Data Scientist (mid / senior)

Data Scientist (mid / senior) (mStart plus d.o.o.)

We are expanding the team and searching for Data Scientists!

Fortenova Group, one of the biggest companies in the region, with more than 30 billion HRK yearly sales, operating on 5 markets, with more than 40 companies and more than 50.000 employees has set up a cross-company program – Fortenova DataLab, a regional centre of excellence for all topics related to data and advanced analytics. DataLab is the cornerstone of Fortenova’s digital transformation strategy, and aims to maximise the value from the data,  improve customer experience and optimise operations.

Organizationally, DataLab is situated at mStart, tech company of Fortenova Group, responsible for implementation of group digital transformation initiatives.

DataLab teams are working across the group companies on more than 30TB of data, currently on topics such as assortment, supply chain, marketing, eCommerce with an aspiration to create and cover all necessary models in the future that will bring value to the customer and to the company.

DataLab team will leverage cutting edge ML techniques on Google Cloud Platform to resolve business problems and improve our everyday operations.

If you have a solid background in building data science models, solving challenging business tasks with data, and building predictive models, we would love to speak with you!!

Apply here!

Some of the ML models on which you will be working

  • Help us prevent food wastage due to expiration date
  • Ensure the best route for the delivery truck
  • Predict the influence of football match when Croatia is playing world championship and avoid out of stock in of beers in real time
  • Offer to the end customer via mobile notification product that he really needs at the moment when he enters the store

Your role : Overview and main responsibilities

  • Building, improving, and maintaining predictive models which are used to manage business processes
  • Hands-on developing and applying data-driven solutions
  • Working with large amounts of data and providing actionable insights to improve efficiency of business
  • Securing delivery in the feature team where belonging
  • Communicating work and achievements among the team
  • Working within the cross-functional team on building and maintaining strong relationships and best understanding of the business needs (agile teams’ setup)
  • Ensuring that solutions are bringing values to the business problematic
  • Being a good team player, knowing own role and responsibility in the global ambition of DataLab
  • Sharing best practices and contributing to DataLab institutional knowledge

For Senior role additional skills needed

  • Leading a technical project in a business context
  • Communicating the successes of Data Lab projects among the Fortenova Group
  • Caring for the well-being of the team, ensuring work is delivered to a high standard and providing feedback and mentoring

About you

  • Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or relevant field
  • Experience as a data scientist (minimally 2 years)
  • Proficient with Python (git is a plus)
  • Highly developed analytical skills
  • Knowledge of probability and statistics, regression models
  • Knowledge of SQL is a plus
  • knowledge of machine learning models (gradient boosting, deep learning) is a plus
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • Collaborative team spirit
  • Fluent in English

For Senior role additional skills needed:

  • Experience in mentoring other data scientists
  • Experience in presenting data scientist topics on conferences/university/DS community
  • Using Intellectual curiosity and excellent problem-solving skills, including the ability to structure and prioritize an approach for maximum impact

What will you find in the Fortenova DataLab

  • Start-up culture in our DataLab, all the while working for the Group across 5 countries
  • Mentorship by brilliant and highly motivated colleagues and external partners of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds
  • Mounds of high-quality data and many use cases waiting to be solved across multiple business lines: supply chain, store operations, pricing, eCommerce…
  • Awesome working environment with excellent coffee, after-works and general work hard / play hard ambiance
  • Flexible working hours and place (we prefer hybrid, agreed within the team)
  • Learning through online platforms Coursera, Qwiklabs and Pluralsight
  • Sponsored sport events such as B2B run, Highlander and many others and Multisport card available to be paid from salary
  • STEM programs, Bonus for Xmas, Easter, Summer and Xmas gift for kids
  • Extra money for lunch and daily local commute
  • Yearly health check (free day included)

Apply here!

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