Senior Data Analyst


Senior Data Analyst

Department: Business Operations

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Mississauga

Compensation: $75,000 – $90,000 / year


The Role

It’s Wednesday morning and the entire internet is glued to their screens. What’s the occasion? The largest smartphone manufacturer in the world is livestreaming the announcement of their latest devices. You’ve known about them for months now, but that hasn’t stopped you from tuning in – where else are you going to see a Senior VP of Software Engineering travel at warp speed around a CGI campus? With each passing announcement, the forecasts you’ve helped to sketch out are filled in with color. A staggered release schedule for the smartphones, re-engineered wireless earbuds… everything’s going according to plan.

At the eleventh hour, a wrench in the system: a new smartwatch. Will we make accessories for it? Should we develop them? What’s the addressable market? Is there any room in the production schedule? Can we get inbound freight in time? The answers to these questions hinge upon your work. Without missing a beat, you’ve buried your nose in years worth of data and market insights, with occasional breaks to see what the internet’s peanut gallery is saying about the surprise announcement.

By the end of the day, a new forecast has been drawn up: backed by data and immune to any last-minute curveballs. Now that all of the cards are on the table, you’re no longer relying on hardware keynotes to fill in any missing details. Not only are we proceeding with development, our first shipment is going to be in the right place at the right time… with the right quantity to boot. None of this would have been possible without the keen insights provided by our Senior Data Analyst.

Does this sound like your Wednesday? Of course not. You don’t work here… yet. Want to change that? Keep reading.

The Environment

Still here? Excellent. At dbrand, expect a clean, modern, well-lit warehouse with desks, chairs, and rows of inventory bins. The warehouse floor? You could eat off it. Should you? Who can say? We’re not scientists. Instead, we’re a team who works hard and plays hard. There’s nothing we’re more committed to than ongoing growth… other than unparalleled product quality and customer experience. 

What’s in it for you? Well, unlike most companies, we actually care about the work we’re doing. Our customers deserve no less than the absolute best. At dbrand, you have the opportunity to create once-in-a-lifetime purchase experiences for them. If you’re someone who’s detail-oriented, committed, and excited about our mission, you’ll do more than thrive here.

Before you can get the opportunity to join our passionate, dynamic team and create unparalleled customer experiences you’ll need to prove yourself. Let’s see if you’ve got what it takes…

The Characteristics

  • Agile: You’re nimble. You’re adaptable. You thrive in an environment where priorities can change in an instant.
  • Analytical: Your decisions are driven by only one thing: data. You continue to master all the tools necessary to surface insights.
  • Collaborative: You enjoy purposeful meetings. You value the contributions and perspectives of your CEO as much as you do your coworkers.
  • Curious: You’re eager to learn new concepts and master new skills. There’s no tool that’s useless in your arsenal.
  • Disciplined: You never allow the details to slip, understanding that every bit of minutiae forms the bigger picture.
  • Enthusiastic: You exhibit a contagious passion for digital marketing.
  • Innovative: You develop new approaches to complex problems.
  • Perfectionist: You persist until the smallest detail has been optimized. Knows nothing less than 100%.
  • Persistent: You’ve never failed. You’ve only experienced speed bumps on your path to success.
  • Reliable: You live up to both verbal and written agreements. You can be trusted to work effectively, without oversight.

The Responsibilities and Qualifications

In order to make a positive impact as part of our team, your focus in this role will be to:

  • Own demand planning for all imported goods, to effectively balance inventory carrying costs and stock availability. 
  • Create, issue, and monitor purchase orders to ensure products and materials arrive in appropriate quantities and in a timely manner to meet current and forecasted demand.
  • Work with Creative, Marketing, and Product Development teams to develop forecasts for new product releases, peak season pushes, and develop product retirement strategies to reduce dead stock.
  • Define, implement, and manage key metrics for the Supply Chain function to identify risks and opportunities to align with company objectives and growth targets.
  • Create and maintain reporting dashboards and intelligence tools to support Finance, Production, and Order Experience teams, with a focus on in-stock dates, discrepancies, on-time delivery, and purchase order reconciliation.
  • Develop and maintain product information and pricing in both internal and external supplier systems to allow for seamless integration and accurate information.
  • Identify and select optimal shipment and transportation routes, with a focus on timeliness, cost; with consideration of consolidation, warehousing, and distribution.
  • Manage end-to-end freight movements, liaising with factories, forwarders, and 3PL storage locations to ensure timely product availability.
  • In collaboration with other departments, assist with analyzing outbound carrier performance, cost, and quality; implementing route or service updates to provide a first-class customer experience.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors.
  • Assess vendor operations and enforce compliance with quality standards.
  • Measure supply chain performance using KPIs and report to management.
  • Monitor data on current business operations, manage different pieces such as sourcing, warehousing, deliveries, and scheduling production.
  • Collect and analyze data to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
  • Responsible for all stages of supply chain, including production planning,, raw material sourcing, demand planning, and supply chain network design.
  • Plan and implement supply chain optimization projects (e.g. route planning).
  • Collaborate with IT professionals to implement effective systems.

If you find a box you can’t check, stop reading and look for a company who demands less from their analysts:

  • Five years experience in an analyst role is considered an asset.
  • A high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets.
  • Proven track record of coaching and mentorship in a high-performance environment.
  • An impeccable communication style – your grasp on the English language is flawless.
  • Detail-oriented, self-sufficient, resourceful, organized, and proactive.
  • The instinct to help teammates thrive and the openness to learn from past experiences.
  • The ability to solve complex problems (or know where to find the answer).
  • Commitment to long-term growth and learning opportunities.
  • Insights and engagement with the current state of smartphone and mobile technology.

The Moment of Truth

The job starts between $75,000 and $90,000 per year with health, dental, vision, profit-sharing and GRSP benefits. We’re located a few minutes west of Pearson Airport.

Still think you have what it takes to ensure that we’re attracting the world-class talent that our customers deserve? 

To be perfectly honest, we doubt it.

That said, our company was built on the idea that every assumption can be proven wrong. Your move.

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