Manager Data Scientist - Worldwide consumer company

Job Title: Manager Data Scientist - Worldwide consumer company
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JN -072019-442254
Contact Name: Paris Herard
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 16, 2019 11:59

Job Description

Established since 1880 in Hong-Kong, the group plays today an important role for their product form primary production to processing, logistics and distribution. Thanks to a global exposure, they cover a wide range of projects.

The group employs over 133,000 people worldwide and operate from their regional office based in Hong-Kong which covers Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong-Kong.


Position overview

Purpose of the role is to lead a Data science team of 4 people to leverage internal and external data to the real-world business situations. Dealing with internal functions and external parties to explore business opportunities for the company and support business decision making.

Data Science team is composed of 2 Data-Scientist and 2 software engineers.


Key Responsibilities

- Lead and develop the team members of the Data Science team

- Work closely with different business functions as virtual teams to understand the business initiatives

- Collect analytics requirements from business and decide the analytics approach to answer business question and support business decision making

- Build and support the process to collect internal/external data and source data from 3rd party vendors in order to extend the scope of business insight

- Develop analytics and machine learning model to consume internal and external data to deliver business insight and recommendation


Career evolution: depending on your seniority (more junior/senior) my client might consider you as a lead Data Scientist or a BI/Data manager (for a bigger team but less technical).


Desired Qualifications

- Master's Degree in computer science, applied mathematics or statistics

- 4+ years of overall experience as lead data scientist or manager

- Fluent English and Mandarin (Cantonese is helpful)

- Good scripting language (Python/R)

- Excellent communication skill


Other Requirements

- Comfortable in internal customer-facing role

- Able to distil complex results or processes into simple, clear visualisations

- Able to explain sophisticated data science concepts in an understandable manner

- Able to build things and comfortably working with modern development tools and writing code collaboratively

- With significant experience applying advanced analytics to a variety of business situations and a proven ability to synthesise complex data

- Understand the modern machine learning techniques and their mathematical underpinnings, and can translate this into business implications for the clients

- Understand the modern cognitive computing techniques and the best applications of them



Next steps are to apply with an updated CV to for a confidential discussion.

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