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Data Scientist

Date:  11-Nov-2022

Mississauga, ON, CA


Open up to the Possibilities!
At Purolator, you’ll be proud knowing you’re working for a Canadian company that truly values its employees. And it’s community. This is an exciting and evolving industry and we’re leading the change as we strive to deliver the future. Here you will be empowered to help move the business forward. Each and every day. Are you open to the possibilities?

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. If you have questions, please feel free to ask during your interview.

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This role can sit in the following cities:    Mississauga                         

Job Description

We are looking for a Data Scientist with statistician/ mathematician experience to grow our Data Science team to generate actionable insights and create new growth opportunities for Purolator.  The focus of this role is to lead, develop, evaluate, and implement advanced analytics and predictive modelling initiatives to create data-driven solutions across lines of business and domains. This is a unique opportunity to apply your analytics skills in a uniquely Canadian organization rich in history and data.

Key Areas of Responsibility:


Data Processing
•    Identify, extract, and mine relevant data sources for business analytics
•    Pre-process structured and unstructured data including data cleaning, and validating data integrity for analysis and modelling
•    Organize data into usable formats, databases and develop analytic solutions


Advanced Analytics/ Predictive Modelling
•    Build and maintain predictive models and machine learning algorithms including prototypes of new solutions/ methodologies
•    Analyze data for trends, patterns, and solutions to guide business decisions
•    Prepare clear and concise reports, presentations, and data visualizations for internal clients
•    Distill problems into actionable business recommendations


Stakeholder Management
•    Collaborate with subject matter experts, internal clients, and IT teams on solutions
•    Facilitate requirements gathering and feedback loops to align on project goals and expectations
•    Recommend solutions and strategies to solve business challenges based on data analysis and insights


•    M.Sc. or B.Sc. in a quantitative field preferably in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, or Computer Science.
•    4+ years of professional experience in data science.
•    Experience with advanced analytics including Machine Learning & predictive modelling, time series, NLP, clustering & segmentation, and test/control significance testing.
•    Strong statistical and mathematical fundamentals, knowledge, and skills.
•    Strong aptitude for data analysis and ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret large scale datasets.
•    Experience solving problems for clients from idea development to implementation. 
•    Proficiency in one or more statistical programming languages such as Python (preferred).
•    Proficiency with data visualization tools including Power BI.
•    Excellent presentation skills to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Considered an Asset
•    Experience with AWS platform and parallel processing, e.g., Spark/ Apache Hadoop. 
•    Experience with geospatial analytics.





Location:                    530 - Corporate  
Working Conditions: Office Environment 

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Reports to:                  Sr. Manager, Analytics Verticals and Data Science 

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