Data Scientist 2 – Merchandise Data Science Team – Price Optimization

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**Job Description** **DATA SCIENTIST 2** **Merchandise D** **ata Science Team – Price Optimization** **Join a high impact, cus

**Job Description**


**Merchandise D** **ata Science Team – Price Optimization**

**Join a high impact, customer-obsessed analytics team!**

Nordstrom is a specialty retailer offering the very best in fashion and customer service since 1901. We live by five simple values that guide how we work together day-to-day and how we deliver analytics & data science products. We are customer-obsessed, owners at heart, curious and ever-changing, we extend ourselves to our peers and our customers, and we’re here to win!

We are committed to building teams that reflect the diversity of our customers and active inclusion is core to how Nordstrom wins _._ We’re an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and strong technical contributor who is always looking for new opportunities to solve business problems with data-driven tools. The individual should be highly curious about the business and possess the skills to unlock rich, nuanced insights from complicated data and communicate those insights in a way that drives positive business outcomes.


The **Merchandise D** **ata Science Team** focusing on delivering tools and products to support end-to-end merchandising operations, from budgeting to assortment planning and strategy, and quantification. We also collaborate last mile inventory management with digital assets (search & browse) and markdown strategy. As an integral part of our merchandise data science team, the Data Scientist 2 is responsible for collecting, analyzing and presenting data to improve decision making around markdown strategy.

This Data Scientist 2 should investigates complex problems through expertise in disciplines within the fields of mathematics, statistics, and computer science and presents and communicates data insights/findings to Nordstrom Leadership and the business

**A day in the life….**

+ Partner with key stakeholders to define success and develop measurement frameworks

+ Dive deep into complex business problems and provide insights on merch activities

+ Collaborate with team members and business partners to deliver high quality solutions and recommendations to a variety of problems across digital and merch

+ Bring data to life through storytelling in a clear and meaningful way to audiences with mixed levels of technical expertise

+ Reconcile divergent demands from multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced work environment.

**You own this if you have…**

+ 3+ years applying business logic to extract and cleanse large datasets from structured and unstructured data sources

+ 3+ years of professional experience analyzing complex data, drawing conclusions, and making recommendations.

+ MS/PhD in mathematics, statistics, operations research, computer science preferred or equivalent experience

+ Track record of delivering end-to-end data science products, _i.e._ ability to work across the product lifecycle from exploration and discovery to operationalization and production.

+ Deep Python skills including familiarity with _pandas_ , _scikit-learn_ , _seaborn_ and _matplotlib,etc_ .

+ Experience with software development best practices including story estimation, test driven development, code review, and version control with git.

+ Comfort managing project complexity and making informed trade-offs to quickly escape rabbit holes and make on-time deliveries.

+ Aptitude for breaking down complex technical topics for audiences with mixed levels of technical expertise. In particular, translating technical concepts into business outcomes and recommendations is essential for success in this role.

+ Strong technical writer and documenter.

+ This role will have a specific focus on optimizing markdown strategy, including model development, validation and back testing, related experience will be a plus

**We’ve got you covered…**

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

+ Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

+ Life Insurance and Disability

+ Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

A few more important points…

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

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Whether you’re a genius engineer, a phenomenal salesperson or a supply chain guru, we invite you to bring your unique talents and join our team. We’ve been on the Fortune™ 100 Best Places to Work list for more than 20 years because we reward great work, promote from within and celebrate diversity.

Our values are the core of who we are. They inspire our employees, delight our customers and bring our business to life every day.


We strive to know our customers better than anyone else. We listen, anticipate, build trust and move with speed to deliver on their needs.


We treat every interaction as an opportunity to make an impact and deliver excellence.


We approach problems with curiosity and create solutions. We unlock potential to be bold, think big and inspire innovation.


We’re committed to delivering results, both today and tomorrow. We win as a team by supporting and challenging one another to be better every day.


We treat each other with respect and kindness. We do the small things that make a big difference. We create a welcoming environment, helping people feel connected, valued and part of one community.

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