Job Location: Hershey, PA
The Network Optimization and Operations Strategy team provides exciting opportunities to shape the future of the Hershey Supply Chain. As a Principal Data Scientist on the team, you'll partner with Information Services and business partners to build value driven, data fueled machine-intelligent capabilities that enable informed decision making. You will work with large volumes of data, innovative technologies, and advanced methodologies to solve complex business problems impacting the happiness of all Hershey Company customers and consumers.
Applicants should have a strong background in optimization, machine learning (supervised and unsupervised), statistical modeling, feature discovery/selection, exploratory data analysis, data mining and pattern recognition.
Interact with business partners, technologists and engineers to understand, define, frame, scope, and prioritize analytical opportunities for improving supply chain operations
As part of a team, design and develop the simplest and most applicable analytical solutions to fuel critical business partner needs
Design, develop and evaluate innovative predictive and prescriptive models to enable "sense, make sense, and respond" capabilities across the supply chain
Analyze and extract relevant information from historical data to help automate and optimize key processes
Work closely with technology, business and engineering teams to drive model implementations and adoption of new solutions
Master's degree with STEM focus required
Fluency in a programming/ scripting language (e.g. Python, R, Scala, C++, Java, etc.)
Strong working knowledge of optimization algorithms (LP, NLP, and/ or Network Flows) and prior implementations in an algebraic modeling language (e.g. GAMS, AMPL, Pyomo)
Depth and breadth in quantitative knowledge. Excellent quantitative modeling, statistical analysis skills and problem-solving skills
Proven ability to translate advanced analytical output to business partners and decision makers
Demonstrate not only innovative thinking but also the ability to push teams past theory and into action
Strong communication skills (written & oral)
The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans
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