Director of Data Sciences - Culver City, CA

Job Description


Firm is looking for a seasoned practitioner of Data Sciences to build and lead our Data Sciences discipline. A successful leader in this space will have the ability to execute, manage, plan and guide. The Director will interact closely with the Business Intelligence team leads and their stakeholder groups to understand their needs, identify solutions and communicate results. The Director of Data Sciences will have the opportunity to do groundbreaking work that will shape the industry.

The work will focus across multiple Data Science domains such as machine learning & algorithm development, inference and proof, prediction and forecasting, clustering and segmentation, optimization, experiment/test design and business case development. The developed products will inform decision making across Marketing, Supply Chain, Retail Operations, Business Development, Finance & Planning, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Field Ops, Product Development, and Digital Platforms & Customer Experience.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions.


  • Set a vision and strategy that is focused on customer value, owning the overall analytic output of MedMen's Data Science teams.

  • Build out a data science plan that allows various business units to leverage Data Science products to create sustained value.

  • Support and showcase a long-term research agenda aimed at generating innovations solving critical business needs and technical challenges.

  • Lead research, design, implementation and evaluation of machine learning algorithms and statistical models for business applications.

  • Lay out the process of model selection, accuracy and efficiency.

  • Recruit, manage and grow a talented team of Data Scientists and Data Science Managers.

  • Define the required toolset the Data Sciences department will leverage.

  • Partner closely with Directors of Business Intelligence & organization leaders as a trusted and influential evangelist for data-driven decision making, cultivating a culture of data at MedMen


  • Manage documentation of technical work as part of the product development process.

  • Contribute thought leadership to our evolving data strategy on cloud infrastructure, data engineering pipeline, and analysis stack.

  • Partner with the technical project manager to identify technical challenges, define requirements and prioritize efforts.



  • A strong passion and evangelism for data science, coupled with deep desire to adapt machine learning technologies to enable extremely effective solutions to MedMen's most challenging data analysis problems

  • Talent in analytical storytelling with exceptional ability to convey complex analytical results to business stakeholders in relevant and accessible language

  • Proven experience in predictive analytics, segmentation, experimental design and related areas

  • Experience with mentoring data scientists on nuances of applied statistical analysis particularly with regards to challenging problems.

  • Advanced Statistics: Probability distributions, classical hypothesis testing, multivariate regression, time series analysis

  • Machine Learning: classification, regression, clustering; Demonstrated ability to apply deep learning approaches to categories of machine learning problems.

  • Algorithms: Fundamental data types (stacks, queues, etc.); Sorting algorithms (quicksort, mergesort, etc.); Dynamic programming-Proven expertise developing algorithms for solving diverse business challenges and creating significant dollar value

  • Platform Use: Expert in quantitative modeling skills and extensive experience in SQL, SAS, R, Python, Pig, Hive, Hadoop or similar

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in analytics across merchandising, retail marketing, digital media and consumer trends is a plus

  • Previous experience working at a Startup and/or Ecommerce business is a plus

  • High-energy self-starter with a passion for your work, tolerance for ambiguity in a fast-paced setting, and a positive attitude.

  • Supervisory Responsibility

  • Setting goals for performance and deadlines in ways that comply with company's plans and vision. Organizing workflow and ensuring that subordinates understand their duties or delegated tasks.

Work environment

The physical environment includes components of the tangible workplace environment that comprise employee’s working conditions such as clean indoor air, safe drinking water, ergonomic workstation designs, violence and aggression-free work environment, available technologies, disability management practices, workplace policies and procedures, design and construction of the workplace. 


Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach, stoop kneel to install computer equipment

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Regular, predictable attendance is required; including quarter-driven hours as business demands dictate.

  • Regular 8 hour shifts, 5 days a week.



As needed, not to exceed 15% travel.


Required Education and Experience

  • 10+ years of relevant experience. 4-8 Years Management Experience

  • Master's Degree is required. PhD is a preferred. PhD or MS in Statistics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Operations Research, Engineering, Economics, or related field


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Must have legal right to work in the US.


Work Authorization/Security Clearance 

There is no visa or H1-B sponsorship. Must successful complete and pass background and drug screen, and live scan.

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