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Principal Data Scientist (Algorithm)

Location: Deerfield
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Job Responsibilties:

  • Utilizes statistical modeling to make predictions about future outcomes and in multiple scenarios. Evangelizes new ideas / technologies / solutions to gain acceptance from a wide range of audiences.
  • Interprets and applies data in the most complex analyses and explains findings to business audiences to improve products and processes.
  • Sets the vision for manipulation and analysis of large and complex data sets.
  • Leads the development and execution of statistical and mathematical analyses to support business decisions enterprise wide or for multiple business functions. Analyses have substantial impact on business operations or outcomes.
  • Documents projects including business objectives, data gathering and processing, leading approaches, final algorithm, detailed set of results and analytical metrics.
  • Leads the design and development of new and/or complex algorithms and statistical predictive models and determines analytical approaches and modeling techniques to evaluate scenarios and potential future outcomes.
  • Implements activities that impact the critical directions of the organization. Typically assigned to the most critical and strategic / complex / high risk undertakings.
  • Determines leading edge technical / business approaches and/or develops major new technical tools.
  • Interacts with internal and external peers and management to develop unprecedented solutions that affect several areas.
  • Guides and mentors, a wide range of audiences. Provides guidance regarding analytical approach and iteration of algorithms.
    About Walgreens and WBA

    Walgreens () is included in the U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare segments of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader with a 170 year heritage of caring for communities. WBA's purpose is to create more joyful lives through better health. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving nearly 10 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services, including those that drive equitable access to care for the nation's medically underserved populations. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high quality products and services in communities nationwide.
    Basic Qualifications
    • Master's degree in statistics, data science, mathematics, economics OR a quantitative, computational or technical discipline AND at least 4 years of post graduate professional work experience in a statistical function
    • Deep knowledge of open source data science and statistics packages such as Python, R, Spark, etc.
    • Experience in data science, advanced analytics, or statistics.
    • Experience interrogating data, performing analyses, interpreting data, and presenting to business audiences.
    • Deep knowledge of SQL
    • Experience establishing and maintaining key relationships with internal (peers, business partners and leadership) and external (business community, clients and vendors) within a matrix organization to develop strategies that meet department goals within budget and timelines.
    • Experience presenting findings to all levels of an organization, including the C Suite level.
    • At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace.
    • At least 3 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross functional team leadership.
    • Willing to travel up to/at least 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state). Preferred Qualifications
      • PhD in statistics, data science, mathematics, economics OR a quantitative, computational or technical discipline AND at least 2 years of post graduate professional work experience in a statistical function

Keywords: WALGREENS, Arlington Heights , Principal Data Scientist (Algorithm), Other , Deerfield, Illinois

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