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Power User

Toronto, ON

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

• Strong numerical, interpretative, analytical, and diagnostic skills
• Highly adept at developing and using larger datasets/databases
• Ability to think on my feet and meet tight deadlines
• Outstanding interpersonal, cooperation, and managerial skills
• Excellent presentation, written, and oral communication skills
• Team player and rapid learner with the aptitude to work in fast paced surroundings
• Self-motivated with an internal drive to exceed expectations
• Ability to prioritize and run multiple tasks simultaneously

TECHNICAL SKILLS

• Advanced expertise with ArcGIS and Python
• Proficient at Excel, Microsoft Access, RPAExpress, SQL, and DBVisualizer
• Working knowledge of MapInfo, PCensus, MapPoint, Hadoop, SQL Server, SPSS, PCI Geomatica, and ENVI

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

• Ryerson University (Toronto) – October 2017
Masters: Master of Spatial Analysis (MSA)
• Ryerson University (Toronto) – June 2014
Degree: Geographic Analysis (BA)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Canadian Tire, Head Office, Power User – November 2018 to Present
• Evaluate current processes within the Real Estate department to determine which ones are eligible for automation
• Develop and maintain automation solutions (Python, RPAExpress, and SQL are primarily used)
• Create and maintain various datasets within the central GIS database (such as road network, trade areas, postal code to dissemination area relationship tables, etc.)
• Create and maintain large datasets (over 100 million records) for departments throughout all banners under the CTC umbrella (Canadian Tire Retail, Canadian Tire Petroleum, Part Source, Mark’s, SportChek, Atmosphere, etc.)
• Advise various teams with the most appropriate method of spatial analytics based on specific requirements
• Assess and improve current processes to ensure that they meet requirements and will yield the most accurate results

Canadian Tire, Head Office, Market Analyst – June 2017 to November 2018
• Creating methodologies and scripts to handle big data
• Creating custom tools to streamline various tasks
• Helping various teams ensure that the methodology that they want to implement will be appropriate for the task at hand
• Support senior member of the team with statistical analysis and/or creating maps
• Maintain the Market Analysis team’s sales data

Canadian Tire, Head Office, Market Analysis Specialist – January 2015 to June 2017
• Maintain database of competitor locations
• Support other teams within the organization by providing demographic reports, maps, and various project specific deliverables
• Support Senior Analysts with data cleaning, processing, and analysis
• Created automated scripts to clean and transform Postal Code sales data into various usable spatial datasets
• Created automated scripts to produce Trade Areas based on sales data
• Created various other scripts to reduce amount of time spent processing data

Transcontinental Media, Targeo, GIS Analyst – June 2014 to September 2014
• Digitizing flyer distribution routes
• Data processing for use by Senior Analysts
• Created various web scraping codes to obtain spatial locations of companies

OTHER INDUSTRY-RELATED EXPERIENCE

• Research Assistant for the professor of the “Programming” class to help develop a new “Advanced Programming” class – January 2014 to April 2014
• Program Developer for Totally Green – October 2013 to November 2013
• Teaching Assistant for undergraduate and post-certificate “Programming” class – September 2013 to December 2013
• Group Consultant for Interstratics – February 2013 to April 2013
• Tutor for “Programming” class at Ryerson – September 2014 to December 2014

MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE

• Manager of Cobs Bread – Jan 2011 to January 2015
• Manager of 401 Mini-Indy – May 2008 to December 2009
• Manager of F1 Toronto – March 2006 to April 2007

References available upon request

Education

09-2009/06-2014

BA: Geographic Analysis at Ryerson University

09-2015/10-2017

Master of Spatial Analysis at Ryerson University

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