C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Lead Data Scientist- Retail Pricing in Houston, Texas

Company Overview

Grocers Supply , based in Houston, is the largest wholesale grocery supplier in Texas, supplying over 900 independent grocery stores. Grocers Supply serves customers of all sizes, from single store independent retailers to chains, such as: Fiesta, FoodTown, Market Basket, Cox Foodarama / La Fiesta, Sellers Brothers, Minyard Food Stores, G. E. Foodland, and El Rio Grande.

Working Safely is a Condition for Employment with GSC Wholesale, LLC. GSC Wholesale, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

As a Lead Data Scientist , you will be deliver analytics and algorithms pertaining to driving sales and profitability through retail pricing. You will be responsible for continuously improving pricing to drive profitability and competitiveness for retail customers through the use of advanced techniques, processes, and technology. Driving sales and profitability for our retail customers is seen as a major source of value generation at all levels of the company; $1.5 worth of products flows through the GSC network every year. In this role, you will provide guidance, insights, and statistics to our customers, merchandising, and sales teams. You will build, test, and automate algorithms and processes while building the right feedback loops with different stakeholders. You will be key in the development of the best-in-class retail pricing process for Grocers Supply Company, C&S, and subsidiaries while creating and maintaining multiple strategies that meet the needs of our valued customers.


  • Develop diagnostics and metrics to monitor performance and provide customers with the necessary data to improve sales and profitability

  • Work with customers, sales, and merchandising to build robust pricing processes and tools to improve sales and profitability

  • Develop and implement cross-functional reviews on mathematical modeling with internal and external customers based on consumer behavior and local and national trends

  • Provide ongoing support and training for subordinate(s) based on customers’ needs and expectations

  • Develop and deliver educational materials focused on building organizational understanding and capability related to statistical pricing

  • Work with IS on design/implementing new systems and system changes to improve performance and leverage resources

  • Provide IS direction and development support for system enhancements and implementations

  • Support additional regions with implementation and guidance as needed

  • Provide pricing support and integration with promotional planning

  • Develop enhanced tools and algorithms for demand planning locally and corporately as needed


  • Master’s Degree in Statistics or related mathematical degree. PhD is preferred.

  • 5 or more years’ experience in Retail Pricing.

  • Expert knowledge of pricing and forecasting systems.

  • Specialized Skills: Retail Pricing and Demand Planning/Forecasting, Preferred Program and Systems Experience: SAS, Oracle, Excel, Access, SQL, Retalix Pricing Module

  • Solid leadership skills and ability to manage personnel remotely; strong cross-functional

  • relationship building and management skills; ability to design new processes; track record of operational execution

Requisition ID 6272

Job Locations US-TX-Houston

Company Grocers Supply

Category Procurement

Posted Date 4/10/2017