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Support the VP Sourcing Operations to develop an optimization algorithm and tool for product allocation (i.e. optimizing for landed cost, availability, etc). This work is part of the Digital Creation End-to-End initiative, a Board priority for the remainder of teh 2020 Strategic Business Plan.
Key Responsibilities and Projects:
- design and setup structured and efficient workflow to create demand/source/capacity overview by aggregating various xls inputs incl. test and ensure data integrity
- design scoring function to combine various allocation metrics such as product cost and duty, product availability, risk, etc.
- design efficeint algorithm (e.g. monte carlo) to optimize the scoring function incl. defintion of suitable boundary conditions
- design and build optimization tool that is suitable to be embedded into the monthly business process
deliver process & tools ready for business use as outlined above
key learnings: understand the FTW allocation process and how analytics can help to reinvent industries
VP Sourcing Operations Footwear
Footwear Sourcing senior management and their teams
Exposure to key factories
Required main study courses:
Computer Science or similar
Preferred university/ discipline:
programming / development experience
Required language skills:
Additional skills/ qualifications:
Python required (alternative programming languages can be discussed)
Alteryx experience a plus
Excel / Powerpoint knowledge expected
Student must be enrolled at the university for the complete duration of the internship
This is a 6 months full-time internship
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