Sr Data Scientist
Houston , Texas
October 22, 2016

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At Sysco, we offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We are looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why good things really do come from Sysco.
This position is part of the Customer Insights and Analytics Team at Sysco Corporation. The primary focus is to conduct advanced analytics with big data to get insights for Executives, Sales and Marketing teams. The analysis performed by this role will be critical in setting the priorities for the overall strategic and marketing plan for Sysco corporation at a corporate, field and customer level.
  • Build predictive analytics models with Python to generate actionable insights at the level of individual customers, such as cross-sell opportunities and churn prediction
  • Support the development of personalized customer engagement engine to generate customer insights for various teams, such as field sales, e-commerce and direct-to-customer communication teams
  • Work with Sysco technology team to build the customer data-mart, which is the foundation of data-driven and customer-centric marketing initiatives
  • Identify and derive insights regarding customer behaviors and preferences across various sales and marketing channels to inform customer data-mart
  • Support the launch of customer loyalty program with relevant customer insights to drive the right customer behavior and increase customer loyalty
  • Support the creation of presentation slides for executives, regarding customer insights across various business units, such as FreshPoint, Meat Co, USBL, Guest Supply
  • MBA or Master's Degree of Statistics, Computer Science or other similar advanced degrees from a top tier educational institution
  • 5+ years of experience with top-tier firms in big data analytics, market research, management consulting, or comparable role in corporate setting
  • Extensive predictive analytics experience with Python
  • Familiarity with statistical software packages (e.g. SAS and R)
  • Familiarity with Access and/or database SQL skills
  • Must be able to think conceptually, strategically, and creatively with little oversight or direction (i.e. display thought leadership vs. simply "do" or execute something that was developed or directed by someone else)
  • Intellectually curious, open to new ideas, hypothesis-driven, and fact-based
  • Very comfortable working with ambiguity (e.g. imperfect data, loosely defined concepts, ideas, or goals) and translating these into more tangible outputs
  • Able to perform quantitative analysis using appropriate analytical tools. Requires expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access to develop and troubleshoot reports. In depth knowledge of incorporating macros, pivot tables, conditional formatting, 'if then' statements and 'V lookup' functions into reports
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Power-point and its capabilities and functionality in representing data and analysis for presentation purposes.
  • Requires strong organizational and time management skills as analysis are frequently performed with a short turnaround time frame;
  • Requires strong review skills as analysis must be accurate when presented to executives; Requires trouble shooting reports for unusual results which indicate reporting errors.
  • Able to distill complex ideas and approaches to their essence and present them in a simplified, yet compelling manner
  • Methodical, hands-on, resourceful, and detail-oriented approach to problem solving and analytical research
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to use various innovative media from structured PowerPoint presentations to videos and images to 'tell the story' for executive and frontline audiences
  • Excellent interviewing and presentation skills appropriate for both small and large group settings and with audiences ranging from the executive level to middle management
Key Competencies/Key Actions
Team and Project Management
  • Collaborative; team player with all levels of the organization
  • Able to develop work plans for own area and drive execution
  • Able to identify project risks and proactively work to mitigate them
  • Able to co-ordinate and facilitate cross-functional teams as appropriate to derive inputs for synergy modeling
  • Reliable at delivering timely output
Relationship-Building and Interpersonal Skills
  • Personable and likeable - able to connect with a broad spectrum of individuals
  • Quick learner in understanding Sysco culture, organization, and financial constraints and working within them
  • Able to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, partners, and colleagues
  • Good executive presence
  • Able to 'read' an audience and identify both the stated and unstated concerns and considerations
Leadership and Initiative
  • Inspires confidence and trust among a diverse group of individuals
  • Able to define goals for own work and lead their accomplishment
  • Takes the initiative to suggest and implement ongoing improvements in own and others' work as appropriate
  • Anticipates issues and proactively works to address them
  • Self-starter
  • Motivated by the desire to have an impact
  • Highly committed to exceeding expectations and continuous improvement
  • High energy level
  • Strong personal work ethic
  • Willing and able to defend well-founded positions, even if they are counter to conventional wisdom
  • Willing and able to take measured risks
  • Thrives/ succeeds in fast-paced, dynamic business environment
  • Willing and able to take on various types of work as directed by the Senior Director, Customer and Market Insights and senior executives in Sysco in the Marketing, Merchandizing and Sales functions
  • Good fit with Sysco corporate culture
  • Ability to adapt to different management, communication, and delivery styles (as needed) for different situations
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.
Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
This opportunityis available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

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