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Lead Analytical Consultant


Lead solution architecture and provide implementation support for analytical solutions. Interact with clients and understand their business problems. Design and architect analytical solutions to address the business problems in Financial Planning, Allocation Planning and Replenishment Planning. Develop analytical solutions to forecast the sales demand of Retail/CPG industries. Configure complex forecasting systems. Implement and maintain SAS Markdown Optimization software for optimizing pricing strategies of retail business. Develop various statistical diagnostic tools to understand the unstructured data. Develop advanced SAS Macros to understand customers' past behavior (Customer Intelligence). Design Data Marts. Identify the significant events which reflect the sales demand and incorporate them into forecast models.

Requires MS or equivalent in Statistics or related and three years' experience as Analytical Consultant or related position. Will accept BS and 5 years of relevant experience in lieu of Master's degree and 3 years of experience. Special Requirements: Experience must include developing analytical solutions for Retail/CPG industries. Also requires: strong knowledge in Advanced Statistical Techniques, such as Time Series Analysis, Cluster Analysis, and Regression Analysis; strong Advanced SAS programming skills; and deep knowledge of SAS products, such as SAS Base, SAS/Macros, SAS/Graph, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS SQL, SAS/ETL, and SAS/STAT. Must also have experience designing and implementing analytical price reporting systems and building efficient SAS applications; good knowledge of Windows and UNIX Operating Systems; ability to architect complex retail/CPG analytic solutions; and ability to comprehend the latest analytic techniques and underlying theory.

Work location: Oak Park, IL. Travel/relocation to unanticipated project locations throughout the United States may be required.

Qualified applicants please submit resume to: 1010 Lake Street, Suite 300, Oak Park, IL 60301.