Senior Manager, Data Science - Zoro

| Northwest Suburbs

Company Overview

In the past seven years, Zoro has grown from a group of 6 people working out of a 2,000 square foot building, offering fewer than 100,000 products to a group of 275+ working out of a 60,000+ square foot building, offering more than 2,000,000 unique products.

Position Description

Zoro is looking for a talented leader to reinvent our data science discipline. As Senior Manager of Data Science on Zoro's analytics team, you will actively create and revise a roadmap for advanced analytics projects and initiatives. This position will manage a team of data scientists, with focus on mentorship and education in innovative testing, predictive modeling and AI. The ideal candidate will have successfully developed dynamic solutions using statistical, machine learning, and deep learning methodologies in a Big Data environment. They will own the end-to-end delivery process that encompasses research, design, testing, scaling and implementation.

Develop a team with state of the art capabilities within a sub stream of Data Science (e.g. Recommender Systems, Semantic Search, Resource Optimization Solutions etc.)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build and evolve vision and strategy of using machine learning, predictive modeling, optimization and data.
  • Develop and implement proprietary machine learning algorithms and techniques to solve business problems.
  • Create algorithms and processes for real-time personalization and segmentation modeling.
  • Evangelize a test and learn strategy by creating a framework for testing initiatives from conception through final readout and become the testing subject matter expert throughout the organization
  • Work with data sets of varying degrees of size and complexity, including both structured and unstructured data.
  • Achieve results on initiatives that contribute to growth and profit goals.
  • Mentor, guide, and develop Data Scientists and Analysts within the team.
  • Because a public voice for the data science practice at Zoro, including publishing articles and contributing to the data science community where appropriate. 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree with a degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, or related quantitative field required, with a preference to graduate degrees.
  • 5+ years of experience in predictive analytics or equivalent, including theoretical and practical experience with various machine learning techniques and statistical algorithms.
  • 5+ years of advanced expertise with software such as Python, R, or similar, with demonstrated ability in manipulating data and drawing insights from data sets
  • On-hand experience with a variety of ecommerce related models, examples being customer churn, customer retention, cross-sell/upsell, onsite search algorithms, incrementality modeling and testing, marketing mix modeling, and promotions forecasting.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Extensive experience in leading teams and cross functional projects.
  • Proven knowledge of advanced technique such as GLM, GAM, Machine Learning algorithms, decision tress, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge about business in general and in depth experience with ecommerce and retail business strategies.
  • Proven ability to manage and develop a team of data scientists.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.

EEOC Statement

Zoro is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • PythonLanguages
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • JIRAManagement

Location

One office is in River North (Chicago), a community blossoming with culture and nightlife, and the other is in the northern suburb of Buffalo Grove.

An Insider's view of Zoro

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

We are driven and work hard, because we are growing like crazy! We are in this together because we want to be, not because we have to. On the flip side, I've never missed one of my kid's ball games, concerts, parent-teacher conferences, and when I take a vacation, I'm actually allowed to take it (of course, I'm available if you need me, team)! :-)

Adam

HR Leader

What are Zoro Perks + Benefits

Zoro Benefits Overview

Very competitive package - beyond your base salary, we offer bonuses, a 401(k) match and additional 401(k) incentive contribution, a full-scope of medical/dental/vision/life insurance benefits, voluntary benefits, shuttle service, a bunch of free food (free coffee, soft drinks, snacks, and free meals from time-to-time). Our North Suburb office has a subsidized cafe inside our offices that is a breakfast/lunch spot and coffee bar, in addition to a game room, recreation area and a rock room... yes a rock room... bring your axe and rock out on a break!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Optional Voluntary Benefit
Wellness Programs
Discount partnership with Sky Fitness.
Onsite Gym
Buffalo Grove equipped with workout bench, dumbells, free weights, a basketball court, badminton court, ping pong, air hockey, bags, golf net, outdoor volleyball, and we've even played quiddich!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
3.5% contribution by Zoro on a bi-weekly basis (whether you contribute or not). Additional 3.5% target contribution based on annual company performance.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We've won a Dave Thomas award for having a solid adoption assistance program - that's pretty cool!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Starting at 18 days per year with carryover option of up to 5 days.
Paid Volunteer Time
We like to give back to the local community. We have team builders focused on helping a variety of philanthropic organizations.
Paid Holidays
Zoro offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We feature a range from shorts and t-shirts to those who embrace "Tie Tuesdays". Wear what makes you comfortable, but you may want to clean it up if you have an important customer in town!
Commuter Benefits
In our North Suburb office, we feature shuttle service to/from Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, and Deerfield stops. Also a commuter benefit program available as a voluntary benefit.
Company Outings
We've done many of these. From ball games to luaus to olympics to the zoo - Zoro finds ways to treat employees to lots of fun.
Game Room
Basketball, bags, driving range net, ping pong, badminton, video games, music room... we even played quiddich in our warehouse for our Harry Potter-themed Halloween event!
Stocked Kitchen
All offices feature coffee, soft drinks, sparkling water, tea, popcorn machine, random snacking opportunities, as well as an on-site cafe in our North Suburb office.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Sometimes happy hours provided by the company, but many team members get together outside of work because they want to, not because they have to!
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Softball, bowling, and dragon boat racing team... yes, dragon boat racing!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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