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Lead Data Scientist, Procurement Strategy & Insights

Company: Unilever
Location: Englewood Cliffs
Posted on: June 11, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT PROCUREMENTPart of the Supply Chains family, Procurement is responsible for over 30B of material and services spend globally with more than 70,000 suppliers. Getting the right materials, sustainably sourced and ensuring responsible procurement is critical to ensuring our brands with purpose grow. Our teams work closely with the business to understand brand needs, bring supplier innovation to meet changing consumer needs and drive financial value for Unilever through competitive buying. We are at the forefront of digital procurement, bringing new tools and analytics to drive data-based decisions.With over 1400 employees globally, we support a network of thousands of suppliers, more than 1.5 million smallholder farmers who in turn support communities of over 7 million people. Our strategy is Procurement with Purpose and focuses on buying responsibly, buying better and growing together with partners around the world and we have an ambition that is based on three key drivers: Being Purpose-Led, Value-Driven and Future-Fit.PROCUREMENT STRATEGY & INSIGHTSThe Procurement Strategy & Insights Team serves as the nerve centre of the Unilever global procurement organization, which enables the procurement organization to design and deliver step-change across the procurement value chain, operating process, and business model. This team is responsible for:

  • Sensing and incubating innovative ideas, new business models & transformation programs for value creation as UPLT partners
  • Enabling transformation programs, facilitating upskilling of employees, and developing strategy with respective portfolio VPs and PCLF members
  • Identifying and scaling up best practices across the global procurement organizationMAIN JOB PURPOSEReporting to the Data Strategy & Digital Lead, Global Procurement, the purpose of this role is:
    • Lead a team of Data Analyst and Data Engineer to deliver the data strategy and analytics hub agenda
    • Design framework and target operating model for a sustainable and scalable data product
    • Provide expert data science input and advice into strategic projects across Procurement
    • Utilizing data to drive future-fit procurement strategy and to create value in competitive buying, resilience & partnerships
    • Build strategic partnership with other data teams across Unilever (e.g., D&A, UniOps, Supplier Operations, Digital R&D, Digital Supply Chain)KEY INTERACTIONSThe Lead Data Scientist, Procurement Strategy & Insights will interface with the following stakeholders:
      • Chief Procurement Officer, UPLT members & PCLF
      • Head of Global Procurement Strategy & Insights
      • Head of Procurement Supplier Operations and team
      • Other Procurement Strategy & Insights Lead
      • Procurement Finance Team
      • Chief Data Officer
      • Data & Analytics Team
      • Real-time Visibility & Analytics (RTVA) Team
      • Key Suppliers and agencies/partnersKEY ACCOUNTABILITIESFuture-Fit Data Products Development for Procurement
        • Create future-fit data products blueprint for Procurement
        • Identify, transform, and connect all procurement relevant data
        • Ensure consistent and trusted data across Procurement Organization
        • Design data modelling processes, create algorithms and predictive models
        • Democratize data for self-service analytics and insights generation
        • Support Sourcing Team on Business Intelligence and Advance Analytics for value creationStrategic Partnership, Internal & External
          • Create joint data strategy with D&A, Supplier Operations, Digital R&D and Supply Chain team
          • Manage initiatives / solutions in collaboration with other Strategy & Insights team members
          • Manage internal flexible resources on potential innovation programs with agile principles
          • Scouting for potential disruptive solutions from external partnersLEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS
            • Strategic, Systemic Thinking & Entrepreneurial
            • Strong Talent catalyst to bring the best out of people
            • Outstanding problem-solving and analytical skills
            • Consumer Love, High Growth & Innovation mindset
            • Strong Communication & Influencing skillsSKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
              • Experienced Data Scientist (min. 3 years) in building data architecture design, development of large-scale data platforms, and data modelling with ability to measure success and impact
              • 3-5 years of experience of managing supply chain and/or procurement data analytics either in Unilever / FMCG industry or in a large complex organisation with strong portfolio and market expertise
              • Proficient in data/statistics programming languages (Python/R), familiar with database languages (SQL/NoSQL/GSQL), and have an experience in analysing geospatial data
              • Demonstrated skills in selecting the right statistical tools given a data analysis problem, good logical thinking, and ability to quickly learn and understand new business problem to apply data techniques
              • Strong business and commercial acumen
              • Has a comprehensive understanding of Agile principles, values, methodologies, and practices that enable agility and approaches delivery with an iterative and incremental (test - do learn) approach
              • Ability to work independently and lead diverse teams, across different geographiesWhat We Can Offer You Culture for Growth (https://www.unilever.com/about/who-we-are/our-vision/) - Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits (http://www.unileverrealbenefits.com/) - Every Voice Matters (https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/the-sustainable-living-plan/enhancing-livelihoods/opportunities-for-women/upholding-diversity/) - Global Reach (https://www.unilever.com/brands/) - Unilever: Life - LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/unilever/life/b7f02351-17bd-4ffc-aaa9-2d984072cd3a/) - Strategy - Unilever (https://www.unilever.com/our-company/strategy/) - Why work for Unilever (https://www.unilever.com/careers/why-work-for-unilever/) - Careers at Unilever (https://careers.unilever.com/) - Unilever Global Website (https://www.unilever.com/) - Check Out Our Space (https://www.themuse.com/companies/unilever/office) For office-based, Research & Development, and remote positions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment. Religious and/or medical accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check. If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at NA.Accommodations@unilever.com . Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses. Job Category: Data & AnalyticsJob Type: Data Scientist Manager D&AIndustry: UnileverExperiencedProfessionals

Keywords: Unilever, Tenafly , Lead Data Scientist, Procurement Strategy & Insights, Other , Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

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