Director – Decisions Data Analytics

Business Analysis/Economics
063493 Requisition #
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The Decision Analytics Group helps Georgia Pacific unlock business value using advance analytics (Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science). This Center of Excellence creates sustainable value and competitive advantage by supporting business and digital transformation using data science and related tools/ technologies.



Currently we are looking for an entrepreneurial, innovative data science leader to join our growing Decisions Analytics function as one of the leaders in the organization.


What is unique about this opportunity?


  •  Analytics leadership: Opportunity to lead advanced analytics (Data Science/ Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning) and analytics consulting initiatives that create tangible business value. Apply leading-edge data science algorithms to multiple solution spaces and domains.
  • Entrepreneurial opportunity:  We consider ourselves an agile, entrepreneurial capability that’s growing quickly. You will have an opportunity to wear multiple hats and build a capability, in line with our principled entrepreneurship goals.
  • Build long-term relationships: Interact with senior executives across GP to build enterprise wide analytics solutions that drive business transformation.
  • Innovation and Transformation: Work on interesting global business problems as a part of a transformation agenda


Who should apply?

  • A successful candidate will bring advanced knowledge of data science techniques, analytics consulting methodologies and implementing machine learning algorithms at-scale.
  • We are looking for individuals with demonstrated experience in creating business value by leading high performing data science teams. 
  • You must be enthusiastically collaborative, value seeking, open to challenge and be willing to experiment with new techniques, approaches and partnerships of mutual benefit with internal/external teams.
  • The Decision Analytics Group functions as a Center of Excellence for Georgia Pacific.  This group creates sustainable value and competitive advantage by leveraging data science, information, technology, and actionable insights across the enterprise while focusing on futuristic possibilities of analytics.
  • Currently we are looking for a Director to join our growing Decisions Analytics function as one of the leaders in the organization.


  • Champion/Market the newly created Decision Analytics Center of Excellence to a wide breadth of key internal Business Leaders/Stakeholders.
  • Provide technical leadership for a team of analysts and data scientists. Lead the team through designing analytics solutions, developing algorithms and implementing models in production. Responsible for quality of customer experience and technical deliverables.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on analytics best practices to inform data prioritization, architecture, and ensure appropriate integration with business processes.
  • Provide thought leadership interacting with senior leaders to help them understand “Art of the Possible”, and how data science can create value across multiple domains
  • Manage/motivate/develop a team of advanced analysts and data scientists. Develop and enhance employee skills in advanced analytics.
  • Develop an analytics industry view, build relationship with data/analytics vendors and create POVs to influence tool/platform/service provider decisions.
  • Deliver compelling presentations that tell a concise story using data, analytics and actionable insights with recommendations. 
  • Develop and analyze business cases for analytic opportunities
  • Articulate architecture requirements for big-data integration & big data architecture
  • Contribute actively to knowledge management

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in analytics, mathematics, statistics, engineering, data science or related field.
  • Experience with broad business and technical problem-solving using advanced analytics (Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence).
  • Experience with leading technical teams that work on data analytics software like Alteryx, Python, R, SQL.
  • Experience leading an analytics/ data science team and working a project from initial scoping, delivering a minimum viable product and deployment at-scale.
  • Experience creating and delivering presentations to executive-level audience and the ability to communicate analytics concepts to non-technical audience.
  • Experience translating customer needs into projects/opportunities and a proven track record of delivering insights to an organization.
  • Experience marketing analytics resources to internal client groups.

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in analytics, mathematics, statistics, engineering, data science or related field. 
  • At least 5 years of data science experience.
  • Experience working in an analytics COE; or in an analytics consulting company.
  • Experience leading supply chain, logistics and pricing analytics.
  • Experience leveraging data lakes, and cloud data science platforms for building machine learning models.
  • Expertise in data modeling, statistics and leveraging external third parties for specialized knowledge.

Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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