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Data Scientist

Posted 28 Jan 2024
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3 to 5 years
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Part-time
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English (Fluent)

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This job is right on the edge of Data Science and Business, and with your work we enable the various business stakeholders to act on data.

This is your daily action

In this role you will work on the business side of analytics. Next to your fellow data- analysts and scientists, you will work together with people from all over the supply chain organization. Your job is to transform data into value for them. Therefore, besides having a proper advanced analytics skillset, you should be able to understand the important drivers within the Supply Chain. Most of the time you will actively participate in cross-functional project teams. But sometimes you will work on something initiated by our own team in order to explore or challenge the status quo. This will be important for Action, our team, but also yourself in order to keep growing.

Your work will consist out of:

  • building simulation models to simulate processes in our Supply Chain. These simulations help to understand the implications of possible changes and could trigger redesigns of processes. Simulating different put-away strategies is a good example that also lead to an actual change in our warehouse processes.
  • building optimization models to define the most effective and efficient way of doing things. This includes linear optimization models as well as heuristics based solutions. A model which defines the optimal pick routes in our warehouses, is a perfect example of this.
  • working on predictive and machine learning models, to better prepare for what’s coming. These models can be used in operations to plan for example their workforces, but they can also be used by process managers to (re)design their processes.
  • performing complex (statistical) analysis to track relationships, understand effects of changes and find areas for improvement. You could think about cases such as ‘how much does congestion in the warehouses impact the productivity and what can we do to prevent that’.

Meet your team

As Data Scientist you will be part of the Supply Chain Support & Processes department and report directly to the Manager Supply Chain Analytics. SC Analytics is responsible for Business Analytics within the expanding European supply chain network of Action. The scope is End-to-End, so it will start at our suppliers, includes our hub-, cross dock- and warehouse network, and ends with the delivery at the stores. Working in the Supply Chain of Action means working in a dynamic and highly motivated environment that is constantly looking for improvements. How can we optimize our supply chain network? What is the most efficient and effective way of executing processes? Since there are more data- scientists and analysts working in the team you can team up with experience and knowledge to achieve the best results for Action and learn from each other.

This is you

You have strong analytical skills with the ability to transfer business requirements into mathematical models, to provide solutions that deliver true value. You can transform complex data into actionable insights and are proficient in presenting it. You are a pragmatic thinker who works effectively with others to achieve common targets. Last but not least you have a good set of communication skills and are fluent in English.

Furthermore you have:

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative field such as Operations research, Econometrics, Applied Mathematics, Business Analytics, or equivalent
  • 3+ years’ work experience as data scientist. Experience in Supply Chain is a plus
  • Experience with simulation- and optimization models is must (e.g. discrete-event modeling, local search heuristics and integer linear programming)
  • Experience with statistical analyses, predictive modeling and machine learning is a plus (e.g. clustering, time-series forecasting, classification and regression)
  • Experience in SQL, Python, PySpark, Databricks, Github, Azure DevOps, VS code is a must. Experience in C++ or AIMMS is a plus.

What we offer

  • Annual bonus scheme based on personal and company targets (10%);
  • 24 paid holidays and the opportunity to buy up to 5 additional holidays;
  • commuting allowance;
  • company laptop and mobile phone;
  • 15% staff discount on Action merchandise;
  • training opportunities through the Action Academy;

Interested?

Take action and apply now!

The next steps:

  1. Your recruiter, Diana will review your application and get back to you as soon as possible.
  2. We invite you for a first job interview.
  3. We would like to get to know you better, which is why we ask you to take an online assessment.
  4. We will invite you for a second interview and we will discuss your assessment
  5. Are will still a great match? Then we will become new colleagues!

Contact

  • Diana Apuya
  • D.Apuya@action.nl

Action is dé snelgroeiende internationale non-food discounter met meer dan 500 winkels in Nederland, België, Duitsland en Frankrijk en meer dan 20.000 medewerkers. Van oorsprong zijn we een Nederlandse winkel en met onze no nonsens mentaliteit staan we bekend om onze lage prijzen en een divers en verrassend assortiment.
Action groeit sterk qua omzet, resultaat, aantal winkels en aantal werknemers. Op…


Action is dé snelgroeiende internationale non-food discounter met meer dan 500 winkels in Nederland, België, Duitsland en Frankrijk en meer dan 20.000 medewerkers. Van oorsprong zijn we een Nederlandse winkel en met onze no nonsens mentaliteit staan we bekend om onze lage prijzen en een divers en verrassend assortiment.

Action groeit sterk qua omzet, resultaat, aantal winkels en aantal werknemers. Op de plekken waar we ons vestigen geven we een positieve impuls aan de economie en werkgelegenheid. Ons hoofdkantoor en grootste distributiecentrum zijn gevestigd in Zwaagdijk-Oost (Noord-Holland). Het tweede distributiecentrum, gevestigd in Limburg, is gebouwd om verdere internationale groei te faciliteren. Het bevoorraadt de landen België, Duitsland en Frankrijk en het zuidelijk deel van Nederland.

Retail
Zwaagdijk
20,000 employees