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  • Posted: Nov 23, 2020
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    The Mr Price Group (MRPG) is a fashion value retailer, selling predominantly for cash. The Group retails Apparel, Homeware and Sportsware and is one of the fastest growing retailers in South Africa. Our History: 1885 - The first John Orrs store opens 1934 - The first Hub store opens 1952 - John Orrs is listed on the JSE 1967 - Acquisition of two Miladys s...
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    Data Scientist

    Data Scientist

    Our new Data Scientist needs to tick 3 boxes!

    • Mad programming skills
    • A sound business sense
    • A data driven self-thinker

    The bottom line? Your primary responsibility will be to turn our heaps of data into actionable insight and improved efficiency.

    A day in your life?

    • Extract & analyse historical data and maximise derived value through applying advanced models.
    • Using Machine Learning and Optimisation techniques to our data with the ultimate aim of improving our processes
    • Design tests to evaluate hypotheses
    • Communicate insights, results and analyses to stakeholders
    • Promote and facilitate data-driven business decisions
    • Building relationships & gaining deep knowledge of the mr price business

    Our requirements to apply?

    • A degree in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Math, Computer Science, Physics or Engineering

    2- 4 years’ experience in a data science, software dev or quantitative analysis role with experience in the below:

    • SQL, Relational DBMS and data modelling
    • Numerical packages like R, Python with SciPy, SPSS or SAS
    • Software development in backend stacks such as C++ or Java
    • Advanced data analysis skills in Excel (e.g. data aggregation, visualisation and pivot tables)
    • Applied statistics or machine learning methods e.g. Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Time Series Analyses, Clustering
    • Optimisation Techniques e.g. Linear Programming, Genetic Algorithms, Simulated Annealing
    • Big Data processing platforms like Hadoop or Spark

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Mr Price Group on to apply

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