Manager, Data Science


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At Kinaxis, who we are is grounded in our common belief that people matter. Each one of us plays an important part in accomplishing our work, building our culture and making a global impact.

Every day, we’re empowered to work together to help our customers make fast, confident planning decisions. This is how we create a better planet – for each other, for our customers and for generations to come. Our cloud-based platform RapidResponse ensures that the products we need – everything from medicine and cars, to day-to-day items like toothpaste – make it to market and into our hands when we need them with minimal ecological footprint.

We make the world better, and you can too.

Manager, Data Science

Job location: Toronto, Canada

About the Team

The Data Science team is responsible for delivering machine learning solutions in the supply and demand space for verticals such as Retail, CPG, Life Sciences etc. This includes problems in the space of forecasting, optimization, replenishment, explainability, and more. Our data scientists enjoy breaking down complex business problems into technical requirements, doing the research to come up with effective solutions, and working with the engineering teams to implement the new features into the product.  

We are looking for passionate technical data science manager to join our talented team, lead a fantastic group of data scientists to build products that leverage machine learning to solve real world business problems.  


  • Partner closely with product, engineering and other R&D teams to build meaningful product features 
  • Perform people management activities such as career conversations, reviews, 1-1s, etc 
  • Support building the vision and roadmap for the data science team 
  • Plan, design, and manage the various R&D activities within the team 
  • Be hands-on as needed if anyone on the team needs support in the project they are working on 

What we are looking for

  • Ph.D. or Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer science or a related field with a focus in machine learning 
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in applied machine learning 
  • Experience with people management 
  • Knowledgeable in Python (pandas, numpy, sklearn) 
  • Strong understanding of machine learning algorithms 
  • Comfortable with Linux environments 

Nice to have

  • Experience with cloud environments (AWS, GCP or Azure) 
  • Experience in retail or supply chain industries (or forecasting) 

What we have to offer

  • Challenging Work - We love solving highly complex problems. And as the global leaders in our industry, we never stop innovating—our work is never “done. That’s because across our teams and in all roles, every employee is empowered to bring their best ideas forward and to jump in and solve the problems they’re passionate about.
  • Great People - We take our work seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously! It’s in our DNA to celebrate, laugh, and have fun. We are stronger, together, when we are open, honest, and above all, real. Every person is valued here and plays an important role in our shared success.
  • Global Impact - As a global team spanning continents, boundaries, and cultures, every day we are inspired by the impact our work has on our colleagues, our customers, our communities, and the world at large.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Diversity, equity and inclusion are more than words to us. They are the guiding principles for building a culture where we celebrate each others’ differences, continuously strive for equality and recognize that inclusion makes us stronger as individuals, a company and a global citizen.

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