Bridgestone Americas, Inc Principal Statistical Analyst / Data Scientist in BROOK PARK, Ohio

Overview

CFNA is a limited purpose federally chartered private label credit card bank and a longstanding credit provider in the automotive service and tire industry.

We provide private label credit card solutions for over 6,000 tire and auto repair merchants across the country.

At our home office near Cleveland, Ohio, over 300 dedicated professionals gather each day to provide the support necessary to run a successful private label credit card program. Our employees are selected for their expertise and experience—over a third of them have spent 15 or more years in the industry.

CFNA provides credit services to over 4.6 million cardholders nationwide. With competitive interest rates, generous credit limits and no annual fees or prepayment penalties, our cardholders enjoy both greater purchasing power and financial peace of mind.

Position Summary

This Analyst performs the most extremely complex analyses while also training, mentoring, and technically supervising less experienced Analysts in those and other techniques. This role will also communicate effectively on multiple levels, using highly technical language with other Analysts and translating technical results clearly and effectively for C-Level and below executives. Despite this being a highly technical role, this teammate’s business skills are advanced enough to develop professional relationships with C-Level executives outside of Analytics that instill trust in the Analytics methodologies.Performs primarily large scale statistical analyses or large scale modeling projects independently or while training and supervising other Analysts' technical work

Responsibilities

Principal Duties:

Statistical Analysis / Data Science (65%):

  • Builds new predictive/descriptive models, evaluate current effectiveness of old models, design experiments/campaigns and analyze the resulting data, perform post-hoc (correlational) analysis when experimental designs (causational analyses) are not feasible and explains the limitations of the results, advises analytical data programmers on quality and infrastructure needs/challenges, etc.

  • Majority of time spent coding is on creation of new code

  • Translating analytical results, presenting to C-Level executives and below, and making recommendations for improvements in the areas of application

  • Creation of extremely advanced technical documents for auditors and government agencies as appropriate

  • Identify data quality issues and drive their resolution with whoever is appropriate for the given issue

  • Creates advanced transformations independently

  • Formally train less experienced Analysts.

  • Develop formal training materials.

  • Apply skills learned in previous roles to the business using SAS with great autonomy.

  • Mentors and provides technical supervision to Senior level analysts

  • Collaborates strategically with executives outside of Analytics

  • Focused primarily on large scale high-value projects that may also have legal sensitivity or scrutiny

  • Applies advanced techniques for handling interactions independently

Technical Supervision / Training / Development (25%)

  • Technically supervising, mentoring, coaching, and training all less senior analysts on advanced statistical techniques and how to apply them to business problems

Organization Analytics Strategy / Direction (10%)

  • Assist Associate Director and Director of Analytics in the identification and quantification of applications of analytics and development of project charters and plans as appropriate

Qualifications

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • MS degree in Analytics, Statistics, or Mathematics fields and 12+ years of Analytics experience or PhD degree and 10+ years of Analytics experience

  • 5+ years of SAS programming experience in previous roles (SAS not substitutable with any other programming language).

  • Expertise acquired through prior experience in applying statistical/mathematical techniques in 2 or more business units/focus areas (Operations, Supply Chain, Real-Estate, Pricing, Marketing, Credit Risk management).

  • Advanced knowledge of the applications of Analytics in all business units/focus areas

  • Must be a master storyteller able to explain complicated statistical analyses, techniques, and results to non-statistical audiences of C-level Executives and below.

  • Capable of working and communicating directly with C-level Executives and below to scope the technical needs of large scale, high-value, technically complex projects.

  • Capable of developing, training, mentoring, and technically supervising all levels of analysts

  • Expert in writing extremely large and complex technical documents for auditors or government

Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities

  • We offer over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, cash balance retirement plan and more.

  • We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, in fact, "One of our strengths is found in our commitment to serve a diverse customer population with diverse teams of teammates."

  • Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys.

Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred Doctorate

Requisition ID 2018-129566

Posted Date 3/13/2018

Location US-OH-BROOK PARK

Zip Code 44142

Category Analytics

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.