratory personnel with compliance to OSHA requirements. Provide review and approval of laboratory data, specifications, performance verifications, certificate of analysis, and no-test forms. Conduct laboratory investigations, discrepancy investigations, environmental excursions, out of calibration reports, and CAPA in a timely manner. Manage personnel, support departmental budget planning, develop, and maintain Quality Control testing schedules, and instrumentation vendor services. Create, Revise, and/or Review operational SOPs, technical documents, protocols, and reports. Promote and implement staff training, motivation, and personnel development. Complete staff assessments and performance reviews as required ensuring competencies are maintained. Participate in personnel development programs to further enhance skills and knowledge relevant to the position. Provide input into continuous improvement and metric development and maintenance. Serve as SME and provide guidance for method transfers, method qualifications and ICH guidelines, validation activities for UHPLC and GC, and compendial testing. Interacts with other function groups for projects planning and QC requirements. Review and approve analytical procedures, specifications, and method development. Provide a fair assessment and execute processes in hiring new staff members. Provide support for customer and manufacturing related needs while maintaining a high level of professionalism. Support analytical needs that occur on off-shift hours and multiple sites. Review and approve new equipment protocols and method validation, qualification, and transfer protocols. Interface with all regulatory agencies and customer audit representatives. Prepare quotes and budgets for the QC department as needed. Serve as QC SME during regulatory inspections, internal audits, and customer audits. Required Education & Qualifications B.S. or advanced degree in an applicable life-science with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry or an Associate degree in an applicable life science with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. Proven capabilities in reviewing and approving analytical procedures, specifications, analytical method transfer reports, and method development reports. Strong leadership with experience in managing, supervising, and developing employees and teams. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with multiple levels within the organization to achieve measurable results. Strong focus on quality and safety in a laboratory environment. In depth knowledge and experience with cGMP 21 CFR 210/211/820 Quality Systems. Working knowledge of laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and experience in leading LIMS implementation and optimization. Advanced knowledge and implementation of data integrity principles. Advanced organizational and time management skills. Experience and involvement with regulatory inspections as well as internal and external audits.     Salary commensurate with experience
  • Dublin, California, GENERAL PURPOSE: The Sr. Analyst Store Strategy and Method Improvements will play a key role in analyzing all store technology, processes, and business model improvements for the chain, as well as being responsible for the labor standards and the labor management system. He/she will be responsible for analyzing significant amounts of data accurately and quickly to reveal results such as labor save, Return on Investment, budget impacts, and capital investment. He/she will serve as a subject matter expert on projects and the labor model, complete store visits to collect both qualitative and quantitative feedback, and develop and present summaries of results. Additionally, he/she will serve as the gate keeper of updates to the labor model. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Manage the Labor Model • Subject matter expert in the development of engineered labor standards through the use of the Maynard software suite and MOST. • Serve as the primary point person for all changes to labor standards, ensuring accuracy. Provide guidance to team members prior to updates, troubleshoot issues if they arise, and test and execute software upgrades. • Partner with IT on timing for maintenance and maintain the planning calendar used for production and scheduling. • Manage the relationship with the vendor support team and partner with them on solving issues with the software. • Develop and conduct measurements for current and future processes. Estimate and later validate the reliability of method improvement labor saves. • Communicate monthly and as-needed to Finance on changes to unplanned and planned payroll saves. Identify, Test, and Implement Process and Technology Improvements • Identify industry best practices, competitor practices, and technology opportunities to improve store efficiency, execution, and reduce labor spend at both Ross and dd's • Support cross-functional teams comprised of Analysts, Managers and Directors from Store Planning, Store Operations, Strategy, Loss Prevention, Shortage Control, Finance, and the field to implement pilots and chain-wide initiatives to improve efficiency • Prepare and present clear, fact-based presentations to illustrate findings and gain credibility based upon recommendations Create New and Maintain Existing Labor Standards • Become an expert (if not already proficient) in the development of engineered labor standards through the use of the Maynard software suite • Develop and conduct measurements for current and future processes. Estimate and later validate the reliability of method improvement labor saves • Support Manager who serves as key point of contact for organization to understand impact of changes in the business on labor Perform comprehensive data analysis • Design and conduct financial and operational analysis to identify process improvement opportunities as well as track pilot performance • Design (with limited guidance) and complete ad hoc analysis as requested • Ensure alignment between labor standards, business objectives, and the labor management system COMPETENCIES: • Analysis and Judgment • Drive Results • Business Acumen • Communication • Organization • Problem Solving • Collaboration/Influence • Teamwork • Planning • Time Management QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED: • Bachelor's degree required (preferably in an analytical field) • Strong candidates will have a minimum of 2-3 years post college experience, preferably with a top-tier consulting firm or retailer • Outstanding analytical ability - must have a data driven approach to solving problems. Requires very strong quantitative skills, a good sense of how to dissect problems and a strong ability to "connect the dots" • A detail-oriented approach: Must pay very close attention to details and have the drive to get things right • Ability to build effective relationships with a wide variety of internal customers, including store and field leadership. Must be able to listen, understand and communicate with multiple levels from peers to Executives • High comfort level working in ambiguous, rapidly changing environments and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously • High degree of reliability including accountability for daily, weekly, and long-term projects • Advanced financial and statistical modeling skills, computer skills including Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint - proficiency of Excel and PowerPoint required • Six Sigma, Lean, or MOST labor standards experience preferred PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA: No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; travel or other inconveniences have advance notice; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor. Job frequently requires sitting, handling objects with hands. Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 10 pounds. Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically. No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None DISCLAIMER: This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion. Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.

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