Data Scientist

Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Feb 17, 2017
Feb 27, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
As the nation's leading bottled water company, Nestl? Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we're also committed to developing our people ? enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestl? Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestl?. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you'll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that's challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You'll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It's a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions ? all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

ReadyRefresh by Nestl?

ReadyRefresh by Nestl? is one of the most visible parts of the Nestl? Waters business, delivering healthy hydration to customers where they need it most. It's another example of how we are committed to helping people maintain a healthy lifestyle. You've no doubt seen our trucks on the road, on their way to bring our water and tea products to thirsty consumers. Our drivers and unit leaders are the backbone of the ReadyRefresh team. By joining this fast-growing area of our organization you'll have the opportunity to share in our mission with a real sense of ownership and the freedom to succeed in your role. It's a chance to apply your skills and experience to work that's as challenging as it is rewarding. Whether collaborating as team to deliver superior customer service or making a lasting impact with your individual accomplishments, you'll be an essential and valuable element of our success. We'll make sure you receive the support, benefits and development you need to build the perfect career.

We are currently seeking a Data Scientist reporting to the Director Data & Insightsand based in New York City Metro area or Stamford, CT. This position will be responsible for leading analysis and insight generation to tackle tough business problems by performing advanced analytics and building models to explain current problems or predict new ones.


Key responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

* Partner with Marketing, Operations and Acquisition teams to find new insights in ReadyRefresh's data, and build solutions that have a direct impact on our customers and your colleagues.

* Communicate your findings with technical and non-technical audiences to figure out how to apply them and uncover more questions.

* Build analysis and models to enhance how we do business across all functions including Pricing, Operations and Marketing. Validate output and track benefits throughout the course of the initiative. Train key people to execute the analysis for ongoing improvements.

* Expertise in setting up experiments (A-B Testing etc.) - Shared responsibility for creating, maintaining and enhancing the experiments that will help validate predictions and initiatives. (Example - price change for particular segments. What is the holistic impact of the change and should we move forward with it?)

* Iterate rapidly and get experience on many start-to-finish projects

* Acquire a deep understanding of the demand drivers at select customers and ensure that the models are calibrated as needed

Key measurements for this position include but are not limited to:

* Accuracy of models by tracking predictions vs. actual patterns and making appropriate model revisions

* Utilize and analyze key category, marketing and customer information as inputs to the statistical models

* Share best practices in order to improve output for the entire team

* New metrics and KPIs are established

Key qualifications for this position include but are not limited to:

* College degree required: A good academic foundation in math, CS, OR, stats, engineering, physics, or similar analytical field. MS preferred.

* 3+ years related experience preferably in modeling/mining large data sets using open source technologies-Programming language (R), Hadoop, Apache Spark, etc. Use statistics and machine learning as a tool to solve critical business problems

* Prefer experience in different data mining techniques - associations, correlations, evidence, inferences, etc or supply demand planning with a strong understanding of demand drivers, advanced demand planning software and information flow.

* Have deep knowledge of how to design experiments under different business conditions

* Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills with attention to detail, accuracy and completeness.

* Team-oriented approach to work.

* Excellent written and oral communication skills.

* Ability to self-manage and to make one's own decisions.

* Detail-oriented with excellent time management skills

We offer competitive pay based on education, experience, and other qualifications. We offer comprehensive benefits including medical, prescription, dental, vision, flex, life, disability, EAP, 401(k) with match, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and more.

Nestl? Waters North America is the nation's leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestl? Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. Our tea brands are Nestea, Tradewinds and Sweet Leaf. We're passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship ? most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you'll receive a competitive total rewards package ? something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It's not just the work that you'll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you'll receive exactly the kind of benefits you'd expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestl? Waters?

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