Lead Data Scientist

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Job Overview
Job Overview:

You’ll explore new business opportunities and partner with our most critical lines of business to find new ways to increase customer loyalty, drive sales growth, and improve the customer experience.

As part of the Marketing – Data Science Group, the Lead Data Scientist will develop innovative analytical approaches to customer and targeting strategies. The Lead Data Scientist will create practical methods to understand customer health, forecast customer preferences, simulate business outcomes, and optimize major investments. The Lead Data Scientist will work closely with cross functional groups to enhance analytical capabilities, identify new growth opportunities, and develop persuasive interactive visualizations. Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:
  • Answer complex business questions by using appropriate statistical techniques on available data or designing and running experiments to gather data.

  • Adapt standard or develop novel applications of classification, forecasting, simulation, optimization, and summarization techniques.

  • Work closely with cross functional teams to encourage best practices for experimental design and data analysis.

  • Create compelling interactive visualizations and presentations to enhance decision making capabilities throughout the company.

  • Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality.



  • At least one year of industry experience with Master’s or Ph.D. required in relevant technical field such as Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or Economics.

  • Experience working with large data sets.

  • Expert knowledge of analytical tools such as SAS, R, Matlab, or STATA and scripting languages such as Python, Perl, or PHP.

Communication Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analyses in a clear, precise, and actionable manner.

Mathematical Skills:
  • Basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and analytical skills.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and make sound decisions.

Physical Demands:
  • This position involves regular walking, standing, sitting for extended periods of time, hearing, and talking.

  • May occasionally involve stooping, kneeling, or crouching.

  • May involve close vision, color vision, depth perception, focus adjustment, and viewing computer monitor for extended periods of time.

  • Involves manual dexterity for using keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment.

  • May involve moving or lifting items under 10 pounds.

Other Skills:

  • Strong passion for answering complex business questions using structured problem solving and rigorous data analysis.

  • Curiosity and desire to learn about business needs and strategies from close collaboration with business partners such as the CRM, Marketing Effectiveness, and Customer Analytics teams.

  • Familiarity with visualization tools such as Tableau, Looker or Spotfire.

  • Familiarity with relational databases and SQL.

Work Hours:
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and company needs.

This job description is not all inclusive. In addition, Macy’s, Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy’s, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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