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Chicago IL Full Time Posted: Saturday, 9 November 2019
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Lead Data Scientist - 45786

Data Science - USA Chicago, Illinois

In 100 countries around the world, Nielsen provides clients the most complete understanding of what consumers watch and buy.

As a global leader in measurement and information, we believe providing our clients a precise understanding of the consumer is the key to making the right decisions -- decisions that can lead to profitable growth. At Nielsen, we're always innovating to keep pace with emerging market trends and the increasingly diverse, demanding and connected consumer.

After nearly a century, we're more focused and skilled than ever at providing the complete view of what consumers watch and buy through powerful insights that clarify the relationship between content and commerce. Whether our clients are in media, consumer packaged goods, telecom or advertising, our expansive data and measurement capabilities provide market context and confidence through our long history of innovation and integrity.

Purpose of the role:

Develops data models to meet the needs of the organization s decision making process.

Manages the flow of information between departments through the use of relational databases.

Maintains data integrity by working to eliminate redundancy.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Enable better decisions using the data
  • Help solve client challenges (eg performance mgmt., product or methodology evolution POC)
  • Translate Clients' requirements to actionable solutions or products
  • Identify new business opportunities within USA Coca-Cola Business

Role requirements: E=essential, P=preferred

E- Bachelors or Masters degree in Statistics, Operations Research, or Econometrics with outstanding analytical expertise and strong technical leadership

E- 4+ years of experience in quantitative analysis, and a strong educational background in an engineering, statistical or technical field

E- Vast knowledge in modelling techniques and methodologies: Linear regression, Time series Regression, K mean, Neural Networks, Decision trees, Classification, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, etc.

E - Leads prototyping (what -ifs) as well as supporting pilot programs for R&D purposes. The primary areas includes - but not limited to - trend analyses, identifying gaps for improvements in coverage, representation/sampling, bias reduction, indirect estimation, data integration, automation, generalization, harmonization as well as working with different data sources.

E- Proficient in Python, R, SQL or other statistical packages.

E- Domain in managing clients and proven experience of solving complex client requirements.

E- Demonstrates experience in statistical techniques, market research methodologies, research processes, operations as well as knowledge of the complexity of consumer businesses and client needs.

E- Ability to lead and influence with other functional areas as a team and deliver results on time and per-spec.

E- Strong project management and communication skills

E- Ability to present and explain methodological and operational solutions to executive leadership



We're in tune with what the world is watching, buying, and everything in between. If you can think of it, we're measuring it. We sift through the small stuff and piece together big pictures to provide a comprehensive understanding of what's happening now and what's coming next for our clients. Today's data is tomorrow's marketplace revelation.

We like to be in the middle of the action. That's why you can find us at work in over 100 countries. From global industry leaders to small businesses, consumer goods to media companies, we work with them all. We're bringing in data 24/7 and the possibilities are endless. See what's next with us at Nielsen:

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular

Primary Location: Chicago, Illinois

Secondary Locations: ,

Travel: No

Chicago IL, United States of America
11/9/2019 7:59:49 AM

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