The NPD Group

Senior Data Scientist

Job description

Become a part of our diverse team
NPD
is an inclusive and innovative work environment where you can learn and work on meaningful initiatives with some of the best and brightest in the market research industry. The NPD Group provides the world’s most successful brands with leading market research, combining consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today’s market trends while anticipating tomorrow’s.
Position Overview
The Pricing Excellence suite extracts competitive product, price, customer review, and product availability data via deep web navigation that utilizes advanced cloud-computing technologies. Our enterprise-class SaaS software is called Market Insight and is the world’s first product level market share tracking software. As an NPD company, we are a fast-paced, environment with a collaborative culture. In our team, we currently have an opportunity for a:
Senior Data Scientist
As a Senior Data Scientist on the Pricing Excellence team, you will be responsible for creating data models and implement new approaches that allowing businesses to predict market share for brands and products based on partial and inconsistent data pieces.
Responsibilities:
  • Designing, developing, training, and testing models and algorithms
  • Creating new approaches in predicting market share and implementing them
  • Taking part in current solution automation
  • Participating in creating new solutions and design using cloud technologies (Data Bricks, etc)
  • Sales data analysis and Inventory analysis • Prepare huge datasets for analysis via SQL
  • Analysing algorithm results and building statistic reports via visualization tools
  • Reporting and communicating results using Power BI, Tableau, PowerPoint presentations etc. to clients on weekly basis via MS Teams, Zoom, Outlook
  • Communicating with Market Research and Technical teams
Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math or other related areas
  • 4+ years of experience in Data Science • Experience with research and development of model’s strategies
  • 3+ years of experience with R or/and Python • Experience with Databases (MS SQL Server)
  • Knowledge of GLM/Regression, Decision Trees, Time Series, PCA
  • Experience in Feature Selection, Machine Learning, AI techniques
  • Experience with a visualization tool to build dynamic dashboards
  • Familiar with methods of Market Forecasting
  • Working with vast datasets
  • Basic understanding of development processes
  • Experience in estimation and requirement clarification
  • Experience with Azure DevOps management tools
  • Must be comfortable with working against tight deadlines and responding to unexpected challenges
  • Anticipate issues and takes appropriate action immediately.
  • An analytical thinker who makes considered decisions and involves the right people
  • Strong communication skills are a must with the ability to comprehend and articulate issues
  • Determined to perform well and to assist others in improving their knowledge and performance
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability for tasks. Demonstrating flexibility, understanding that the workday is done only when deliverables have been met
  • Naturally rigorous and organised, you possess solid problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Enthusiastic and open to learn technical processes. You have a collaborative approach to working and strong communication skills
  • Self-directed; strong ability to work independently, to troubleshoot and resolve issues. Ideally, experience in an environment working and collaborating across time zones
The NPD Group, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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