Senior Director of Data Scientist


A global market leader in connected farm management systems seeks a Senior Data Scientist

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Salary $85,000 – $185,000 per year

A Bit About Us

The Senior Director of Data Science will drive and own the roadmap for new insights and tools that create value for our dairy producers, the broader dairy ecosystem and leading our team of data scientists, data ops engineers and AI specialists. Working closely with Sales, Business Development and Product Development, you and your team will bring new insights, innovation and growth and ensure our copious amounts of data are usable.

Why join us?





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  • Deliver profitability and sustainability-driven data tools to producers and the broader dairy ecosystem

Identify opportunities for VAS to create value through data analytics, aligned with business strategies in close collaboration with Sales, Business Development and Product Management

Engage with industry experts and universities to develop tools grounded in leading science

Design, prototype, test, and document the business logic and optimal visual display of data for the end user

Work with Product Management to define and realize data-driven roadmaps

Work with Engineering to make sure the reports, insights and innovations are easily absorbable

Work with Marketing to appropriately market our new tools as they become available

Work with Training and Product Development to help put together training modules that teach our employees and our users how to best leverage our new insights

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Manage overall operational and financial responsibilities of Data Science in close collaboration with the other departments and product managers

Collaborate across our sister companies to create unique insights

  • Build, operate, and/or integrate analytics solutions into VAS business processes, product development and ensure performance, scalability, privacy and security

Build and maintain relationships with senior management within VAS and advise them on how to translate insights into action

Create analytics capabilities within the business through training and community building

Drive awareness and adoption of data science throughout the business by communicating a compelling vision and presenting inspiring use cases

Initiate, plan and prioritize data analytics projects within VAS

  • Lead a powerful data science team

Manage a team of data scientists, data ops engineers and AI specialists (2-3 FTE right now)

Counsel team members and enable them to reach their full potential. Set up personal development plans and targets for senior team members and empower them to do the same for their direct reports

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Develop the team’s strategy, capabilities and infrastructure together with VAS Product Manager director


Your Preferred Profile

Passion for applying data to solve real-world problems

Ability to design and test the best display of data for the user

High fluency in statistics, eager for data, effective in communication to stakeholders of varying data comfort and fluency

Strong organizational and leadership skills

Able to develop, inspire and attract talent within your team

A business mindset, backed by economic, dairy science, or data analytics

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Strong problem-solving ability

Excellent communication skills

An entrepreneurial mindset

Dairy production and/or operations management

Required *

Leadership of a research and development program with proven results, ideally commercialization

At least four years of working experience in a (senior) data science position

Experience in managing projects and leading teams

Masters/PhD degree in a quantitative field (e.g., mathematical, analytical, econometrics)

Solid understanding of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence

Nice to have is broad experience with Python, MySQL, and AW

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