Join Land O’Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork, building vibrant communities along the way. We’re a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative, which means we work for one another—not Wall Street. We’re proud to rank a Top Workplace. We offer:
Competitive compensation and rewards Best-in-class healthcare for you and your family Powerful savings programs Training and career progression Dairy Technical Solutions/Dairy Data Management
This position is remote (virtual) and can be located anywhere in the US.
The Senior Data Scientist is responsible for identifying, designing, and building advanced analytic solutions across the the Dairy Foods business unit. The Senior Data Scientist will be a key contributor in the Dairy Foods Data & Analytics Product Team, partnering closely with business teams and IT colleagues to drive data-driven decision making. This position will translate business requirements into technical analyses and models to drive revenue, decrease costs, and/or optimize business results. The Senior Data Scientist will identify data science use cases, conduct exploratory data analysis, and implement machine learning algorithms and techniques. The Sr Data Scientist will have excellent communication skills and be comfortable communicating across a broad range of technical and non-technical audiences in a variety of settings. The right candidate will have a passion for educating the business and IT on data science and articulate the value it brings.
Experience-Education (Required): Bachelor's degree in Business Analytics, Mathematics or related discipline; or an equivalent combination of demonstrated skills or experience 5+ years professional experience in designing and developing analytics solutions 3+ years’ experience in statistical programming such as Python, R, SAS, SPSS, etc. Demonstrated knowledge of statistical and analytic techniques including regression, clustering, classification, etc. Demonstrated ability to translate between business requirements and technical specifications and to communicate results and findings with non-technical business partners Experience using traditional and modern platforms including cloud storage and compute technologies Intermediate to Advanced SQL skills
Competencies-Skills (Required): Identify key business requirements that will drive the design, development, implementation, and delivery of models, quantitative analyses, and other analytical solutions Conceptualize, design, and develop analytical solutions that are stable and scalable to meet business needs using the latest technologies Partner closely with Data Architecture, Data Management, and Data Visualization teams to build optimal analytical solutions that lead to the desired business outcomes Collaborate with and influence multiple stakeholder groups to ensure alignment with standards, guidelines and best practices Provide thought leadership and education to business partners regarding analytic best practices Enable analytic end-users by onboarding new end-users to the analytic platforms while providing recurring training workshops, prototype sessions and holding office hours Aid in enabling enterprise roll out of advanced analytic capabilities Identify, report, and escalate risks to manager and stakeholders appropriately
Experience-Education (Preferred): Master’s degree in Business Analytics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of demonstrated skills and experience
Competencies-Skills (Preferred): CPG and manufacturing industry experience Experience with cloud-based model training and production Experience with Docker containerization Experience working in a scrum/agile team; utilizing tools such as Azure DevOps, Jira, version1
As a full time employee you will receive a wide range of benefits for you and your dependents: 3 medical plan choices including HSA plan options Vision & dental plan Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability, parental leave, caregiver leave and emergency leave 401(k) plan with company match and additional automatic contribution regardless of participation Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program Wellness program focused on Physical, Financial and Emotional Health with opportunity for cash incentives
Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.
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Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2020 annual sales of $14 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 232 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 99 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands and businesses in agriculture and food production including Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Truterra, LLC. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.