Senior Data Engineer

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Location: Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

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Job Details

At Kantar Trade Optimisation, we understand large FMCG players like nobody else. We are a leading software provider of sales automation solutions for the Consumer Goods Industry worldwide. Our mission is to partner with our customers to unlock growth through smart investment and ensure that they take the right steps to drive more sales, optimizing their promotional plans.

To continue making data accessible and help our clients make strategic business decisions, we are seeking a Senior Data Engineer to join our data-lovers team in Bologna or Milan .

In this role, you will be handling the design and construction of scalable data management systems, ensure that all data systems meet company requirements, and research new uses for data acquisition. You will have to identify and apply advanced analytics techniques in a big data paradigm and drive the integration in our Kantar data science product portfolio. Furthermore, you will be dealing with a variety of global FMCG clients, building underlying infrastructure for Machine Learning and Operations Research engines, and using distributed computing architectures. You will also design and implement new AI solutions applying a range of different methodologies and best-in-class technologies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Unlock the power of data delivering significant improvements in growth, efficiency, and effectiveness for our clients.
  • Understand customers' process needs to advise clients on the best analytical practices, contributing to their experience and inspiration for the success of the project.
  • Collaborate with Kantar Consulting Centre of Excellence in the definition of the product roadmap.
  • Design, construct, install, test, and maintain data management systems
  • Develop analytics models to increase customer value and operational efficiency.
  • Design underlying structure for mathematical and statistical models to optimize sales and marketing processes for our FMCG customers.
  • Support the Project Team in all project phases.
  • Recommend different ways to constantly improve data reliability and quality.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • STEM Bachelor’s or Master's degree or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of relevant industry work experience deploying advanced analytics products and services in a client-facing role, defining strategy, and delivering ground-breaking solutions.
  • Passion for Data Science (Machine / Deep Learning, Language, Artificial Intelligence, Operations Research).
  • Knowledge of commonly used Machine Learning and Operations Research techniques.
  • Proven experience with Big Data technologies, building and deploying AI solutions to cloud (Azure, AWS, GCP).
  • Extensive experience in Python and Spark programming (Databricks is advantageous).
  • Professional experience with CI/CD pipelines in DevOps environment.
  • Sound understanding of analysis techniques, design, and modeling of relational databases and SQL language.
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools, ideally Power BI.
  • Ability to act as a subject matter expert for existing or potential partners with strong business acumen combined with solid technical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with internal and external clients to establish requirements in non-technical language.
  • Interest in developing and mentoring people at all levels and deliver highly innovative analytics services and solutions.
  • Strong analytical skills with a critical thinking attitude.
  • Fluent in Italian and English.
  • Eligible to work in Italy without sponsorship.

ABOUT US

Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights, and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, Kantar’s 30,000 people help the world’s leading organizations succeed and grow.

Within the Consulting division, we have a diverse team of researchers, analysts, software developers, and expert consultants who partner with clients in the new ways their business requires today. Our XTEL software is a powerful, end-to-end solution supporting the trade promotion lifecycle, from planning through retail execution, sales intelligence, and distributor management for the global consumer goods industry.

WHAT WE OFFER

You will have the opportunity to join a company that’s at the forefront of industry change, and operate on international projects with global clients, including over half of the Fortune 500 Top Companies.

You will find a place where cooperation, flexibility, and mobility are encouraged, and where you will be asked to follow your interests and the learning opportunities that come with them.

You will benefit from an integrated way of rewarding where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.

You will work in a multicultural environment with cool offices and flexible work schedules.

Kantar is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Location

Bologna, Via del LavoroItaly

Kantar Rewards Statement

At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.

Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, Kantar’s 30,000 people help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow.

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