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TITLE: Principal Data Science
DUTIES: Discover’s Products Inc. seeks Principal Data Science in Riverwoods, IL to provide thought leadership and strategic thinking to translate business problems into analytical framework(s), and independently recommend actions and provide business insights. Operate as a subject matter expert on statistical analysis, test and design of experiment, analysis methodology, modeling and application, and financial impact analysis. Collaborate with cross-functional partners to understand their business needs, formulate and complete end-to-end analysis that includes data gathering, analysis, ongoing scaled deliverables and presentations. Facilitate implementation of work product and ensure accuracy. Establish and maintain effective performance tracking. Identify improvement opportunity, form hypothesis, and propose, design and implement tests to drive strategy enhancement and optimization. Lead the development and implementation of advanced analytics, including customer segmentation, optimization, prescriptive analytics and machine learning algorithms, and make recommendations to solve business problems. Lead the development of analytical capabilities with the aim of creating long-term strategic data/analytics assets for the company. Deliver effective presentations of findings and recommendations to multiple levels of leadership, creating visual displays of quantitative information. Develop and automate reports, and iteratively build and prototype dashboards to provide insights at scale, solving for analytical needs. Consistently follow standard work processes and documentation requirements. Recommend improvement to work processes to increase efficiency while maintaining quality of work. Continuously improve technical and leadership skills through training and development. Promote a risk-aware culture to ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Analytics, Statistics, Mathematics, Finance, or a related field and six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the job offered or related occupation: translating data insights into recommendations and automated actions for improving and optimizing the effectiveness of operating business processes and programs; owning business rule logic changes, implementation and tracking; breaking down high level business problems into concrete analytical solutions; and utilizing programming languages, including SAS, SQL, Python and R. In the alternative, the employer will accept a Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in one of the above-listed fields of study and four (4) years of experience in the above-listed skills.
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