Supply Chain Business Analyst

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time
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$99,008.00 - $119,704.00 Annually

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

MTD - Metro Transit

Job Number

Vehicle Maintenance

3/20/2023 3:00 PM Pacific


Metro Transit's Vehicle Maintenance division is seeking a Career Service Supply Chain Business Analyst that is enthusiastic, engaged, and excited about telling a story with data. Supply Chain Business Analysts who have experience with data collection and analytical tools with demonstrated knowledge on how to create quantitative forecasting models are encouraged to apply today!

In this role, the Supply Chain Business Analyst should have an analytical mind, a strong business acumen, and excellent relationship builders with good interpersonal skills. As a Supply Chain Business Analyst, you will analyze data to support replenishment of commodity in a technically complex high value inventory in a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) environment. You will collect data to develop and recommend process improvements to maximize inventory turns as well as data to assess and resolve issues that impact Key Performance Indicators (KPI). In addition, you will identify and implement new or improved metrics and KPIs that improve business operations.

The Supply Chain Business Analyst will conduct data analytics to identify and implement methods to improve data integrity and business intelligence. You will also maintain awareness of industry processes, practices, and technologies to support or lead current and future initiatives to transition Vehicle Maintenance Supply Chain Management (VMSCM) from decentralized distribution to centralized distribution process.

This recruitment may be used to generate an unranked pool for future Career Service, Term Limited Temporary (TLT), and Special Duty Assignment (SDA) positions that may occur in this classification. The pool would be valid for twelve months upon creation and may be extended at the discretion of the hiring authority.

Job Duties

Applying Equity and Social Justice Principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role you will apply equity and social justice principles to all aspects of the work. You will:
  • Forecast, assess, and prioritize procurement demand from across the organization, including the identification of risks and opportunities to be managed via procurement planning and analysis.
  • Demand Forecast: Collect requirements from the Rebuild Shops and manage the process of forecasting.
  • Collaborate with department within King County to develop and implement Supplier Score Card.
  • Incorporate customer part requirements into our forecast and create a demand plan that will support Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO).
  • Create Quantitative Forecasting: Execute and review statistical modeling while applying error analysis to improve forecasts. Summarize/aggregate statistical forecasts.
  • Develop inventory strategies to achieve key business outcomes while proactively identifying improvements.
  • Demonstrate a successful approach to communicate and coordinate potential gaps with Leadership and Supply Chain Partners.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with personnel at all levels within the organization; to obtain, discuss, and analyze information and processes.
  • Collaborate with other Divisions within King County to develop and implement Supplier Score Card.
  • Tracking of the execution of the supply plan with production scheduling and buying, ensuring that the plan is fully operationalized and tracked for performance deviation including mitigation on back orders and pro-active communication of future supply risks.
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain Management team to develop, implement, and manage Key Performance Indicator metrics.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or Business Administration or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated work experience in Forecasting, Procurement, Supply Chain, or an analytical role using Quantitative Forecasting.
  • Proven track record developing and implementing forecasting models.
  • Highly proficient at Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Preventive Action.
  • Experience managing suppliers/vendors to deliver products and service.
  • Enterprise Asset Management experience.
  • Proficient in analyzing large amounts of data from multiple sources.
  • Experience working with Supplier Management, Supply Chain, and/or Procurement practices and processes.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Forecast modeling - Extensive Experience (3 - 5 years ).
  • Data Analysis Tools - Extensive Experience (3 - 5 years ).
  • Knowledge of inventory management (3 - 5 years ).
  • Business Acumen - Extensive Experience (3 - 5 years ).
  • Knowledge of Warehouse Management (3 - 5 years ).
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Collaboration - Working Experience (1- 2 years ).
  • Decision Making and Critical Thinking - Working Experience (1- 2 years ).
  • Communicating Complex Concepts - Working Experience (1- 2 years).
  • Accuracy and attention to detail - Working Experience (1- 2 years ).
  • Communication - Working Experience (1- 2 years ).
  • Managing Multiple Priorities - Working Experience (1- 2 years ).
  • Project management skills - Working Experience (1- 2 years ).
  • Knowledge and ability to develop actionable insights from data (1- 2 years ).
Supplemental Information

Application & Selection Process
An online employment application, resume, cover letter, and answers to the supplemental questions are required. Applicants will be screened for competitiveness, completeness, and written communication skills. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews. Final offers are contingent on successful completion of reference checks.

NOTE: Please answer all applicable questions in the employment application portion, with each of your jobs listed (listing each position for each employer separately), duties explained, reasons for leaving, etc.

Work Schedule
The work week is normally 40 hours, Monday through Friday. Alternative work schedules may be possible. This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and therefore is eligible for overtime pay.

Union Membership: Protec 17

Job Code: 222201

Work Location: Component Supply Center - 12200 East Marginal Way South

To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact: Sianna Weicuss,

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.
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