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Data Scientist

Job Location: IL - Chicago, NY - New York, PA - Berwyn

Regional Description: Northeast

Job Number: 00627714


- Job description

The Company:


Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world.  The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.  Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.


Accenture people build careers in four different areas of our business: Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing and internal Corporate Functions.  Each area offers a unique career experience and a compelling mix of work and training opportunities, work environment and structure for career progression.


Accenture Interactive Operations professionals help our clients achieve increased operational efficiency and effectiveness for direct marketing communications.  In addition, our professionals design marketing programs that help our clients achieve their acquisition, growth and retention objectives across B2C, B2B and B2B2C business models.  These technologies typically include campaign management, lead and/or loyalty management, content management, and data management solutions. 



The Position:


The Data Scientist Consultant for Accenture Interactive Operations will gather, analyze and model client data (customers, financials, operational, organizational, access channel), key performance indicators, and/or market data (competitors, products, suppliers), using a broad set of analytical tools and techniques to develop quantitative and qualitative business insights and improve decision-making. This person will be working on advanced statistical techniques by finding relationship between multiple variables.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Execute analytics efforts in areas specific to the business function and industry of focus, for example:
    • Design of distribution network
    • Demand forecasting
    • Aggregate planning
    • Supply/capacity management
    • Inventory management
  • Identify and recommend process improvements based on results of analytics work


Data Analytics and Information Technology

  • Utilize tools (e.g., cross tabulation, conjoint analysis, cluster analysis, multi-dimensional scaling, factor analysis, multiple discriminant analysis, regression and correlation) and algorithms for data mining (e.g., association rules, artificial neural network, decision tress, time series) to develop business data insights
  • Design quantitative and qualitative research approaches/programs and design surveys (sampling, questionnaire preparation, scales, reliability and validity of questionnaire)
  • Conduct study of central tendency, dispersion, skewness and kurtosis of nominal & ordinal (non-metric), interval & ratio (metric) data
  • Responsible for statistical inference of data through estimation techniques and hypothesis testing
  • Gather business intelligence for decision making


Project Management

  • Manage project scheduling including Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Critical Path Analysis, PERT, management of PMBOK knowledge areas like cash flow estimation, resource loading and leveling, Schedule crashing, risks identification, assessment & control
  • Support project monitoring and control through Earned Value Analysis

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years of professional experience specific to data analysis, data science, forecasting techniques, and competitive analysis


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative discipline (business/finance/economics/engineering/ mathematics) or equivalent
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency in Access, PowerPoint, and Word

Professional Skills:

  • Ability to communicate with customers in a clear and straightforward manner
  • Ability to work collaboratively, independently and multi-task
  • Ability to prioritize and organize effectively
  • Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

Travel Requirements:

·       This position requires limited travel of approximately 10% as needed to meet internal and external client demands


Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).


Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.


Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


Equal Employment Opportunity. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.


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