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Manager, Data Science - Advanced Analytics - PepsiCo


Purchase, New York
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The Manager, Data Science will serve as a critical member of the Advanced Analytics team to help advance the thinking and capabilities of the function. Position level will be determined based on experience of qualified candidates. This individual will operate across a highly matrixed, multinational organization and help the organization's efforts to drive its strategic advantage through more in-depth analysis of structured and unstructured data available globally. This individual will be someone with an inherent passion for data and data driven thinking, adept at extracting patterns from volumes of data and transform them into actionable strategy and operational efficiency. Additionally, s/he will be tasked, working with the Director, Advanced Analytics and the Regional Insights Analytics leads, to build out new predictive science capabilities and drive proactive rather than reactive behaviors to advance the business. This individual will be a combination of data scientist, researcher, and business consultant - someone who is intrinsically passionate about researching and identifying new consumer insights techniques, but, with a consultative bias towards action and implementation.



  • Help drive development of a data-driven decision making culture
  • Assess and understand all key structured and unstructured data sources. Lead initiatives around a global data architecture strategy toward globally harmonized data structure, partnering with BIS.
  • Be a critical team member in leading the development and deployment of analytical tools and data science techniques to analyze large data sets and develop custom models/algorithms to uncover trends, patterns and insights in the data
  • Partnering with Director, Advanced Analytics, help develop Growth Driver Model (GDM) as a media analytics tool using MMM, and deploy globally where it's needed
  • Partnering with external analytics agency and internal stakeholders, help implement a consumer Demand tracking tool, leveraging social media data, for the markets where Demand Spaces were implemented
  • Utilizing POS data, help develop & globally deploy an indicator system that informs market share (SOM) for revenue management
  • Take lead to drive development of Mega-Cube as a data meshing, multi-lens reporting tool that allows for data profiling in multiple lenses simultaneously, e.g., in consumption demands, shopper missions, sales channels, etc.
  • Monitor data science trends, emerging tools and technologies, and support strategic leadership in developing common, best and continually improving framework, processes and best practices for predictive science
  • Provide support for analytics work within the Regions, ensuring it is in alignment with global analytics agenda and rigor
  • Lead the initiative to drive training agenda to foster greater analytical capabilities in the industry



  • BA/BS required, advanced degree in a quantitative field strongly preferred
  • 4-6+ years of experience required in market research/insights/analytics, competitive intelligence or other similar function with demonstrated ability to manage function in a complex environment with multiple constituencies
  • Minimum 3 years of experience is required in an Advanced Analytics function
  • Strong understanding of current consumer packaged goods trends and best analytic practices
  • Strong understanding of complex modeling and analytical methodologies including, but not limited to, market segmentation, factor analysis, longitudinal/time-series analysis, and predictive analysis. Familiarity with Big data mining and machine learning tools (e.g., Hadoop, Spark) is a plus.
  • Power user of statistical software package such as SPSS, SAS and/or R. Statistical coding and algorithm development capability (e.g., R, Python) is a big plus.
  • Familiarity with visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Spotfire) required
  • Strong communication skills to be able to educate and influence senior leaders to act in a desired manner through written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to simplify/translate highly complex analyses and output into easily digestible and actionable insights for business impact
  • Ability to prioritize multiple initiatives and projects with competing deadlines, and accordingly align with internal stakeholders
  • Future-oriented thinker with expertise in external practices and trends
  • High character and integrity, being consistent and acting in line with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs
  • Global outlook with sensitivity and awareness of social and cultural differences


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