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Sr. Data Scientist, Pricing and Product Strategy

Jun 02, 2023, Full time

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Sr. Data Scientist, Pricing and Product Strategy

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Who We Are

We’re Dealer Tire, a family-owned, international distributor of tires and parts established in 1918 in Cleveland, OH. We’re laser focused on helping the world’s largest and most trusted auto manufacturers grow their tire business—in fact, we’ve sold more than 60 million tires to date. We’re a thriving company, and we’re looking for driven individuals to join our team. That’s where you come in!

As a Senior Data Scientist, Pricing and Product Strategy, your essential job functions will include the following:

Provide Thought Leadership & Drive Change

  • Drive business results by conceptualizing and overseeing the development of advanced algorithms and mathematic models that allow the organization to maximize revenue and profitability.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to understand nuances or anticipated events that may impact analysis outcomes and ensure efforts are in alignment with the goals of the organization.
  • Interact closely with the leadership team to solve issues using data to assist in end-result impacts.
  • Identify formal and informal leaders in other functional areas—build relationships that help drive progress.
  • Ensure business units can leverage insights by providing clear, actionable recommendations and analytics, and guidance around measurements.
  • Provide data-driven insight for leadership team—draw valid conclusions and make actionable recommendations.
  • Convert complex analysis into visual presentations and effectively communicate scenarios and expected results. 
  • Effectively apply internal consulting cycle, especially independent research and solution development
  • Locate opportunities to package data into useful products by acting promptly to the environment.

Product and Project Management

  • Work directly with various business units to solve emerging business problems by contributing on multiple levels.
  • Foster collaboration and open dialogue with key stakeholders to ensure all parties perceive the need for improvement and have clear expectations for project outcomes.
  • Serve as lead developer for assigned projects and help coordinate activities of team.
  • Guide technical design and structuring of software tools that are complex and require a high level of integration with existing systems and reporting—Provide advanced-level development, testing, debugging and documentation skills.
  • Build scalable solutions and balance predictive power and interpretability for the ease of successful implementation.
  • Manage strategic projects.
  • Manage development of applications and tools that drive effectiveness and execution of the company.
  • Establish project plans, timeframes, and deliverables according to stakeholder and organization needs.
  • Ensure project sponsors are consistently kept up to date on project status.
  • Quantify impact of analyses and changes—ensure appropriate ROI for recommended initiatives.

Manage Large Datasets

  • Collect and curate data needed for research, especially data that is external to the organization.
  • Dive deep into data—utilize programming tools to cleanse large structured and unstructured data sets.
  • Apply transformation techniques to move data from its raw form to usable data tables.
  • Use SQL and data APIs to interact with data stored in various systems from relational databases to distributed file systems.
  • Manage data in manner that protects privacy and confidentiality and upholds contractual obligations.

Advanced Modeling and Analysis

  • Iteratively, efficiently, and effectively identify and execute projects with the greatest return.
  • Develop mathematic models that maximize Dealer Tire and dealership profitability and inventory while minimizing costs.
  • Apply statistical and algorithmic methods such as hypothesis testing, regression analysis, forecasting, natural language processing, clustering, classification, survival analysis, simulations and optimization.

Other Duties as Assigned

Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or another quantitative field.
  • 3-5 years of related work experience.
  • Effective project management experience with proven results required.
  • Strong ability to present complex technical material to executive audiences.
  • Pricing optimization system experience is a plus.
  • Advanced proficiency in programming languages for statistics and automation (90% Python, 10% Go and R)
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, VBA)
  • Proficient in data-access languages (SQL, PostgreSQL, T-SQL)
  • Proficient with version control approaches for product development (Unit testing, Git, documentation, logging, etc.)
  • Experience with statistical modeling, supervised and unsupervised machine-learning frameworks is a plus (SciPy, sklearn, etc.)
  • Familiarity with AWS Amazon Web Services is a plus (Codecommit, S3, Lambda, EventBridge, SystemsManager, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Alteryx for automated reporting is a plus.
  • Works with a sense of urgency and is able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Competencies Required

  • Results Orientation
  • Agility
  • Initiative
  • Influence
  • Customer Focus
  • Inspire Others
  • Empower Others
  • Provide Direction
  • Manage Resources
  • Formulate Vision

Physical Job Requirements

  • Continuous viewing from and inputting to a computer screen.
  • Sitting for long periods of time.
  • Travel as necessary, <10%.

Drug Policy

Dealer Tire is a drug-free environment.  All applicants being considered for employment must pass a pre-employment drug screening before beginning work.

Why Dealer Tire: An amazing opportunity to join a growing organization, built on the efforts of hard working, innovative, and team-oriented people. We offer a competitive salary + bonus, and a comprehensive benefit package including: paid time off, medical, dental, vision, and 401k matching (50% on the dollar up to 7% of employee contribution). 

EOE Statement: Dealer Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act*), or any other legally protected status, with respect to employment opportunities. 

*ADA Disclosure: Any candidate who feels that they may need an accommodation to complete this application, or any portions of same, based on the impact of a disability should contact Dealer Tire’s Human Resources Department to discuss your specific needs. Please feel free to contact us at or via phone at 833-483-8232.

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