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Staff Data Scientist

Walmart


Location:
SAN BRUNO, CA
Date:
11/21/2017
2017-11-212017-12-20
Job Code:
879217BR
Walmart
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Staff Data Scientist in SAN BRUNO, CA | Walmart Careers

Staff Data Scientist

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Career Area
  • Job Function Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 879217BR

What you'll do at

The Staff Data Scientist, Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics, will lead various projects that deliver future operational strategies across Walmart’s e-Commerce Supply Chain. The Staff Data Scientist will be primarily responsible for leading advanced analytical modeling, simulation and optimization projects sponsored by the senior executive team. He/she will support our strategic plans, both creating and implementing strategic operational improvements to enable expansion of our business’s scope and scale. This role is part of the Walmart eCommerce Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics team – a future-focused, action-biased, data-driven department chartered with improving all aspects of the supply chain from network design to inbound/outbound transportation and multi-channel initiatives by leveraging big data. This is a high-impact and high-visibility role within the organization with expectations to deliver immediate results.

A Staff Data Scientist is responsible for analyzing large data sets, developing custom models and authoring deployable algorithms. Staff Data Scientists typically work within project teams to provide technical and analytical leadership. Staff Data Scientists are often responsible for building large data sets from multiple sources. Staff Data Scientists are also responsible for researching new trends in the industry and utilizing up-to-date technology and analytical methods in their assigned projects.
Responsibilities include:
• Manage and execute entire projects from start to finish including cross-functional project management, data gathering and manipulation, analysis and modeling, and communication of insights and recommendations.
• Demonstrate a high degree of originality and creativity when developing solutions to improve existing business processes within supply chain utilizing methods such as statistical analysis, regression modeling and optimization.
• Work independently to manage multiple projects at once while ensuring deadlines are met and data output is accurate and appropriate for the business. Must also be able to deal with ambiguity and make independent decisions about what data and approach is best for the task at hand.
• Build scalable and complex supply chain models and processes to optimize supply chain strategies with goals to deliver excellent customer experience while balancing operating cost and asset efficiency.
• Identify areas of opportunity and drive results partnering with cross functional partners
• Develop relationships with Wal-Mart functional areas in San Bruno, CA, as well as in Bentonville, AR, to identify best practices, solicit input/data, coordinate inter-disciplinary initiatives and to gather support for recommendations
• Potential projects can include:
- Create models to analyze the supply chain network need to support future sales growth with scenario modeling capabilities to understand the sensitivity to multiple variables; provide insight to Logistics executives on opening, closing, or repurposing DCs; analyze impact to multiple networks simultaneously; and create scenario analyses extending beyond the five-year modeling horizon
- Develop optimization logic and tool to determine truckload lane strategy for outbound transportation balancing cost and SLA requirements
- Develop logic and tool to determine optimal share of volume to process in various customer buying channels in the company balancing inventory availability, capacity, cost, and service level requirements

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Minimum Qualifications

• PhD is required in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or Supply Chain Management is
• 4+ years of post-graduate work experience, including demonstrated success in leading business analysis projects to achieve business-impacting results
• Extensive experience in one or more supply chain domains and related information systems – distribution/transportation, sourcing, planning, manufacturing and inventory management
• Experience with large data set mining tools and open-source programming tools, (e.g., R, Python, HiveQL, Spark)
• Experience with network modeling tools and network optimization techniques - long range planning is a plus
• Experience with statistical analysis, regression modeling, data mining, financial analysis, and optimization.
• Expert in MS-Excel and SQL
• Competent in MS-PowerPoint and comfortable building presentation materials to tell a clear story
• Ability to foster successful partnerships within cross-functional teams
• Effective communication skills at multiple levels of the organization, including senior management - ability to communicate complex concepts in easy-to-understand terminology
• Ability to champion ideas and influence the organization with fact-driven recommendations
• Strong follow-through skills and acute attention to detail
• Foster and maintain Wal-Mart's four core values:
- Act with Integrity
- Respect for the Individual
- Service to our Customers
- Strive for Excellence

Preferred Qualifications

• MBA
• Lean Sigma expertise
• PMP (Project Management) certification
• Retail e-commerce industry experience

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

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