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Data Scientist

Posted 12 Jul 2024
Work experience
3 to 6 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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  • IT & Digital
  • Amersfoort (NLD)
  • Professional - Experienced
  • 32-40 hours
  • Job-ID: 53475

Data Scientist

Are you thrilled by data science innovations and their applications?

Are you interested in tackling complex data problems and working with diverse datasets?

Do you have a passion for applying data science techniques to solve real-world challenges?

Then we are looking for you!

FrieslandCampina’s Data Science Team is looking for a highly motivated Data Scientist to join our growing group of machine learning engineers and data scientists. As a Data Scientist, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of real-world projects and gain valuable experience in developing and experimenting with data Science models to generate business value. You will work closely with our team to research and develop models and algorithms that can help us make better decisions.

What we ask

  • You have a broader view than just your position and you can identify with our purpose ‘Nourishing by Nature’.
  • You have finished a Master’s degree in a Quantitative field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Business analytics, Artificial intelligence etc.).
  • 3-6 years working experience in data science
  • You take responsibility for your work and are continuously looking for new opportunities to make a change.
  • You embrace the process of trial and error and learn from both successes and failures. Like us, you are always seeking to improve and innovate.
  • You have strong programming skills in Python.
  • Experience in (py)Spark is a plus

What we offer

  • As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects throughout the company, spanning various departments such as commercial departments, planning, finance, HR and factories.
  • You will have the opportunity to create chat bots to showcase valuable insights to stakeholders.
  • You will have freedom to experiment with business data.
  • You will contribute to various dev-ops tasks such as developing proof of concepts in Python.
  • Since we are a growing team, you will have end-to-end responsibility and will not be just another cog in a large machine. Our senior data scientists and machine learning engineers will provide guidance and support throughout the process.

Vacancy description

As a Data Scientist, you will be working with both our senior business executives, as well as senior data scientist and machine learning engineers from Corporate IT.

An ideal candidate will have a balance of technical know-how and business savviness. You must be able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with timelines and feel comfortable with leading the change in our organization as we continue to integrate data science practices further.

Specifically, the Data Scientist will:

  • Develop data science solutions: To meet current business needs applying the latest technologies and developments in Data Science. Owns development aspects of the engagement and integrates user experience towards framing data products.
  • Keep up to date with the latest developments in data science and share these with the team.
  • Construct reusable data science libraries: Assist in creating re-usable code base from solutions we have created earlier.
  • Be an advocate for data science in the organization.
  • Drives business awareness on senior management level about the Data Science use cases and potential of those. Drive innovation through thought leadership.
  • Ensure to bring knowledge from other projects and similar domains internally and externally.

Be recognized as a trusted advisor by business product owners and coach within data science community of practice.

Staying true to who you really are, that is your starting point at FrieslandCampina. Because it is precisely by embracing our differences that we can grow together. We want to create a working environment that allows all employees to bring their best and authentic selves. If who we are suits you, but you're not sure if you're the best fit for the role, we still encourage you to apply so we can help you find the role that fits you best.

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For thousands of people every day, we are more than just a dairy company. To our farmers, our employees, the communities we serve, the businesses we work with and the people to whom we bring happiness, FrieslandCampina means something more. For them it's not just about what we do, but who we are.

The Data Science & Machine Learning Team is a dynamic and rapidly growing group within our corporate IT department. Our team comprises of passionate individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, who are committed to supporting FrieslandCampina's digital transformation and collaborating with all business groups. We value individuals with diverse backgrounds who share a desire to make a meaningful contribution. We empower all employees to make decisions that benefit the entire company, and we trust you to take ownership of your career and make a positive impact. By working at FrieslandCampina, you will be contributing to a better world.

We value talented people from any background who want to contribute to something bigger than themselves. We encourage all of our employees to make decisions that benefit our entire company. At FrieslandCampina we own our own career and act accordingly. We trust you to make a difference in your job and influence the bigger picture. Working at FrieslandCampina means you are contributing to a better world.

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FrieslandCampina is a purpose driven company focused on winning in the global market for dairy based products. We want to be profitable, so we can make a positive, lasting impact. Not only does FrieslandCampina have iconic B2C brands, a big part of the business is in the B2B market, where we sell ingredients and semi-finished products to manufacturers of nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector globally.

Active in 30 countries
20,000 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 35 years