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Job Title

Data scientist

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Amazon is quickly disrupting the retail business. It becomes increasingly challenging to navigate through myriads of business metrics and make decisions at required pace. Predictive analytics and automation becomes crucial for Vendors to stay competitive on the platform and drive sustainable sales growth.

The Global Amazon team at Philips is looking to hire a dedicated Data Scientist to enhance our analytics E2E value chain through building predictive analytics capabilities. The core remit of this role is to translate ambiguous business questions and concerns into specific quantitative questions, specify data requirements and use sound methodologies to deliver actionable insights and foresights.

You are responsible for

  • Understand key drivers and impacts on business growth dynamics on Amazon platform

  • Collaborate with global analytics and business teams to create a roadmap of the most challenging business questions, use data to articulate possible root cause analysis and solutions

  • Collaborate with Enterprise Information management (EIM) team to build a data pipeline required to feed into machine learning (ML) / deep learning (DL) algorithms

  • Apply statistical, ML and DL knowledge to build prototypes to resolve specific business problems

  • Collaborate with EIM to translate successful prototypes into re-usable predictive and prescriptive solutions, and scale across markets and businesses

  • Strive to enhance accuracy of datasets and scale analytics solutions through automation

  • Find new ways to improve our analytics capabilities and prove added business value

Your team
Is the Global Amazon team at Philips reporting into the Director of Trade Shopper Marketing. The role interacts internally with business stakeholders and analytics experts.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Master/Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field

  • Good communication and stakeholder management skills;

  • Data science/analytics experience at Amazon Retail related to e.g. search engine, product recommenders, pricing, demand forecast, econometrics modeling, shopper path to purchase, marketing mix optimization, supply chain, marketplace... Knowledge of Amazon Retail Analytics datasets is a plus.

  • 5+ years of hands on experience with statistical analysis, applying various machine learning techniques, predictive modeling and data mining.

  • 5+ years of experience with data querying languages (e.g. SQL) and scripting languages (e.g. Python)

  • Depth and breadth in quantitative knowledge. Excellent quantitative modeling, statistical analysis skills and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience articulating business questions and using quantitative techniques to arrive at a solution using available data.

  • Ability to develop experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, use of strong baselines, ability to accurately determine cause and effect relations.

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.

Why should you join Philips?

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