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Senior Manager - Forecasting Models Retail & Small Business (Contract)




  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Data
  • Toronto


  • General:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or an equivalent technical field
  • A demonstrated history of analytic problem solving and sound judgment
  • Experience as an analyst or data scientist with a track record of accomplishments working on cross-functional teams
  • Strong English-language verbal and written communications skills: the ability to distill abstract business requirements into analysis, concisely convey technical outcomes, tell a story visually with data, prepare and edit high-quality documentation and be accepted as a trusted advisor by peers
  • Able to work remotely and on-site on multiple activities simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated track record in cultivating an environment that promotes collaboration, teamwork, and transparent communication, fostering a sense of value and engagement among team members
  • Proven expertise in project management, demonstrated by a consistent track record of identifying potential risks and proactively crafting mitigation strategies to ensure the successful and timely completion of projects
  • Technical:
  • Strong fundamental understanding of statistics
  • 5+ years of overall experience in analytic roles developing and using predictive, risk and/or forecasting models
  • Highly proficient in 1 or more analytical programming languages (Python, R, SAS, etc.), SQL (Teradata, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server) and multiple environments (Unix & Windows)
  • 1 or more years of experience with big data platforms / integration (Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Avro)
  • Knowledge about credit risk models / scorecards
  • Nice to Haves:
  • Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish
  • Experience developing credit risk models / scorecards
  • Domain expertise with any retail & small business banking products and/or risk management practices
  • Experience training and deploying machine learning models using common Python open-source frameworks (i.e., scikit-learn) and/or Python DevOps
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams and PowerBI)


  • Complete specialized analyses, providing data-driven recommendations and impact assessments
  • Develop new, modernize and/or automate statistical solutions and recommend improvements to estimation techniques and/or models
  • Collaborate with finance, data governance, technology, and compliance + audit to ensure effective governance, measurement & communication of model performance
  • Conduct research of new innovative modeling methodologies, tools and regulatory requirements
  • Lead the periodic monitoring, recalibration and maintenance of models and analytic tools
  • Identify, promote and lead process improvements for model development, recalibration, monitoring and daily operations
  • Develop or rebuild models taking into consideration all aspects about the product, business processes, data quality, integrity etc.
  • Effectively document and explain the process and results in order for others to validate and implement the solution
  • Ensure that the data used for model development is reliable and robust and that it adheres to industry and regulatory standards


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