Associate Functional Analyst

Posted 22 Feb 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - United States

Req Id 188670


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:

Analyze, specify, configure, test, document, and implement solutions to meet distribution and warehousing business requirements, applying standard functionality whenever possible. Oversee warehouse space utilization and maintain compliance of product storage with safety, regulatory and insurance requirements. 

  • Total sales revenue supported: $3 million sales daily 
  • Number of locations responsible for: 1 
  • Total operating/department budget: $17 million 
  • Total capital expenditures: $2 million 
  • Direct reports: 2-4 

Essential Job Functions 

Business Analysis 

  • Meet with key users to understand requirements, build process maps and/or flows. 
  • Provide data analysis to assist distribution and warehousing operations or external departments with business decisions and to improve operational efficiency. 
  • Create reports to support distribution and warehousing operational requirements. 
  • Perform product slotting and placement in the warehouse to optimize operational efficiency 

Design and Configuration 

  • Build process flows; use standard functionalities whenever possible; create specifications for development; validate specifications with key users, external vendors and IT where applicable; configure system 
  • Configure warehouse shelving and product storage strategies to ensure compliance with all applicable safety, regulatory and insurance requirements 

Testing and Implementation 

  • Perform unit tests and write technical documentation, ensure knowledge transfer to colleagues 

Project Management 

  • Lead projects involving safety, process improvement, system enhancements and capital budget initiatives 


  • Provide support for DC operations. Troubleshoot issues as they arise and analyze DC systems for potential bugs or enhancements. Work with external vendors and IT support to resolve the issues as they arise. 
  • Provide support and troubleshooting for software and automation in the facility as required. 

Who You Are:

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or 8 plus years work experience in a distribution/project management role. 
  • Two plus years experience in a distribution or warehousing environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with warehouse management system (WMS) concepts and functionality preferred. Two years of leadership experience desired. 
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English 
  • Good understanding of business processes in the area of responsibility desirable 
  • Strong project management and process improvement skills 
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to work calmly under pressure 
  • Strong Excel/Access skills preferred 
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required including evenings/nights and weekends 

Environmental Conditions 

General Office Environment: Noise level in office environment is generally quiet. 

Distribution/Warehouse Environment: Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. Is regularly required to wear appropriate protective gear, (hard hats, glasses/goggles, chemical resistant suits, gloves, safety shoes) and other personal protection equipment “PPE” to protect themselves from toxic or corrosive chemicals in the forms of liquids, solids, vapors or airborne particles. The work area may occasionally be wet, humid, abnormally hot or cold.




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