Data Scientist at J.B. Hunt Transport

Job Opening ID: 00215614 Data Scientist (Open)
Job Title: Data Scientist
Department: IT
Country: United States of America
State/Province: Arkansas
City: Lowell
Full/Part Time: Full time
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Job Description Summary:
J.B. Hunt Transport is seeking a data analytics leader to develop innovative information insights to better serve both existing and prospective customers while creating new, data-driven supply chain services to help J.B. Hunt grow as both a leading supply chain service and technology solution provider. By bringing data analytics solutions to supply chain problems, you will help envision and create the future growth and success of the organization. We seek people who are passionate about using data to drive innovation and change. You will be engaged with business analysts, product managers, engineers and business leaders to design and deploy models and algorithms to effectively deliver actionable results in the areas of customer analytics, price optimization, asset utilization, operational excellence, and solution innovation where analytics, not assets, is the service.

Supply chains are becoming increasingly connected. Data is everywhere. Supply chains compete on effectiveness. Done well, analytics are a powerful source of supply chain competitive advantage. Come help J.B. Hunt use data and technology to provide unparalleled analytics-driven supply chain solutions
Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop relationships with business partners to enhance understanding of business issues and create value for the organization.
Identify and prioritize enterprise data analytics opportunities.
Lead data mining and analytics projects with high potential return.
Invent and quickly iterate novel solutions to challenging data-related problems.
Interpret the results of analyses to drive insight.
Develop scalable and efficient methods for large scale data analyses and model development and deployment.
Collaborate with developers, program managers, and product managers in an open, creative environment.
Incorporate a continuous improvement model enhancement practice in all analytics applications.
Lead the development of innovative and next generation supply chain insight analytics services.
KEY COMPETENCIES and SUCCESS FACTORS
Advanced Degree (Ph.D. preferred) with a focus on Analytics, Statistical Sciences, Operations Research, Economics, Finance or a related Business quantitative discipline
5+ years of real world analytical solution building experience
Data mining technical knowledge and skills including: decision trees, multivariate analysis, segmentation modeling, factor analysis, regression analysis, forecasting, and machine learning
Expertise in R, SAS Enterprise Miner, or IBM SPSS Modeler or other analytical software
Intellectual curiosity and commitment to teaching data analytics concepts to others
Experience in leading and developing data science teams a plus
Qualifications:
Company Overview:
Fortune 500 experience. Career Development. Nation-wide opportunities. We are J.B. Hunt.
Our success comes from strategically placing you in the most suitable role. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering, or information technology, we can jump start your career!
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is no stranger to the transportation logistics industry. From our humble beginnings in 1961, with only five tractors and seven refrigerated trailers, we have evolved into one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America. We provide safe and reliable transportation services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our four business segments (Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services, Truckload, and Integrated Capacity Solutions) allow us to provide customized freight solutions for customers big and small. It’s no wonder we have been named one of America’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine.
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.

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