Director of Data Science
Are you ready to take your forecasting expertise into the world of fashion merchandising for a large Southern department store? Belk is looking for a director of data science to join our diverse team of fashion retail enthusiasts. A staple in all things stylish and Southern since 1888, Belk offers its employees the financial security that comes along with a company who has been successfully operating for over a century while priding itself on its flexible, modern options and amenities for employees.
Complete with generous financial benefits packages, Belk also offers a newly constructed 5,000 square foot gym, an inclusive workspace, a coffee bistro, and dry-cleaning services to employees. Transportation to and from our recently renovated campus in Charlotte is also highly accessible as we are located in close proximity to Charlotte Douglas International Airport and other means of public transit into and out of uptown.
As a director of data science, you will be developing, coaching, and managing the data science team in their task to create effective sales forecasts for pre-season planning, allocation, replenishment, and OTB. You and your team of forecast analysts are responsible for the constant improvement of the forecasting system in order to realize profits and drive margins.
You will guide the data science team in implementing important changes to update future forecasts, and you will provide regular forecasting updates to the senior management officials at Belk. The director of data science will maintain close relationships with general merchandising managers, district merchandising managers, vice presidents of planning, and general vice presidents in order to understand and advise on corporate strategies that rely on the forecasted business results. You will also work with buying, planning, and replenishment analysts in order to make the best decisions for long-term business success.
Additional requirements expected to be performed by the director of data science include monitoring trends, inventory, and product flow to Belk’s stores in order to keep an accurate forecast. You will have to identify opportunities to improve forecasting systems, and communicate with merchandising teams when implementation plans are being executed.
The prime candidate for the director of data science will be a strategic thinker with excellent analytical skills. A passion for management and team-building will be an asset, as will your ability to meet deadlines and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Impeccable oral and written communication is a must, and pattern and trend recognition skills are necessary.
The ideal candidate will have obtained a four-year college degree, worked in retail for five to seven years, and have at least two to three years of experience in allocation and planning. Along with an affinity for numbers and math, the director of data science will also be able to operate business-related software including Microsoft programs.
Will you be making the move to join our fashionable retail merchandising team at Belk? Our headquarters is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities. Boasting a thriving economy and many cultural opportunities, Charlotte offers something for nearly everyone. The city is home to the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, and Charlotte Knights for those sports enthusiasts who enjoy catching a game from the stadium on the weekends.
There are plenty of beautiful parks to explore in and around uptown, and there is a large craft brewing and foodie scene in neighborhoods like NoDa and Plaza Midwood. Want to take the family on a bike ride or go for a jog? Stroll or ride the winding paths in Midtown, and take in the vibrant scenery followed by an ice cream cone in Elizabeth. It is truly hard to be bored in this city.
Are you ready to join us as our next director of data science? If so, simply click on the “Apply Now” button located on this screen.