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ARYZTA LLC Data Scientist in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: As a Data Scientist, you will work on the design, development and strategic application of the analytics, machine learning and statistical modeling functions within the marketing team. This position will be responsible for data mining, integration, and preparation for use in advanced analytics to help drive actionable insights for category management, pricing, innovation, portfolio recommendations and other ad hoc needs. In addition, this position will oversee model integrity and performance while working closely with marketing and sales teams to continuously improve/enhance advanced analytics effectiveness. They will also serve as the business owner for all advanced analytics tools, including their access and application. In this capacity, they will establish structure, methodological approach, and direction on projects, which will bridge the gap between transactional analysis, business research and strategy.The Data Scientist will report directly to the VP of Marketing and Innovation and work closely with the marketing, Customer and Finance teams. Key AccountabilitiesWork efficiently with client data, retailer data and analytics partners to define, configure, extract, aggregate, package, synthesize, and share data, results, and actionable insight to support business decisions, products and campaigns.Act as an advertising and retail measurement data subject matter expertBring a strong understanding and expert knowledge of the various data sources and methodologies for retail and brand marketing analysis in order to perform analyses and make expert recommendations retail transaction data, 1st-party CRM data, ad exposure and response data, and 3rd-party data provider attributes (demographics, psychographics, lifestyle segments)Collaborate with internal and external teams on how to creatively leverage this rich data asset for their respective insight, segmentation, portfolio, measurement, and activation needsIdentify data gaps and advocate for additional data sources to meet unmet marketplace need(s)Prepare and present compelling analytical presentations and effectively communicate (both in writing and verbally) complex concepts to marketing and business audiencesProvide analytical direction and support for category management customer solutions using store level retailer data to create recommendations on optimal shelf sets including ARYZTA and competitive brands Skills, Experience & QualificationsMS or Ph.D. in in Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Computer Science or related disciplines preferredMinimum 5 year's progressive experience in applied quantitative analysis in CPG, retail, hospitality, supply chain, distribution/transportation or large B2B services or other vertical with a high volume of transactional data highly preferred.Experience with structured and unstructured data, Nielsen, Techonmic and IRI data is a must.Experience as a proven leader generating advanced analytics solutions to address business needs with a strong business acumen with proven experience developing analytical models, monitoring them in production, and measuring their business impact.Experience working with and implementing one or more key technologies / platforms including: Python, R, SQL, SAS, Spark, Hadoop/HDFS, NoSQL databases, Tableau or related technologies, data preparation, model management, machine-generated data visualization platforms, and NLP solutionsStrong written, oral and presentation skills are required. Demonstrate ability to collaborate and work well cross-functionally.Desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environmentProficient in MS Office, specifically PowerPoint, Word and Excel ``` `ARYZTA is proud to be an 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 veteran status.