1+ months

Senior Data Scientist - Walmart

Bentonville, Arkansas

Position: Senior Data Scientist
Location: 702 SW 8th Street, Bentonville, AR 72716


Leads the continuous improvement of data science and analytics by researching industry best practices and staying up-to-date on analytical practices; developing innovative solutions, processes, and techniques; valuating and recommending vendor products and services; integrating third party solutions into current processes; developing and recommending process standards and best practices across the retail industry; and mentoring peers and analysts across the division in analytical best practices.

Consults with business stakeholders on data-based insights by serving as the data science subject matter expert for the division; analyzing data to develop data-driven insights; applying analytical results to division goals; identifying trends across the company; translating results into actionable recommendations; identifying potential consequences of proposed plans and providing alternative recommendations; and presenting insights and recommendations to stakeholders and peers.

Drives strategies for analytics across the division by participating in business strategy discussions to ensure alignment between data and business objectives; analyzing business direction and identifying key insights needed; developing advanced analytics models based on business initiatives; leading project team discussions to determine project plans and direction; synthesizing data to ensure validity and usability; building large analytics datasets to support project goals; utilizing big data analytics and advanced data and text mining technologies; building learning systems to analyze and filter continuous data flows and offline data analysis; presenting results, insights, and actionable recommendations for business plans to key stakeholders; and influencing future business plans based on analytics insights.

Leads multiple large-scale analytic project teams by serving as the senior technical lead for project teams; working with business partners to translate project goals into data analytic models; facilitating discussions with business partners to determine the root cause of business problems; aligning divisional goals with project plans; developing contingency plans for data analysis; designing data collection tools to conduct primary research to address business initiatives; developing timelines for project execution; utilizing business knowledge to ensure data supports project goals; and developing recommendations based on data analysis.

Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and communicating business plans and priorities; removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance; providing resources; identifying performance standards; measuring progress and adjusting performance accordingly; developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability and supporting continuous learning.

Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by selecting and training; mentoring; assigning duties; building a team-based work environment; establishing performance expectations and conducting regular performance evaluations; providing recognition and rewards; coaching for success and improvement; and ensuring diversity awareness.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum education and experience required: Master’s degree or the equivalent in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field plus 3 years of experience in an analytics field OR Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field plus 5 years of experience in an analytics field.

Skills required: Must have experience with: end-to-end supply chain process; VBA Programming; Business Intelligence; Data Mining; SQL Querying; Tableau; Advanced R Scripting; Modeling Design; and Alteryx Flow Programming. Employer will accept any amount of professional experience with the required skills.

Company Summary

What started small, with a single discount store and the simple idea of selling more for less, has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our 11,695 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. It's all part of our unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the world.


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