H&R Block Vice President- Data Science & Analytics in Kansas City, Missouri



Vice President- Data Science & Analytics

Job Description:

H&R Block, the world’s leader in tax preparation services, is looking for a Vice President – Data Science & Analytics. This position is located at our corporate headquarters, in the premier downtown Power & Light District of Kansas City, where everything is either steps or a streetcar ride away.

About H&R Block…

H&R Block’s purpose is simple: To provide help and inspire confidence in our clients and communities everywhere. We’ve been true to that purpose since brothers Henry and Richard Bloch founded our company in 1955. Since then, we’ve grown to have approximately 12,000 offices throughout the United States and around the world.

We are a people company first and a tax company second. People who join H&R Block say it feels like being part of something bigger. A place with an amazing and storied history, but with a strong and urgent focus on the future. Maybe it’s how determined, forward thinking and innovative we are, or how accessible our leadership is. We believe it’s all those things, and much more.

H&R Block is transforming the tax preparation client experience through the use of data and insights. As the VP of Data Science & Analytics, you’ll lead the company’s efforts in building a data-driven culture to deliver strategic initiatives. You’ll leverage a rich data-set to improve customer experiences and drive profitable growth. You’ll evolve our capabilities to move from reporting results to predicting outcomes that enable business transformation.

You'll lead a nimble team that uses machine learning and predictive analytics to partner with product, marketing, & operations to drive growth and further efficiencies. You'll be expected to think strategically, effectively communicate and collaborate with other teams, as well as possess the technical skills to deliver sophisticated projects from concept to production.

You will:

  • Act as the champion of analytics to build a data-driven culture throughout the entire organization

  • Be a technical leader and mentor for the data science, enterprise reporting and product pricing teams, focusing on continuous learning and process enhancement

  • Work with the leadership team in establishing a long-term vision for the company while building out a roadmap of data science development and applications

  • Enhance enterprise reporting capabilities leveraging a BI data visualization platform

  • Conceive, develop, implement, and continually improve machine learning projects

  • Use data insights to challenge the status quo and inform strategic alternatives

  • Partner with IT to assess and implement best-in-class capabilities for data structures, governance processes and analytics tools

  • Communicate insights and business performance with the leadership team and other colleagues


  • 10+ years of experience managing a team of data scientists

  • Experience in analytics applications including machine learning, R, Python, Adobe

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, or a related quantitative field; MBA or PhD preferred

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