Director of Data and Analytics ( Pro Channel) in Santa Ana, CA at Behr Process Corporation

Date Posted: 12/30/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Description

 Develop overall analytics strategies, insights, and metrics to measure and assess the sales performance of the Pro Channel and determine the potential performance impact of various Pro Channel actions. Develop and lead the Analytics function within the Pro business and collaborate cross-functionally across Behr Paint Company (BPC). Working safely is part of our culture and is a condition of employment.


  • Develop and execute the Data & Analytics strategy for the Pro Sales Channel, in part through partnership with various teams across BPC as well as channel partners (e.g., The Home Depot)
  • Lead in-depth rigorous end-to-end data and analytics projects (Define Data Structure and System requirements, Conduct Advanced Analytics & Validation, Distill Insights, Develop Recommendations, and support business implementation and impact measurement)
  • Identify currently available data sources and how to enrich them; strategize on new potential data sources and determine cost/benefit of acquiring or maintaining data
  • Build and lead a team of data and business professionals to accelerate insights and impact within the Pro channel
  • Develop and perpetually maintain Pro business intelligence reporting (e.g., Dashboards, KPIs) to measure pro performance and use reporting to identify opportunities to improve pro performance
  • Develop compelling presentations and storytelling to present insights, recommendations, and strategies
  • Present and defend analyses to senior management
  • Assist the SVP, Company Strategy & Pro Strategy Deployment and Analytics with analytics-related projects across Behr Paint Company

Education / Experience:

There are seven attributes that Behr Paint Company aspires to find in a right-fit analytics team candidate:

1.  Relevant Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience leading teams of five plus data scientists, engineers, and other data & analytics professionals, including working knowledge of modeling (regression, machine learning, feature selection, dimension reduction, validation), data (extracting, preparing, munging, validating), and building analytics pipelines; Minimum of two years of training and experience specific to machine learning and/or artificial intelligence
  • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD degree from an accredited college/university in a quantitative discipline, such as Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics
  • Proven experience developing and executing data and analytics strategies, not limited to securing data access, data maintenance, reporting (both ad hoc and perpetually refreshed), etc.
  • Strong knowledge in design and building of machine learning pipelines, including data extraction, feature engineering from structured and unstructured data; Proficiency in delivering analytics projects using leading processes including skilled knowledge of data discovery, cleaning, model selection, validation, and deployment
  • Broad, versatile knowledge of analytics and data science landscape, combined with a strong business acumen, enabling the identification, design, and deployment of optimal analytics/machine learning solutions to meet the business objectives and the business constraints; Ability to discuss pros and cons of modeling approaches
  • Proficiency with sophisticated analytics tools and programming languages (SAS, R, Python, Java, Spark, Hadoop, Alteryx, SQL); proficiency with data visualization tools (Tableau, QlikView, Salesforce Einstein, and others)

2.     Structured and logical thinking: the ability to dissect a problem into an organized approach and quickly form a hypothesis against which to run test analyses.

Analytical rigor: the ability to run highly complicated quantitative and financial analysis in a defect-free manner and to interpret the results and business implications. Comfort with regression analysis and machine learning is highly relevant.

Team leadership:

  • Highly developed relationship-building skills to foster effective working relations across the Pro Sales Channel, IT, Sales Operations, Finance, Marketing, and other cross-functional peer relationships across BEHR Paint Company.
  • Proven ability to identify talent, recruit, grow and manage a team of data and analytics professionals

Creative thinking: a combination of out of the box thinking and the ability to question status quo and generally accepted beliefs. Then the ability to apply a strong hypothesis driven approach to validate and/or disprove the thinking using data

Powerful communication: the ability to communicate insights persuasively, both verbally and on paper through the written words and clear graphics (e.g., charts, tables)

Emotional intelligence:The candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills and a high level of emotional intelligence to interact with BPC team members at all levels. The successful candidate will also:

  • Be modest in nature, recognizing the accomplishments of the team before the individual
  • Be highly organized, and possess exceptional planning and time management skills
  • Be professional in appearance
  • Communicate in an open and honest way that quickly builds trust and respect
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and be a high-energy professional
  • Be comfortable on his/her feet making presentations to senior executives

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of data and analytics principles, frameworks, and methodologies across a broad range of structured and unstructured data types
  • Considerable financial and operational modeling capabilities, including regression, machine learning, and artificial intelligence
  • Deep knowledge of analytics tools and relevant programming languages
  • Ability to lead teams of data and analytics professionals and ability to collaborate cross-functionally
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suites and/or software applications related to function (particularly MS PPT, MS Excel, MS Word)
  • Ability to independently scope work using a hypothesis driven approach and validate with leadership
  • Ability to independently plan, organize and complete projects as assigned
  • Ability to delegate tasks and check work in progress and upon completion
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of environments
  • Ability to inspect products and work results for adherence to quality standards
  • Hardware/ home improvement industry experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or PhD degree in a quantitative field strongly preferred.


Occasional travel out of state to attend internal or customer meetings, functions, seminars, etc


Full or Part Time

Full time

BEHR (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

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