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Data Science Manager

Overview

The Marketing Store, a HAVI company, is a privately held global Agency that innovates, optimizes and drives marketing promotions and supply chains of many of the best known brands in the world. When you work at The Marketing Store, you have a chance to make your mark – to be a part of work that drives value, brings a smile and keeps everyday life moving forward. Which means it’s not the size of our global footprint, but rather your personal fingerprint, that has the power to make a real difference for our customers… and to touch the lives of people both at home and around the world.

We are staffed by a senior team of classically trained marketing professionals. Having developed an insightful, strategic, brand-building process for creating advertising campaigns, we have adapted this same thinking to promotions, digital, direct, the Internet, CRM, loyalty, premiums and events.  The result is unique solutions that cover the gamut of marketing channels. Our clients include McDonald’s, Nissan, Infiniti, T-Mobile and more!

Responsibilities

The Data Science Manager will be responsible for leading the development and execution of advanced analytic models and methods, including their efficient implementation in our software library.  The position will span multiple brands and marketing teams locally and globally in an effort to influence customer behavior across a multitude of marketing channels. 

The Data Science Manager will be responsible for understanding industry trends in both analytical methods and data augmentation to drive positive shifts in customer behavior for our clients.

A successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in applied analytic modeling, machine learning, algorithms, and building high-performance, object-oriented, software libraries.

The Data Science Manager will serve as the project lead for one or multiple projects, owning the technical aspect of client deliverables and internal capabilities.  The candidate will be expected to lead multiple Sr. Data Scientists, Data Scientists, and Graduate Interns in the planning, execution, and delivery of critical projects with minimal oversight.

The leadership capacity of this role will increase over time as the team grows.

Furthermore, outstanding written and verbal communication, creative problem solving and ability to manage multiple responsibilities and deliverables is required. Must be able to develop strong relationships with agency offices, partners, and team members.

  • Reporting to the Sr. Director of Analytics and working closely with cross-functional team members, lead the delivery of analytics services including:
  • predictive modeling
  • machine learning
  • segmentation
  • forecasting
  • recommendation engines
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Desired Skills & Experience

  • Design and lead the creation of an object-oriented, portable, scalable, robust, reliable, efficient, reusable, and testable library of data science capabilities
  • Design and lead the pipeline architecture for data science models
  • Create dashboards and visualizations of processed data
  • Communicate unique insights or issues uncovered through working with the data
  • Proactively identifies potential data enhancements and augmentations from external data provides
  • Use predictive analytics and machine learning to drive business decisions
  • Support the development of measurement strategies, identifying key metrics to track and report on
  • Delivers hands-on strategic modeling activities such as customer segmentation, targeting strategies, lifetime value, in-market timing, loyalty, response/engagement optimization, machine learning and quantitative support for ROI analyses and other modeling activities
  • Work directly with client service and technical teams, and potentially directly with clients, to identify modeling goals
  • Tracks and reports on our initiatives, successes, and lessons learned, and packages outcomes in a client facing presentation
  • Prioritize tasks and work assignments, ensuring timelines and commitments are met
  • Participates in ad hoc special projects as required, and other tasks as assigned
  • Manipulate, cleanse and perform statistical analyses
  • 4+ years experience in delivering analytic results using tools such as Python, Spark, R, etc.
  • 4+ years designing and implementing high-performance software libraries using tools such as C++, FORTRAN, MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, OpenCL, etc.
  • 4+ years working with structured and un-structured data using tools such as SQL, MapReduce, Spark, etc.
  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field including Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, or equivalent experience. PhD preferred.
  • Familiarity with advanced analytics techniques (e.g., decision trees, regressions, neural networks, sentiment analysis, survival and time-series forecasting, collaborative filtering, etc.)
  • Experience cleansing, manipulating, and transforming data
  • Experience creating and conducting dynamic presentations
  • Experience in any of the following: business strategy and presentation, financial analysis, and/or consumer market research would be an asset
  • Highly organized with an ability to work under tight deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly professional and presentable with a strong business acumen
  • Travel required

Benefits

The Marketing Store provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees starting on day one. Our benefits include options for medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with Company matching provision, profit sharing, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits (including discounts on products & services), employee assistance program, and disability insurance

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Technology we use

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    • D3JSLibraries
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Location

Our company is in the heart of the Loop, making for an easy commute. We are blocks away from the river and the lake surrounded by trendy hotspots.

An Insider's view of The Marketing Store

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The Marketing Store offers employees an incredible work life balance. We all work hard to get the work done but our personal lives and passions outside of work are always supported. Employees are encouraged to have flexible work schedules, working remotely when needed and finding time to do what they love in and out of the office.

Alysha

Vice President, Communications

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We’re leveraging data to solve marketing challenges for clients to understand who their customers are, and to activate future games & promotions. By using data, we’re enabling our clients to make data driven decisions and create custom experiences that will resonate with their target audience.

Wendy

Senior Director, Analytics

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being solutions oriented is the secret to success at The Marketing Store. We’re lucky to work with some of the biggest brands on new digital initiatives – which means we are often navigating in the unknown and encountering new scenarios. Successful team members can access current road blocks and determine how they can help solve the problem.

Leigh Anne

Director, Product Management

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Analytics is at the core of what we strive to achieve at TMS – measurable impact to our client’s business. The decision science team is responsible for enabling the descriptive and prescriptive marketing analytics that drive strategic recommendations and shape the programs that we execute across the agency.

Tom

Manager, Decision Sciences

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I let creatives do what they came here to do by empowering them to think and have a point of view. Make them trust me because I commit to their development and follow through. I challenge their thinking and executions, so they can think strategically. Respect them as humans and provide them with an environment where they have fun and can grow.

Diana

Vice President, Creative Director

What are The Marketing Store Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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