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Grainger: Director, Data Science

Grainger

This is a Full-time position in Shields, IL posted October 12, 2020.

Company OverviewGrainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services.

More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support.

These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing.

They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches.

Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.Position Description*This role typically is located in our Lake Forest headquarters, but due to COVID-19 will be fully virtual until further notice.

Once this office location has a return to work plan, the team member will be required to be on-site.Reporting to the Sr.

Director, Analytics & Data, the Director of Data Science will direct the selection, planning and completion of all data science opportunities that involve high impact, customer-affecting tactics and strategies working in partnership with various functional and business partners.The decisions made by this position have a profound impact on the organization through the development of analytical work that influences overall company direct marketing, catalog, eCommerce, branch, and sales force strategies and enhances the success of tactical initiatives.

The role is critical to company’s continued transformation to an increasingly digital and data-driven organization.Principal Duties & Responsibilities:Work with internal senior leaders and business partners to identify key areas for Data Science to impact customer experience and demand generation across domains that include sales force, marketing and websiteCreate and align on a roadmap to execute against the prioritiesResearch and recommend data science solutions for improved effectiveness and delivery of demand generation initiativesDirect the design, development, and delivery of data science initiatives across the organizationPartner with internal senior leaders to ensure these business initiatives are executed with optimal chance of success and adoptionDirect, coach, and mentor a growing talented team of data scientists, while creating an inclusive environmentProvide thought leadership around the data and computing environment necessary for optimal success Appropriately communicate and represent the work performed by the team to senior leadership within the companyPreferred Education & Experience:Bachelor’s degree in statistics, economics, mathematics, or related field.

Master’s in statistics, economics, data science, or analytics preferred 10+ years equivalent work experience required.Experience directing a Data Science program in a company, that includes demonstrable impact via development and implementation of Data Science based products and product roadmapsExperience with linear regression, logistic regression, cluster analysis, time series analysis, and machine learning/ AI techniquesExperience with SAS, R, Python, and SQLKnowledge of artificial intelligence systems, including image recognitionAbility to assume high exposure responsibilities and interact with senior leadershipStrong business acumen and a strategic mindsetExcellent and proven communication skillsAbility to establish and sustain strong business relationships and effectively prioritize business needsGrainger 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.#diceApply Now