US Foods Associate Data Scientist (Insights & Analytics) in Rosemont, Illinois

Job Description:

Basic Purpose-


These positions can be located in Rosemont, Illinois and/or Tempe, Arizona.

The Associate Data Scientist (Insights & Analytics) is responsible, with supervision from Sr. Insights and Analytics team members, for providing high quality and insightful data driven solutions that address key business questions. This role supports Sr. Data Scientists, Decision Scientists, and other members of the Insights & Analytics team as required in the design and creation of datasets, reports, and analytical tools by leveraging and/or developing data sources. In addition, this individual supports the evaluation of requests, determination of data requirements, and identification of innovative methods to provide effective data solutions that fulfill the needs of the assigned business function.

Analytics and Solution Development:

  • Support Senior Data Scientists and Senior Business Analysts in their collaboration and understanding of business problems with business partners
  • Work with Senior Data Scientists and Senior Business Analysts to develop solutions and tools to create sustainable programs and solutions for business partners
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of available data elements, their organizational structure, and their impact to the business and technical infrastructure within which they reside
  • Derives and codes new variables for use in data analysis and reports development
  • Integrates and standardizes data sets from multiple internal and external data sources
  • Prepares complex data sets for use in advanced analytics (in design and testing of statistical models and complex measurement)

Tools and Reports Development:

  • Assists with executing complex data mining; sets up data tables from multiple data sources
  • Provide input in areas of tools and reports development. Create ad hoc and regular reports to meet business needs.
  • Assist development of tools and reports for end users, including developing requirements, reviewing user stories, evaluating IT development progress, managing User Acceptance Testing, and training end users
  • Developing as a ‘Power User’ of custom and 3rdparty applications, advanced querying and complex data aggregations and analyses not supported by a single application
  • Collaborate with IT, consultants, and end users
  • Actively develops knowledge of applicable tools, databases and systems
  • Proactively validates results and identifies anomalies within the data. Conducts root cause analysis to understand cause of anomalies; identifies and implements solutions to overcome obstacles to data inaccuracy.
  • Applies a strong understanding of data tables (including validity of values) and methodology, coupled with a firm understanding of the assigned business function’s business need in order to provide quick, accurate, and relevant data solutions to functional requests.
  • Utilizes standard methodology in capturing data, documenting processes, labeling data, and formatting results to suit the needs of the business.
  • Develops short-cut dashboards and other innovative reporting tools in a user friendly format, capable of presenting summarized data with drill down capabilities on an on-going basis.

Strategy, Process and Tools:

  • Identify and develop analytics to support and measure strategies for business partners
  • Influence analytical methodologies to support business partners’ needs
  • Identify opportunities to standardize processes through analytics and tools
  • Support integration of strategies, analytics, processes, and tools
  • Develop and refine core best practices to enhance the influence of Insights & Analytics across the organization


Available for occasional travel as business requires (less than 5% of time)


Education / Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field

Related Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years demonstrated successful experience in data science, data analysis, data solutions, or related business data analysis roles
  • Minimum of 2 years demonstrated successful experience in analytical roles
  • Minimum of 2 years demonstrated successful experience in food distribution, retail, CPG, or related industries
  • Minimum of 2 years demonstrated successful experience with database design, data warehouse/data mining, and reporting out of enterprise applications (e.g., Oracle)

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Business Strategy and Analytics:

  • Solid business acumen

  • Excellent data manipulation and analysis skills
  • Ability to think logically and analytically
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to take complex, ambiguous problems, break them down into smaller parts and problem solve to come up with a whole, integrated and strategic solution
  • Creative problem solver
  • Exposure to statistical methodologies; familiar with basic statistical approaches

  • Self-direction and Team Work:

  • High degree of motivation

  • Ability to work independently with daily direction and within a team
  • Consistent ability to build consensus
  • Organized with the ability to multitask and prioritize workloads

  • Communication:

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills

  • Developing ability to communicate complex concepts clearly
  • Developing ability to influence change within complex organizations
  • Ability to relate to others
  • Moderate knowledge of information visualization best practices and strategies

  • Proficiency in the following required:

  • MS Office Suite, including:

  • Microsoft Outlook

  • Microsoft Excel (e.g., pivot tables; slicer; vlookup, hlookup; formulas; if then statements)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (e.g., update presentations; create graphs, tables and other data visualization techniques)
  • Microsoft Word

  • Data querying methodologies and languages (e.g., SQL)

  • Cloud-based data warehouse environments (e.g., Amazon Web Services, Snowflake/Redshift)
  • Open source technology (e.g., Python, R)
  • Other data mining and preparations tools (e.g., Alteryx, Talend)

EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status


Primary Location: Rosemont-IL

Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job

Job Function: Business Strategy

Job Level: Individual Contributor