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Data Scientist II 

About the Organization Brownells, A 2nd Adventure Group Company
At Brownells, we Empower the Spirit of Independence and Adventure. Our passion is connecting gunsmiths, firearm enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, competitors, and protectors with products that outfit and enhance their spirit of independence and adventure.

Brownells is the preeminent all-things-firearms company in the world. Founded in 1939 in Montezuma, IA, Brownells' storied history of connecting firearm and firearm accessory manufacturers with freedom-loving customers is unrivaled.

We believe the spirit of independence and adventure is a mindset - in the office, on the range, in the field or with your family. It is the foundation - and reason - for everything we do.

Our values:
• R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)
• Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)
• Purpose Driven Performance
• Relentless Creativity & Innovation
By joining Brownells, you will help us inspire, educate, and outfit adventure-minded, freedom-lovers across the world with products that outfit their passion.

Why Adventure With Us
Put simply, our adventure is fun! If working in a fast-paced, hobby-based business where growth and exploring new frontiers every day excites you, then WE WANT YOU!

Our team is diverse, inclusive, and obsessed with new ideas. We put our customers and employees and their families at the forefront. As a third-generation, family-owned business, we understand the need for a great benefits package, professional develop opportunities, adventure incentives and most importantly, flexibility in schedules to allow for the most time possible with your loved ones.
 
Division Brownells  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Description

Adventure Summary

The purpose of the position is to provide analytics support to the company’s various retail and wholesale business units leveraging internal and external data including, but not limited to: product, sales, consumer and web platform. The ideal candidate is adept at using this data to identify new opportunities primarily within the customer and product domains. They must be able to use various methods of analyzing and mining data including statistical, modeling and simulation. In addition the theoretical functions, they must be able to apply the concepts and outcomes to real business situations in ways that scale to enterprise business volumes. They must be able to work with a wide range of different stakeholders from various business functions and be able to apply business acumen to the emerging needs of these stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be highly customer-focused (internal and external customers) and eager to find data solutions that improve business outcomes.

 

What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.
  • Evaluate effectiveness and profitability of programs and promotions
  • May examine statistical data to forecast future trends and project market potential.
  • Mine and analyze data from internal databases and external sources to drive optimization and improvement of product development, marketing techniques and business strategies.
  • Use company A/B testing framework to test model quality
  • Use predictive modeling to increase and optimize customer experiences, revenue generation, ad targeting and other business outcomes.
  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.
  • Interprets analytics and identifies implications of the data to support marketing decisions to achieve strategic objectives
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
  • Develop company A/B testing framework and test model quality.
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.

 

What You Will Need

Education and Experience

  • 4-7 years of relevant experience or equivalent education
  • BA/BS degree in computer, engineering or quantitative discipline (e.g., statistics, operations research, economics, computer science, mathematics, physics).

 

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Project Management
  • SQL
  • At least 2 years of experience in a high-level data science language (For example: R, Python, Scala, Swift, Julia, Java-ML or similar)
  • Data Analytics & Statistical Programs
  • MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access)
  • At least 1 year of experience with an analysis toolsuite (For example: tableau, birst, looker, domo, cognos, business objects,, sisense, or similar)
 
Position Requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience training machine learning models in a cloud computing environment such as: Amazon EC2, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, etc.
  • Consumer Behavior or Retail Sales analysis experience
  • Data visualization software, Azure Machine Learning studio, Amazon EC2, Google Cloud

 

Leadership Competencies

  • Customer Focus (L3)
  • Creativity and Innovation (L2)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration (L3)
  • Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness (L3)
  • Drive for Results (L3)
  • Consumer and Customer Analysis (L2)
  • Marketing Operations (L2)

 

Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

 

Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns

  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics

 

Where You’ll Be Located

Grinnell, Iowa

 

Live Your Adventure!

Brownells is a subsidiary of 2nd Adventure Group. At 2nd Adventure Group, our mission is to provide a platform to connect people with their passions. Our brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying and sharing the spirit of adventure. Our sister companies include: Crow Shooting Supply, Sinclair International, AR15.com, W.L. Baumler Co. and Big Springs Range Complex.

 

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

 
EOE Statement Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at careers@brownells.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.  

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