Sr Director, Applied Machine Learning

Date: May 17, 2023

Location: Hybrid, IL, US, N/A CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013

Company: Grainger Businesses


About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

The Sr. Director, Machine Learning Research & Application will lead the Machine Learning & Innovation teams to set the scientific culture and leadership within the company overall. The Products ,you will affect span E-commerce Search, Recommender Systems, Information Retrieval Systems and Visual Search. Projects often encompass research, model development, testing, scaling and implementing in production. You will lead teams towards building world class ML, AI, and robotics solutions in the MRO space.

This is a hybrid role based in our Chicago office. You will report to the V.P, Group Product Manager.


You Will:

  • Hire top tier science and engineering talent.
  • Coach team to develop the ML & Innovation roadmaps by defining both long-term strategy and short-term plans to achieve the product vision.
  • Set the scientific culture and leadership within the organization, advocating for ML & AI at a leadership level.
  • Identify new opportunities to use ML, AI, robotics, and other new technologies.


You Have:

  • 10+ years of experience in related field. PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Machine Learning, Physics, Language & Information Technologies, Operations, Statistics or equivalent experience.
  • Experience leading teams to build machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and natural language processing systems at scale.
  • Experience driving change in a large, centralized organization.
  • Experience working in a research capacity. Experience in e-commerce.


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger.

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage starts day one
  • Paid time off (PTO) days and 6 company holidays per year
  • 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period.
  • Education assistance, including financial counseling, tuition reimbursement and low-cost degree options.
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, and more


DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.