Milwaukee Brewers

  • Senior Manager - Data Science

    Job Locations US-WI-Milwaukee
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/6/2018 7:56 AM)
    ID
    2018-1538
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Strategy/Analytics
  • Overview

    The Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club is seeking a Senior Manager – Data Science to build and develop the data science capabilities for the Club’s Business Operations. The Senior Manager – Data Science will work closely with the Vice President – Strategy & Analytics and the rest of the Strategy & Analytics team, as well as the IT department, to research, develop and test mathematical, statistical, and predictive models to support all departments across Business Operations.

    Responsibilities

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

    • Lead and develop the quantitative analysis practice for the Brewers’ Business Operations
    • Develop and test predictive models to support all departments across Business Operations (including but not limited to ticket sales, marketing, food & beverage, retail, sponsorship, human resources, and strategy)
    • Work with software development team to design and build decision-support systems and tools, including web and dashboard development
    • Work with the Brewers’ IT department to manage all strategic aspects of data collection and housing, including the CRM and ticketing databases, providing recommendations to senior management on products and usage as well as helping lead development of new data sources
    • Partner with the Brewers’ IT department to assess all related data systems, processes, and capabilities in order to lead any changes necessary to optimize the club’s analytical approach
    • Work closely with Major League Baseball’s business analytics department to further the data collection and analysis capabilities of both the League and the Club
    • Directly manage one full-time data analyst
    • Communicate findings directly to senior management, providing strategic data-driven recommendations across the business
    • Recommend sources and techniques for proprietary data collection and organization
    • Perform other related duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    • Expertise in mathematical and statistical programming (experience with or willingness to learn Python necessary)
    • Proficiency with SQL and relational databases
    • Experience with visualization tools such as Tableau
    • Creative thinker with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to a non-technical audience
    • Demonstrated desire and ability to act as a leader and mentor to junior analysts
    • Relevant work experience as well as proof of independent projects and studies strongly preferred

    Education and/or Experience

    Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent, with Ph.D. preferred, in Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Econometrics, Computer Science (Machine Learning), or a related field; minimum of five years’ work experience in mathematical, statistical, and predictive modeling (optimization, statistics, and machine learning)

     

    Computer Skills  

    To perform the job successfully, an individual should have strong working experience in scripting languages such as Python or R (Python preferred); SQL and relational databases; visualization tools such as Tableau; individual should also have working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.           

     

    Other Skills and Abilities        

    Creative thinker with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to a non-technical audience

     

    Language Skills                                             

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

     

    Mathematical Skills                                                   

    Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

     

    Reasoning Ability      

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.                              

                                       

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

     

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

     

    Employee will be expected to attend 3 – 5 industry conferences per year, with occasional ad hoc travel as needed.

     

    Work Hours                                      

    Business hours are Monday – Friday 9 am – 5pm, however, additional hours may be required on weekends, evenings and some holidays.

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