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Data Scientist

Job no: 499939
Work type: Full time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Information Technology

  • Be part of an iconic Australian business
  • Great opportunity to drive real change to our business
  • Real career opportunity with continual development

Who are We?

At Target, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.  Our quality fashion helps families live better by making it easy to love, easy to find and easy to buy online and in-store.  We are focused on delivering products that truly excite our customers with quality that endures and making life just a little bit easier for Mum.

What will you do?

Target is investing in our data science and analytics capabilities and we are seeking an experienced Data Scientist to join our established and expanding team based at Williams Landing in West Melbourne. This is a new role that will see you working with varied data sets from across the business and dealing with retail transaction, customer, HR, logistics data on a daily basis.   

As a Data Scientist, you will interpret retail business needs and translate them in to appropriate analytical methods and models to deliver the desired business benefits and outcomes.

We are well resourced and use a varied toolkit; provide analysts/scientists a lot of freedom to work with their preferred tools and master new ones.

You will be well supported from other data scientists from across the Wesfarmers business along with business translators, visualisation specialists and data engineers that are part of the team.  

Other key responsibilities may include:

  • In consultation with senior data scientists, recommend and implement appropriate analytical approaches to address a business problem.
  • Participate in use case development
  • Cultivate relationships with stakeholders to improve understanding and knowledge of analytical techniques and outcomes  
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with data and BI team members, colleagues across the Wesfarmers businesses and end business users
  • Lead the Target vision, strategy and values within the team and across the organisation

What are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate will have experience in a similar analytics role and relevant qualifications. You will have experience in developing analytical solutions utilising R, Python and SQL, the capacity to perform, document and explain regression, forecasting, clustering and decision tree analysis using traditional and/or ML approaches and be passionate about the ability of data and analysis to solve real world business problems.

But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and experience, our people work together and champion the Target values and behaviours.  We are a business where our values and people matter, and we need like-minded people to join us!

Target values diversity and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse and multicultural communities of which we are a part.

Agencies will only be engaged if required. Please do not contact us or send applicants to us unless requested to by the Recruitment Team.

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