30 days old

Senior Associate Data Scientist

Framingham, MA 01701

**Sr. Associate Scientist Pricing Strategy**

At Staples, a vibrant group of self-motivated scientists and analysts actively collaborate to provide business-effective, smart and critical pricing strategies for our ecommerce and commercial business customers on an ongoing basis. The highly stimulating environment strongly encourages and supports initiatives and allows for innovation to impact the decision-making processes by providing direct visibility of the outcomes to Senior Leadership. The Sr. Associate Scientist is responsible for improving and scaling the developed algorithms using data-driven mathematical optimization in support of solutions to advanced and complex problems. These problems come from multiple divisions and include challenges as:

+ Developing price elasticity models to estimate the optimal price point for maximum demand

+ Develop and implement time-sensitive pricing algorithms to support Senior Leaderships growth goals

+ Developing and deploying customer segmentation models that optimize customer-specific price points throughout their lifecycle

**Primary Responsibilities** :

+ Work closely with key business partners to understand critical, complex, data-driven business price challenges, and then apply analytical methods to solve them resulting in a significant, positive impact on the Staples bottom-line.

+ Research, design, and implement data models and improve algorithms that analyze diverse sources of data to realize actionable results. Demonstrate quality of models and results through presentations, pilots and reports


**Basic Skills** :

+ MS or advanced degree in Economics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or related field

+ Minimum 4-6 years previous work experience required (2-4 years related experience in B2B pricing or ecommerce pricing work desirable)

+ Experience with mathematical modeling, and mathematical optimization techniques and technologies as well as advanced machine learning, data mining, statistical inference

+ Experience with querying databases in order to drive required analysis independently and swiftly

+ Excellent ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

+ Excellent statistical software skills including Python, R, and SQL

+ Demonstrated strong proficiency at an advanced level in Microsoft Excel (Excel w/ macros / Access) and PowerPoint

**Preferred Skills:**

+ Experience with price elasticity and customer segmentation analysis is a plus

+ Keen attention to detail, and ability to dive deep

+ Demonstrated understanding of financial levers related to pricing

+ The ability to think big, manage ambiguity to move quickly and deliver results in an entrepreneurial environment

+ Fearless but thoughtful in their pursuit of results

+ Flexible and resourceful, and easily adaptable to changes in environment and prioritization

+ Possess excellent business judgment, and a practical, common-sense approach to getting things done

_Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our_ _perks and benefits_ _!_

_Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law._


Posted: 2020-09-22 Expires: 2020-11-21

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