Vice President – Data Science

Engine Group
Engine Group

Job Overview

OverviewEngine exists to help future-proof their clients’ businesses. In a fast-changing world, they empower their clients to outperform in the present and win in the future. Driven by data. Fueled by imagination. Powered by technology. Engine is an ecosystem of creative wunderkinds, uber-nerds, business consultants, cultural mavens and channel specialists working together to help clients grow. With global headquarters in New York and 17 offices across North America, the UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Engine offers clients a vast range of marketing solutions-including insights, content, distribution, data and technology. Find out more at [email protected], ENGINE, are an equal opportunity employer. We strive to promote an organizational environment that values diversity and fosters growth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other basis prohibited by law.RoleEngine Insights is seeking an innately curious, passionate go-getter.The ideal candidate is pragmatic, analytical, dependable, professional, experienced, contemporary, consultative, collegial, and fun.The Vice President, Data Science will provide expert-level knowledge in data science, analytics and advanced research methodologies. This role will extend beyond traditional marketing science and incorporate data science and data engineering skills, to work with both structured and unstructured data sources and provide insights to business-critical decisions. The right fit will play a key role along side Data Operations leaders to continue to evolve the Data Science and Analytics function.Responsibilities* Support Research Science & Advanced Analytics team, Business Advisory, Research Excellence in client discussions and proposal preparation related to Data Science, Analytics and Advanced Research Methodologies* Apply advanced analytics to client needs and proposal opportunities in a creative way.* Coach, train, and mentor the Data Science and Analytical Services team on advanced methods* Text Analytics and Social Media monitoring* Stay up to date on latest methodologies and technologies and provide thought leadership that will drive innovation, adopt modern methods, maximize technology and data integrationQualifications* Bachelor’s Degree in highly numerate or scientific subject* Advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred* 8+ years’ experience in tech-enabled marketing insights environment, in data analysis, market research and methodology* Experience managing organization-wide projects within tech-enabled marketing insights environment* Management experience preferred but not required* Detailed knowledge of various research methodologies, sampling design, data weighting methods, data integration, advanced analytical methods* Expertise in data analysis, drawing insights relative to client’s business needs, and communicating insights* Proficiency in a selection of modern data analysis tools, such as SPSS, R, Python, SQL* Experienced in using modern research methods, such as Discrete Choice, Bayesian and Predictive Methods* Familiar with recent advances in data science and analysis, including Machine Learning* Familiar with modern database technologies and their applications* Comfortable with learning and applying new technologies and methods* Great interpersonal and communication skills* Strong ability to bridge commercial needs with advanced methods to tackle business problems* Demonstrates a high level of client service* Familiarity with structured and unstructured data sources and how to apply them to first party sources to create more value and insight* Ability to manage project deadlines, budgets, and scope* Ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical colleagues* Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks to meet multiple deadlines* Strong organization skills* Ability to work through complex issues and take all factors large and small into account when making decisions* Openly communicates with internal teams and partner teams to promote continuous improvement

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