Philip Morris International

People Analytics Data Scientist

Job description

Madrid based, SmartWork available


At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business and building our future on one clear purpose – to deliver a smoke-free future.

With huge change comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions.

The scale of our transformation means we’re effectively building a vast new business, at pace. In P&C (People & Culture – our HR function), we have a huge part to play, defining and shaping our new customer-focused culture, organizing functions to work more effectively together, and attracting the best talent with new types of skills to join us.


You will be joining our People Analytics Data Science team which provide data science capabilities and outstanding innovation to our projects at a global scale, apply advance analytics and strategic insights to help the business make better decisions on its most important aspect it’s people.

In this role, you will analyze, model, test, build and communicate outcomes that provide insights and lead to data-driven recommendations across the business. To be successful in this position you need to exhibit a great passion for discovering patterns and solutions hidden in large set of data, a sound knowledge of state-of-the-art technology and machine learning algorithms, and an interest in people, Human Resources, or behavioral science.

This is an amazing opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplinary team making a profound difference in what it feels like to work for a truly global and forward-thinking organization.

In this role, you will be
  • Working within a team of data scientists, researchers, strategy consultants and HR professionals to build data products that help understand and solve strategic people problems.
  • Framing business problems into hypothesis, using experiment design to evaluate them, and providing a solid understanding of statistics to the team.
  • Performing exploratory data analysis, visualization, and model preparation to create actionable outcomes. We have all the necessary tools and technology to back up your algorithms and tests. You will be collaborating in your coding with other Data Scientist, so we expect you to follow good programming practices.
  • Monitoring the outcomes of your algorithms and improving them as they go through their lifecycle.
  • Documenting your work and generating and assisting presentations of results.
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or other related disciplines.
  • A 3-year of hands-on experience building solutions for business problems using advanced analytics and machine learning.
  • Sound knowledge in best-in-class Machine Learning algorithms, statistical principles, and techniques.
  • Solid good-practice programming skills with Python for productive environments. Version control system at user level is required.
  • Experience with data visualization tools (Power BI is currently used at PMI) desirable but not required.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Elevated level of respect for and ability to handle confidential and sensitive data. Artificial Intelligence data governance and ethics.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English is mandatory.

What We Offer To You

Our success depends on our talented employees who come to work here with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can
  • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore.
  • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong.
  • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress.
  • Take pride in delivering our promise to society to deliver a smoke-free future.
Philip Morris International Delivering a Smoke-Free Future

Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company, and its shareholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI’s smoke-free IQOS product portfolio includes heat-not-burn and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of June 30, 2019, PMI estimates that approximately 8.0 million adult smokers around the world have already stopped smoking and switched to PMI’s heat-not-burn product, available for sale in 48 markets in key cities or nationwide under the IQOS brand. For more information, please visit and

PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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