Lead Economist (Data Scientist), Marketplace Optim...

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Job Description:

Life at Grab

At Grab, every Grabber is guided by The Grab Way, which spells out our mission, how we believe we can achieve it, and our operating principles - the 4Hs: Heart, Hunger, Honour and Humility. These principles guide and help us make decisions as we work to create economic empowerment for the people of Southeast Asia.

Get to know the Team

How do we ensure customers get their Food on time, even when it rains?

What determines the right price for a JustGrab ride? How has that answer changed during COVID?

How can we reduce driver partners' wait times at restaurants?

Why do some driver partners in Jakarta prefer to take GrabBike jobs rather than GrabExpress jobs?

The Regional Supply & Pricing Optimisation team takes on a set of diverse and challenging questions in the mobility, logistics and economics space within Grab. We focus on balancing Grab’s multi-sided marketplace across our ecosystem of driver-partners, consumers, merchant partners, and agents. We optimise experiences for our customers, provide income growth opportunities for our driver-partners and merchants, and fuel growth, efficiency and profitability for Grab.

The team is based in Singapore and works with tech and operations teams across all 8 markets in Southeast Asia. Our core work covers pricing, allocation and fulfillment experience, driver retention & incentives and consumer retention - but our scope frequently expands to tackle issues beyond these topics.

Get to know the Role

As a Lead Economist (Data Scientist), you will work closely with stakeholders from tech and country operations teams on some of the most interesting and complex problems related to supply management and optimisation.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a high-performing team of economists and data scientists

  • Shaping the direction of the supply management tech roadmap through data-driven insights

  • Being the subject matter expert for incentives and supply management and making actionable recommendations to balance marketplace trade-offs

  • Drive ideation and optimisation of products through experimentation, causal inferencing and other analytical methods

The Day-to-Day Activities

  • Leading discussions with cross-functional stakeholders to formulate insights and drive actionable recommendations on key priorities in the incentive and supply management problem space

  • Working with country operations teams to plan and design experiments for demand, supply and market-clearing levers (e.g. via changes in pricing, driver incentives, driver dispatch logic)

  • Coaching and empowering your team to conduct rigorous, independent analysis to shape incentive and supply management decisions and product development

The Must-Haves

  • At least 5 years of work experience in Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Science, Finance, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Computer Science, or related fields

  • At least 2 years of experience in managing a team of analysts/data scientists

  • Proficiency in experimental design (A/B testing) – experience in causal inference and solving prediction, classification and optimisation problems is a plus!

  • Familiarity with SQL and either R or Python

  • Passionate and enthusiastic about solving complex, multifaceted problems

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and solve ambiguous problems in a fast-paced environment

  • Able to apply problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills to influence and manage a diverse set of technical and non-technical stakeholders

Our Commitment

We are committed to building diverse teams and creating an inclusive workplace that enables all Grabbers to perform at their best, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity or sexual orientation and other attributes that make each Grabber unique.

About Grab

Grab is the leading superapp platform in Southeast Asia, providing everyday services that matter to consumers. Today, the Grab app has been downloaded onto millions of mobile devices, giving users access to over 9 million drivers, merchants, and agents. Grab offers a wide range of on-demand services in the region, including mobility, food, package and grocery delivery services, mobile payments, and financial services across 428 cities in eight countries.

Join us today to drive Southeast Asia forward, together.

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