People Scientist

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People Scientist
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live.

Ford's Workforce Planning & Analytics team uses data and insights to improve decision-making about people. As a People Scientist on this team, you will lead best practice projects to inform talent initiatives (e.g., engagement, well-being, performance, leadership, collaboration) that are global, enterprise-wide, and transformational in nature. You will leverage external research and internal data to understand Ford's talent landscape today and help shape its future.


  • Identify, merge, prepare, and analyze people data to answer business questions
  • Proactively look for opportunities to drive business value through the use of people data
  • Design and manage surveys to collect employee opinions/sentiment
  • Create and present high-impact visualizations and compelling recommendations
  • Lead research studies to explore new and different ways of managing people
  • Develop and track workforce metrics that align with business priorities
  • Use external research and best practices to innovate people practices
  • Train HR partners on relevant data/analytics skills

Job Requirements:
Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a field emphasizing people research in organizations (e.g., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Dynamics, Business Analytics, Economics, Management, Organizational Behavior, Data Science, Computer Science or Engineering)
  • 1+ years of experience using analytic approaches to understand relationships among variables/data points (e.g., linear and logistic regression, organizational network analysis, SEM)
  • 1+ years of experience using data preparation/analysis/visualization tools like R, Python, SAS, SPSS, Alteryx, Tableau, and/or QlikView

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting research in an organization or consulting environment, including formulating questions with customers, collecting and analyzing data, generating insights, and sharing results with various types of audiences
  • Natural curiosity to solve complex problems in creative ways
  • Drive to enhance people science through innovative and calibrated risk-taking
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas/findings clearly and concisely
  • Interest in emerging analytic methods such as text mining, NLP, machine learning, and deep learning
  • Knowledge of best practices and research supporting excellent measurement and/or survey design
  • Familiarity with designing and programming online data dashboards

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.