Inventory Optimization Analyst

Herrnstein Auto Group

This is a Full-time position in 133 Marietta Rd., Chillicothe, OH 45601 posted April 30, 2018.

As an Inventory Optimization Analyst, you will join our management team that has responsibilities for assessing and recommending appropriate vehicle inventory targets to ensure uninterrupted supply of vehicles to the customers we serve. You will develop models and methodologies to appropriately size inventories for different risks and then work with senior management to acquire vehicle inventory to meet our stocking targets.


To properly value and allocate these vehicles, our modeling experts must be able to apply statistical methods to develop predictive models that accurately and instantaneously calculate recommendations for our management team. This requires the combination of a deep understanding of statistics/machine learning/other unique methodologies, the technical skills to apply that knowledge to develop and validate models, the creativity to be able to develop strategies as well as the curiosity to want to apply it in a unique way, and the results focus and analytical ability to quickly diagnose and fix data integrity concerns as they arise.



As a technical expert, a successful Inventory Optimization Analyst candidate will:


1. Develop and improve models by:

  • Analyzing vast amounts of complex pricing-related data, applying statistical/machine learning/other unique methods to develop/validate/improve predictive models and to identify data integrity issues
  • Finding creative ways to enhance existing models by incorporating new insights and data sources (customer interest metrics, web click stream data, market pricing data, etc.)
  • Designing controlled experiments to assess the business value of new models
  • Presenting insights and recommendations to Senior Management to drive change

2.  Help Herrnstein Auto Group continue to develop its data expertise by:

  • Researching innovations and best practices related to data sources and modeling methodologies
  • Influencing the team in the development of our modeling capability strategic roadmap

3.  Communicate how our models work to team members, both at a general level and a detailed level



To be successful for this role, we are looking for someone that can consistently deliver at a high level on the responsibilities listed above. A few of the competencies that will position you for success are:


1. Strong modeling skills and a desire to continue to grow those skills

  • Passion for using analytics in problem solving

2.  Ability to influence the team’s results

  • Experience managing your own projects and delivering timely results
  • Record of building and maintaining strong working relationships
  • Ability to explain standard or novel modeling methods

3.  Desire to develop into a strong technical leader and/or people manager




1.  Education

  • Undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline (graduate degree in statistics, data science, or related field is a plus)

2.  Data Science Experience

  • 2+ years of experience in strategic analysis, financial analysis, consulting or engineering

Skills Required

  • Excel Expert
  • Management
  • Consulting
  • Engineering
  • Data Analysis


Salary: $48,000 - $65,000 yearly

Benefits: Full Benefits Offered

How to Apply

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