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Date:  Jul 9, 2024
Job Req ID:  18848
Category:  Information Technology
Country/Region:  US
State:  MI
City:  Battle Creek
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Senior Data Scientist


We are seeking a Senior Data Scientist to unearth new insights that the business can action against to drive value. This role involves partnering with various functions to develop decision models using statistical techniques that will help drive business goals.  This position is a hybrid role and can be located in the Battle Creek, MI or Chicago/Naperville, Illinois areas.


On the Kellanova North America (KNA) IT Data and Analytics team, we focus on agility, growth, and innovation. We aim to enhance decision-making capabilities, maximizing growth potential for our trusted food brands. 


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Data Modeling – Our objective is to enhance decision-making capabilities in the commercial and supply chain domains.  This involves elevating existing modeling methods, contributing to the development of optimized decision models that account for uncertainty using probabilistic or other techniques.  Additionally, you’ll lead high-value, large-scale data science projects and advance our statistical and machine learning tools.
  • Stakeholder Engagement - Work with business subject matter experts to see the world through their eyes. Pilot proof of concept models using limited to very large and unstructured data sets is often required. The Senior Data Scientist needs to be comfortable in exposing the rationale in easy-to-understand terms for the business. 
  • Data Analytics – In this role, you’ll conduct cross-disciplinary research and offer recommendations for big data infrastructure withing the broader IT function.  Additionally, you’ll provide thought leadership across the business domain, proposing and simplifying complex paradigms.  Not all the data will be readily available; understanding existing internal resources and leveraging new data collection processes, including external sources will be essential. 
  • Training and Mentoring – This position is responsible for end-user training of the models or tools you develop, along with your coupling your domain and modelling expertise. Provide guidance, training and problem-solving assistance to other team members whilst mentoring less-experienced individuals.


We’re Looking for Someone With


  • M.S. in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, or another related field. Or specialized training/certification or equivalent work experience
  • Significant experience in applying data science within a consumer centric organization or other relevant experience
  • Programming experience in either Python/ R or other similar platforms
  • Experience in data analysis, data manipulation, data mining, algorithm development, or machine learning/artificial intelligence
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to different audiences across the team, business partners, external stakeholders, etc.


What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter, so it may take us a few weeks to get back with you by email or phone. Visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and more about what we offer.


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If you join our team, you’ll be rewarded for the difference you make. Our comprehensive benefits offer you the support you need through your life events, big or small. Visit our benefits page & be sure to ask your recruiter for more specific information.


Get to Know Us


At Kellanova, we are driven by our vision to be the world’s best-performing snacks-led powerhouse, unleashing the full potential of our differentiated brands and our passionate people. Our portfolio of iconic, world-class brands include Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, MorningStar Farms, Special K, Krave, Zucaritas, Crunchy Nut, among others.


Kellanova’s Culture of Best means we bring our best to all that we do in pursuit of our vision to be the world’s best performing snacks-led powerhouse. Our culture celebrates boldness and empowers our people to challenge the status quo, achieve results, and win together.


Our focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) enables us to build a culture of belonging where all employees have a place at the table and are inspired to share their passion, talents and ideas to work.


The best brands. The best people. The best you.


Estimated travel is 10-15% but may vary depending on location of residency.

Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   

Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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