Senior Applied Scientist - NLP / Commercial Planning & Trading AI

26 Nov 2021
20 Dec 2021
As a Senior Applied Scientist (w/m/d) in the Commercial Planning / Central Planning team in Berlin, you will work on forecasting the sales development of the Zalando shops and analyzing the impact of commercial levers on business performance. By applying machine learning techniques, you will provide the organization with insights and suggestions for efficient commercial steering and explore ways to further extend the scope of our forecast as well as improve the forecasting accuracy. As part of the Central Planning Team, you cooperate with local markets, expert functions, and Management to optimize the financial performance of the company.

  • You will explore, test and validate novel ways to optimize our forecast models to predict short-term and long-term demand following and fostering scientific research methodologies.
  • You will further develop and deploy our analytical models that quantify the impact of core drivers to provide diagnostic insights on the business performance, conduct scenario simulations ("what-if" analyses) and derive recommendations on optimal steering measures to achieve financial targets.
  • In close collaboration with our stakeholders and the engineering team, you will align on reporting requirements and actively shape data visualization concepts that will enable our stakeholders to interact with our data science products
  • You proactively contribute to the product roadmap by identifying opportunities and blind spots in our product landscape and drive further development of the products end-to-end

  • Master Degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, economics or another quantitative field, with 3+ years of professional experience in relevant fields
  • Experience in machine learning, data analysis & natural language processing (NLP), including practical applications and a good understanding of the underlying mathematical concepts.
  • Eager to prototype new concepts and are willing to push them all the way to production.
  • Strong sense of product ownership, mentoring and motivation to drive the continuous development of the products and team

Excellent project management and stakeholder management skills. Proven ability to communicate new ideas and analytical insights to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, 70+ internal technical and fun guilds, knowledge sharing through tech talks, internal tech academy and blogs, product demos, parties & events
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Extensive onboarding, mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available in select locations)

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Zalando SE

Zalando is Europe's leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, connecting customers, brands and partners across 17 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 35+ million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

Please note that all the applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via e-mail.

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