Principal Statistical Analyst / Data Scientist

Credit First National Association is a private label credit card bank and the consumer credit division of Bridgestone Americas. The Bridgestone Americas family of enterprises, including CFNA, is comprised of more than 50 production facilities and 55K employees throughout the Americas. We provide the consumer credit solution for the Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, and Wheel Works brands, in addition to customized retail credit services for more than 8,000 other tire and automotive retailers nationwide. With competitive interest rates, generous credit limits, and promotional financing, our 4.6 million cardholders enjoy greater purchasing power and financial peace of mind.
At our office in Cleveland, OH, more than 300 professionals gather each day to run a successful private label credit card program. We invest in our community and strongly believe that meaningful commitment to a wide variety of philanthropic organizations builds a better world and a brand that makes us proud.
Position Summary
This Analyst performs the most extremely complex analyses while also training, mentoring, and technically supervising less experienced Analysts in those and other techniques. This role will also communicate effectively on multiple levels, using highly technical language with other Analysts and translating technical results clearly and effectively for C-Level and below executives. Despite this being a highly technical role, this teammate?s business skills are advanced enough to develop professional relationships with C-Level executives outside of Analytics that instill trust in the Analytics methodologies.Performs primarily large scale statistical analyses or large scale modeling projects independently or while training and supervising other Analysts' technical work
Principal Duties:
Statistical Analysis / Data Science (65%):
+ Builds new predictive/descriptive models, evaluate current effectiveness of old models, design experiments/campaigns and analyze the resulting data, perform post-hoc (correlational) analysis when experimental designs (causational analyses) are not feasible and explains the limitations of the results, advises analytical data programmers on quality and infrastructure needs/challenges, etc.
+ Majority of time spent coding is on creation of new code
+ Translating analytical results, presenting to C-Level executives and below, and making recommendations for improvements in the areas of application
+ Creation of extremely advanced technical documents for auditors and government agencies as appropriate
+ Identify data quality issues and drive their resolution with whoever is appropriate for the given issue
+ Creates advanced transformations independently
+ Formally train less experienced Analysts.
+ Develop formal training materials.
+ Apply skills learned in previous roles to the business using SAS with great autonomy.
+ Mentors and provides technical supervision to Senior level analysts
+ Collaborates strategically with executives outside of Analytics
+ Focused primarily on large scale high-value projects that may also have legal sensitivity or scrutiny
+ Applies advanced techniques for handling interactions independently
Technical Supervision / Training / Development (25%)
+ Technically supervising, mentoring, coaching, and training all less senior analysts on advanced statistical techniques and how to apply them to business problems
Organization Analytics Strategy / Direction (10%)
+ Assist Associate Director and Director of Analytics in the identification and quantification of applications of analytics and development of project charters and plans as appropriate
Education & Experience Requirements:
+ MS degree in Analytics, Statistics, or Mathematics fields and 12+ years of Analytics experience or PhD degree and 10+ years of Analytics experience
+ 5+ years of SAS programming experience in previous roles (SAS not substitutable with any other programming language).
+ Expertise acquired through prior experience in applying statistical/mathematical techniques in 2 or more business units/focus areas (Operations, Supply Chain, Real-Estate, Pricing, Marketing, Credit Risk management).
+ Advanced knowledge of the applications of Analytics in all business units/focus areas
+ Must be a master storyteller able to explain complicated statistical analyses, techniques, and results to non-statistical audiences of C-level Executives and below.
+ Capable of working and communicating directly with C-level Executives and below to scope the technical needs of large scale, high-value, technically complex projects.
+ Capable of developing, training, mentoring, and technically supervising all levels of analysts
+ Expert in writing extremely large and complex technical documents for auditors or government
Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities
+ We offer over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, cash balance retirement plan and more.
+ We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, in fact, "One of our strengths is found in our commitment to serve a diverse customer population with diverse teams of teammates."
+ Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys.
Employee Type _Regular Full-Time_
Degree Preferred _Doctorate_
Requisition ID _2018-129566_
Posted Date _3/13/2018_
Zip Code _44142_
Category _Analytics_
As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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