Home Depot WORKFORCE ANALYST in Kennesaw, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSE This position will be responsible for the analysis of the key factors driving staffing and labor costs. Strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently are essential for this function. The analyst makes decisions based upon the data collected, and reports the impact of such decisions. Needs to be proactive in determining long and short term staffing needs and the allocation of those resources to achieve business service levels. MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Creates, updates and maintains databases to ensure inventory and ordering levels. This is accomplished by analyzing past trends, forecasting future volumes, and creating a plan to allocate resources to maintain business service levels. Anaylze and determine best time to conduct off-line activities while maintaining service/productions levels. Attends staff planning meetings, facilitates daily meetings to discuss results for previous day and plans for current and future days. Documents and recommends improvements of workforce management processes. Generate and release associate schedules and participates in the creation and implementation of new scheduling strategies Designs schedules for the shift bidding or mini bid process, ensuring the schedules match the arrival of calls or non phone work queues. Update associate preferences in Blue Pumpkin to ensure schedules are generated. Provides detailed analysis and recommendations for staffing levels during special events, such as holidays Develops skilling strategies to meet the call arrival patterns and creates minimal variance in associate occupancy (workload) rates NATURE AND SCOPE Typically reports to Sr. Workforce Analyst Responsible for helping others and providing on-the-job training or guidance ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS Environment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable. Travel: Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time. Additional Environmental Job Requirements: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable. Examples include: telephone operator and file clerk. Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be eighteen years of age or older. Must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Additional Minimum Qualifications: Education Required: The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job. Years of Relevant Work Experience: 2 years Physical Requirements: Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles. Additional Qualifications: 1 yr. Previous Workforce experience Preferred Qualifications: CMS Blue Pumpin Forecasting and scheduling in a large call center, and across multiple centers. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Call Center Experience Previous workforce management experience Strong Excel Skills Abilitiy to analyize data and make staffing level decisions. Ability to work with little direction Strong attention to detail and ability to influenec others that they don't have direct repoting authority over.