1900 Colonel Sanders Lane

Manager, Data Science

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Manager, Data Science
1900 Colonel Sanders Lane
Louisville, KY


KFC is seeking the best and brightest talent to lead KFC's emerging data science program. This role will focus on leveraging numerous data sources, leading analyses and, over time, build a cross-functional team to develop a more robust understanding of various aspects of the KFC US business.

Why KFC? Our culture is second to none, and we invest in our employees. Employee development and growth is at the center of our culture, and we don't just say that, we execute it through career pathing and mentoring. Not only that, we offer a competitive salary and bonus program, along with outstanding benefits to include:

* 4 weeks of paid time off + 1 week of sick time
* Half day Fridays
* Casual dress
* 100% matching 401k (up to 6%) with immediate vesting
* Onsite Daycare, Gym and Cafeteria
* Bonus opportunity & cash awards for delivering breakthrough results
* Competitive health, dental, and vision plans
* Tuition reimbursement
* Access to the latest e-commerce technologies
* And much, much more!

How will you contribute?

1) Develop a deep understanding of the business and demonstrate the ability to independently identify actionable business opportunities

2) Identify and apply the most appropriate statistical techniques across various data sources to build analyses, reports, and tools communicating insights to key stakeholders across the business.

* Translate complex problems and large data sets into actionable insights and story-telling presentations for key stakeholders and executive leadership

3) Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical collaborators within KFC US as well as across Yum! (Yum! data science team, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut teams).

* Effectively manage third-party vendors, cross-functional partners and cross-brand counterparts to ensure clear communication, collaboration and rapid results
* Foster a culture of data-driven decision making across the organization
* Serve as a thought leader on cross-functional teams

4) Build and help manage a team of analysts and data scientists to establish a best in class data science practice within KFC.

* Partner with Sr. Data Architect/Engineer to lead the growth and development of the team over time


* 7+ Years of Practical Business Experience
* 3-5 Years minimum of data science or business analytics experience
* Experience with:
* Python, R, or another comparable language
* Building descriptive and predictive models
* Microsoft Azure's data science suite a plus
* Sales and customer data (including categorical)
* Communicating analyses/model outputs in both written and verbal communication
* Data governance and security compliance (CCPA, GDPR, etc.)

* Skills
* Proactive and creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills
* Ability to manage multiple priorities, work under pressure, and meet deadlines
* Excellent communication skills and ability to work with all levels of management

Additional Info:

KFC restaurants across the US are commonly operated by independent business owners called Franchisees. They have a contract with KFC allowing them to sell our products and have all operating responsibility for their restaurant, including being your employer. As a result, independently-owned franchised or licensed locations may have different requirements.

Please keep in mind, this is just basic information and you’ll find out more after you apply. At KFC, what you do matters! So if you want to be part of a winning team, find out now why Life Tastes Better with KFC. Apply today!

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