KTP Associate (100171-068)

University of Warwick

Fixed term, full time position for 30 months.

We offer an exciting opportunity to work on the Knowledge Transfer Partnership project ‘Anticipative Routing and Demand Management in a Dynamic Environment’.

In this project, we will develop a decision support system (DSS) for Slicker Recycling’s oil collection operations that integrates anticipative transport planning with demand management. This is to be achieved by exploiting varying degrees of flexibility of customers regarding the acceptable lead time until collection. Combining anticipative routing and demand management is at the frontier of current research and is currently attracting significant attention both from industry and academia. The ideas underpinning the methodologies to be developed will be transferable to various other business applications, especially in e-commerce.

The project is funded by Innovate UK and Slicker Recycling through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry.

Slicker Recycling is the UK market leader in the collection and recycling of hazardous workshop waste. Formed in 2016, Slicker Recycling is a £25m business, with just under 200 colleagues located across multiple UK sites. The University of Warwick is one of the top research-led universities in the UK, and currently ranks 30th in the world in the area of Statistics and Operational Research (QS Ranking 2018).

The candidate will be employed by the University of Warwick as Knowledge Transfer Associate and supported by Professor Juergen Branke (lead academic), Dr Vladimir Deineko and Dr Arne Strauss (academic supervisors) at Warwick Business School. The candidate will be based at the newly developed Slicker Recycling Head Office in Stourport-on-Severn.

This contract will provide successful candidates with the opportunity to be involved in the creation of an innovative, market-leading tool, which is expected to deliver significant economic and environmental benefits for Slicker Recycling, and top-tier research publications for the university.

The job also offers the candidate up to £5,000 for training and development, including the option to pursue a certification as INFORMS Associate Certified Analytics Professional. Thereby, this post will boost the candidate’s expertise and skills for a successful career in academia or industry alike.

There is a potential opportunity for permanent employment with Slicker Recycling after successful completion of the KTP project.

We expect to have a first round of online interviews on 6/7 August, followed by a face-to-face interview in Stourport-on-Severn on 22 August.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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