Job description

Position Overview

We are seeking a driven and innovative Data Scientist to join our growing Data Lab team and help generate, design, and implement solutions that aid in the optimization of the company’s Buying, Planning and Allocation processes. In this role, you will utilize your analytical, statistical, and programming skills to collect, analyze, and interpret large data sets, support data experiments, rapid data insights and Excel (VBA) prototyping in order to develop data-driven systems. You will be able to work with hundreds of millions of customer data points and directly influence how internal clients operate.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Act as an internal data consultant that identifies long standing bottlenecks, advises on which technologies, platforms and methods to use and helps creating solutions from project inception to completion
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to develop data-driven systems that organize, collect and standardize data to solve complex business problems
  • Mine and analyze data from company databases to drive optimization and improvement of Buying, Planning and Allocation processes as well as general business strategies
  • Drive automation through developing custom data models and algorithms to apply to currently labor-intensive processes, such as sales forecasting, store clustering or assortment planning
  • Using large data sets to find opportunities for process optimization as well as using models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering, or related quantitative field (preferred, but not required)
  • Strong expertise with VBA programming in Excel for prototyping and maintaining current processes until transition to other systems completed. Experience with Ribbons / Addins (big plus)
  • Hands-on experience with C++, Python, VBA, R, AWS or other related languages and platforms
  • Proven track record and enthusiasm for complex problem solving and analysis, including working with large data sets and the willingness to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Strong ability using a variety of data mining / data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using / creating algorithms and creating / running simulations

Data Scientist

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