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Director Data Science

Company: Sally Beauty Supply
Location: Denton
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Our Customer Analytics Department at Sally Beauty Holdings (NYSE: SBH) is expanding and we're looking for dynamic, driven data scientist to join our team! We're a collaborative group of creative, data driven peers that work hard to ensure we're putting relevant products, promotions and communication in front of our customers and stylist communities. Do you picture yourself in a fast-paced, energetic environment? Does advancing analytics, personalization and modeling fuel your fire? If so, we're looking for someone just like you for our Director Data Science.

The Director Data Science will lead and advance our data science discipline within the Customer Analytics organization at SBH. The Director will develop and evolve modeling, testing, personalization and machine learning capabilities focused on the customer, digital commerce, marketing and advertising. In addition, the Director will partner with IT to drive the customer and marketing data strategy and roadmap.

"At Sally Beauty Holdings, we find beauty in diversity. Our inclusivity and self-expression are what fuel our innovation and growth. You are welcome here, and you can thrive here. We find beauty in YOU. Join us."


  • Design, build and implement predictive and prescriptive models for segmentation, targeting, personalization, offer optimization, product recommendation and retention.
  • Analyze large, complex data sets to reveal underlying patterns, correlations and trends. Set up and conduct large-scale experiments to test hypotheses and drive business value.
  • Design, build and test personalization engines using advanced statistical and machine learning techniques. Collaborate with Marketing and Digital leadership to prove business value.
  • Advance modeling and machine learning capabilities leading to significantly improved insights.
  • Develop and lead implementation of the customer data and AI/ML/DL roadmap. Partner with IT and external vendors to deliver new initiatives with excellence.
  • Identify new and manage existing analytics vendor relationships and contracts.
  • Become a highly trusted advisor and thought leader for data, analytics techniques and insights.
  • Lead, coach, develop, motivate and retain a small team of data scientist.


  • 10+ years total professional work experience. 7+ years of experience in data science with an emphasis in CRM, loyalty, web, mobile, social and digital marketing
  • Bachelor's degree in quantitative discipline such as statistics, engineering, applied math, economics, operations research, IT, information systems. Master's/PhD degree highly preferred
  • Previous analytics experience at an Agency or in Retail preferred
  • Experience in leveraging best practices in advanced analytics (i.e. predictive modeling, artificial intelligence, machine learning) to drive business outcomes
  • High level of proficiency with statistical and database concepts. Experience with a number of technologies (R, Python, SQL, AWS, Hive, Hadoop, Spark)
  • Knowledge of ad serving tools and multi-touch attribution
  • Knowledge of Web Analytics tools (i.e. Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, Coremetrics)
  • Experience with visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI or QlikView
  • Outstanding communication skills with significant experience working closely with executive leadership
  • Experience building & managing a large analytics team, working cross-functionally, and managing vendor relationships and contracts

Our culture links actions to results with a Can-Do Attitude that always puts our customers' and stylists' needs first. We work together, acting as one and holding ourselves accountable to deliver the best possible results. As innovators in the beauty industry, we emphasize open communication, always seeking new approaches and fostering professional growth. We acknowledge that every team player makes a difference, and it is our shared vision and positive culture that unites us.

Sally Beauty Holdings (NYSE: SBH) is the world's largest wholesale and retail distributor of beauty supplies. Our world headquarters is conveniently located in Denton Texas, just 5 minutes north of Lake Lewisville off of I35E.

We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision. Life insurance, paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays, merchandise discounts, tuition reimbursement, and 401(k) with company match.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.


Keywords: Sally Beauty Supply, Denton , Director Data Science, Other , Denton, Texas

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