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Experienced Data Scientist

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64018

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 24290 

WHEN YOU CARE ENOUGH YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.

Do you want to work for a one of the world's most trusted and recognized brands?  Hallmark is a company rooted in connecting people.  We care for our employees, our communities, and our world.  A career at Hallmark means you get to make a big impact and create something that can make a genuine difference.  We’re looking for people who want to continue to carry our vision forward.

Over the last 100+ years we have created thousands of unique products in 30 languages that are distributed in over 40,000 retail rooftops throughout 100 countries around the world.  This means that Hallmark was a big data company before big data was even a “thing.”  We have data on millions of consumers and their purchases across tens-of-thousands of products across thousands of points of distribution.  Recently, we have layered digital consumer behavior data, digital marketing data, and social data.  This means our big data just got bigger!

We need a curious, analytical Data Scientist to join our team to help us develop business growth insights from all this data.  You will have the opportunity to analyze large datasets in a collaborative team work environment providing daily challenges and ongoing learning.

Hallmark’s Data Scientist perform data analyses to derive insight, patterns and correlations from Hallmark's big data that includes vast amounts of consumer data, store data, product sales data, and other relevant data.  You will develop predictive and prescriptive algorithms and conduct data analyses to drive business growth and impact strategic business decisions.  You will work in a team environment alongside a group of expert mathematicians, statisticians and data scientists.

Our perfect Data Scientist candidate:

  • Will be naturally curious, a critical thinker.
  • Will have a background in conducting analysis and developing algorithms for consumers and/or stores from a consumer packaged goods (CPG) company or retailer.
  • Is a quick learner with strong initiative who can hit the ground running and bring robust problem-solving skills to Hallmark.
  • Is an analytic trailblazer who can mentor and teach to help enhance, build, and grow Hallmark’s analytic capabilities.
  • is flexible, has strong initiative and is highly collaborative

The Data Scientist:

  • influences business decisions through advanced statistical techniques and concepts. 
  • uses predictive modeling, data mining, segmentation and other statistical analyses to optimize Hallmark revenue and retail sales performance. 
  • recommends, designs, and evaluates tests to help drive business growth and impact strategic decisions.
  • works collaboratively across the organization to understand their need and challenges providing thought leadership and perspective around appropriate statistical analyses to address those issues. 
  • is an advocate for implementing analytic best practices and identifying opportunities to improve decision making.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. 

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Statistics, Physics, Math, Engineering, Economics, Finance, Data Science, Computer Science, Operations Research or a quantitative field
  • 3+ years of experience in advanced analytics, data science and statistical modeling (including predictive algorithms, machine learning, sequential/time-series, deep learning, forecasting, experimentation, and NLP)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's or PhD in Statistics, Physics, Math, Engineering, Economics, Finance, Data Science, Computer Science, or Operations Research
  • 3+ years of business experience in data mining, advanced analytics, and statistical modeling
  • Experience deriving insight and working with Big Data –structured and unstructured
  • Demonstrated ability to derive explanatory variables from high-dimensionality collections of data: social, click-stream, SKU-level sales, digital marketing, weather, economic
  • Proven ability to assess the situation quickly, including identifying and resolving data anomalies and inconsistencies, and develop practical problem-solving strategies.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and love of problem-solving with a passion for getting involved to drive action for direct impact on business outcomes.
  • Strong communication skills – written, verbal, and presentation
  • Proven ability to communicate the key messages and develop a storyline from analytical project work to a non-technical audience.
  • Experience with SAS, R, Python, Tableau, SQL, Hadoop, Spark
  • Experience with advanced statistical analyses such as Regression, ANOVA, Analysis of Covariance, Repeated Measures, Decision Trees, Time Series, and Clustering.
  • Experience with Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) software.
  • Experience with Data Visualization software such as Tableau.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience with a consumer packaged goods (CPG) company or retailer

 

 

BENEFITS AND PERKS:
At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide to learn more.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.

 


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