VP, Data Science

Chicago - downtown, IL

Job Category: Data Science Job Number: 3213 Annual Salary: Low 200K Industry: Automotive

A mature Chicago start-up is on the search for a VP of Data Science for their advanced analytics capability. This company was launched to disrupt the re-marketing of cars and leverages an innovative data science approach to the buying and selling cars. Think about their data – pricing, location, models, condition, and lots of other economic and market data – that could yield smarter decisions about inventory, buyer and seller matching, dynamic pricing and much more. And you would be the company’s trailblazer in monetizing this treasure trove.

This role will be tasked with developing the road map to take the Data Science team to the next level of analytics sophistication using AI and computer vision for more accurate pricing and risk assessment. It’s important to be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to run with high level direction. Managing, motivating, growing and mentoring a young, but high performing group will be a key accountability.


8 plus years in a Data Science/Analytics, hands-on experience a must
3 to 5 years in a leadership role
Master's or PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Economics or a related quantitative field

Base compensation will be in the lower $200K’s plus bonus and equity.

Matt Kleffner
Executive Recruiter

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