Senior Data Scientist, People Analytics
Loblaw Companies
1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, ON
4d ago

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Location :

1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5

The decision to join a company is a big one. We have opportunities for hard working, energetic and reliable people just like you.

Why is this role important?

Are you a Data Scientist at the top of your game? Bring your expertise and knowledge to Canada’s largest retailer. We are looking for smart, nice and curious team members to help bring our Data, Insights & Analytics game to the next level.

This is an exciting time to join our team we are changing the game in a big way!

The Data, Insights & Analytics team seeks to see, listen, understand, know and act better on behalf of our customers. We work with teams from across the organization and a tremendous wealth of data, to drive innovation and build analytic capabilities to support transformational initiatives.

We are hiring a Senior Data Scientist, People Analytics to drive research, problem-solving and automation. Reporting to the Senior Director Data Science, People Analytics, the incumbent will drive analysis, developing solutions and production-ready models to improve people’s experiences, engagement and behaviours, reduce costs, improve operations, store performance and deliver meaningful business outcomes through people analytics and effective storytelling.

The successful candidate will have experience with identifying needs and creating process improvement solutions, working with multiple stakeholders and maintaining collaborative relationships with HR and business partners and have a solid working knowledge of the disciplines of decision making science, system thinking and dynamics, data visualization, process mining and automation.

The candidate should have a solid working knowledge of Python, SQL, Tensorflow, Machine Learning, Text Mining / NLP / NLU and Organizational Network Analytics.

Process automation and software engineering skills are an asset.

The candidate will be a self-starter who has a passion for providing various ways to improve effectiveness within the business using people’s data.

The hands-on role requires applying analytic techniques to solve real-world problems and challenges.

What You'll Do :

  • Collaborate with the HR team and business partners to understand existing processes, identify areas of opportunities, translate their requests, questions and hypothesis into an order of operations and implement measurement roadmap including the build of data foundations / assets to support the roadmap
  • Build and support measurement and performance reporting; design and execute tests to better understand the impact of activities on people behaviours
  • Build a data-driven culture through collaboration across HR, businesses and Data, Insights & Analytics teams and a focus on critical thinking and problem formulation
  • Find the optimal balance between scientific rigor and practical application to improve decision making and drive tangible business impact through data-driven storytelling
  • Develop models to listen and understand people and to improve people experience, engagement and performance and to improve process efficiencies using Python, Tensorflow and SQL
  • Increase internal adoption of test design, statistical measurement and advanced analytics methodologies
  • Coach, train and mentor junior team members and help build an inclusive team culture
  • Design and build interactive and static data visualizations to provide actionable insights and enable strategic business decisions through data and insights-driven storytelling
  • Build statistical, descriptive and predictive models to support experimentation that are easily understood and replicated
  • Develop robust, high performance batch / streaming solutions and tune / optimize code
  • Strictly adhere to legal and compliance guidelines; regarding access and exposure to sensitive and confidential information
  • What You'll Bring :

  • University, Master or Ph.D. degree in an analytical field of study (e.g. Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Industrial Psychology or other relevant fields).
  • Postgraduate degree preferred
  • 6+ years of work experience directly related to quantitative analysis with proven results
  • Proficient in SQL, Python, Azure, Databricks, Google Cloud or other tools for large scale data analysis.
  • Solid working knowledge of data (Relational, NoSQL and Graph databases) and text mining (NLP, NLU, etc.), statistical modeling, segmentation, predictive modeling, behavior econometrics, industrial psychology, organizational network analytics, system dynamics, process mining, time-series, data visualization and storytelling, and decision-making science
  • 5+ years of experience with machine learning, Scikit-learn, Keras and Tensorflow
  • Experience in software engineering / algorithms
  • Experience with cloud environments such as Databricks / GCP / Azure
  • DevOps experience with Dockers, Git (Bitbucket / Gitflow), Jenkins is an asset
  • Experience with at least some of the latest big-data tools, such as spark, kafka, etc. is an asset
  • Familiar with opportunity refinement, data product solution design validation and productization
  • Familiar with concepts and programming analogues in distributed compute vs. single threaded (Pandas / numpy / scikit-learn) and refactoring experience from the latter to former using (Pyspark / Dask / etc)
  • Experience with at least one modern REST framework (flask / Sinatra / express / etc) is an asset
  • Experience building with Microservices architecture is an asset
  • Superb critical thinking, problem-solving, storytelling and consulting skills to not only manipulate data but also derive meaningful interpretations from data and ability to articulate in a simple and impactful way as well as loving programming
  • Take initiative, work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and prioritize workloads
  • Ability to liaise with all levels across the enterprise and foster strong business relationships
  • An efficient collaborator and consultant across all levels and ability to communicate effectively in writing and in person.
  • You are a strong detail orientation and a quick learner
  • A team player and self-starter
  • What You Can Expect :

    We are a team of diverse and ambitious analysts, who cultivate a friendly and inclusive work environment where you can be yourself.

    Our employees’ development is at the core of our business, offering endless possibilities for growth, learning and mobility.

    Let us help grow your skills through one of our many resources including the Loblaw Virtual Learning Centre, where you have access to hundreds of learning tools, or through casual coffee chats with our leaders who were once in your shoes.

    Other perks of joining Loblaw :

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Office with incredible amenities including an on-site gym, volleyball court and basketball court (turned ice rink in the winter!)
  • A flexible work environment which values balance
  • Colleague Discount Program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee Share Ownership plan
  • Pension Plan
  • If the above sounds like a great fit, then we would love to hear from you! Apply today, and get the process started. If you meet the above requirements, expect a call from one of our recruiters, followed by an in-person interview.

    Our recruitment process will allow you to meet and interact with colleagues at various levels of our business to give you a great perspective of life at Loblaw.

    We thank all candidates for their interest but please note, those candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position will be contacted.

    How You’ll Succeed :

    At Loblaw, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.

    If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.

    In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.

    Employment Type : Full time

    Type of Role : Regular


    Loblaw recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization.

    Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.

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