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Mike Easton

Mike Easton

Data Engineer

12454700 Canada Inc | Vancouver, BC, Canada


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My New Track

Tableau Fundamentals

My New Course

Introduction to Python

Data advocate, championing the power of information for positive change.

My Work

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Understanding Data Science


Introduction to ChatGPT


Introduction to Python

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

BC Hydro | May 2022 - Present

Resource Management Specialist


Independent Contractor (Incorporation) | Apr 2022 - May 2022

BSA | BI | Analyst with wealth of Supply Chain & SDLC Experience


lululemon | Nov 2020 - Mar 2022

Business System Analyst

Business Systems Analysis (BSA): * Partnered with the Product Manager to support in the delivery of defined business capabilities within the project scope: Collaborated in Business Requirements Gathering / Stakeholder Elicitation / Business Use Case Creation, Led Prototyping * Led Daily Agile Scrums (Scrum Master), Built JIRA Epics/User Stories * Guided Dashboard & Module Development (with Model Builders) within Anaplan System * Lists / Line Items / Dimensions / Modules (Input / Calculations / Output) / User Experience * Lead Anaplan User Interface / Experience QA, and Guided Business UAT, based on pre-approved Business Requirements * Conformed to agreed / pre-defined Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Framework * Built Business Process/Workflow & Systems Data Flow Documentation, with Confluence / Visio / Draw.io * Defined Requirements for Database Table Design with PostgreSQL/AWS * Collaborated in Business Analytics/Business Intelligence Dashboard Design with Key Stakeholder team * Created Daily Data Flow/Data Quality Dashboard within Power BI
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DB Schenker | Sep 2017 - Nov 2020

Senior Business Analyst, Ocean Innovation Team

The transition to the new Ocean Innovation Team (OIT) built upon experience and skills developed while part of the Strategic Development Team, with a shift of focus to Business Intelligence, powered by Data Visualization through Microsoft SQL Server, Tableau Desktop & Tableau Server, and Power BI * Drove Business Requirements Gathering / Stakeholder Elicitation / Business Use Case definition * Led Data Quality Analysis & Data Preparation * Designed & Built Business Analytics & Business Intelligence Dashboards for both Customer facing and Internal Stakeholders * Designed & Built Databases/Tables, Developed SQL Queries/Stored Procedures

DB Schenker | Nov 2012 - Aug 2017

Senior Business Analyst, Strategic Development Team

Overall, the Strategic Development Team (SDT) gathered, analyzed & reported upon wide ranging Ocean Freight industry information, directly supporting the Executive VP Ocean Product Americas and North American senior level FCL Product Management team. SDT tracked common Ocean Freight Container Rate Benchmarks, Industry/Market trends, and Ocean Carrier service offerings / performance, while also supporting colleagues at all levels within the Vancouver office with various rates/shipment based analysis Personal Responsibilities: * Regular reporting on Sales Pipeline, Customer Wins/Losses, Country & Tradelane volume/financial performance broken down by Carrier, Customer, or Vertical/Commodity, with YoY trending * Individual customer KPI/QBR reports * Worked closely with Solutions team, driving the development of Ocean Product Tools for RFP management/rates analysis (GPeS) and web-based customer performance feedback from Sales Owners (IFT) * Development & maintenance of Master Data on Customers, including Parent/ Child structures, Vertical/Commodities, Sales/team Ownership, which allows for the enrichment of shipment data to facilitate complex reporting solutions

