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Job ID: 48951
Consumer Data Science Senior Product Manager 
Our client is looking for a Data Science Sr. Product Manager that is passionate about machine learning and personalization. This person will lead cutting-edge, AI / ML algorithm-centered innovation projects aimed at delivering new experiences for internal members that drive business value to the company and deliver insights to the business to inform footwear and apparel product development, distribution of internal products with an emphasis on direct to consumer, and brand and marketing insights and activations to help power the world’s biggest brand.

In this highly visible and high-profile role, you will assist with the development and execution of product vision and strategy, lead the end-to-end lifecycle of a product (ideation through sustainment), and help identify market opportunities. You will manage the business of the data products as well as the functionality, design, and features. You will define and execute thorough roadmaps and product priorities based on a strong understanding of consumer needs and data science. The Sr Data Science Product Manager will influence, educate, and advocate on tactical product decisions as well as the strategic decisions to enable the next slate of amazing experiences for internal members.

You will manage cross-functional product management squads across the internal matrix focused on delivering AI / ML algorithms that power customer experiences and data products. You will work in close collaboration with data scientists on the Consumer Data Science (CDS) teams. This may involve any combination of the following CDS teams: Product Design & Merchandising and Marketing and Brand (Targeted Marketing and Content). You’ll also partner closely with Digital Product Experience, core business units, and engineering partners such as data engineering, pipeline development, etc. You will report directly to the Director, Data Science product.

Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate education (MS or PhD) in an applied quantitative field or equivalent experience at a cutting-edge company.
3 - 5 years experience building data science products powered by artificial intelligence in a large organization (experience with a consumer products organization is preferred but is not a requirement).
Demonstrated ability to conduct customer interviews (internal and external), identify pain-points, and determine if / how artificial intelligence can / will solve the problem.
Robust understanding of consumer products industry including industry participants, channels (eCommerce, brick & mortar, and wholesale channels), customers and market segments, and innovations.
Demonstrated entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial experience collaborating with data scientists, engineers, and designers solving customer problems with a tool /platform that was powered by AI / ML.
Demonstrated experience using mathematical modeling and machine learning to solve business problems.
Demonstrated experience as a product manager, ideally with a consumer technology product. Specific activities include: formulating product strategy, evaluating and prioritizing ideas, creating business cases, defining product features, overseeing development, and orchestrating product launch / releases.
Familiar with traditional PM methodologies (e.g., Agile, Kanban, Waterfall, etc.) and knowledge of when to apply methodologies.
Record of clearly defining and measuring what success looks like for previously managed products (by leveraging OKRs, KPIs, etc.).
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, flexible environment.
Organizational leadership and influence without relying on hierarchy.
Ability to present persuasive arguments, write clearly and concisely, listen attentively, and negotiate with stakeholders and partners to reach mutually beneficial outcomes.
Deep understanding of statistical hypothesis testing and A/B methods.
Demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional product squads and influence without authority.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 


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