Optimization Manager

| West Suburbs

HAVI is a privately held global company that innovates, optimizes and drives the supply chains and marketing promotions of many of the best known brands in the world. When you work at HAVI, you have a chance to make your mark – to be a part of work that drives value, brings a smile and keeps everyday life moving forward. Which means it’s not the size of our global footprint, but rather your personal fingerprint, that has the power to make a real difference for our customers… and to touch the lives of people both at home and around the world.


  • Identify clients' problems specific to supply chain, identify and communicate opportunities.
  • Comfortable working with large data set – pulling data from various systems and joining, analyzing data to create summary reports.
  • Independently work with a client to hold interviews, communicate requirements, gather data, conduct facility visits, and deliver results.
  • Report on progress; communicate with internal and external stakeholders and presents findings to clients.
  • Convert strategy to tactical - work with clients to implement solutions.
  • Conducts market research for specific target growth markets to determine potential service offerings that resonate with current vision and mission.
  • Lead, develop and effectively communicate services vision, strategy, and road-map to different levels of stake-holders from Analysts to senior level Executives.
  • Build, grow and manage relationships with external customers, technology vendors, business and other stakeholders.
  • Lead a team to help perform advanced supply chain modeling for internal and external clients.
  • Motivate and inspire direct reports and extended team to drive department vision, strategy and objectives.
  • Guide the teams with all data management steps required for analysis including but not limited to the collection, validation, and presentation of data for delivery.
  • Connect the outputs of supply chain modeling with overall business objectives and be able to interface cross functionally with HGS Teams and / or clients to interpret and explain the results from the Optimization service.
  • Develop business processes and explore new tools / technology that can be used to scale and increase work flow efficiencies of the Optimization services.
  • Collaborate with various functional and business teams to identify and execute changes in technology and process for continuous improvement in services delivery.
  • Support the development of a repository of HGS Optimization study results and insights.
  • Lead efforts to develop and implement Network Optimization Savings Tracking process.
  • Support HGS Analytics and Supply Chain Services commercialization efforts.
  • Design and manage the service development roadmap to drive market readiness.
  • Identify opportunities to improve service value, expand functionality, and/or increase scalability
  • Manage and provide thought leadership for integration efforts across HGS departments, business partners, and service platforms
  • Drive value and efficiency by identifying opportunities to leverage process and infrastructure



Desired Skills & Experience

  • 8+ years of work experience performing advanced business analytics
  • Consulting, Foodservice or CPG analytics background
  • Work Experience in Optimization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Logistics, or Operations
  • Demonstrated personal initiative and strong ownership
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Project Management
  • Solution Development
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Presentation Skills
  • Supply Chain Optimization Software – SC Guru; Logic Net Plus; Barloworld
  • Excel (pivot charts, macros)
  • SQL and Access (relational database development)
  • Master’s Degree in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics / Statistics, IT, Supply Chain Management, or Business Degree with Analytics


Our total rewards philosophy integrates programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, corporate culture, corporate citizenship and work-life balance. While individual program components may differ by country, some things remain constant:


…our commitment to rewarding results

…the opportunity to work with talented and driven individuals at every level of our company who respect each other, treat each other fairly and hold one another accountable for our customers’—and our company’s success

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • AccessDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • HubSpotCRM


Amazing views of Morton Arboretum and wild life, walking paths. Bring your binoculars! Easy access to I-88 and I-355, 25 min Metra BNSF- free shuttle

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What are HAVI Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can contribute your own pre-tax dollars to either or both: - Medical Spending Account/ $2,650 max. - Elder/Child Care Account/ $5,000 max.
Disability Insurance
No cost to employee Short Term Disability – Eligible on day of hire. Equals a percentage of your pay based upon length of service. Long Term Disability too.
Dental Benefits
Cigna is the Plan Provider and 2 Plan Options to Choose From Preventative Care: 100% (no deductible)
Vision Benefits
Lenses covered in full every 12 months after $20 Copay Frames covered every 24 months Contacts covered every 12 months: after $20 Copay
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois is the Plan Provider 3 Plan Options to Choose From including an (HSA)
Life Insurance
HAVI offers a base amount equal to twice your annual salary provided by the company. Option to purchase additional life insurance and AD&D at discounted cost.
Wellness Programs
HAVI rewards participation in wellness activities. Fun, interactive and personalized online program that makes living a healthier life easier!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401K allows you a choice of fifteen investment funds to choose from. In addition, HAVI's Profit Sharing contribution is based on company performance.
401(K) Matching
HAVI's company match is 100% of the first 3% you contribute and 50% of the next 2% you contribute. Amazing!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
HAVI will grant up to two (2) weeks of paid Parental Leave to an eligible employee upon the birth of their child.
Flexible Work Schedule
The Sunshine Hours Program offers full-time employees the opportunity to participate in an altered work schedule that will permit them to enjoy a half day (4 hours) off work every Friday, May - Sept.
Adoption Assistance
The HAVI Adoption Assistance Program is designed to provide tax-excludable reimbursement of certain expenses for employees who are pursuing adoption
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
HAVI offers 10 paid time off to observe all major holidays, 15 days off and 4 personal days!
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Dress for your Day!
Commuter Benefits
If you take public transportation to work, pay to park your car, or park and ride, you can save money on taxes by paying for your eligible commuting expenses through our Commuter Benefits.
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
HAVI Global Solutions is dedicated to providing a lunch program that ensures that our employees have access to a very reasonably priced quality lunch
Covered Parking, no slush, no rain!
Fitness Subsidies
Preferential membership rates are available from X Sport Fitness
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Develop Your Place To Grow! HAVI’S digital platform that supports virtual and facilitated learning, which will empower you to navigate your own development journey.
Tuition Reimbursement
Eighty percent (80%) reimbursement, up to $10,000 per year for tuition, books and fees upon receipt of a passing grade. Courses must be approved by Manager and Human Resources prior to enrolling.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Impressive 401K and Profit Sharing • Life Insurance 2x's your annual salary • Educational Assistance • Summer Hours

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