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Data Scientist

Nestle Purina PetCare

Last Updated: 5/07/21

Job Description

Data Scientist Job Description

We planted our roots in St. Louis home back in 1894. Since then, we’ve expanded our manufacturing to 21 facilities across the United States and St. Louis has grown into what some would call a “hidden gem”. This “big city with a small-town feel” has everything you need and more— a rich culture with world-class schools and healthcare, an affordable cost of living and a neighborhood for every lifestyle. Hours from other major metro’s or minutes from a bustling downtown, serene parks and outdoors—join us in calling St. Louis home.

As a Statistician, you will apply complex predictive analytics using large data sets to support continuous improvement, decision-making, and operational effectiveness across the supply chain. You will develop and enhance statistical forecasting models for the manufacturing plants and customer accounts. Additionally, you will focus on improving forecast accuracy, reducing forecast bias, and increasing customer fulfillment.

Primary Responsibilities
Use a variety of statistical techniques to develop and improve predictive models.
Revise and enhance forecast models by analyzing predictions vs. actual demand patterns.
Investigate and implement innovative solutions to predict demand at multiple product and customer hierarchies.
Apply statistical, unsupervised/supervised learning, optimization, and visualization techniques in order to understand, describe, and predict patterns in data.
Automate data acquisition, preparation, modeling, and visualization in order to streamline and simplify data science operations/process.
Help business partners identify opportunities and problems that can be address through data science solutions.
Combine various data inputs (shipment, order, POS, and promotional data) from external sources (sales, marketing, ops planning, customer facing, etc.) to predict customer demand.

Preforms all other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications
Education:
Master’s Degree in a quantitative field (statistics, analytics, mathematics, or related field) and +1 year experience solving business problems with advanced quantitative analysis and application of scientific method/thinking.
OR
Doctorate in a quantitative field (statistics, analytics, mathematics, or related field).

Experience (Years/Type):
1+ years of experience with SAS, R, Python or similar programming language.

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law.

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The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job: Data Scientist Primary Location: Saint Louis, MO US Other Location: Career Area: Professional Nestle Purina PetCare Company https://nestleusa.taleo.net/careersection/9/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=21002827



Company Details


Nestle Purina PetCare

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...