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Director, Data Science & Predictive Analytics

Company: Paychex
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Leads teams responsible for enterprise wide analytics, model building, and data governance. Responsible for development of all algorithms across the enterprise, overseeing quantitative and qualitative comprehensive risk intelligence information for management decision making, leading the development of predictive models and key risk indicator metrics, and oversight of company and client data to ensure compliance with applicable policy and regulation.

  • Leads efforts to plan, design strategy, build, deploy, and monitor data governance frameworks and predictive models to ensure enterprise risks are mitigated and revenue opportunities are leveraged. Serves as the senior leader over the Company's data mining and analytics strategy. Ensures data compliance with applicable policies and regulations and uses predictive analytics to drive the business forward.
  • Leads deployment of the Paychex IHS Small Business Jobs Index each month, partnering with third-party economists to analyze results, publish findings, and develop further Index opportunities.
  • Consults with senior management and peers across the enterprise in the area of model development and data governance, while identifying ongoing opportunities for model usage and data improvements, to assist in enhancing growth.
  • Advocates for Paychex as a thought leader in the Big Data and governance space through internal presentations and industry conferences, domestically and abroad, to advance our competitive positioning within the industry.
  • Leads data-monetization initiatives and identifies opportunities to develop and grow this revenue stream.
  • Leads data-mining and data governance personnel to deliver reporting and analysis of key risk indicators on a weekly, monthly, and ad hoc basis, identifying potential situations for risk mitigation decision making.
  • Monitors the integrity of reported statistics related to risk processes to ensure data accuracy. Oversees the creation of automated processes for collection of information.
  • Provides support and direction of ongoing research and development of processes and policies related to the selection and use of data to ensure data is sufficient and used appropriately.
  • Develops and maintains review-infrastructure to prioritize efforts within the review model.
  • Recruits, selects, hires, and evaluates performance of personnel to ensure all departmental needs are handled appropriately. Counsels and develops staff for personal and corporate advancement through career development, training programs, and other resources as required for professional advancement.
  • Trains staff on product changes, Risk Management, and Risk Analytics processes to ensure staff is fully trained and knowledge is current.
  • Prepares the capital and operating budgets for the cost center and analyzes interdepartmental reports as they relate to the cost center. Achieves cost center projections through labor expense and administrative expense controls.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computational Statistics or Computer Science - Required
  • 4 years of experience in Leadership experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in Related field.

Our Commitment

Paychex is dedicated to fostering a culture of intentional Inclusion and Diversity (I&D). Our valued employees and commitment to I&D is the essence of our internal and external success. Inclusivity is a key value of our corporate culture and is exemplified through our reputation as a top employer for employee development, diversity, and ethics, as well as a focus on fairness in recruitment, selection, and decision making.

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