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Data Science Leader

Kforce Technology

This is a Full-time position in Tempe, AZ posted October 23, 2021.


Kforce’s client, a growing company in the Tempe, AZ area, is seeking a couple of Data Science Managers due to the growth of the Company. We are working directly with the Hiring Manager on these search assignments. Once COVID restrictions are lifted, candidates will have the ability to work partially remote. In this role, the Manager of Data Science and Analytics is responsible for leading large-scale advanced analytics projects that drive business results. The ideal candidate should possess the ability to lead all aspects of project work, including interpreting business questions and desired outcomes, selecting the appropriate methodology, data cleaning, exploratory data analysis, model building, and creation of polished deliverables that are suitable for internal and external presentation. Responsibilities of the Manager of Data Science and Analytics:

  • Lead advanced analytics and predictive model development from design through implementation in the areas of retail, pricing and promotion, marketing, merchandising, and other areas of the business as needed
  • Utilize data mining and statistical techniques to derive business value from store, product, operations, financial, and customer transactional data
  • Clearly and concisely explain complex analytical findings to non-analytical peers and business leaders
  • Along with the Director and Senior Director, help to define how the Enterprise Data & Analytics team works with different business units to achieve desired outcomes
  • Provide a strong analytical voice to the rest of the business and be an advocate for using analytics to solve problems and create business value
  • Attract, retain, and develop other team members; provide feedback on areas for development
  • Conduct ad-hoc analyses as required

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a quantitative focus (Statistics, Business Analytics, Data Science, Math, Economics, etc.)
  • MS Degree is a plus
  • Manager of Data Science and Analytics must have at least 6-10+ years of experience in a data science/advanced analytics role; prefer experience with pricing and promotion analytics
  • 2-4+ years of successful experience in a supervisory role leading a team, or demonstrated ability to independently lead large-scale advanced analytics projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of R, Python, or other analytical programming language
  • Ability to query large data sets using SQL or Spark; experience with cloud-based environments preferred
  • Experience using Data visualization software such as Tableau or Power BI
  • Experience applying statistical and machine learning techniques such as regression, time series forecasting, clustering, optimization, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate the business benefits of analytics
  • Availability to travel occasionally

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.