Sonic Automotive: Operations Research/Predictive Modeling Specialist

Monitoring, maintenance, and building of new predictive models, including new and used vehicle pricing, inventory, and appraisals.

Sonic Automotive Company: Sonic Automotive
Location: Charlotte, NC

Come be a part of Sonic Automotive's growing Analytics team. We are currently looking for an Operations Research Specialist that would play a critical role in the monitoring, maintenance, and building of new predictive models. Current models include new and used vehicle pricing, inventory, appraisals, and F&I.

This role, based in Charlotte, NC, will be instrumental in all analytic models related to Sonic's strategic initiatives - One Sonic One Experience and Echo Park. While reporting to the Director of Data Analytics, this role will have frequent interaction with senior management and business leaders.

  • Perform high quality, sophisticated analysis in support of internal projects.
  • Develop analytic requirements for solution design.
  • Develop new predictive models to enhance revenue and business understanding.
  • Build mathematical algorithms and models.
  • Apply multi-variable, complex statistical analysis.
  • Present analysis, models and insights to clients and internal groups.
  • Proxy data and coefficients for new dealerships.
  • Monitor health of existing models and recommend enhancements to meet business needs.

  • Expertise in two or more of the following areas: mathematical programming, probability, statistics, forecasting, artificial intelligence or other heuristics.
  • Ability to structure and analyze large data sets.
  • Expert programmer in R & SQL.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Products, particularly, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PowerPivot and Power BI.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation-based communication skills
  • 3 - 5 years minimum of relevant work experience
  • Retail automotive industry experience a plus, but not required.
  • Ph.D or Master's in Operations Research, Econometrics, or other applied mathematical discipline

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