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Senior Data Scientist, FP&A

Company: The J. M. Smucker Company
Location: Akron
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

The J.M. Smucker Company has a unique culture rooted in our Basic Beliefs, strengthened by Our Commitment to Each Other and perpetuated by the creation of an environment that leads to the continued growth of our employees.

Inspired by more than 120 years of business success and five generations of family leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and pets love. The Company s portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, includes iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers , Jif and Milk-Bone plus new favorites like Caf Bustelo , Smucker s Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish . Over the past two decades, the Company has grown rapidly by thoughtfully acquiring leading and emerging brands, while ensuring the business has a positive impact on its 7,000+ employees, the communities it is a part of and the planet. For more information about The J. M. Smucker Company, visit https://jmsmucker.com.

The Senior Data Scientist, FP&A role is primarily responsible for developing new analytical capabilities across FP&A (and across finance), including the design of visual, predictive, and prescriptive analysis to drive business results.

TITLE

Senior Data Scientist, FP&A

LOCATION

Orrville, OH (Close proximity to Cleveland/Akron)

REPORTS TO

Vice President FP&A & U.S. Business Finance

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Data Scientist, FP&A role is primarily responsible for developing new analytical capabilities across FP&A (and across finance), including the design of visual, predictive, and prescriptive analysis to drive business results. This role will contribute to the identification and communication of key insights utilized by leadership and the broader finance team(s) to execute our financial strategy. The development of new financial processes, models, and visualizations will be a key component of the role. Contributions from this role directly link to the Corporate Financial Strength strategic initiative and the Finance Transformation initiative. In addition, the person in this role will be expected to connect with the Finance Technology team and broader Corporate data science initiatives in order to maintain community and develop best practices in Finance.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

* Apply data science techniques on disparate financial data sources to simplify processes and generate insights to execute the Company s financial strategy and initiatives

* Develop financial models and predictive analytics, specifically contributing to the Company s ability to deploy its annual plan, monthly forecast, and strategic long-range plan

* Work cross functionally and engage across FP&A (Corporate, SBA, and Customer Finance teams) to elevate level of data driven insights and decision-making capabilities and present findings and assumptions to key stakeholders

* Develop new capabilities including dashboards and flash reporting to support issue resolution, insight generation and decision making

* Enhance financial analytical capabilities and insights effectiveness around product innovation, product margins, cost management and customer financials

* Identify opportunities to leverage machine learning, text mining, driver-based planning

* Collaborate with finance colleagues and business partners to ideate, identify, prioritize and deliver business opportunities

* Identify new data sources, inclusive of external sources, to enhance results and unveil opportunities

* Increase the capability across the finance organization by researching and sharing new analytic techniques and tools

* Share analytics tools and techniques with the broader organization analytics team and business partners to enhance the organizational finance and analytics acumen

* Partner with finance colleagues to present findings, assumption and recommendations to key stakeholders

SELECTION CRITERIA

Education

* Bachelor's or Master s degree in Data Analytics, Statistics, Applied Math, Computer Science, or related field

* Certification in Finance a plus

Experience

* 4+ years in a Data Scientist / Statistician / Quantitative Analyst role

* Experience with:

* Statistical modeling, Machine Learning (supervised and unsupervised), Forecasting, dimensionality reduction

* Python or R

* SQL

* Spotfire or Tableau

* HTML, CSS, JavaScript

* Knowledge of multiple business functional areas and financial processes

* Proven ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team required

* Leadership interactions

* Ability to influence and implement change

* Prior experience in financial analysis and modeling preferred

* Prior experience working with financial data, systems, or statements preferred

Other

* Passionately curious

* Ability to connect-the-dots applying concepts/ideas/learnings from one project/functional group to another and/or combining ideas from several areas into a larger idea/project

* Demonstrated ability of balancing and prioritizing numerous requests while providing visibility to stakeholders

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The J. M. Smucker Company (the Company ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: The J. M. Smucker Company, Akron , Senior Data Scientist, FP&A, Accounting, Auditing , Akron, Ohio

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