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VP of Data Science

Company: American Credit Acceptance, LLC
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Posted Date 1 week ago (1/9/2020 5:30 PM)

ID 2019-2692

Overview At American Credit Acceptance, we are building a company that will stand the test of time. We are a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company that has delivered excellent profitability, regulatory rigor and over 20% annualized growth since our inception in 2007. We seek to fulfill our mission "to enable the emerging credit consumer to purchase affordable and reliable transportation" through integrity, partnership, humility and initiative. Our work environment is collaborative and challenging, enabling our associates to grow rapidly in their professional and personal development.

We seek a Vice President, Data Science who will shape our future and our people. You will leverage your creative and critical thinking skills to develop strategies that have meaningful, game-changing impact to the firm. You will effectively influence a variety of individuals, including senior executives and front-line associates, with your strong interpersonal and negotiation skills. You will develop and maintain high-performing teams across multiple roles. You will be a tenacious decision maker being well-balanced, thoughtful and fast-paced. And you will do it in a collaborative environment that values your insight, encourages you to take on new responsibility, promotes continuous learning and rewards innovation.

Responsibilities *Must be able to relocate to Spartanburg, SC

Job Description - Essential Functions

Identify the appropriate goals for profitability and/or customer satisfaction

Continuously refine and implement the data science roadmap based on new learnings – both internal and external

Deliver both short and long-term goals in a fluid environment

Refine and improve models and processes with appropriate controls so they are robust and well documented for internal and external examination

Develop and retain talented associates

Identify team needs, talent and tools, and secure the resources needed

Influence and work with colleagues in IT, Operations, Finance and others to improve organizational performance

Deep technical background and application of data science including machine learning, experimentation and statistics for structured and unstructured data

Experience working with big data, cloud-based environments and Agile methodologies

MS in quantitative field preferred

Qualifications Basic Qualifications

Masters and/or PhD Degree in Statistics-related field (Statistics, Economics, Econometrics, etc.)

4+ years of experience in building, implementing and monitoring models

2+ years of people management/leadership

Well versed in modeling fundamentals and experience building models using GAM, trees, boosting, splines, etc.

Knowledgeable in R

Understands legal requirements for modeling

Preferred qualifications

2+ years of experience in Risk management and/or Financial Services

8+ years of experience in complex, data-driven problem solving

5+ years of experience in People management

Excellent written, oral and influential communications skills and the ability to drive to agreement with good negotiation skills

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