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Cengage Group Director of Analytics and Continuous Improvement in Boston, Massachusetts

We believe in the power and joy of learning

At Cengage Group, our employees have a direct impact in helping students around the world discover the power and joy of learning. We are bonded by our shared purpose – driving innovation that helps millions of learners improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

Our culture values diversity, engagement, and discovery

Our business is driven by our strong culture, and we know that creating an inclusive and diverse workplace is absolutely essential to the success of our company and our learners, as well as our individual well-being. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives in everything we do, and strive to ensure employees of all levels and backgrounds feel empowered to voice their ideas and bring their authentic selves to work. We achieve these priorities through inclusive programs, benefits, and initiatives that are integrated into the fabric of how we work every day. To learn more, please see https://www.cengagegroup.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity/ .

The Director, Supply Chain Analytics and Continuous Improvement is responsible for developing process capabilities to support the demand planning, inventory and purchasing activities within Supply Chain. This role will lead Lean projects, introduce innovative technologies and tools to facilitate the analysis and decision making within Supply Chain. This position provides support & training across various levels in the Supply Chain to clearly link opportunities and metrics to strategic objectives.

What you’ll do here

  • Lead the company transformation programs and business improvement capabilities related to demand planning, Inventory and purchasing processes, systems, and advanced analytics.

  • Support the Supply Chain leader in implementing change and improvement programs to deliver on the business objectives.

  • Work as a liaison between the Supply Chain Operations team and IT, translating business needs and capabilities to the technology requirements.

  • Perform process audits to measure process maturity and develop strategy to advance process and people capabilities within the Supply Chain Operations team.

  • Partner with Region Supply Chain leaders to standardize Demand, Inventory, Purchasing processes and tools.

  • Collaborate with global Master Data organization to ensure the quality of the data inputs into plan meet standards.

  • Work with different organizations (Marketing, Sales, Finance, etc.) to improve overall quality of data as inputs into the planning process.

  • Facilitate development of Lean strategy for the Supply Chain Operations team to simplify processes, eliminate waste and redundancy.

  • This position will require the ability to identify and analyze complex operational data from multiple disparate sources to produce actionable evidence of root cause or improvement opportunities.

  • Provide leadership in developing team members, including talent management, succession planning and professional education.

Skills you will need Here.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain, Finance or related field; MBA/Advanced Degree preferred.

  • 8+ years related experience in Supply Chain (Sourcing, inventory, forecasting, etc.).

  • Experience with SAP, Lean Six Sigma, and program management (top requirement).

  • Breadth and depth in demand planning with significant skills in other supply chain planning areas (supply planning, IBP, material planning)

  • Understanding of innovative technologies and business practices to support business capability transformation including concurrent planning, statistical modelling / ML, and advanced analytics.

  • Analytical, with a deep understanding of performance metrics

  • Leadership skills with ability to coach talent and strong presence with supply chain and commercial business leaders.

  • Ability to leverage internal and external networks with peer groups to bring new and fresh ideas to the Supply Chain organization.

  • Experience with aspects of the supply chain, including planning, manufacturing operations, purchasing, transportation, warehousing, deployment, and inventory management is ideal.

  • Excellent communication skill

Cengage Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage’s EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen (https://p.widencdn.net/pdvq6j/EEO_Policy_Statement_January_2017) and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice (http://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/cengage/ybs5gt19ik/eeopost-merged.pdf) by visiting their corresponding links.

Cengage Group is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations.ta@cengage.com or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917.

About Cengage Group

Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms. We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

Base Pay Range

The full base pay range has been provided for this position. Individual base pay will vary based on work schedule, qualifications, experience, internal equity, and geographic location. Sales roles often incorporate a significant incentive compensation program beyond this base pay range.

$84,400.00 - $135,000.00 USD

Cengage Group , a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms.

We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

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