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The Clorox Company Assoc Director - Data Science Lead in Oakland, California

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At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we’re all able to make a positive impact – at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth – growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

Job Overview/Summary

The Associate Director, Human Insights - Data Science leads the community of data scientists at Clorox to enable innovation of consumer experiences, a key goal supporting the company’s new strategy. This role is responsible for connecting the dots across the vast variety of data sources and business problems to create a flexible data science applications domain. This scope includes turning data into insights, helping build personalized brands, sparking innovation ideas, and enhancing consumer shopping experiences. Given the relative newness of data science in the CPG/FMCG space, this position focuses on evolving, selling, and implementing a holistic data science vision.

Key Responsibilities

Advance the data science vision and roadmap for the company

  • Work with the team of data scientists deployed across businesses and with business partners to frame the ongoing data science agenda

  • Champion the data science agenda with key business leaders and in key forums

  • Assess and understand all key structured and unstructured data sources that would enable problem solving for business issues

  • Enable initiatives delivering both tactical and strategic marketing insights, through design, execution and consulting

  • Develop process and approaches to improve the effectiveness and visibility of data science

Identify and develop needed data science capabilities and best practices

  • Monitor external data science trends, identify implications and proactively develop best-in-class processes and techniques to leverage data science across consumer touchpoints

  • Evaluate and enhance existing data science tools/techniques and aid in the development of best practices

  • Partner with IT, Data, Human Insights and Analytics teams to facilitate easy and effective access to data and computing resources

  • Create a vibrant community of data science practitioners. Coach, develop, and recruit data science talent.

Identify and Implement key cross-business Data Science initiatives that include

  • Identify opportunities for data to opportunistically inform decisions & optimization across business processes

  • Building complex data sets from multiple data sources. Building learning systems to analyze and filter continuous data flows and offline data analysis & conduct advanced statistical analysis to determine trends and significant data relationships.

  • Leverage data science tools and techniques to analyze large data sets and develop custom models/algorithms to uncover trends, patterns and insights in the data

  • Leverage data visualization tools & techniques to deliver insights that drive business recommendations, innovative business solutions and enable real-time marketing and optimization

  • Drive integration of data with traditional insights as appropriate to develop more holistic and complete recommendations

Key Skills, Abilities and Experience Required


  • BS or advanced degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Analytics, or related quantitative discipline. MS/PhD and specialization or coursework in data science/ML/AI preferred.

Previous experience

  • 7+ years of experience in business-facing data analytics roles with BS degree; or 5+ years, with MS/PhD.

  • 3+ years as an established leader of data science teams that successfully delivered data-driven solutions and insights

  • Experience developing and evolving a data science roadmap, executing the vision behind it, and partnering with stakeholders to create business value from it.

  • Track record of delivering analytics products and insights, and influencing product and engineering decisions.

Business and soft skills

  • Excellent communications skills. Ability to synthesize, simplify, and explain complex problems to different audiences across functions and levels. Ability to convey insight through storytelling.

  • Self-starter comfortable with ambiguity. Able to identify needs, develop a plan of action, and implement. Excellent time and project management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building, and influence skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to attract, hire, coach, and inspire talent.

Ability to provide technical leadership across a variety of capabilities and marketing applications

  • Experience in a range of applications including marketing personalization, recommender systems, topic modeling / natural language processing for insights, anomaly detection.

  • Experience applying Machine Learning and Deep Learning frameworks (TensorFLow, pyTorch, etc.)

  • Experience developing data science pipelines in Python and R and deploying them to cloud environments

  • Experience using visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI, etc.) to simplify insight discovery

  • Working knowledge of big data ecosystems (Hadoop, Hive, MapReduce, etc.)

  • Familiarity with marketing/sales related tools and providers (Salesforce, Neustar, Marketo, etc.)

  • Ability to envision, design, and query structured relational databases (SQL, etc.)

  • Knowledge of traditional statistical analysis and modeling

  • Advanced capability in Excel

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree, College Diploma, or Equivalent

More about Marketing

Marketing is a powerful growth engine for Clorox. We create winning ideas that drive consumer value and energize our brands and businesses around the world. Consumers are at the center of everything we do, and our brand teams translate passion for the consumer into business results. We use consumer insights to develop and implement marketing plans, create and evaluate business-building projects, and inspire new product development opportunities. Join our team to help us develop human-centered, technology-enabled, purpose-driven brands.

More About Clorox

At Clorox (NYSE: CLX), we build brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, have busy personal lives and are all able to make a positive impact – at Clorox, in our communities and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes and workplaces. Make your mark and help us drive growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2018 sales of $6.1 billion. In addition to our namesake bleach and cleaning products, we market some of the most trusted and recognized consumer and professional brands, including:

  • Brita® water-filtration products

  • Burt's Bees® natural personal care products

  • Fresh Step® cat litter

  • Glad® bags, wraps and containers

  • Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces

  • Kingsford® charcoal

  • Liquid Plumr® clog removers

  • Pine-Sol® cleaners

  • RenewLife® digestive health products

  • Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality®, Neocell® and Stop Aging Now® dietary supplements

  • Clorox Healthcare® and CloroxPro™ Commercial Solutions®

More than 80% of our sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

Making a positive impact

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. We've been broadly recognized for our corporate responsibility efforts and included on CR Magazine's 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, Barron's 2019 100 Most Sustainable Companies list, the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Corporate Equality Index and the 2019 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, among others.

We also support our communities, contributing about $20 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing in fiscal year 2018.

The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employer.

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