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VF Corporation Sr. Data Scientist, Retail Analytics in Denver, Colorado

Sr. Data Scientist, Retail Analytics : Become the Newest Member of the VF Family

The new “Data Scientist” will provide leadership in the development and expansion of Retail and Customer analytics to support decision-making across VF functions and brands.

This individual will operate across a highly-matrixed, multinational organization and help drive the organization's strategic advantage through more in-depth analysis of structured and unstructured data available across VF Corporation’s brands. The ideal candidate must have an inherent passion for data and data driven thinking and be adept at extracting patterns from volumes of data to drive strategy and operational efficiencies. Additionally, he/she will be tasked with working with the Head of Retail and Customer Analytics and other key stakeholders to build out the analytic capabilities within VF Corporate and Brand teams.

How You Will Make a Difference:

  • Support Development of Advanced Analytics practice: In cooperation with Data Science Team, develop best in class advanced analytics practices for VF and drive analytic culture both corporately and within the brands.

  • Brand Consulting: Perform ongoing analytic projects in support of brand strategies and tactics. Topics will include, but not limited to direct marketing optimization, incorporation of unstructured information, sales attribution, ROI analysis etc.

  • Support Process Improvement: Bring industry best practices to analytic processes to create time efficiencies, so team can broaden efforts to other focus areas.

  • Data Infrastructure: In collaboration with infrastructure in IT teams, make recommendations for data architecture strategy.

  • Tool Assessment: Develop and deploy analytical tools and data science techniques to analyze complex data sets. Monitor trends in data science and alternative sources to ensure that VF Corporation is in tune with best in class tools and techniques.

  • Monitor Trends in Data Science: Explore alternative sources to ensure that VF Corporation is in tune with best in class tools and techniques.

  • Develop/Expand Data Science Team: Recruit talented data science resources and mentor junior team members through effective knowledge sharing to foster long term growth of intellectual asset within VF.

Skills for Success:

  • 10+ years of experience in market research/insights/analytics, competitive intelligence or other similar function with demonstrated ability to manage function in a complex environment with multiple constituencies

  • 10+ years of experience with statistical and predictive modeling in open-source software, such as, R or Python and at least basic familiarity with SAS®, Matlab®, or Stata®

  • BA/BS in a quantitative field (statistics, operations research, mathematics, computer science, economics, analytics) is required; master’s degree in a similar quantitative field from an accredited university is highly desirable

  • Passion for working with numbers and large datasets

  • Highly analytical, self-motivated and desire for continuous learning in job-related subject matter

  • Expertise in statistical modeling and analytical methodology including, regression, classification, clustering, time-series analysis etc.

  • Strong understanding of retail and apparel best practices and trends

  • Ability to influence and work through others to effectively navigate matrixed organization while ensuring that necessary stakeholders are informed

  • Strong communication skills that can influence team and senior leaders to act in a desired manner through written and verbal communication

  • Ability to simplify highly complex analyses and output into terms that are easily accessible and impactful in both written and verbal formats

  • High level of analytical and negotiating skills as evidence by high intelligence, strong financial and analytical capabilities and the proven ability to develop, sell and drive suitable partnerships, alliances, or other transactions to closure

  • Demonstrates a sense of calmness under periods of uncertainty or change while dealing with stress in a manner that sets the necessary tone for the team and function

  • High character and integrity, is consistent and acts in line with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs

  • Ability to mentor and foster growth of junior team members

  • Global outlook with sensitivity and awareness of social and cultural differences

  • Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Travel by air and overnight, as required.

Salary Range:

$120,000.00 USD - $180,000.00 USD annually

Annual Incentive Eligibility :

This position is eligible to participate in VF's Annual Incentive Plan. Incentive Plan awards are contingent upon (1) achievement of your individual objectives and (2) VF achieving its' Corporate and business level financial objectives.

Long Term Incentive Eligibility :

This position is not eligible for long term incentive.

Benefits at VF :

You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on and clicking, Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during your onboarding process.

VF Diversity Vision Statement VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.