US Foods Senior Data Scientist, Optimization, I&A in Rosemont, Illinois
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The Senior Data Scientist, Insights and Analytics, is an optimization specialist responsible for consistently providing high quality and insightful data driven solutions that address key business questions within the Supply Chain domain (Warehouse, Logistics, and Replenishment). This role supports the business, product owner, and other members of the Insights and Analytics team as required to design and create datasets, reports, and analytical tools by leveraging existing data sources. Will evaluate requests, determine data requirements, and identify innovative python based open sourced methods to provide effective data solutions that fulfill the needs of the business problems. In addition, this role will also leverage their familiarity with cloud-based technologies and other emerging capabilities to recommend optimal solutions through experimentation/test and learn approaches.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Analytics and Solution Development
Lead collaboration and understanding of business problems with business partners
Develop solutions and tools to create sustainable programs and solutions for business partners
Maintain a thorough understanding of available data elements, their organizational structure, and their impact to the business and technical infrastructure within which they reside
Serve as Subject Matter Expert on all assigned business function’s related data sources
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
Executes complex data mining; oversees set up of data tables from multiple data sources
Provide thought leadership in areas of tools and reports development. Create ad hoc and regular reports to meet business needs.
Lead 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
Serve as a ‘Power User’ of custom and 3rd party applications, advanced querying and complex data aggregations and analyses not supported by a single application
Collaborate with IT, consultants, and end users
Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) 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 an expert 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.
Interprets algorithms into code for automated use
Strategy, Process and Tools
Identify and develop analytics to support and measure strategies for business partners
Influence and evangelize 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
Serve as SME on processes and tools
Available for occasional travel as business requires (less than 5% of time)
Direct supervision of up to 3 Data Scientists or Associate Data Scientists
Reports directly to Sr. Director, Insights & Analysts
Works closely with:
Assigned business function (e.g. Replenishment organization in Rosemont and Field; Replenishment Business Analysis Team)
Decision Sciences Team
Insights and Analytics Team
Mentors Analysts at the direction of Direct Supervisor
Interacts occasionally with:
Senior management (SVPs, VPs, Directors)
IT (Business Analysts)
Education / Training
- Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or comparable technology related field
5+ years demonstrated successful experience in data science, data analysis, data solutions, or related business data analysis roles
5+ years demonstrated successful experience with database design, data warehouse/data mining, and reporting out of enterprise applications (e.g., Oracle)
5+ years demonstrated successful experience in analytical roles
5+ years demonstrated successful experience in food distribution, retail, CPG, or related industries
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Business Strategy and Analytics
Excellent business acumen
Excellent data manipulation and analysis skills
Ability to think logically and analytically
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; well-versed in basic statistical approaches
Self-direction and Team Work
High degree of motivation
Ability to work independently and within a team
Ability to build consensus and lead work streams
Highly organized with the ability to multitask and prioritize workloads
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong presentation skills
Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly
Ability to influence change within complex organizations
Ability to relate to others
Advanced knowledge of information visualization best practices and strategies
Proficiency in the following required:
MS Office Suite, including:
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)
Data querying methodologies and languages (e.g., SQL)
Coding using open source technology (e.g., Python, R)
Cloud-based data warehouse environments (e.g., Amazon Web Services, Snowflake/Redshift)
Other data mining and preparations tools (e.g., Alteryx, Talend)
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