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Technology - Data Scientist

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt

Line of Business: Research & Development

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Additional Technology Information: 
The Operations Research team and Data Science team is a world-class data science team. This team is dedicated to solving Kroger's biggest problems. The team combines data science and data engineering skills to provide "full-stack" data science support to multiple, high-profile initiatives. We collaborate with multiple business partners including R&D, Operations, Merchandising, Finance, and HR to deliver state-of-the-art data science solutions. The position will oversee the idea to delivery of Operations Research and Data Science solutions. Kroger is looking for the following management positions in this space.


Position Summary:

This position will determine the appropriate operations research technique to validate process improvement recommendations for the business. This role will be responsible for creating detailed analysis, operational recommendations and decision support tools through intense mathematical analysis, collaboration with subject matter experts, model design and development in order to maximize the benefit to The Kroger Co. Role model and demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform gap analysis and identify process improvement needs.
  • Lead analysis from problem definition through implementation and control.
  • Understand and translate operational complexities.
  • Design and develop models to visualize the problem.
  • Lead in the creation of measurement systems to track project success and goal attainment.
  • Determine the appropriate tools and methodologies to effectively and efficiently lead problem-solving sessions for the teams, as needed, throughout the enterprise.
  • Test possible solutions utilizing operations research tools and techniques.
  • Plan, perform and evaluate experimental operational experiments where appropriate.
  • Draw conclusions from previous tests in order to create new hypotheses.
  • Publish findings and recommendations to project team, management and operations research peers.
  • Participate in the approval of project closures and formal transition to the process owners.
  • Key contributor in the process improvement engineering activities within a cross-functional design team. Collaborate in developing sustainable processes and solutions that drive manufacturing, supply chain and in-store efficiencies, eliminate non-value-added activities and enhance our internal and external Customer experience.
  • Consult with subject-matter experts to develop potential business and technology solutions; advise on impact to business processes.
  • Collaboratively develop plans to implement suggested improvements and confirm the plans are realized.
  • Establish and maintain relationships throughout the enterprise with division associates, manufacturing, vendors, logistics, and store-level personnel to understand, document and define business strategies and processes.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • 4 years in a quantitative field with at least two years' experience practicing diverse set of operations research tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrated competency in developing efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, balanced by the ability to apply common sense.
  • Effective organization skills and solid team background maintained through effective communication skills.
  • Ability to coach and mentor peers in operations research discipline.

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering/Sciences/Quantitative discipline.
  • Master's Degree, MS degree in Engineering/Sciences/Quantitative discipline or equivalent.
  • Experience leading others in effective use of operations research.

Education Level: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time 
Shift(s): [[mfield4]]


Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states. Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


 Posting Notes:  OR || Portland || 3800 S.E. 22Nd Ave. || 97202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Information Services and Systems || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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