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Senior Vice President of Data Science

Los Angeles, CA 90001

Posted: 05/17/2024 Category: Data Science Job Number: 330733-0_1 Salary: $200,000 - 225,000

Job Description

Title: Senior Vice President of Data Science
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Salary: $200,000 - 225,000
Contact: Paul Chatlos, [email protected]

Senior Vice President of Data Science Job Overview

We are currently seeking a Senior Vice President of Data Science. This position will report into the President and will oversee the quantitative research department. Duties include:
-Leading the quantitative research department
-Recommending research methodologies and designing studies
-Interfacing with clients to develop new business and communicate insights
-Guiding questionnaire development
-Overseeing sampling methodology
-Analyzing data
-Advanced statistical modeling
-Data mining to derive quantitative based business insights
-Developing analysis frameworks for evaluating business problems
-Data visualization
The employee will spend approximately 10-15% of his/her time traveling to meet with clients.

Senior Vice President of Data Science Required Skills

-Expert in market research methodologies (segmentation studies, brand positioning / tracking studies, creative testing, pricing studies, etc.)
-Ability to manage and lead quantitative research teams
-Hands-on statistical experience with methodologies such as:
-Factor analysis
-Cluster analysis
-Regression analysis
-Significance testing
-Conjoint analysis
-10+ years overall market research experience
-5+ years of VP or higher role in supplier side market research
-5+ years of experience with data science, especially in market research applications
-Prior experience with a statistical package such as SPSS, R, or Python
-Deep understanding of statistics and algorithms to uncover latent relationships between consumer behavior and survey data
-Understanding of marketing strategy and business application
-Proven ability to conduct data mining to uncover insights about consumer behaviors and recommend how to apply those insights for marketing applications
-Ability to translate complex statistical concepts into simple data visualizations
-Solid understanding of market research processes and best practices (study design, questionnaire design, sampling methodology (sample size, composition, weighting, etc.), data processing, analysis, and dashboard design)
-Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
-Strong verbal and written communication skills, and experience developing and delivering client presentations

Senior Vice President of Data Science Desired Skills

-Familiarity with advanced statistical methodologies such as:
-Random Forest
-Conjoint / discrete choice analysis
-Structural equation modeling
-Latent class analysis
-Neural networks / AI language models
-Knowledgeable about psychology particularly human relationship science
-History of innovation and out-of-the-box thinking particularly in developing new market research approaches
-Up to date on new research methodologies such as biometrics, neuroscience and mobile based research techniques
-A Masters or PhD in statistics, math, research methodologies, or psychology
-Market research experience in financial services, technology, healthcare, entertainment/media and CPG

Meet Your Recruiter

Paul Chatlos

Paul Chatlos joined Smith Hanley in 2013. He is currently the Data Science and Analytics Practice Lead for the East and West Coasts and a Principal of the company. Prior to joining Smith Hanley, he recruited marketing professionals in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries and also worked in Physician Recruitment. He prides himself on building excellent relationships with both clients and candidates in order to best address their hiring needs and career goals. He also believes that recruiting is finding the best “match” of candidate and opportunity. 

He holds a BS in Psychology from James Madison University. Outside of work, Paul enjoys playing golf regularly and is an avid sports fan. 

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