Sr Data Scientist

| North Suburbs

Primary Function:

As a Sr. Data Scientist on Grainger’s analytics team, you will use your machine learning and statistical expertise to optimize our site experience and marketing activity. You will contribute actionable insights and build automated systems to help Grainger realize our mission of providing useful information and time-saving solutions to our customers. Areas of particular interest include: applying supervised learning techniques to understand marketing ROI and customer value; extracting insights from unstructured text to understand industries, job roles, and products; and combining automated intelligence with expert content curation to deliver the most relevant search results.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Exploring and visualizing data to understand the most relevant features that impact Grainger’s business
  • Conducting analysis of text data to understand the relationship between Grainger’s product assortment and user search queries, industries, and job functions
  • Researching and building machine learning applications (structured and unstructured data, regression, classification, dimensionality reduction, clustering)
  • Designing, implementing, and validating your solutions using Python and SQL;
  • Providing data-driven recommendations of relevant products to customers
  • Identifying marketing opportunities and optimizing marketing spend across multiple channels

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Masters’ or graduate degree in a quantitative field required (statistics, economics, mathematics, computer sciences, etc.) or equivalent work experience; PhD preferred
  • Hands-on software engineering and data science experience beyond coursework
  • Ability to develop algorithms and predictive models to derive insights and business value from data
  • Demonstrable proficiency in coding (Python, Spark, R, Java, Scala) and programming concepts
  • Ability to build, test, and validate machine learning applications in Python, R, or other programming language (Python preferred)
  • Ability to explore data sets and identify data transformation and data quality needs for targeted applications
  • Deep knowledge of database design and logic (SQL)
  • Curiosity, enthusiasm, positive attitude and passion to build. Willingness to learn and research new concepts.
  • An iterative approach to developing data science solutions (build, test, improve)
  • Biased toward action, great collaborator and master simplifier, constantly pushing toward clarity and delivery
  • Strong product mindset: you ask and tackle the most important analytical questions with the goal of driving product impact
  • Experience with Natural Language Processing preferred
  • Experience with Recommender Systems preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of search engine design and optimization preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding analytical skills
  • Outstanding and proven project management skills; ability to manage multiple projects in a high-pressure, tight-deadline environment

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / 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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Location

The Ogilvie Train Station has its perks with metra in building and 5 blocks to the L. You can get to the French Market without stepping outside.

What are Grainger Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Onsite gyms available in various facilities including corporate HQ and some field offices.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
The company contributes 3% to a 401(k) Plan each pay period as part of an annual Profit Sharing contribution up to a 12% total target if goals are met. Eligibility requirements apply.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Grainger supports team members and their families who are in the process of adopting by reimbursing up to $6,000 per adoption for eligible expenses.
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Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
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Casual Dress
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Stocked Kitchen
Beverages and coffee on demand in our downtown locations.
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Job Training & Conferences
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