Schneider Electric | Sep 2011 - May 2012

Logistics Financial Analyst and Project Manager

* Reviewed, audited and allocated transportation & distribution billing for worldwide operations, within a budget of 5-6 million dollars per year; including three Distribution Centers (US, Europe, Asia), four company run facilities (US, Canada), and other international logistics activity. Intrusted to provide results directly to local Finance department and remote third-party Financial Shared Services. * Simplified and streamlined the processing of large volumes of shipment/ invoice data, by creating efficient processes, requesting consistent carrier data, and building database query tools, with collaboration with Finance and IT departments. * Developed and provided concise corporate reporting on transportation & distribution spend, and shipping volumes by mode, which facilitated strategic goals of overall supplier/cost reduction. * Supported and improved Logistics and Supply Chain efficiency worldwide: - Built and managed a commodity database for three import regions (US, Canada and EU), with critical information including HTS classifications, Country of Origin, and item specifications. Data was published externally for use by service providers, and internally for local and corporate use. - Developed and maintained an intranet site of critical operational information, including processes and service provider operational information. - Created Logistics document templates used worldwide, with connections to the current commodity database and service providers. * Managed damage & loss claims worldwide; including reporting, collecting supporting documents, claim submission, and working freight claims through to conclusion. * Reported to the Manager, Logistics & Trade Compliance. Worked with service providers, Corporate and Local Finance, and IT.

Xantrex Technology | Dec 2006 - Sep 2011

Mobile Div. Distribution Supervisor

* Supervised the tactical logistics team, and performed critical day-to-day order fulfillment operations which supported various departments throughout the company; including Sales, Order Management, Customer Service, Product Management, Planning and Operations. * Managed wide ranging customer specific packaging, delivery & documentation requirements, while providing up-to-date order fulfillment status and tracking to internal & external customers. * Maintained greater than 99.5% inventory accuracy with our 3PL, through month-end comparisons, cycle counts, management of non-compliance/MRB, inventory rework, adjustments and disposition. * Achieved less than 0.5% error rate of customer order fulfillment issues (over / short / wrong / damage), through detailed communication with our customers & sales team, management of carrier claims, and identifying & resolving operational issues with our 3PL. * Achieved high percentage of “on-time” supplier finished goods receipts, by regular review of supplier documents for accuracy (from factories in Asia, North America and EU), entering timely & accurate ISF filings, and coordination with 3PL drayage/receiving teams. * Enhanced team productivity, while maintaining high quality service: - Developed and maintained a Logistics team resource intranet site; including ISO work instructions, contacts, and commonly used links. - Authored ISO work instruction documents for all Logistics tasks, and aided in preparation for ISO re-certification audit. - Maintained EDI communication to/from our 3PL DC, resolved IT/ERP/EDI system issues, and aided in testing for ERP upgrades. - Built and maintained product database.

Xantrex Technology | Nov 2003 - Oct 2006

Order Management Representative

* Ensured customer orders were processed and shipped as efficiently as possible by balancing scheduled production dates, overdue or delayed production, orders delayed by credit issues, while adhering to standard operating procedures (updated on an ongoing basis) Accomplishments "above-and-beyond the role" included: * Efficiently and fairly managed order fulfillment priority sequence of products during critical stock shortage situations, by applying strategic rules to the “backlog” on behalf of Sales (Director & A/M’s), and provided communication of ship dates directly to customers. * Built stronger customer relationships with the Renewable Energies market top 20 customers by proactively providing weekly reports with a comprehensive summary of the status of their account; including new unprocessed orders, un-shipped backlog, and recently invoiced product with shipment tracking. * Assisted OM Manager in defining “Fulfillment Error” resolution process by creating the workflow diagram and “cheat sheet” directions. * Translated active product listings into a standardized price list for Renewable Backup Power market segment, that: - allowed Account Managers to quickly and consistently define customer discount structure - clarified product status for customers - eliminated pricing discrepancies for OM

Emily Carr University of Art and Design | Jan 2004 - Jan 2006

Instructor - 3D Studio MAX (Part-time Studies)

* Instructor of Modeling & Animation with 3D Studio MAX/VIZ for students with varying artistic, design, and computer skills backgrounds

BCIT | Jan 1994 - Jan 2003

Instructor - 3D Studio MAX (Part-time Studies)

* Instructor of Modeling & Animation with 3D Studio MAX/VIZ for students with varying artistic, design, and computer skills backgrounds

My Education

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Using Python for ResearchHarvardX | 2020
Diploma of Technology in CAD/CAM, Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADDBritish Columbia Institute of Technology / BCIT | 1988

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