Toyota Manager, Data Science (Collections) in Dallas, Texas

Title: Manager, Data Science (Collections) Location: US-TX-Dallas-Plano Other Locations:

Who we are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to grow and challenge what’s possible with us.

An important part of the Toyota family is Toyota Financial Services (TFS), the finance and insurance brand for Toyota and Lexus in North America. While TFS is a separate business entity, it is an essential part of this world-changing company – delivering on Toyota’s vision to move people beyond what’s possible. At TFS, you will help create best-in-class customer experiences in an innovative, collaborative environment.

Who we’re looking for

The TFS-Risk Department is looking for a passionate and highly-motivated Manager, Data Science.

The primary responsibility of this role is to provide data science oversight and support to one of several possible areas. These include originations, collections, forecasting and/or residual value. The incumbent will balance hands on model development activities with providing direction to the business and management of a small high performing team. A successful candidate will bring 7 or more years of statistical modeling experience within consumer lending. Knowledge of the consumer credit lifecycle (marketing, originations, behavioral and collections treatment models) would be considered a significant plus. Experience in auto lending would be even more valuable. Advanced hands on statistical programming skills in SAS and SQL is a must, with R and Python being highly desired. Executive presence with the ability to distill complex analytical concepts and forecasts into consumable information is needed, along with past experience managing a small team (1-3 people) of quantitative professionals.

What you’ll be doing

Collections
Accurate predictions and applying the optimal treatment to consumers are keys to the success of Toyota Financial Services.. This role will oversee the development, maintenance and management of key models in support of the lending business that could include originations, collections, accounting, economic capital, etc.

Oversee team that develops the testing and modeling strategy to in support of consumer decisions Drive continuous innovation and improvement, through the use of best in class modeling and optimization techniques through delivery in partnership with the strategy owners

Build Innovation Pipeline for Turning Data into Actionable Intelligence
Lead from the front building cutting edge analytical capabilities, world class infrastructure, and developing employees who thirst using data to solve business problems.

Strong technical and people leader to work hands-on with high impact projects across risk analytics and decision science verticals

Lead, motivate, and develop a small team of 1-2 employees

Share your technical knowledge through hands-on development of Data Scientists and Analysts

People and Stakeholder Management
Responsible for talent recruitment, retention, development, and performance evaluation for a team of 1-3 quantitative professionals Work cross functionally with other groups within Risk/Data Science, Business Intelligence, Business Technology Solutions/IT, external vendors supporting Collections, external data vendors What you bring

Master’s degree/MBA or Ph.D. in Statistics, Financial Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering and other quantitative fields Demonstrated modeling experience and application of modeling outcomes, within the consume credit lifecycle Advanced hands on statistical expertise in SAS and SQL, with exposure to R and Python Demonstrated experience in managing a small team

What we’ll bring

During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:

A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect

Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement

Vehicle purchase & lease programs

Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family

Flextime and virtual work options

Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute

Paid holidays and paid time off

Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more

Flexible spending accounts

Relocation assistance

What you should know

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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