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Senior Macroeconomist - Applied Economic Research for Operations

Company: Chewy, Inc.
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Our Opportunity:
Chewy's Supply Chain Team is seeking a Sr. Macroeconomist to join the growing Applied Economic Research for Operations (AERO) team in Bellevue, WA. The AERO team is in charge of driving improvements in supply chain strategy through quantitative economics and scenarios analysis.
You will develop core science-based methodologies, build scalable models and quantitative processes based on interdisciplinary methods from operations research, forecasting, market design, econometrics, causal analysis, and data analytics.
Areas of work include (but are not limited to): development of long range forecast to enable better financial/planning decision making, providing insight into future drivers of business growth, development of analyses of the impact of economic trends on the business, customer lifetime value modeling and more. You will not only implement and validate models on large scale data, but also help business and tech partners understand the results and turn them into strategies and actions that have a major impact on Chewy's business. You will also work on new, transformative initiatives, and you will build new econometric models from the ground up.
This role has high visibility to senior business leaders and involves working with other scientists as well as engineering and product teams to integrate these models into production systems. This is an individual contributor role reporting into the Director of AERO.
What You'll Do:

  • Build complex time series regional models for long range forecasting applications
  • Own the development of econometric models and manage the data analysis, modeling, and experimentation necessary to validate your model
  • Effectively communicate econometric models to business teams and incorporate feedback into project analysis/modeling
  • Design and conduct experiments to validate theories and improve understanding of Chewy's ecosystem of suppliers and customers
  • Conduct analyses of macroeconomic factors leveraging external data for consumption by various internal processes
  • Build econometric frameworks to stress test supply chain and perform scenario analysis
  • Collaborate with product managers, data scientists, and software developers to incorporate models into production processes and influence senior leaders
  • Independently identify new opportunities for leveraging economic insights and models in Chewy's business
  • Write technical white papers and business-facing documents to clearly explain complex technical concepts to audiences with diverse business/scientific background
  • Review and audit modeling processes and results for other scientists, both junior and senior
  • Lead the project plan from a scientific perspective on small to medium product launches including identifying potential risks, key milestones, and paths to mitigate risks
  • Set and balance goals across the team to optimize performance against department goals

    What You'll Need:

    • PhD in Economics or related quantitative field (finance, quantitative marketing or similar)
    • 2+ years of experience in either a postdoctoral position, consulting, government, industry or academic research
    • Expert knowledge and practical experience of econometrics concepts (time series models, forecasting, panel data, high dimensional problems, statistical inference, etc.), economic theory, and quantitative methods
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Proven track record of applying econometric techniques to real business problems
    • Fluency in data analysis languages (e.g., R or Python are preferred)
    • Hands-on experience with demand forecasts
    • Experience with large data sets, big data, and analytics
    • Fluency in data querying languages (e.g. SQL)
    • Keen judgment for balancing research depth and pacing
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity.
    • Experience with major macroeconomic data providers and analysis tools is preferred (e.g., Moody's Analytics, Bloomberg, Haver, IHS or similar)
    • Ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary science team of economists, applied scientists, software engineers, and data engineers

      Bonus (if applicable):

      • Familiar with cloud data and computing tools such as AWS, GCP, Azure or similar.
      • AWS Certified Developer/AWS Machine Learning
      • Tableau Dashboarding
      • E-com, Retail or startup experience is a plus
        Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.
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Keywords: Chewy, Inc., Bellevue , Senior Macroeconomist - Applied Economic Research for Operations, Accounting, Auditing , Bellevue, Washington

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