1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5
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Why is this role important?
The incumbent will serve as the technical leader for introducing new methods and technology solutions across Loblaw Data Insights and Analytics. This leader will direct the day-to-day activities of advanced analytics function and analytic governance. You will build and oversee an expert team to reimagine tools and technology that will impact millions of Canadians.
The leader will be accountable for:
Methodological discovery and application – oversee the company’s analytic R&D function with a focus on evaluating new methods and determine the strategy to deploy across the enterprise.
Establishment, implementation and maintenance of processes associated with analytic governance.
Exploration of new infrastructure software and hardware across data management, analytics and solution delivery
Advanced analytic training and development– develop the learning and training activities in these areas for the Data, Insight and Analytics organization and where applicable the enterprise.
External partnerships in the AI/ML space – manage external partnerships including universities and also serve as the company’s spokesperson on AI/ML.
Scientific Discovery and Application
Lead a team of AI/ML data scientists to:
Evaluate new methodologies
Support the analytic teams with new solutions
Identify new business opportunities to leverage
Build a team to:
Establish analytic governance process including oversight of technical review process and creation of technical review committees
Implement governance process across the organization
Lead a team to:
Research and exploration of new infrastructure technology
Identifying opportunities in our business where technology will make material impact
Partner with various teams to engineer and implement new infrastructure solutions
Training, Development and Adoption
Develop training activities to increase enterprise capabilities
Support analytic teams with development and deployment of solutions
Stay abreast of relevant innovation and developments in AI, machine learning and deep learning
Stay abreast of industry trends as they relate to data governance and analytics, including evolving technology, big data, AI, anonymization, data minimization, privacy, security by design, etc.
Lead the company’s external partnership activities in advanced analytics
Provide leadership to ensure a high performing data and analytics delivery team with appropriate skills and capacity required to enable the organization’s analytics and data products objectives with the goal of enabling customer centric decision making
Be a coach, mentor, and role model for members of the data and analytics community across Loblaw to help attract and grow our talent
Demonstrate credibility through expert strategies
Execute with precision and completeness. Tenaciously anticipate and address questions.
Shift the organization to be data driven insight oriented to support the creation of amazing customer experiences and customer stickiness across our business
A leader in the AI/ML fields
Leadership capabilities that foster a high performing team
10+ years leadership experience specifically within the data and analytics field
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, with a track record of professionalism, innovation, integrity and high energy
Highly desired is a candidate who has experience in a complex matrix environment whereby his/her success was achieved through a combination of an internal team, and outsourced providers
University degree and/or a professional designation with computer science or engineering background
Quantitatively driven, will understand the value of information, and will use this to drive strategy and tactics. He/she will be a decisive individual with a passion for results, and will have the ability to influence and guide the actions of others
Honest and ethical with unquestionable integrity
Drive change, be confident, resilient and persistent.
Persuasively influence diverse audiences. Persist in the face of demanding, skeptical constituents.
Demonstrated emotional maturity, self-awareness, and learning, with a strong capability in building interpersonal trust.
How You’ll Succeed:
At Loblaw, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.
If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.
In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.
Type of Role:
Loblaw recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.
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