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Manager, Data Scientist

Shanghai, China
Closing date
6 Apr 2023

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We believe that difference sparks brilliance, so we welcome people and ideas from everywhere to join us in stretching what's possible.

At Tapestry, being true to yourself is core to who we are. When each of us brings our individuality to our collective ambition, our creativity is unleashed. This global house of brands - Coach, Kate Spade New York, Stuart Weitzman - was built by unconventional entrepreneurs and unexpected solutions, so when we say we believe in dreams, we mean we believe in making them happen. We're always on a journey to becoming our best, but you can count on this: Here, your voice is valued, your ambitions are supported, and your work is recognized.

A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive. Visit Our People page to learn more about Tapestry's commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Primary Purpose:

This Data Scientist will join our ongoing data science projects to support local business teams on segmentation, forecasting and personalization. You will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with our business partners, developing, deploying, and maintaining models serving multiple internal processes, and exploring new techniques in machine learning and deep learning.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency to...

  • Work with local business partners to understand their business problems, and translate them into analytic questions
  • Improve customer experience, revenue creation and business productivity through predictive modeling
  • Mine and analyze data from company databases to optimize and enhance business strategies and marketing tactics
  • Develop end-to-end data science solutions, include -
    • Extract and transform large volume of data from relational databases
    • Clean and process structured data
    • Work on feature engineering and feature selection
    • Tune models
    • Develop tools and processes to evaluate model performance
    • Work with tech partners to deploy models as automated processes or APIs to serve business applications
  • Understand models/solutions built by global team, and customize them to local business needs
  • Lead and build the local data science projects from scratch
  • Estimate and track business impact of data science applications
  • Present the methodologies, applications, and limitations clearly to business partners

The accomplished individual will possess...

  • 3+ years of experience as a Data Scientist
  • BA/BS in a technical field (Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, etc.)
  • Proven expertise in Python and SQL for Data Science
  • Experience developing and deploying machine learning models
  • Experience in data mining and using statistical computer programming language to draw actionable insights from large datasets
  • An understanding of Agile workflows and product development cycles
  • Fluency in English with excellent communication and presentation skills

Things that would make you stand out...

  • Experience of using AWS services for Machine Learning model development and deployment
  • Code in the open domain (e.g. Github), or code for Data Science projects that could be shared with us
  • Some experience in Retail or Luxury business is a plus
  • Passion for Data Science as well as curiosity and inquisitive mindset. A good measure would be participation in Data Science competitions and/or open courses

Our Competencies for All Employees
  • Courage : Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity : Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity : Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy : Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers
  • Strategic Agility : Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others : Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams : Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale
    and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

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