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Data Scientist

Loblaw Companies Ltd - Head Office

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted April 30, 2022.

Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role.

All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague.


1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5

Inspired by food? Committed to excellent service? So are we. 
At Loblaw, we are Food Lovers!
We are committed to our Colleagues and Customers and work hard to create a culture that allows us to be our authentic selves while working as a Team. We know that clear communication, collaboration and teamwork is the key to having a successful workplace.  

We're looking for talented colleagues who are excited about providing an exceptional shopping experience for customers and delighting them every step of the way!

Whether you are just starting your career, re-entering the workforce, or looking for a new job, this is where you belong. 

Why is this role important?

Are you at the top of your game? Bring your expertise and knowledge to Canada’s largest retailer. We are looking for smart, nice and curious team members to help bring our Data, Insights & Analytics game to the next level. This is an exciting time to join our team – we are changing the game in a big way!

If you are looking to join a company that offers unlimited opportunity, excellent leadership, world-class training and makes a big impact on the community – this is the role you’ve been waiting for!

The Discount Analytics team at Loblaw is hiring a Data Scientist with experience in applied research and problem solving. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting analyses and develop impactful models and solutions to help solve a wide variety of data science problems.

The successful candidate will have experience with identifying needs and creating process improvement solutions, working with multiple stakeholders and maintaining collaborative relationships with business partners. The candidate should have solid working knowledge of Python and SQL. Process automation and software engineering skills are an asset. The candidate will be a self-starter who has passion for providing various ways to improve effectiveness within the business. This is a hands-on role and requires applying analytic techniques to solve real-world problems and challenges.

What You'll Do:

  • Meet with various business units to understand their existing processes and identify areas of opportunities and improvement
  • Work effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Increase internal adoption of test design, statistical measurement and advanced analytics methodologies
  • Stay up-to-date and implement the best data and software development (SQL, Python, ML) approaches
  • Strictly adhere to legal and compliance guidelines; regarding access and exposure to sensitive and confidential information

What You'll Bring:

  • University, Master or Ph.D. degree in an analytical field of study (e.g. Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Industrial Psychology or other relevant fields).
  • 3+ years of work experience directly related to quantitative analysis with proven results
  • Experience in SQL, Python, and PySpark
  • Experience working in cloud environments, with a preference for GCP
  • Experience in analytical roles working with large data sets and analytic tools, and some subset of the following: scikit-learn, Tensorflow, PyTorch
  • Experience in software engineering is an asset
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving, storytelling skills
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong detail orientation is essential in this role
  • A team player and self-starter

COVID-19 is a serious condition and has had a devastating impact on Canadians and others across the globe. As a leading Health and Wellness provider for millions of Canadians, our goal is to help all Canadians “Live Life Well”.   ​ 


In support of this goal, we have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to protect the health and well-being of our employees as we continue our phased approach of office reopening.   Employees will be required either to be fully vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Screening in order to access the workplace.  ​ 

At Loblaw, we respect the environment, source products with integrity and make a positive difference in the community. Our CORE Values – Care, Ownership, Respect and Excellence – guide all our decision-making and come to life through our Blue Culture. We offer our colleagues progressive careers, comprehensive training, flexibility, and other competitive benefits – these are some of the many reasons why we are one of Canada’s Top Employers.

Employment Type:

Full time

Type of Role:


Loblaw recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.   

Please Note:
Candidates who are 18 years or older are required to complete a criminal background check. Details will be provided through the application process.