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Manager of Data Science

Company: American Credit Acceptance
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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 Manager of 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.****Must be able to relocate to Spartanburg, SC********We are hiring a Manager of Data Science for our Risk Department!****Hands-on analyst as well as a leader and mentor a team.Identify, quantify, and disseminate insights to key stakeholders throughout the organizationAnalyze business problems, identify opportunities for improvement, and provide recommendations for optimal/efficient solutionsConsistently deliver accurate results in a timely mannerDevelop, validate, implement, and monitor statistical/machine learning models in a production environmentConsistently consider, and follow, ACA’s Guiding PrinciplesExcellent professional and academic credentialsMBA with course work in quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics, economics, analytics, decision science or MS in Analytics4+ years of professional experience1+ years of leadership / people management experienceKnowledge of SQL and relational databases.Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.Ability to confidently interact with senior business leaders.Remain compliant with our policies, processes and legal guidelines.PreferencesMasters or PhD in a STEM-related field (Statistics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Data Science, Business Analytics, etc)Exceptional academic performance (3.4 or higher Grad School GPA)Experience using statistical programming languages (R, Python, C++)Experience building (using SQL-like language) and mining large datasets for core business insightsUnderstanding of appropriate techniques for various explanatory and predictive modeling/machine learning tasks (including: GLM, GBM, Random Forests, LASSO, Clustering)Experience validating and monitoring models using statistical techniques and KPIs relevant in a business environmentExceptional written and verbal communication, specifically, the ability to convey results to both technical, and non-technical, audiences effectivelyAbility to manage multiple projects/tasks and prioritize them based on impactThe ability to quickly assess problems and find workable solutions within a business framework (understanding that added complexity does not always lead to added performance)Position Type/Expected Hours of Work -This is a full-time position with a work schedule of Monday-Friday with some schedule variations as needed.Travel -This position will require up to 30% travel. Expect to be onsite (Spartanburg, SC) once every two months Finish EEO StatementACA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ACA complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.ACA’s Guiding Principles:To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the characteristics our Guiding Principles:Integrity- Conduct all business in an honest, forthright, and ethical manner.Partnership- Honor commitments and develop enduring relationships grounded in mutual trust, respect, service, and reliability. This applies to customers, teammates, investors, financial partners, vendors, and our communities.Humility- Recognize what we do not know, actively seek knowledge and guidance in our decision making, and acknowledge, learn and grown from our mistakes.Principled Entrepreneurship- Create long-term value by anticipating opportunities for profitable growth, satisfying the evolving needs of the customer, and embracing change while striving for continuous improvement. Exercise sound judgment and take calculated risks to deliver superior results.Initiative- Be decisive and passionately pursue opportunities with a sense of urgency while continuously adapting and refining strategies.Fulfillment- Reach our full potential by developing our talents, earning meaningful responsibility, and overcoming challenges as a team, and find purpose in the positive impact we have on our business, family, and community.

Keywords: American Credit Acceptance, Spartanburg , Manager of Data Science, Other , Spartanburg, South Carolina

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