Canadian Tire: Corporate Sr Business Analyst Full Time in Ontario

Canadian Tire: Corporate

Branch ON CA

Sr Business Analyst

Excellent time management skills and ability to effectively manage conflicting priorities. Sr Business Analyst….



The Operations Planning Center is CTC’s Supply Chain planning hub. The OPC works with our integrated partners – CTC Associate Stores, Suppliers, Forecasting and Replenishment, Transportation execution teams, Third Party providers and Carriers to plan efficient product flow across the network.

The Senior Business Analyst will:

  • Develop mathematically-based Decision Models to support improved

strategic, operational and tactical decision making.

o These Models:

  • are for Supply Chain and other areas of company
  • are either used in production to support on-going business process requirements,

or for one-time use to investigate specific issues

  • Creates Models in a project environment, with projects typically being 2-6 months in duration
  • Provides on-going support and enhancements to existing Models


Develop innovative solutions using specialized Operational Research techniques

and thru interactive problem solving with Business Users.

Most Models are mixed integer linear programs based on a modeling language called OPL/CPLEX, and are designed to be integrated with custom-built external (SQL) data sources for use in both production and decision support environments.

Major work elements include:
Optimization Modeling – involves: leading discussions with Business Users to determine/clarify Business Rules; evaluating data sources; building and testing Models; promoting Models to production; ensuring Models are properly documented

Identifying Additional Opportunities – determine where optimization can be used to improve business processes and decision making (e.g. DC operations, Transportation effectiveness, Merchandising Planning processes); and documenting potential benefits

Other Mathematically-Based Modeling – includes Simulation and predictive modeling on an as required basis

Model-building Activities:
Develop/Enhance Models

Create/Use project plans to ensure timely and successful completion

Identify/Validate Business Rules that drive Model design by working with Business Users to analyze and recommend approaches to handling the various trade-offs that are required in decision making

Analyze available data to establish inputs that support Models requirements using statistical analysis where necessary

Design database structure that feeds the Model

Build/Test decision Models by working interactively with Business Users to:

o review business issues as they arise and determine approaches that resolve them

o ensure Model efficiency

o establish reasonable solution times and quality

Prepare/validate Model reports

Execute a Model testing plan

Recommend/Run Model scenarios for evaluation

Review Model results with Business Users

Assist with integration testing for production applications

Prepare presentation material that communicates Model results

Create Model documentation to required standards


Post-secondary education preferably in Operations research, Applied Math, Industrial Engineering, or computer science

Familiar with SQL, Oracle. C#, .net, Python

Strong analytical and technical abilities, within an understanding of statistics

Proficiency in operations research techniques, e.g. Mixed Integer Linear Programming based techniques

Exposure to server based technology

Intermediate knowledge of standard desktop tools (MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Ability to cultivate relationships with key stakeholders of varied levels

Excellent time management skills and ability to effectively manage conflicting priorities

Solid verbal and written communication skills with proven ability to effectively communicate proactively

Masters in Applied Sciences or Operations research

2+ years of supply chain experience

Canadian Tire is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. We recognize that our future success depends on the perspectives and contributions of all our employees — their diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences make our business stronger. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: , ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-01
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