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PwC TMT - Pricing Scientist - Advanced Analytics - Manager in San Francisco, California

A career in our Business Intelligence practice, within Data and Analytics Technology services, will provide you with the opportunity to help organisations uncover enterprise insights and drive business results using smarter data analytics. We focus on a collection of organisational technology capabilities, including business intelligence, data management, and data assurance that help our clients drive innovation, growth, and change within their organisations in order to keep up with the changing nature of customers and technology. You’ll make impactful decisions by mixing mind and machine to leverage data, understand and navigate risk, and help our clients gain a competitive edge.

Creating business intelligence from data requires an understanding of the business, the data, and the technology used to store and analyse that data. Using our Rapid Business Intelligence Solutions, data visualisation and integrated reporting dashboards, we can deliver agile, highly interactive reporting and analytics that help our clients to more effectively run their business and understand what business questions can be answered and how to unlock the answers.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Pursue opportunities to develop existing and new skills outside of comfort zone.

  • Act to resolve issues which prevent effective team working, even during times of change and uncertainty.

  • Coach others and encourage them to take ownership of their development.

  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.

  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.

  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.

  • Develop a perspective on key global trends, including globalisation, and how they impact the firm and our clients.

  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

  • Focus on building trusted relationships.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

PwC is looking for an experienced Pricing Scientist to join our growing Pricing Practice. The ideal candidate will have a very strong background in analytics: statistics, artificial intelligence, machine learning with experience in advanced algorithm development and a solid understanding of large datasets and data management. The candidate should also have experience applying analytics to pricing challenges primary in an B2B sales model. Will also work closely with our Pricing and Analytics Teams to develop offerings which deliver customer value and to help to sell and deliver high impact consulting projects. Will partner with the Pricing Practice to understand customer and industry use cases and lead us in developing both cutting edge offerings and clear visible thought leadership.

Responsibilities

  • Employ techniques from machine learning, statistical analysis and predictive modeling to deliver business insights and recommendations to prospects and customers based on data.

  • Lead and Supervise creation and application of Algorithms to identify and quantify pricing opportunities

  • Explore and identify expanded data models for addressing client problems, going beyond customer internal transaction data to include external, unstructured data including forecasts, market information, econometric and social media data and inputs

  • Take on a lead role in handling difficult algorithm issues including price optimization, clustering, and causality/correlation

  • Be the public face of PwC’s algorithmic and mathematical research efforts, meeting with customers and speaking at both client and industry external events

Requirements

  • Ideally an advanced degree in Operations Research, Statistics, Machine Learning, Mathematics or Engineering

  • 8+ years of hands on experience in applying advanced algorithms to address real world business problems with a focus on pricing and customer profitability

  • Experience with large-scale data analysis frameworks such as map-reduce (Hadoop ecosystem), NoSQL and in-memory / columnar databases

  • Experience with pricing software applications, e.g., Vendavo, PROS, Zilliant

  • Experience with parallel and distributed approaches to data analytics

  • Experience with data analysis tools such as R, SAS, SPSS, Mathematica

  • Experience with data analytics in the cloud: Azure, AWS, Google.

  • Exceptional team player, leadership, mentoring and coaching skills

  • Excellent communication, coordination and presentation skills.

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Required Fields of Study :

Computer and Information Science, Management Information Systems

Travel Required:

70% to 80% Weekly Travel.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.

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