Associate Data Scientist

Location: Buffalo, NY 14213

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Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


The Associate Data Scientist will play a pivotal role in planning, executing and delivering machine learning-based projects. The bulk of the work will be in machine learning (ML) modelling, management and problem analysis, data exploration and preparation, data collection and integration, operationalization.

This role will be a key interface between the data analytics center of excellence and the service lines, and various other business functions. Requires a self-driven, curious and creative individual. The role may also support the related roles of data analyst, data engineer and DevOps engineer at times.


  • Problem Analysis – aligning business problems/opportunities to analytical decision models using relevant/available data and modeling techniques
  • Project Management – organizing teams and tasks to successfully deliver outcomes
  • Data Collection and Integration
  • Data Exploration and Preparation
  • Develop analytical solutions using Machine Learning and other advanced analytics techniques
  • Operationalization of developed solutions including on-going model training


  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferrably in computer science, data science, operations research, statistics, applied mathematics, or a related quantitative field.
  • Candidates will ideally have a specialization in ML, AI, cognitive science or data science. Experience in more than one area is preferred.
  • Knowledge of predictive & prescriptive modeling methodology
  • Understanding of both structured and unstructured data sources
  • Ability to run experiments scientifically and analyze results
  • Basic understanding of probability and statistical models (generative and descriptive models)
  • Ability to test ML models using methods such as cross-validation, A/B testing, bias and fairness


  • Programming/Coding Skills with familiarity with software and system engineering design principles & standards (e.g. TDD)
  • Knowledge of/proficiency using one or more popular languages and frameworks such as SQL, Python, etc.
  • Familiarity with version control technology, Git and the ususage of integrated development environment software, such as; Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Basic familiarity with Knowledge Graphs, and Graph Database technology
  • Basic familiarity with Open-Source Technology, Azure Cloud Services (preferred), and APIs
  • Data visualization (e.g. Power BI, Tableau, QlikSense)


  • Ability to work in diverse, cross-functional teams
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Ability to understand business & functional needs and translate into data analytics problem statements
  • Display drive and curiosity to understand the business process to its core
  • Continuous learning and upskilling (conferences, publications/research, courses, meetups, online resources, etc.)
  • Cultivates innovation and creativity


Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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