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Senior Data Scientist, FP&A Job in Orrville, Ohio US

Senior Data Scientist, FP&A

The J.M. Smucker Company - Orrville, OH

Posted: 4/12/2021 - Expires: 7/11/2021

Job ID: 226136008


Job Description


Senior Data Scientist, FP&A


Orrville, OH (Close proximity to Cleveland/Akron)


Vice President FP&A & U.S. Business Finance


The Senior Data Scientist, FP&A role is primarily responsible for developing new analytical capabilities across FP&A (and across finance), including the design of visual, predictive, and prescriptive analysis to drive business results. This role will contribute to the identification and communication of key insights utilized by leadership and the broader finance team(s) to execute our financial strategy. The development of new financial processes, models, and visualizations will be a key component of the role. Contributions from this role directly link to the Corporate Financial Strength strategic initiative and the Finance Transformation initiative. In addition, the person in this role will be expected to connect with the Finance Technology team and broader Corporate data science initiatives in order to maintain community and develop best practices in Finance.


Apply data science techniques on disparate financial data sources to simplify processes and generate insights to execute the Company's financial strategy and initiatives
Develop financial models and predictive analytics, specifically contributing to the Company's ability to deploy its annual plan, monthly forecast, and strategic long-range plan
Work cross functionally and engage across FP&A (Corporate, SBA, and Customer Finance teams) to elevate level of data driven insights and decision-making capabilities and present findings and assumptions to key stakeholders
Develop new capabilities including dashboards and flash reporting to support issue resolution, insight generation and decision making
Enhance financial analytical capabilities and insights effectiveness around product innovation, product margins, cost management and customer financials
Identify opportunities to leverage machine learning, text mining, driver-based planning
Collaborate with finance colleagues and business partners to ideate, identify, prioritize and deliver business opportunities
Identify new data sources, inclusive of external sources, to enhance results and unveil opportunities
Increase the capability across the finance organization by researching and sharing new analytic techniques and tools
Share analytics tools and techniques with the broader organization analytics team and business partners to enhance the organizational finance and analytics acumen
Partner with finance colleagues to present findings, assumption and recommendations to key stakeholders



Bachelor's or Master's degree in Data Analytics, Statistics, Applied Math, Computer Science, or related field
Certification in Finance a plus


4+ years in a Data Scientist / Statistician / Quantitative Analyst type role is required
Experience/deep knowledge and use of a number of these tools:
Statistical modeling/forecasting (including experience explaining statistical models and coaching on techniques)
Python or R
PowerBI, Spotfire, or Tableau
Knowledge of multiple business functional areas and financial processes

Proven ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team required
Leadership interactions
Ability to influence and implement change
Prior experience in financial analysis and modeling preferred
Prior experience working with financial data, systems, or statements preferred


Passionately curious
Ability to "connect-the-dots" applying concepts/ideas/learnings from one project/functional group to another and/or combining ideas from several areas into a larger idea/project
Demonstrated ability of balancing and prioritizing numerous requests while providing visibility to stakeholders



The J. M. Smucker Company (the “Company”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Full Time Employee
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Bachelor's degree
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