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Director, Data Science

Company: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Location: Wichita
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

To open the chat window click on the message us link from the contact us drop down The Director, Data Science reports directly to the VP, Device & Supply Chain Analytics and Insights

Device & Supply Chain is an enterprise function accountable for the end-to-end life-cycle of T-Mobile's consumer-facing hardware portfolio (phones, chipsets, accessories, IoT), device services portfolio (insurance, warranty, trade-ins, and financing), and supply chain operations (distribution centers, logistics, inventory, etc.). TMUS supply chain supports annual purchases of $20B+ devices, 35M device sales transactions, 10M device returns, and over $2B reverse logistics spend and revenues. In addition, TMUS has multiple sales channels, with over 15K retail stores. Having data science guided decision making, planning and operations will help deliver hundreds of millions in enterprise value and over $1B inventory efficiencies for working capital. What you'll do in your role. Lead a team of data scientists who are a recognized authority in devising technical strategies for processing, analyzing, and interpreting T-Mobile customer and operational data. Bring analytical excellence and be able to use statistical/machine learning methods to identify opportunities and deliver solutions.

More specifically, this role will assume the following responsibilities:

  • Provide constant improvements to supply chain forecasting models to accommodate changes in the business, promotions, customer behaviors and device lifecycle changes. Ensure forecasting models do not break down and fail to forecast device sales accurately which lead to supply chain operations failure.
  • Utilize research methodologies to tackle abstract and ambiguous business problems.
  • Create and maintain machine learning techniques to compliment other statistical forecasting tools and incorporate machine learning into forecasting paradigm.
  • Conduct deep data analyses on customer device purchases and usage and return behaviors which are powerful insights for device strategy and supply chain planning creation.
  • Leverage highly advanced statistical models and machine learning capabilities to predict device values throughout the life cycle as well as 5+ years into the future to help TMUS maximize value contribution from devices, retention, growth and profitability.
  • Work with business partners to develop T-Mobile strategies with analytical findings as well as improve operational decision making with data driven solutions.
  • Identify and structure analytics problems presented by observing day-to-day business operations and evolutions.
  • Create a wealth of analytics insights along the paths of device lifecycle to help drive decision making in areas of device roadmap, forecasting, OEM negotiations, innovation adoptions, machine learning, and device monetization.
  • Coach the team to frame complex data analytics problems and structure clean and concise presentations to establish alignment with the leadership teams and encourage adoption of those insights.
  • Design operations trials for operations process improvements.
  • Design analytics and automations of the analytics insights to infuse into operations. The experience you'll bring.
    • Experience cleanly and logically framing complex business problems to structure analytics that can answer those problems
    • Able to drive and adapt to complex and quickly evolving analytics solutions to complex business issues that may take months and sometimes up to a year to solve, while continuously establishing alignment with multiple stakeholders based on new findings and new objectives
    • Strong data science coding skills including Python, C++, SAS, SQL
    • Very strong communication skills in verbal, written and presentations
    • Strong mental agility to recognize business objective evolution and ever-changing value equations to lead the team to modify and sharpen the analytics to meet business needs
    • Strong PowerPoint presentation skills to create clean, well-structured, aesthetically professional decks consumable for SLT, SVPs and VPs
    • Strong team leadership and can inspire and motivate team members to continue to improve, see the career development path and create a strong sense of mission
    • Strong ability to conceptualize complex data structures for dual stacks of data flow and business models in order to guide the team to be comprehensive on their analytics
    • Strong work ethic and project management skills to drive to ETAs and ensure on-time project delivery
    • 5+ years of people management experience in a fortune 100 company
    • 5+ years in an executive leadership role with recognized success in building consensus and establishing alignment
    • 15 years in a data science domain with hands-on experience
    • Proven experience in analytics leadership roles supporting decision making and strategic roadmap creation
    • Undergraduate and graduate degrees in quantitative disciplines such as mathematics, statistics, econometrics required
    • A doctoral degree in those disciplines preferred
    • MBA strongly preferredPERSONAL
      CHARACTERISTICS: The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:
      • Able to build trust and strong cross-functional relationships across a highly matrixed organization to achieve common goals
      • Flexible, self-starter, that can work both independently and with large groups to drive results
      • Thrives under pressure, can navigate teams through ambiguity, and able to adapt to dynamic conditions both internally and externally
      • Able to manage multiple projects and priorities demanding both rigorous attention to detail and high level comprehensive solutions
      • Able to gather and drive requirements, and conceptually transfer requirements into solutions that drive growth
      • Innately customer focused Naturally, we offer steep discounts on our consumer rate plans and all the fantastic accessories we carry. We also hook you up with discount programs for everyday stuff. Help with the fam Families rock. But child care, adoption, and surrogacy are big decisions. We offer financial and wellness support to help reduce those burdens and navigate the details. Investment options Options include a 401(k) plan, an annual Employee Stock Grant, and a purchase plan that gives you the chance to grab TMUS stock at a discount. Medical, dental, and vision are just the start. We also offer health pro consultants, flexible spending accounts, and more - even for part-time employees Paid R & R Kick back with paid time off. We want you to have flexibility, convenience, and control over how you recharge. Ongoing education We fully foot the tuition bill at five online universities (FT only), and provide tuition assistance to other schools for FT and PT employees. Naturally, we offer steep discounts on our consumer rate plans and all the fantastic accessories we carry. We also hook you up with discount programs for everyday stuff. Help with the fam Families rock. But child care, adoption, and surrogacy are big decisions. We offer financial and wellness support to help reduce those burdens and navigate the details. Investment options Options include a 401(k) plan, an annual Employee Stock Grant, and a purchase plan that gives you the chance to grab TMUS stock at a discount. Medical, dental, and vision are just the start. We also offer health pro consultants, flexible spending accounts, and more - even for part-time employees Paid R & R Kick back with paid time off. We want you to have flexibility, convenience, and control over how you recharge. Ongoing education We fully foot the tuition bill at five online universities (FT only), and provide tuition assistance to other schools for FT and PT employees. What's it like to work at T-Mobile? Find out. "The most amazing company ever!" Current Field Sales Recruiter in Waterville, ME Pros Ability to think outside the box and bring your own personal best to your career. Tons of communication and flexible to change with customers and employees needs. Fun, fast pace, fantastic people! Cons We move very fast, you have to be able to roll with it and be excited by change. Thing are not always flawless, but there is tons of support as we grow and change. Advice to Management John is the best CEO! Keep communicating, keep things fun, let's be number one! "Great Work & Great People!" Current Diversity & Inclusion Field Program Manager in Albuquerque, NM Pros Culture, leadership, growth, flexibility, & benefits Cons None, I love it! I can't think of any right now. "One of the best jobs I've ever had" Former Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA Pros Managers (at least mine) actually listened to and advocated for their employees. Great pay. Nice perks. Good culture -- people didn't seem miserable. Cons As with any big company, can take a while for things to get done. Lots of layers, etc. But definitely moves faster than other big companies I've worked for. Advice to Management Don't advance those mid- to senior mgrs who just go through the motions. Do more to keep smart, talented people on board. T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America's supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile's customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information please visit: http://www.t-mobile.com EOE Statement Equal Employment Opportunity

        We take equal opportunity seriously-by choice.

        T-Mobile USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All decisions concerning the employment relationship will be made without regard to age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religious affiliation, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination, retaliation or harassment based upon any of these factors is wholly inconsistent with how we do business and will not be tolerated. Connect with us T-Mobile USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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