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Sr. Data Scientist – 37482

Data Science – USA Chicago, Illinois

Data Scientist

Do you know what consumers buy? What consumers watch? Nielsen Knows!

Nielsen is the world’s leading marketing and media information company. We’re passionate about measuring and analyzing how people interact with digital and traditional media, and in-store environments-locally and globally. Businesses worldwide use our services to better manage their brands, launch and grow product portfolios, and optimize their media mix.

The primary role of a Senior Data Scientist in the Client Inquiry team is to aid in maintaining the highest of data quality through investigation and resolution of specific client concerns. Team members are required to routinely extract and analyze data thoroughly and efficiently in order to identify breakdowns in data quality. They must also be able to clearly communicate these findings to our internal and external clients. Additionally, they must be able to think critically and creatively to develop solutions and be able to utilize SQL and Python code to perform their investigations.

The Client Inquiry role provides a great opportunity to work in a team environment not only within the Client Inquiry team itself, but across several different business functions. Individuals will be pushed not only to innovate and develop technical solutions, but be able to present their findings and solutions to a variety of audiences including our clients themselves. 

Key Responsibilities

    • Lead detailed analysis to investigate client concerns with Nielsen Retail Measurement Services data
    • Conduct elementary deductive reasoning and think critically
    • Manage multiple investigations/projects simultaneously
    • Represent Data Science in client meetings and in interactions with other departments
    • Provide explanation of products and methodologies directly to clients in a format that meets their level of understanding
    • Detect, troubleshoot, and resolve system anomalies that disrupt client deliverables
    • Continually develop technological skill set
    • Identify and develop technological tools that streamlines investigation process

Qualifications

    • Advanced degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, operations research, economics, business or fields that employ rigorous data analysis
    • 4-6 years’ experience in at least one of the following fields: data science, survey design, behavioral methods, data analysis, business administration/operations, consulting, logistics/supply chain, management information systems, or operations management/research
    • Desire to learn and continually upgrade skills
    • Disposition to simplify research, work processes, and complex statistical concepts
    • Quantitative aptitude with proven data analysis and problem solving skills
    • Proficiency with Python, SAS, R or other statistical packages
    • Exposure to big data technologies and machine learning
    • Strong verbal, presentation, and written skills
    • Strong planning and organizational skills
    • Proficiency in Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

About Nielsen

Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance.

Nielsen, an S&P 500 company (NYSE: NLSN), has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90% of the world’s population. Nielsen prides itself on being a place where employees can be themselves, make a difference, and grow their careers with the company. It has been named one of the “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” by DiversityInc for three years running and was selected as one of the “Top 35 Companies for Leaders who want Flexibility” by FlexJobs. For more information visit www.nielsen.com .

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

About Nielsen

We’re in tune with what the world is watching, buying, and everything in between. If you can think of it, we’re measuring it. We sift through the small stuff and piece together big pictures to provide a comprehensive understanding of what’s happening now and what’s coming next for our clients. Today’s data is tomorrow’s marketplace revelation.

We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 100 countries. From global industry leaders to small businesses, consumer goods to media companies, we work with them all. We’re bringing in data 24/7 and the possibilities are endless. See what’s next with us at Nielsen: careers.nielsen.com

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular

Primary Location: Chicago , Illinois

Secondary Locations: , , ,

Travel: No

Industry

  • Market Research
  • Management Consulting

Employment Type

Full-time

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  • Other

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