Applied Materials (E) Network Optimization Analyst-Logistics Operations III - (B3) in Santa Clara, California

Network Optimization Analyst - Logistics Operations III

As an individual contributor within Applied Global Services (AGS) global logistics team, your primary role will be to build network optimization models using LlamaSoft SCG, gather and validate logistics network modelling data, run scenarios, and develop output reports as part of the network optimization initiatives. Projects could include distribution network design, transportation mode and routing optimization, inventory hub and spoke optimization, capacity planning, and other areas where simulation and modeling can bring significant improvements. This position will be the subject matter expert in the use of LlamaSoft SC Guru modeling and similar techniques. You will collaborate with key stakeholders to gain expertise in technical and functional area of supply chain optimization.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Work closely with the internal cross-functional teams to gather, analyze, and transform network modelling data. Conduct ongoing network analysis using operations, supply chain, transportation, and logistics data and identify improvement opportunities.

  2. Design and build LlamaSoft SCG optimization models according to business specifications. Own network modelling analysis and drive to completion with depth and/or breadth of expertise working independently.

  3. Develop comprehensive output reports from optimization scenarios using Tableau and support network analytics improvement initiatives across logistics organization.

  4. Develop good understanding of current network design data, shipment data, transportation costs basis for various modes (truckload, LTL, parcel and HWA freight etc.), planning data and other related business data critical for network modelling. Support the development of cost estimates and demand forecasts for logistics modeling and tracking.

  5. Support process improvement projects resulting from network analytics to increase service performance and/or minimize costs. Project scope could be simple to moderate in complexity and includes processes with outsourced logistics operations providers, freight forwarders.

  6. Manage multiple tasks and priorities concurrently and work well under tight timelines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree or equivalent from accredited university in business, logistics & supply chain management, operations research, statistics or related major, master’s degree preferred.

  • 3-5 years of total experience in transportation, supply chain, logistics or related function.

  • 2+ years of experience with LlamaSoft Supply Chain Guru, IBM Logic Net Plus or similar supply chain modeling tools.

  • Good working knowledge of the principles of network and transportation optimization and how optimization is performed using software packages such as LlamaSoft SC Guru etc.

  • 2+ years of data mining, transformation and visualization tool experience (MS Access, Excel, SQL, SAP BI, Tableau, and Data Guru etc.).

  • SAP or similar ERP user experience preferred but not required.

Business Expertise

  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services


  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity

Problem Solving

  • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions


  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

Interpersonal Skills

Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point o



  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 2 - 4 Years of Experience

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Primary Location: California-CA,Santa Clara

Job Title: (E) Network Optimization Analyst-Logistics Operations III - (B3)

Job: Logistics

Requisition ID: 1705944

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Posting Type: Internal / External

Relocation Package: No Relocation