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United Rentals Sr. Analyst, Operations Excellence in Stamford, Connecticut


Perform complex analysis and modeling to address challenges in Operations across United Rentals. Responsible for end-to-end problem solving: Including creating a hypothesis, developing a data set to evaluate, validating findings with the field, and delivering insights. Proactively identify performance trends, and make program recommendations based on analytical findings. Provide project management and reporting support on key Ops Excellence initiatives. Maintain a deep expertise in operational systems and data structure.

Analytical Support -- Provide in-depth analytics in support of strategic projects within OE to facilitate decision making and optimize results from key corporate initiatives.

  • Lead development of project dashboards and scorecards that drive insight into operations performance across the company.

  • Gather metrics, provide in-depth analytics reporting, including analyses of trend, variance, correlation, cause-effect, etc.

  • Develop and manage reporting processes to measure the impact of Operational Excellence activities and field implementations across the company.

  • Build predictive analysis to identify strategic operational changes, and model the potential impact on cost, productivity, and revenue

  • Effectively communicate analysis findings and/or recommendations in an executive-level format, including data visualization.

Program/Project Management -- Lead efforts with the core OE team on vendor evaluation and project KPI identification. Perform data analysis and develop business cases for programs.

  • Collaborate with OE colleagues and department leaders to determine broader requirements across the program and broader organization, identifying dependencies in the roadmap.

  • Manage cross-functional projects independently, including identifying necessary resources, managing a schedule, and delivering outputs

  • Provide support during specialized events such as Annual Management, Board of Directors, Executive Operating Committee meetings.

Data & Analytics Expertise -- Maintain an intimate knowledge of United Rentals data systems and structure, and develop training as required to build the analytical capability of the OpEx team.

  • Primary point of contact for a broad range of Operational data & analytics questions from across the company

  • Coach peers on analytical tools, and build training guides as required to support broad launches of metrics and scorecards


  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Finance is required.

  • MBA or graduate degree in economics or mathematics preferred.

  • 6 Sigma or equivalent statistical analysis training preferred.

  • Senior Analyst requires a minimum 5-7 years' of consulting, finance, IT experience or an MBA. Will consider analyst position with less experience.

  • Use of ERP systems, SQL programming skills strongly preferred

  • Exposure to Business Intelligence tools preferred

  • Broad range of experience with data analysis and modeling

  • Self-starter with ability to seek out new approaches to complex business challenges

  • High sense of urgency and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Strong communication skills; intermediate presentation skills

  • Ability to influence and effectively work across multiple teams

  • High level MS-Office computer skills, with excellent excel, PPT skills