Prescriptive Analyst


What You'll Do

Who we are

ArcBest Technologies, an ArcBest® company, is an innovative technology company that provides custom-built solutions and leading-edge technologies that help our customers and suppliers successfully navigate the complex supply chain landscape. Our team is made up of highly engaged and creative tech and analytical professionals — engineers, mathematicians, data scientists, software developers, information system specialists and more — who create smart solutions that deliver value to our customers and keep the global supply chain moving. We’re building the future of logistics.

ArcBest Technologies is headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Our people are at the heart of our success, and we offer a workplace that embraces all cultures, perspectives, and experiences — so we can provide the best atmosphere for our employees and the best service to our customers. If that sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.

Learn more about who ArcBest Technologies is and what we do along with ArcBest's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

What you’ll do

We’re looking for a Prescriptive Analyst to join the ArcBest Technologies team. The Prescriptive Analyst creates and implements advanced analytical techniques, such as simulation and optimization, to drive business decisions and strategy. This position is relied upon by decision makers at all levels to provide timely, accurate, actionable data and analysis for strategic and tactical planning. The Prescriptive Analyst is directly involved with assigned projects that impact all areas of our business, including supply chain operations, customer experience, pricing, equipment maintenance, sales, human resources, and others.

Your contribution may include:

  • Utilize prescriptive analytics and operations research techniques in daily work (integer programming, nonlinear programming, discrete event simulation, heuristic optimization, etc.).
  • Manage the life span of prescriptive analytics projects, including data collection and integration, model building and validation, and model implementation and maintenance.
  • Communicate with business leadership to define project objectives, requirements, and present results.
  • Lead projects involving external consultants.
  • Collaborate with data and technology infrastructure engineers to operationalize models and implement robust solutions.
  • Provide education for other business analysts throughout the enterprise on prescriptive analytics strategies and techniques.
  • Research, identify, create, and implement additional prescriptive analytics techniques determined by business needs.
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned.

As a Prescriptive Analyst, you will be a member of the ArcBest Technologies Data Science and Analytics team in Fort Smith, AR. Your hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, with irregular hours that may occur depending on workload.

Ready to apply? Before doing so, please make sure you meet the minimum requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Data Science, or other relevant field.

Experience: Minimum, one-year experience, preferred. Simulation experience, Python and AnyLogic preferred. Optimization experience, Python and Gurobi preferred

If you require accommodation in the application process, please contact or call us at (479) 785-8963. An Equal Opportunity Employer including Vet/Disability.

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