Chief Data Scientist

September 11, 2021
San Francisco, CA
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About The Role

Company is seeking a high-performing Data Scientist to support both our internal and portfolio company operations. In this role you will work to uncover patterns and generate insights by building and deploying predictive machine learning models that assist with our sourcing and optimization of portfolio company sales, marketing and operations. The candidate will have exposure across all of Company’s portfolio companies and create broad top-down strategies as well as brand specific solutions based on analytical rigor. The Data Scientist will also provide perspective on Company’s collection of data that will be analyzed to inform future business decisions. This role requires a high level of autonomy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Setting strategies for data collection, maintenance, analysis and utility of insights
  • Identifying business problems to solve with data-driven approaches
  • Overseeing machine learning, AI and algorithmic development that automates various aspects of our deal operations and portfolio operations workflows
  • Analyzing sales, marketing, logistics and other operational data to generate insights on opportunities for improvement
  • Design and implement algorithms to tackle a wide variety of datasets using open source libraries, third party API’s and in house developed algorithms
  • Analyzing marketplace data to identify potential opportunities for acquisition
  • Reporting on patterns and insights to cross-functional teams of M&A professionals, operators, and e-commerce brand founders
  • Establish partnerships with technology and data vendors that aid in accomplishing Company’s analytics strategy
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement to processes and propose solutions to be implemented
  • Foster effective dialogue with cross-functional teams to facilitate processes. Anticipate needs and challenges and provide seamless solutions
  • Ensure all activities are in compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Additional responsibilities as requested


  • 5+ years of proven experience as a Data Scientist, similar role or career progression.
  • Experience working as a data scientist in CPG/Retail/e-Commerce companies
  • Deep knowledge in statistics, Machine Learning and Time Series Forecasting/Analysis
  • Knowledge of data management, data engineering and visualization techniques
  • Experience in writing complex SQL queries and working in a multi-database environment
  • Relevant scientific academic background - ability to read and implement insights from academic papers
  • Knowledge in building production-ready code (Object Oriented, Design Patterns etc.) - a plus
  • Experience with Big Data technologies such as Spark, Hadoop, Hive - a plus
  • Experience in building NLP models incl. relationship extraction, entity extraction, topic modelling etc. - a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field required
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical abilities
  • Excellent mathematical, writing, verbal and computer skills
  • Ability to adapt to new tasks with little notice
  • Effective leadership and coaching skills
  • Strong desire to win
  • Sound judgement
  • Deep, sophisticated understanding of accounting and finance
  • Commitment to satisfying internal and external customers
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