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Ford Motor Company Data Scientist - Inventory Planning Simulation in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Data Scientist - Inventory Planning Simulation

Job Description & Qualifications:

Data Scientist - Inventory Planning Simulation

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

Creating the future of smart mobility requires the highly intelligent use of data, metrics and analytics. That’s where you can make an impact as part of our Global Data Insight & Analytics team. We are the trusted advisers that enable Ford to clearly see business conditions, customer needs and the competitive landscape. With our support, key decision makers can act in meaningful, positive ways. Join us and use your data expertise and analytical skills to drive evidence-based, timely decision making.

What you’ll be able to do:

We are looking for a highly motivated and highly-skilled data scientist who can take ownership of the algorithm development and deployment of analytics solutions focusing on the area of service parts inventory planning.

  • Works closely with business stakeholders and other project team members to help Ford Customer Service and Ford/Lincoln dealers drive profitable growth and to maintain and increase customer satisfaction in the areas of Parts, Supply, & Logistics (PS&L).

  • Acquire deep understanding of business opportunities in these areas and face the challenge of addressing them with analytics solutions.

  • Works collaboratively with cross-functional teams while independently performing tasks as needed.

  • Develop algorithms to evaluate inventory planning scenarios and to recommend the best inventory planning policies

  • actively engaging stakeholders during this development cycle to gather feedback to enhance and integrate the product into existing systems or processes

  • Scaling the product to offer solutions with a reasonable computation time and to apply for various business cases.

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field of study

  • 3+ years of experience with a Master’s ( or 1+ years of experience with a PhD) in solving supply chain problems such as parts (goods) distribution planning, delivery routing problems, inventory optimization.

  • 3+ years of experience with a Master’s ( or 1+ years of experience with a PhD) in developing algorithms with high computational complexity from scratch to provide a scalable and quality solution

  • 3+ years of experience with a Master’s ( or 1+ years of experience with a PhD) in implementing algorithms using programming languages such as Python, Java

Our preferred requirements:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering

  • Self-starter, high level of initiative, detail-oriented and ability to multi-task.

  • Strong problem formulation and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong collaboration and communications skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership behaviors.

What you’ll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.

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.

We are 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.

For information on Ford’s benefits and compensation, click here: https://clicktime.symantec.com/34jag92XUFJYHaNge9RMLCD7Vc?u=https%3A%2F%2Fcorporate.ford.com%2Fcontent%2Fdam%2Fcorporate%2Fus%2Fen-us%2Fdocuments%2Fcareers%2F2021-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

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Global Data, Insights & Analytics (GDIA)


Smart Mobility Analytics