• Netherlands, Amersfoort
  • Finance
  • Entry Level Job
  • Full-Time

Short description

Are you a Data Scientist and looking for your next step? Do you have a balance of technical know-how and business savviness and are you able to work on multiple workstreams in a fast-paced, dynamic environment?


Within the Business Group Dairy Essentials (BG DE) of FrieslandCampina we are looking for an ambitious Data Scientist for the unit Strategic Pricing & Market Intelligence (SPMI). In this role you maintain and further develop our price forecasting solutions and upgrade our business actuals’ reporting & market foresight’s toolkits.


As an Embedded Data scientist in SPMI, you will be working with both business strategists and with other Data Scientists from Corporate IT in order to create further synergies and efficiencies across both departments. You will report directly to the Director SPMI and will have a dotted line to the Data Science Leader B2B of Corporate IT. You will also be part of our Global Data Science Community of Practice.


A job that matters

FrieslandCampina is a financially healthy company today. We can only maintain our position as a leading player in dairy through sound financial management. As a financial professional, you are the business partner to support us in any leading decision. Talented professionals like you are always looking for optimal value for money; you want to win in the market. At FrieslandCampina, we want to be profitable, so we can make a positive, lasting impact. Our long-term vision is focused on generating profits in order to create extra value for our member dairy farmers. Finance adds value in challenging the business in the opportunities that arise every day. Aiming for things that matter gets us all in the desired mind-set: it enables us to win in the market together. Our employees around the world have a strong drive to do things that matter and are commercially obsessed with adding value to those things that matter. Moreover, they have an owner’s mind-set, empowering them to make decisions on things that matter.

Job description

Job Description
  • Set up volume/margin reports for main product groups and analyse monthly results;
  • Maintain and further develop our market price forecasting solutions
  • Set up and update competitor overviews/landscapes;
  • Contribute to projects such as portfolio optimization and contract management; 
  • Support the optimization of the price setting process and guidance;
  • Conduct market and competitive intelligence analyses as needed to provide a holistic assessment to evaluate risks or opportunities impacting pricing strategies;
  • Evaluate BG DE performance, identify & implement profit improvement initiatives and create tools for business partners to actively manage the profitability of their portfolio.




The unit SPMI has been established in January 2016 as a small expert staff department. SPMI is tasked with turning data into value, through determining the BG’s strategies, realizing its portfolio optimization and setting pricing policies for all the BG DE sales units. In doing so, SPMI serves all organizational levels and all decision-making time horizons. Working at SPMI offers tremendous challenges as most of the markets that BG DE serves rank among the most volatile in the food world. We have chosen to outperform our industry on the basis of superior knowledge and ultimately of prescriptive analytics. We need you to deliver and strengthen that knowledge.



Job Requirements


In order to be successful in this position, we expect the candidate to have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Quantitative Field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Business, Finance, etc.) Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience in Data Science including:
    • Experience with fundamental statistical analysis tools and techniques; including intermediate to expert level proficiency at in at least one statistical language (like R or Python);
    • Experience with time series forecasting, business analytics and data mining. Working knowledge on techniques such as Regression, Clustering, Linear & Non Linear.
    • Experience on scripting, ETL design, SQL & MS Excel. Familiarity with database modelling and data warehousing principles
    • Experience with Machine Learning Techniques would be a plus.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken;
  • Drive: is result driven, enthusiastic and has a can do attitude with a continuous improvement mind-set;
  • Highly analytical and good commercial/business acumen;
  • Able to think conceptually and translate ideas into practical tools;
  • A genuine interest in pricing theory and willing to understand and develop pricing concepts;
  • Highly commercially sensitive and interested in margin management.

Compensation & Benefits

Your salary is based on the weighting of your job, your experience and your training. FrieslandCampina does not, however, only compensate its employees with monetary rewards. We also consider it important for our people to continue to grow. After all, your development is not only good for your career; our products also benefit from it. That is why we invest in relevant training courses in your particular discipline. The mutual exchange of knowledge between colleagues is also evident on the work floor. It is, after all, the most effective way to learn. 

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