Director, Data Science (Remote)

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Job Description

Acxiom's Global Data & Identity Product organization is looking for a Director, Data Science. This high-profile role will enable marketers to leverage our data to better recognize, understand, and then deliver impactful messages to consumers across all channels. We are therefore looking for a forward-thinking data story-teller with experience translating business needs into practical analytical and machine-learning applications. This client-facing leader will work with strategy, sales and client management functions to launch new analytics offerings and support data sales. The ideal candidate is passionate about data, analytics strategy, and helping clients achieve their data and analytics goals. This role can be home-based almost anywhere in the United States or can be office-based in New York City or Conway, Arkansas.

You Will Need:

+ Over 10 years of subject matter expertise across marketing data, identity, data science and machine learning methods, as well as over 5 years of experience in a client-facing management role

+ A proven track record of applying analytics and machine-learning across data and identity. Direct experience with both supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms; experience evaluating the work of others

+ Experience in building datasets, aggregating data, and analyzing data; experience working with unstructured data

+ Experience with Python, R, and/or other analytical tools are required

+ Proven ability to to play a role in sales pitches and client presentations and to craft presentations that simplify analytical complexity

+ Experience working with Product Management to drive the evolution of analytics and data offerings

+ Executive communication and stakeholder management skills

+ High-performing leadership characteristics that inspire and grow the careers of your team

+ Advanced degree in statistics, computer science, mathematics or a related field

What You Will Do:

+ Report directly to the SVP, Data Science of Global Data & Identity Products

+ Manage a team of 5 professionals, which we will invest in and grow

+ Build expert knowledge of various 1st- and 3rd-party data sources including client data, survey/panel data, 3rd-party data (demographics, psychographics, lifestyle segments), media content activity (TV, Digital, Mobile, Automotive), and product purchase or transaction data

+ Apply state-of-the-art algorithms relying on knowledge of statistical modeling, machine learning, and optimization in support of client marketing initiatives

+ Be a thought leader and champion for adoption of new technologies and enable migration to new cloud based ML stack

+ Play a central role in key pitches and client presentations

+ Drive product and communications strategy in partnership with Strategy; work closely with our SVP, Solutions, Data & Identity

+ Collaborate closely with the Technology and Operations functions

What Will Set You Apart:

+ At least 2+ years of experience deploying data/analytical products at scale using Cloud technologies (e.g. AWS Sagemaker, Google Cloud Platform, etc.)

+ AdTech and/or MarTech experience

+ Hands-on experience creating data and identity products

Primary Location City/State:

Homebased - Conway, Arkansas

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Acxiom is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled) and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment of associates or the awarding of subcontracts because of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran, military status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics or other protected status.

Who is Acxiom?

We are leaders in helping brands achieve the number one mantra for every business - know your customer. For fifty years, we've helped marketers deal with a fast-changing future of growing channels, data and technology. By understanding the customer, marketers can communicate with relevance everywhere and drive better customer experiences that build a better brand and, in turn, better business.

We're one of the marketing industry's most experienced, respected and forward-thinking leaders. For nearly fifty years, we've helped the world's best marketers understand their customers so that they can reach people with relevance rather than randomness. Our products and solutions form the data foundation that make it possible for marketers to drive better customer experiences and meaningful interactions at scale across every channel.

Our job opportunities will give you the opportunity to showcase your talents, grow your skills, and expose you to cutting-edge technologies, whether you're an engineer, developer, products guru, systems and security expert, sales and consulting executive, or an intern looking to gain real experience with a company that will make you stand out.

At Acxiom, our values begin with our associates, who are the single most important driver of our success. We're looking to hire people who share our core values: collaboration, excellence, innovation, a focus on outcomes, and being empowered to make and own decisions that benefit our clients and our company. Our values represent our brand promise - to our clients and to our associates - and define our company culture.

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