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Lead Data Scientist - Testing & Measurement

Minneapolis, MN 55415
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About us:

Target is aniconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of Americas leading retailers.

Behind one of the worlds best loved brands, is a uniquely capable and brilliant team of data analysts, scientists, product owners and engineers. The testing and measurement team drives continuous innovation and business growth through experimentation using testing and measurement philosophy for Target stores, Target.com and Target Mobile. The testing and measurement team plays a key role in identifying, testing and measuring the top growth opportunities at any given time. We are here to help Target improve the guest experience, whether guests shop us in stores, on Target.com or on Target Mobile.

A role with Targets testing and measurement team is a chance to help develop our in-housestrength for getting the maximum value from Targets many data assets. We see data as a product, and as anopportunity to experiment, to refine our approach to new guest experiences. This is how we bring to lifewhat wasnt possible yesterday, and generate new revenue sources for Target in the process. Our purposeis to accelerate testing across the enterprise to fuel the continuous innovation that we believe is the key toexceeding guest expectations in Target stores, on Target.com and on Target Mobile. Together, we positively impact changes across various initiatives, processes and interdependencies that require exceptional data collection, testing, measurementand analysis ultimately leading to quicker and more meaningful decision-making at Target.

About the Job:

  • Capability integration

    • Youll serve as a primary point person for defining and designing store & multichannel-based test strategies across numerous business decision verticals

    • Youll teach and evangelize the role testing and insights can play to accelerate innovation and reduce the risk of major investment decisions

  • Partner Consultation

    • Youll work closely with business, analyst, scientist, product and engineering teams on how to use testing and measurement methods to achieve defined goals and objectives in the best possible way

    • Youll help your partners synthesize test results, and any additional data or analysis, into storylines to communicate compelling narratives to decision makers and key stakeholders

    • To do this, you should have the ability to tell a persuasive story about a problem, the solution, the impact and the value of implementing the solution

    • This requires someone passionate about data, testing, measurement and its application to improve both business strategies, as well as our in-house testing and measurement solutions

  • Improve Decision Making

    • Youll democratize data and insights as you deliver self-service dashboards to your partners

    • Youll design and deliver insights using a mixture of analytical and visualization techniques

    • This requires strong problem solving skills and working knowledge of query optimization on large data sets

    • Youll work with all data and analysis completion in ourHadoop ecosystem

  • Job duties may changeat any time due to business and product needs

About you:

  • You are passionate about process improvement and testing and are borderline-obsessed with control groups

  • You desire to be a mentor and thought leader for your team, and your natural curiosity is infectious

  • You like the word "incremental" when its applied to measurement but prefer "step change" when talking about business results

  • You know how to get above the math and explain the core idea to business users who don't always love hearing the excruciating details

  • You instinctively minimize complexity, focus on the customer and drive outcomes.

  • 5-7 years of work experience in test design & analysis, data science, consulting, or data engineeringroles

  • Fluency in at least 1 analytic business domain such as 1:1 loyalty, marketing measurement, merchandising, supply chain, pricing/markdown optimization, etc..

  • Fluent in A/B and multivariate testing in a multi-channel setting

  • Intermediate to advanced SQL experience writing complex queries

  • Experience working with product managers and business leaders to develop product roadmaps and feature development

  • Ability to identify and succinctly work through roadblocks, constraints, and trade-offs to propose solutions and drive toward resolution

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

  • Additional experience with analytics tools such as: DOMO, Hadoop/Hive, R, Python, Spark, and equivalent technologies

  • Bachelors degree with strong academic performance in a quantitative field; or strong equivalent experience

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

Posted: 2021-05-18 Expires: 2021-08-14
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