Data Scientist - Orpheus

Location: München

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  • Bachelor's degree in machine learning, applied statistics, biostatistics, data science, applied math, quantitative social sciences or related fields
  • 2 years of professional experience with a reputed analytics firm and/or in statistical modeling and/or machine learning
  • Programming experience in at least two of the following languages: R, Python, Scala, SQL
  • Machine learning and generic algorithms exposure including cost function, neural networks, random forest, support vector machines, gradient boosting, Naïve Bayes, etc.)
  • Exposure to tools like Excel, VBA, Alteryx, Tableau and Power BI is an advantage
  • Proven comfort and an intellectual curiosity for working with very large sets of data, pulling in relevant team members to address identified, and sometimes undiscovered, client needs
  • Ability to apply and advise on state-of-the-art advanced analytic and quantitative tools and modeling techniques to derive business insights and solve complex business problems
  • Comfortable with statistical techniques including correlation, regression, clustering, time-series, etc.
  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to influence and work in teams; independent thought leader
  • Strong command of German and English (verbal and written)


You will be based in our Munich or Nuremberg office as part of Orpheus.

You’ll be working with our global Orpheus team of software, analytics and procurement experts. You will be joining a fast-growing team in the procurement arena and taking cutting edge technology solutions to clients.

Orpheus, a McKinsey company, is McKinsey’s service line that brings technology and services to our clients to drive spend transparency, spend and cost analytics, and value-capture management. We are part of McKinsey’s global Client Capability Network (CCN), which includes more than 1,800 knowledge professionals who work alongside our consultants and clients to generate distinctive insights and proprietary knowledge.

Orpheus infuses best-in-class technology and AI-based analytics with deep supply-market and category-sourcing expertise. You’ll be part of a team that is a core element of the digitally-enabled procurement function of the future. This will involve all business value chain activities from product development to distribution and playing a strategic role in managing budgets and costs, anticipating and mitigating supply risk, driving compliance, and generating transparency to external Spend in an organization.


You will develop and apply data science methods to improve and optimize the Orpheus solutions such as our data categorizer or develop methods to analyze various data streams for opportunities to improve external spending.
You will communicate complex analytics concepts and use statistics and machine learning to solve complex problems or derive key insights. You will write highly optimized code to advance our internal data science toolbox. You'll develop world-class data science products for Orpheus together with the broader software development teams as well as individualize implementation for our clients.

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