IoT and Supply Chain Analytics Innovation Data Scientist/Technical Exp

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IoT and Supply Chain Analytics Innovation Data Scientist/Technical Exp
Ford Motor Company

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Ford Motor Company's Global Data, Insight, and Analytics (GDIA) organization is looking for a seasoned analytic professional that has a deep business understanding of data science. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest global subject matter experts that are transforming the automobile industry.

The role spans the full lifecycle from analytic question definition, through data gathering, analysis, reporting/visualization development, testing, and operational deployment and support iterations. The incumbent must be able to work with business users to gather goals and illicit requirements, translate those into technical designs, coordinate with multiple source data owners, and then develop the end user friendly reporting and analytics platform of standard reports and self-service analytics interfaces.

This role requires a detail oriented, creative technologist, comfortable working in a highly collaborative, entrepreneurial environment, able to work with a variety of customers and manage and prioritize competing customer demands, while incrementally building an integrated reporting and analytics self-service platform end state vision.


Identify and explore white space projects leveraging IoT, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and PD analytics to reduce production cost and improve efficiency of Ford Supply Chain operations:

  • Work closely with GDIA Supply Chain and Manufacturing Departments, R&A, IT, MP&L and Manufacturing to develop efficient and effective data collection models and methods
  • Develop methods and tool chain for production scheduling and logistics optimization
  • Work with IT to explore the opportunities for business viable propositions based on IoT analytics
  • Conduct analysis of large data sets to distill insights and connect disparate ideas into cohesive recommendations and executive presentations
  • Facilitate data quality processes and consistent use and adoption of measures, hierarchies, tools and reporting standards.
  • Develop models to assess trends, project needs, surface challenges, and estimate costs

Job Requirements:
Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in computer science, operations research, artificial intelligence, or applied sciences OR 10+ years of relevant experience with proven track record
  • 2+ years of experience using quantitative and qualitative analytical strategies and working with multiple data sources to generate insights from analyses (e.g. dashboards, tables, metrics), answering questions or creating solutions, and manipulating data (e.g., check for data issues, clean, merge)
  • 2+ experience in IoT communication protocols and technology including MQTT, RFID, NFC
  • 5+ years’ experience in MP&L, IT or Supply Chain
  • 2+ years of project management experience
  • 2+ years of experience using data visualization (e.g., tables, charts, graphs) to tell a story and represent analyses to an executive audience
  • 2+ years of experience in using SQL and Excel Macros

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree preferred
  • APICS CPIM or INFORMS Supply Chain Management Certification
  • Proven track record of innovation (patents, trade secrets, research papers)
  • Proven capability to balance multiple priorities, and excellent written and visual communication skills
  • A strong sense of curiosity about the world and social behavior
  • Strong desire and aptitude for deep analysis, building models, designing impactful data visualization
  • Experience working with Analytics, Data Science, or Business Analytics
  • Experience with Ford IT, MP&L, Manufacturing
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities
  • Strong business communication, presentation and writing skills
  • Ability to communicate technical information and data to a non-technical audience in a logical, concise manner
  • Ability to understand strategic objectives and translate into delivery via compelling, well framed presentations
  • Strong problem formulation and problem solving skills
  • Superior learning agility; able to learn independently from a variety of sources; ability to thrive in ambiguous situations
  • Collaboration skills to develop buy-in and consensus that drives progress and results

At Ford Motor Company, the distance between you and an amazing career has never been shorter. Join the Ford team today, and discover the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. Ford Motor Company also is committed to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment such persons.