Lead Data Scientist - Merch Pricing/Promotions

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 16, 2019
Nov 20, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

About Target Data Science and Analytics:

Behind one of the world's best loved brands is a uniquely capable and brilliant team of data scientists, engineers and analysts. The Target Data Sciences team creates the tools and data products to sustainably educate and enable our business partners to make great data-based decisions at Target. We help develop the technology that personalizes the guest experience, from product recommendations to relevant ad content. We're also the source of the data and analytics behind Target's Internet of Things (iOT) applications, fraud detection, Supply Chain optimization and Demand Forecasting engine. We play a key role in identifying the test-and-measure or A/B test opportunities that continuously help Target improve the guest experience, whether they love to shop in stores or on Target.com!

As a Lead Data Scientist - Merch, you'll apply mathematical concepts to data and business questions to generate insight and action. This role focuses on advancing the data, metrics, analysis and models into integrated algorithms and analytical products. The Lead Data Scientist spends about 50% of their time analyzing the data and applying mathematical concepts to generate statistics, models, and tests. As part of a team they consult on analysis and testing along with their users in the Merch - Pricing/Promo teams.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Lead Data Scientist, you'll take the lead as you....

  • Set up data for proper tests and statistical analysis.
  • Integrate output into user's platforms for data consumption.
  • Recommend and document the application of statistical models and build statistical models as well as explore other data science techniques.
  • You would apply data science techniques building off current models, generate metrics and reports on the performance of their models.
  • Apply insights/testing in partnership with Merch users and run additional tests improving model output
  • Active participation in team meetings and support agile ceremonies.
  • Mentor/train other scientists on technical solutions.
  • Collaborate directly with managers, data science, engineering and business users to share insight and provide access statistical output.
  • Engage with product owners and users to review analysis and recommend additional data points and analytical techniques to be applied.

About you:
  • BA/BS degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Data Analytics or equivalent experience
  • Programming depth: Python, R, SQL or Scala and the ability to learn and apply new languages and test driven development
  • Demonstrates strong Math and/or Statistics; Mathematical logic (AND, OR, NOT); Descriptive and Inferential Statistics; Applied Calculus (weighted averages, rates of change, single variable)
  • Statistical modeling experience on large data sets
  • Demonstrate Testing and Research design; apply the scientific method and experimental design; generate insight from observation data

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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