Planning and Optimization Specialist
planning network
Urbvan is a shared mobility network that connects inner-city commuting and existing transportation options with people to create a safe, efficient, comfortable, and accessible experience, all through a technology platform. As a business, we seek humanity in every interaction by promoting social inclusion and empathy, and challenge ourselves by learning from others and innovating rigorously to be a model within the mobility industry.

In Urbvan we want to reinvent the way in which people move in urban areas. We know the great challenge of creating a fast, comfortable and safe transportation system. We have accepted this challenge and we work every day to achieve it. Every part of Urbvan is essential to build this future. We are not just creating a team, we are being part of an important and necessary change. A change that has begun and will not stop.

We are seeking a highly analytical, problem-solver to plan and optimize Urbvan’s network using external and internal data.

Your expertise in analytics combined with an acumen for business growth will empower you to make planning modules for our routing and supply optimization. Your ability to succeed in this role will have a direct impact on Urbvan's profitability and efficiency. As the Planning and Optimization Specialist, you will be the custodian of our data-points and will utilize them effectively to provide crucial business insights that will directly impact the success of our business. You will be highly involved in decisions related to route mapping, planning, logistics and occupancy. We are looking for candidates with in-depth understanding of data analytics and a strong understanding of business insights, with great planning & organizational and problem solving skills. Strong sense of drive and end-to-end ownership are a must for the role. The candidate is at ease with data analytics and modeling techniques, able to make sense of large chunks of data and has the ability to sync a strategic mindset with an operational attitude and deliver under tight deadlines.

What will you do:
- Planning, creating and constantly optimizing our routes and network.
- Market research that ables Urbvan to take the best decisions regarding route creation.
- Cross external and internal information to achieve the best optimizations and drive occupancy.
- Presenting problem statements, asking the right questions and driving the business into a direction of growth.
- Problem solving to scope complex problems and derive integral solutions based on robust analysis.
- Coordinate capacity planning with supply and logistics’ team.
- Using historical and current data along with available business intelligence, forecast and daily pattern distributions.
Requiered Skills:
- BS/MSc in Management, Finance, Economics, Engineering or similar.
- Minimum 2 years in Management and/or Strategy Consulting with background in data analysis.
- Proficient in Excel and in financial / forecasting modeling skills.You enjoy challenges, are flexible and you can deal with ambiguity / ever-changing demands on your time & productive capacity.
- Entrepreneurial DNA and want to be an owner and you aspire to ascend into a leadership role in a fast-growing start-up.
- Strong communication skills and are excellent at finding solutions to ad-hoc problems using data analytics.
- Attention to detail combined with swift execution. We need to do things quickly and we need to do them well.
- Like to get the job done quick, manage timelines well and have amazing project management skills.
- Love to maintain and improve processes and automate data-management systems.
- Strong problem solving skills to handle complexity but strive for simplicity.
- Data-driven decision mentality and sound business judgment through strong analytical thinking.
- Strong project management skills and creative solutions mindset with an affinity to constantly A/B test ideas.
- Strong stakeholder management and change management skills that are able to build and develop strong relationships with cross-functional teams (e.g., Marketing, logistics and data) in order to successfully contribute to the long-term growth while building a great network
- High emotional intelligence and adept communication are required in our fast-moving environment.
- Bonus Points if:
- Experience with SQL or JIRA.
- Data collection skills for research purposes.
Opportunity to revolutionize transportation with the leader in mass urban mobility. Scale with a rapidly growing organization, with tons of opportunity for growth. Play a role in the transformation of urban mobility and sustainability. Work with a top-notch team of fun and motivated individuals. Competitive salary and benefits. We here at Urbvan strive to build a workforce comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, abilities, minds, and identities that will help us to grow, not only as a company, but also as individuals. Urbvan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We believe in our values.
We are showing you the Urbvan values, on which we base our foundations as a company, that are found in each of the crew members, if you identify yourself with our values, apply to this job:

- Be Human.
- Be Smart.
- Be Transparent.
- Be Tenacious.
- Be Amazing.
- be Ambitious