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Business Data Analyst

City:  Sault Ste. Marie
Country/Region:  CA

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

ARAUCO is a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced forest product solutions for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, we manufacture and distribute the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp.

ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where we are located. We are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of our team at ARAUCO!


Business Data Analyst – Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada



ARAUCO is currently looking for a Business Data Analyst who is a highly motivated, analytical thinker with excellent knowledge of business processes, business intelligence, and data analytics. The Business Data Analyst will be responsible for developing and/or assisting with the implementation of tools, processes, and procedures that will provide the Operations Team with high-level information that will aid the team members to make the best decisions for the business.  



  • Lead the development of tools, methodologies, and statistical models.
  • Provide regular analysis and updates on costs, recipes, consumption, market intelligence, operational metrics, and provide identification and recommendation of opportunities for strategic improvement.
  • Use ARAUCO’s operating and business intelligence reporting platforms (e.g., SAP, Qlik, Business Objectives, MS Excel, Cengea) to analyze operational metrics and other relevant data.
  • Support complex analytic initiatives across all lines of the business.
  • Provide hands-on development and support in creating and launching various tools and reporting methods.
  • Support RFX Processes with analytics and metrics (e.g., cost breakdown analysis, linear performance pricing).
  • Assist in improving/maintaining data integrity.
  • Assist in improving/maintaining reporting and lead the creation of real-time information dashboards.
  • Interact with individuals throughout all levels of the business.
  • Responsible for monthly reporting including cost variance, inventory variance, quality issues, purchases, and consumption.
  • Responsible for optimizing efficiency and identifying and acting on opportunities.
  • Is a leader in team approach to work and fostering the culture at ARAUCO.
  • Ability to independently plan, organize, and manage multiple projects/tasks/priorities with close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) in a professional manner when dealing with teammates, contractors, suppliers and other company contacts.



  • Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree in Business Studies (Accounting, Finance), Computer Science or Applied Mathematics.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of at least one business intelligence platform (ex. IBM Cognos, Oracle OBIEE, Qlik, Microsoft Power BI, SAP BO, Tableau, R.)
  • Advanced Experience with MS Excel.
  • Proficiency with MS PowerPoint.
  • Strong knowledge databases (ex. SharePoint, Oracle, SAP, etc.)
  • Ability to easily create and manipulate spreadsheets using pivot tables, VBA and other advanced excel tools.
  • Experience working with structured and unstructured data.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfort and confidence in dealing with all levels inside and organization.
  • Expected to travel as needed between the US and Canada for meetings, training, and development opportunities.


Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.


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Arauco is committed to creating an inclusive culture across the organization by preventing and removing barriers for persons with disabilities.  Where it is not possible to remove barriers, Arauco will make efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities in a timely, effective and suitable manner.  If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know.