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VP of Weather Intelligence

          

A highly-qualified business executive to foster and lead an emerging weather and business analytics team, which researches relationships, dependencies and tendencies between the weather and business data.

The Weather Channel Company: The Weather Channel
Location: Boston, MA
Web: www.wsi.com

_Contact_:
Qualified candidates may apply directly to: jobs@wsi.com

Reports to: Sr. VP of Global Forecasting Services

Description: The Weather Channel Companies seeks a highly-qualified business executive to foster and lead an emerging weather and business analytics team. The incumbent will be the leader of a group responsible for the creation of a broad suite of analytical products that drive client-solutions in weather sensitive businesses and industries. The person will grow, foster, manage, direct and participate with a team of mathematicians, economists, meteorologists and software engineers to analyze weather and other dependent data in the context of broad types of business, economic and risk data.

The Weather Analytics group's mission is to perform research to ascertain relationships, dependencies and tendencies between the weather and business data in order to develop embedded solutions for managing and optimizing business outcomes in the face of changing weather.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a diverse team aimed at identifying, predicting and applying analytical models to predict business and economic outcomes based partly on weather;
  • Develop generalized frameworks for discovery of relationships between weather, business, economic and other related data using state-of-the-science data mining and related approaches;
  • Create methods to predict future levels of business activity and risk based on those frameworks;
  • Using the discovered relationships and other relevant information, develop methodologies to establish business action strategies using the analytics, in order to ensure optimal outcomes from weather dependencies;
  • Work with product development teams to conceive and develop products that utilize the results, forecasts and strategies above;
  • Recruit, foster, manage and lead a technical team sufficient to achieve the expected results;
  • Identify and secure new business opportunities for the use of the predictive analytics;
  • Work closely with external customers to ensure effective products are developed and optimally used;
  • Interact with internal teams and individuals, including business development and sales groups, to promote and ensure the overall success of the weather analytics program
Qualifications:
  • Master's or Ph.D. (preferred) in business, economics, mathematics, statistics or meteorology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Rich experience in data mining from large, broad datasets using a broad array of analytical techniques and the software tools (R, Matlab, SAS, SPlus, etc.) that enable it;
  • Experience applying analytical models to achieve business results
Skills/Competencies Required:
  • A thorough understanding of business, management and analytics;
  • Capable of leading and effectively managing a diverse and talented business and technical team;
  • A demonstrated ability to conceive and deliver effective solutions to complex business needs;
  • Strong ability to articulate results, ideas and complex relationships to general audiences;
  • Understanding of standard business and economic data and effective methods to mine information from them;
  • Deep understanding of statistics and appropriate applied mathematical techniques
Additional Skills/Competencies Desired:
  • Ability to attract world-class technical talent to the analytics team;
  • Ability to travel frequently, including occasional international destinations
_Contact_:
Qualified candidates may apply directly to: jobs@wsi.com

WSI is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, genetic information, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.


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