Manager of Data Sciences

Giant Tiger

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About this Opportunity

Recognized as an Employer of Choice in the National Capital Region, Giant Tiger’s Home Office provides a dynamic work environment with many opportunities for a fulfilling career. We are a Canadian owned and operated retailer (and proud of it!), with a strong commitment to the community, and over 60 years of success. If you are looking for a challenging and stimulating career, Giant Tiger may be right for you. We believe in opportunities for growth & development, teamwork, and engagement.

Manager of Data Sciences; Purpose

To build, lead and direct the Data Sciences program at Giant Tiger leveraging the data to drive revenue, productivity, customer experience and profitability for the company.  As the Manager of Data Sciences you and your team will perform statistical analysis, build models and leverage machine learning to solve complex business problems and drive the value of data in the organization through customer interactions and operational executions.

Manager of Data Sciences; Role Highlights

Leadership & People Management (25%)         

  • Build and oversee a team that leads the execution of the data sciences roadmap
  • Build cross functional alignment between internal teams to develop and deliver effective and innovative data driven solutions for the business (digital and retail)
  • Develop iterative an overall data sciences program at Giant Tiger
  • Develop and maintain an agile team culture with a focus on fostering a collaborative, transparent and creatively curious environment

Data Sciences (50%)

  • Lead the development of ML and statistical models through the full lifecycle – research, model development and testing, debugging, monitoring, optimization.
  • Ensure processes within the data sciences practices are developed and documented
  • Establish a low-code/low-infrastructure ML/AI strategy based on the Google Cloud Platform
  • Build an architecture to support large scale data ingestion in a scalable, efficient and automated process
  • Present results and advise on direction of outputs from data sciences and model outputs

Data Sciences SME (15%)

  • Advise and consults within the great Giant Tiger company on ML/AI and data sciences to support overall business goals
  • Work with 3rd party partners and Giant Tiger teams to validate models and approaches to data outside of the Data Science practice
  • Act as the SME for Data Sciences in the organization and ensure you are up to date on trends and developments in the industry

Reporting & Non-Routine Tasks (10%)

  • Identify and report on primary KPIs and conduct regular performance reviews
  • Develop processes for the digital team to enhance data quality and performance

Manager of Data Sciences; Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to: Head of Data Sciences and Analytics
  • Direct Reports:
  • Data Scientists X 3

Manager of Data Sciences; Candidate Requirements

  • 5+ years experience working in a quantitative role ideally in a retail company
  • 2+ years of experience managing a team of data scientists
  • Ability to run rigorous experiments and come up with scientifically sound recommendations
  • A desire to leverage data to improve business performance
  • Ability to translate business needs into analytical frameworks
  • Post-secondary education is required
  • Experience with AI/ML
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform, Segment and Looker

Giant Tiger is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fair and accessible employment procedures. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants and employees with disabilities.

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