Manager Data Scientist

Company:
Location: Toronto, ON

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158948 Requisition ID: 158948

Career Group: Corporate Office Careers

Job Category: Innovation and Strategy

Travel Requirements: 0 - 10%


Country: Canada (CA)

Province: Ontario

City: Toronto

Location: Sobeys Innovation Hub

Postal Code: M5V 1X6


Our family of 127,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family.


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.


Overview

The Advanced Analytics team at Sobeys operates on the frontlines of retail innovation. We are a multi-disciplinary team of data scientists, engineers, developers, and analysts who design, develop, and deploy high-impact, scalable ML/AI solutions that are fundamentally transforming how Sobeys and its family of banners interact with customers and plan and operate their businesses. We leverage the latest cloud tech and advanced analytical techniques to connect the dots between customer behavior and business operations and unearth the true drivers of customer engagement, sales growth, and profitability. Our work directly impacts the daily lives of millions of Canadian consumers and is a key pillar in our mission to deliver a best-in-class shopping experience for our customers.

We are hiring a Data Science Manager.
Reporting to the Director, Advanced Analytics, you will play a lead role in the continued build-out of a portfolio of ML solutions and products that power algorithmic decision-making across a growing list of business functions and use cases. The team is responsible for multiple high-impact product streams (Personalization, Price & Promo Optimization, On-Shelf Availability, Linear Productivity, etc.), at varying stages of maturity, each supported by a dedicated, full-stack development team. You will manage one or more streams across the full development lifecycle and partner with the Enterprise Data, Platform, Business and Product teams to manage risks and dependencies, and ensure alignment with business objectives and goals. The ideal candidate will be a proven leader who can manage the full product lifecycle, quickly recognize and remove bottlenecks, drive continuous improvement and serve as a trusted partner to the business.

Job Description

  • Build and lead a high-performing team of data scientists, engineers/developers and analysts in a hands-on technical capacity
  • Translate business requirements into functional and technical requirements
  • Oversee the end-to-end development lifecycle for your portfolio of solutions
  • Implement and monitor quality controls across the entire data/ML pipeline and support overall production model governance processes
  • Create and manage the project/sprint/resource plans for your workstreams, ensuring delivery milestones are defined and tracked, and stakeholders regularly updated
  • Design, develop, test, deploy and support ML solutions to meet business use case requirements
  • Work closely with the business on defining measures of success, KPIs, refining solution requirements, and target state validation / UAT
  • Continuous experimentation, measurement, and optimization/enhancement of solutions to drive operational efficiencies and value creation
  • Develop strong cross-functional relationships with IT, Data, Product and Business leaders, to facilitate implementation and adoption of solutions
  • Cultivate a culture of exploration and excellence; inspire your team to exceed expectations, challenge convention, and above all, realize their full potential
  • Provide coaching, mentorship, and professional development opportunities to your team

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Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related technical discipline
  • 7+ years industry experience in data engineering, data science, software development or a related role;
  • 2+ years in a leadership role with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of end-to-end ML lifecycle – ETL, design, prototyping, testing, deployment, monitoring/support, governance
  • Proven experience applying machine learning in a retail context (ALS, reinforcement learning, ensemble methods, deep learning, regression, classification, etc.) and building and deploying ML models at scale
  • Proficient/advanced level programming in Python/PySpark and SQL
  • 3+ years working with big data platforms (Azure/ADLS, GCP, AWS, Databricks, Snowflake, Hadoop, Hive, NoSQL, etc.)
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines (Azure DevOps, Airflow, Bitbucket/Git, MLflow, Jenkins); comfortable working in an agile development environment
  • Strong customer focus, ownership, and orientation for learning
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; equally comfortable and effective communicating with users, other technical teams and business leaders
  • Impeccable attention to detail
What we Offer:
Working in a new collaborative office in downtown core known as Innovation Labs. The office has many modern rooms that promote working together. There are lots of snacks and rooms for resting, meditation, watching movies, playing games with other team members, etc.
  • We value employee work-life balance greatly and make sure our employees' life out of work is considered, and there are many flexible working hours options available to all employees.
  • You have an opportunity to lead state-of-the-art disruptions in the retail industry in Canada
  • Access Health Benefits plan right from the first day with no waiting period
  • Access to educational benefits that will help you advance your career
  • Access to dedicated mental health program to support employee's mental health
  • Enjoy benefits for shopping your groceries from Sobeys and some of the other banners

Right now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our employees are working from home and will have this option in future as well.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.
While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.
We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.


While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.


We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.

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