Job description

Unilever - HQ

Data Scientist AFH

Full time

Consumer Goods
Date posted
November 22, 2021
Starting Date
November 22, 2021
Preferred Skills
Verbal Communication
Written Communication
Level of Education


Unilever - HQ
Unilever is a British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Its products include food and beverages (about 40 percent of its revenue), cleaning agents and personal care products. It is the world's largest consumer goods company measured by 2012 revenue. It is Europe’s seventh most valuable company. Unilever is one of the oldest multinational companies; its products are available in around 190 countries. Unilever owns over 400 brands, with a turnover in 2016 of 52.7 billion euros, and in 2017 of 53.7 billion euros and thirteen brands with sales of over one billion euros: Axe/Lynx, Dove, Omo, Heartbrand ice creams, Hellmann's, Knorr, Lipton, Lux, Magnum, Rexona/Degree, Sunsilk and Surf. It is a dual-listed company consisting of Unilever plc, based in London and Unilever N.V., based in Rotterdam but the company made their global headquarters in Rotterdam. The two companies operate as a single business, with a common board of directors. Unilever is organised into four main divisions – Foods, Refreshment (beverages and ice cream), Home Care, and Personal Care. It has research and development facilities in the United Kingdom (two), the Netherlands, China, India and the United States. Unilever was founded in 1930 by the merger of the Dutch margarine producer Margarine Unie and the British soapmaker Lever Brothers. During the second half of the 20th century the company increasingly diversified from being a maker of products made of oils and fats, and expanded its operations worldwide. It has made numerous corporate acquisitions, including Lipton (1971), Brooke Bond (1984), Chesebrough-Ponds (1987), Best Foods (2000), Ben & Jerry's (2000), Alberto-Culver (2010), Dollar Shave Club (2016) and Pukka Herbs (2017). Unilever divested its speciality chemicals businesses to ICI in 1997. In 2015, under leadership of Paul Polman, the company started gradually shifted its focus towards health and beauty brands and away from food brands showing slow growth. Unilever plc has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Unilever N.V. has a primary listing on Euronext Amsterdam and is a constituent of the AEX index. The company is also a lux of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.
Job Summary
About UnileverUnilever is one of the world`s largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) businesses, with interest across Personal Care, Homecare, Refreshment and Foods product categories. We make products that people love – and that make a difference. Nutritious foods. Household care essentials. Indulgent ice creams. Refreshing teas. Luxurious shampoos. Affordable, disease-combating soaps... and many more. In fact, we make around 400 much-loved brands including global brands such as Knorr & Dove, but also local brand such asCalvé(the Netherlands) and Suave (the Americas). Shoppers buy them in more than 190 countries. That means you’ll find at least one of our products in seven out of ten households on the planet. And we want every one of those products to make a positive impact on the lives of the people who buy them.We want our business to flourish, and we know that our success depends on others flourishing around us. That's why our purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace, and why sustainable, long-term growth is at the heart of our business model.About the teamWould you like to build data science products in a company with the ambition to base it’s decisions on data?To extend our data team we are looking for a new Data Scientist (reporting to the Away From Home Data Lead), as part of the Away From Home Benelux Data Team. In this role you will join a young, energetic team of data experts which are motivated to make Unilever Away From Home more data-driven.About the JobUnilever Away From Home (AFH) has traditionally been using account managers to engage with chefs of food serving establishments and customers. In recent years, the role of digital channels has significantly increased; using the right combination of both off- and online touch-points has become essential in creating the perfect customer journey.Data Science is key when it comes to offering a custom-made experience for each customer and trying to improve customers success. Whether it is through offline touch-points like the sales representatives and call centers or through the online touch-points like the website/shop, email or app. Data Science enables marketing and sales to offer each customer the right products and services at the right moment, using the best fitting touch-point and incentive to convince the customer to take the deal. And, last but not least, creating an overview of all the customers out there in the Benelux market and directing marketing and sales to the ones that are most valuable. In other words: data driven business starts with the Data Science team.
What you’ll do
What will you doWithin the local data platform, all the data from local and global sources is stored, matched and integrated. You develop the core algorithms that turns this data into scores, business rules and recommendations.Engage with stakeholders to understand their business needs and define what hypotheses we should test.Maintain and improve the data pipeline.Explore internal and external data sources to identify opportunities for enhanced insights and enrich our customer 360 view.Foster partnerships with open source communities, commercial vendors, and universities
Our architecture is based on Spark and Python Technology and Databricks is our main scheduling tool. All our models are developed as Python eggs and Spark is used for distributing heavy calculations across our cloud based clusters.
What we offer you
What do we offer?Unilever is the place where you can be yourself and bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world.We offer an exciting & dynamic work environment where you can make things happen. Furthermore, we offer some great reward and benefits!Attractive total remuneration package; excellent company pension, bonus, share schemeFlexible cross-disciplinary career opportunities and a wealth of training opportunities & wellbeing resources whenever and whereverPlenty of company-paid holidays to further ensure your work-life balance is maintainedWe encourage an inclusive culture, which comes to life with interchangeable public holidays, paid paternity leave of 6 weeks and our transgender policyAt the moment, we work from home. We will ensure you are well equipped for this. Once back to work, you can enjoy our tasty canteen with food prepped with own productsInformal culture and being the first one trying our new products
What we're looking for
All about youIf you are well-known with following topics, we are happy to invite you over for a cup of coffee:SQLPythonSparkPredictive ModelingKnowledge of Customer Insight analytics domains like mixed marketing modeling, multi-touch attribution, recommendation engines, personalization, customer segmentation, next best action, digital consumer, loyalty, customer lifetime value, customer retention & churn valueA minimum of 2-3 years of experienceHave excellent verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and EnglishWe expect a great enthusiasm for deploying predictive models, but also for understanding the local requirements that need to be translated into business ruling.

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