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Principal Supply Chain Data Analyst



IT, Operations, Data Science
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a platform that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. At Samsara, we are helping improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the physical operations that power our global economy. Representing more than 40% of global GDP, these industries are the infrastructure of our planet, including agriculture, construction, field services, transportation, and manufacturing — and we are excited to help digitally transform their operations at scale.

Working at Samsara means you’ll help define the future of physical operations and be on a team that’s shaping an exciting array of product solutions, including Video-Based Safety, Vehicle Telematics, Apps and Driver Workflows, Equipment Monitoring, and Site Visibility. As part of a recently public company, you’ll have the autonomy and support to make an impact as we build for the long term.

About the role:

At Samsara, we are committed to innovation and excellence in our operations, and our supply chain is at the heart of our success. We are seeking a talented and experienced Principal Supply Chain Data Analyst to join our team. This role is crucial for leveraging data to drive strategic decision-making and optimize our supply chain processes. The ideal candidate will be adept in various data analysis disciplines, passionate about extracting meaningful insights from complex datasets, and skilled in communicating these insights to support our business objectives.

You should apply if:

  • You want to impact the industries that run our world: Your efforts will result in real-world impact—helping to keep the lights on, get food into grocery stores, reduce emissions, and most importantly, ensure workers return home safely.
  • You are the architect of your own career: If you put in the work, this role won’t be your last at Samsara. We set up our employees for success and have built a culture that encourages rapid career development, and countless opportunities to experiment and master your craft in a hyper-growth environment.
  • You’re energized by our opportunity: The vision we have to digitize large sectors of the global economy requires your full focus and best efforts to bring forth creative, ambitious ideas for our customers.
  • You want to be with the best: At Samsara, we win together, celebrate together and support each other. You will be surrounded by a high-caliber team that will encourage you to do your best.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead the development and modernization of Operations data platforms and infrastructure, employing advanced data analysis and modeling techniques.
  • Utilize modeling, statistics, trend analysis, and other techniques to collect and analyze large, complex data sets across the entire operations ecosystem.
  • Provide enhanced reporting systems and deliver reliable information in a timely manner.
  • Engage in supply chain budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, and the preparation of business reviews and presentations.
  • Manage special projects requiring in-depth analysis of supply chain data.
  • Specialize in using advanced analytical methods to identify trends and insights.
  • Transform raw data into actionable business intelligence using presentation tools such as ThinkCell, Tableau, and Google Workspace.
  • Generate rapid ad hoc reports and maintain datasets for executive decision-makers.
  • Integrate data from multiple sources to produce information dashboards and reporting tools.
  • Plan and develop easy data access methods for key stakeholders.
  • Ensure data integrity, quality, and appropriateness.
  • Develop methods and systems to analyze unstructured data.
  • Generate insights and solutions for stakeholders and communicate findings effectively.
  • Construct predictive models and algorithms, including the use of emerging technologies.
  • Validate the effectiveness of executive reports and continuously improve our data analysis methodologies.
  • Strong initiative and comfort with ambiguity, ready to lead projects from the ground up without established roles and responsibilities.
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Focus on Customer Success, Build for the Long Term, Adopt a Growth Mindset, Be Inclusive, Win as a Team) as we scale globally and across new offices

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field, with 8-10 years of relevant experience in data analysis or a related field.
  • Proven experience in a similar role.
  • Strong proficiency in data analysis tools and software.
  • Excellent understanding of supply chain processes and data analytics.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large datasets and complex analytical projects.

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Experience with advanced statistical methods or AI tools.
  • Proficient in programming languages such as Python, R, or SQL.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying complex data insights in a clear and engaging manner.
  • Positive mindset and willingness to seek challenges.

Samsara’s Compensation Philosophy: Samsara’s compensation program is designed to deliver Total Direct Compensation (based on role, level, and geography) that is at or above market. We do this through our base salary + bonus/variable + restricted stock unit awards (RSUs) for eligible roles. For eligible roles, a new hire RSU award may be awarded at the time of hire, and additional RSU refresh grants may be awarded annually.

We pay for performance, and top performers in eligible roles may receive above-market equity refresh awards which allow employees to achieve higher market positioning.

The range of annual base salary for full-time employees for this position is below. Please note that base pay offered may vary depending on factors including your city of residence, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
$123,200$220,000 USD

At Samsara, we welcome everyone regardless of their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, and other characteristics protected by law. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.


Full time employees receive a competitive total compensation package along with employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, Samsara for Good charity fund, and much, much more. Take a look at our Benefits site to learn more.


Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please email or click here if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruiting process.

Flexible Working

At Samsara, we embrace a flexible working model that caters to the diverse needs of our teams. Our offices are open for those who prefer to work in-person and we also support remote work where it aligns with our operational requirements. For certain positions, being close to one of our offices or within a specific geographic area is important to facilitate collaboration, access to resources, or alignment with our service regions. In these cases, the job description will clearly indicate any working location requirements. Our goal is to ensure that all members of our team can contribute effectively, whether they are working on-site, in a hybrid model, or fully remotely. All offers of employment are contingent upon an individual’s ability to secure and maintain the legal right to work at the company and in the specified work location, if applicable.

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