Data Scientist

Job ID:268553
Finance
Orlando, FL

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JOB SUMMARY
: Develop and implement revenue management and pricing solutions to drive superior financial performance through advanced analytic methods. Develop market response models to understand price sensitivity and determine optimal pricing for Universal Express, Food, Merchandise and other businesses within Universal Parks. Develop, test and implement new products, test price and demand sensitivity, make recommendations to maximize profitability. Establish key performance tracking metrics and monitor ongoing performance.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop Revenue management models that reflect price elasticity for all guest facing products sold at domestic theme parks and support automation of Revenue Management decision making and identify opportunities to drive incremental profitability. Modeling efforts will include data preparation, normalization and segmentation to accurately predict the market response to changing prices.
  • Test model accuracy, adjust price, calculate demand sensitivity and make recommendations that maximize profitability. Measure market response at the product and category levels across multiple locations and parks. Establish and maintain baseline historical pricing, seasonality, transaction volume, revenue, penetration, per capita, pricing, etc.
  • Provide weekly and annual pricing recommendations; collaborate with product owners to take action to drive incremental revenue. Develop and maintain dashboards/reporting and drive performance measurement.
  • Trouble shoot forecast and optimization anomalies with revenue management team through the use of statistical and mathematical optimization models
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Develop Revenue Management models and solutions for Express/FOL, Food, Merchandise and other ancillary products across all domestic parks sales channels.


EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree is required, PhD is preferred. Master of Science Degree/PhD in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Management Science, Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 5-7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Able to query databases using SQL, R and/or Python.
  • Coding experience with Python or R preferred.
  • Experience in entertainment, food and beverage and/or retail industries preferred.
  • Familiar with visual analytic tools, such as Tableau, is a plus.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving skills and ability to work through complex problems.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • The ability to work through complex problems
  • Capable of communicating and expressing ideas clearly and concisely, in both written and oral formats.
  • Strong interpersonal, technical and presentation skills required.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.


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