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Vice President Data Science

Posting Date:  Jun 23, 2022

Remote, GB Basingstoke, GB Blackpool, GB

Business Area:  Supply Chain
Company:  Körber Supply Chain UK Ltd.

Vice President Data Science

Körber Supply Chain is a global provider of a unique blend of supply chain management software solutions. As a high-growth international corporation, Körber Supply Chain serves the evolving and increasingly complex requirements of supply chain operations of all sizes. Through a culture of innovation, Körber Supply Chain strikes the perfect balance amongst client satisfaction, employee fulfillment, and shareholder value through our accelerated services. Joining the Körber Supply Chain team means joining a network of diverse individuals all committed to helping our clients achieve improved productivity and customer satisfaction.


We have a full-time position available for a proven Vice President, Data Science. The right candidate will be responsible for defining and driving our strategy for Artificial Intelligence, Operations Research, Advanced Analytics, and other data-oriented fields in this role. In addition, the ideal candidate will bring Experience in transforming a portfolio of class-leading enterprise products using Data Science to evolve current capabilities and expand the portfolio with new offerings. This position is responsible for building and leading a team of Data Scientists and related resources such as Data and Exploratory Development Engineering. Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, this role is responsible for a virtual P&L and works closely with product leadership on portfolio strategy and global and regional leadership on go-to-market, rollout, and organizational readiness.Today’s supply chains are increasingly looking to next generation technologies to address some of the most compelling opportunities in Supply Chain operations today. Use cases like optimizing labor scheduling and tasking, real time decision automation of facility performance, and improving robotic utilization by using predictive approaches to distribute work across robotic fleets are only a few of the many scenarios the data science team will explore and implement. As a change leader, the VP, Data Science will lead research and implementation activities identify, validate, and deliver on these technology solutions to today and tomorrows supply chain needs.



Your role in our team



  • Deliver a multi-year strategy for Data Science activities and capabilities with initial focuses on product and portfolio and longer term view to internal opportunities 
  • Monitor, assess, and adapt to market and technology trends to maintain market leadership
  • Build , lead and develop a diverse group of skilled resources, including Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Development Engineers, and Product Managers.
  • Own launch activities regarding our data science strategy and portfolio. Launch activities include go-to-market collaboration and definition, roadmap strategy and prioritization, product readiness and customer co-creation, and organizational readiness activities.
  • Collaborate with regional and product leadership to align key capabilities in the portfolio with the unique needs and requirements of the diverse customer and prospect community.
  • Assist in driving excellence in market messaging and sales enablement by developing best in class collateral, thought leadership, and other key deliverables to effectively communicate new developments and future goals within the product family
  • Partner with the sales and portfolio marketing teams to develop go-to-market strategies to win targeted customer segments and create end-to-end operational plans to profitably grow and scale the business
  • Define, monitor, and report on appropriate operational and financial KPIs and metrics for the Data Science group to ensure transparency throughout the organization
  • Participate in the strategic development of new partnerships, lines of business, or acquisitions to ensure both organic and inorganic levers for growth are aligned with our portfolio vision
  • Select and manage key technology partners and tools. Participate in strategic negotiations to align the needs of the business with crucial profitability and legal considerations



Your profile


  • 10+ years leading Data Science activities and organizations (at least 5 years in an executive / VP role)
  • Strong evangelism and public speaking skills, including familiarity in analyst and media relations
  • Background and Experience in relevant mathematics areas (AI / OR), especially predictive modeling, forecasting, and optimization
  • Experience developing strategic guidance and recommendations and presenting to a board as required
  • Familiarity with and ability to assist in leading relevant technology selections in Big Data, AI fabric, etc.
  • Proven qualities for leading distributed teams in NA, EME, and Asia (Culturally and Operationally).
  • Ability to manage the day to day activities indirectly through all levels of an organization, including Managers, Team Leads, and Individual Contributors
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science / Data Science, relevant technical field, or equivalent work experience
  • Strong familiarity with P&L accountability and budgeting
  • Familiarity with internal startup mentality and digital transformation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of supply chain warehousing concepts


Your benefits


  • Unique culture and awesome work environment
  • Competitive total compensation packages
  • Career & development opportunities
  • Values and best business practices


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Körber Supply Chain is a Business Area of Körber, an international technology group with around 10,000 employees and more than 100 locations worldwide. At Körber Supply Chain, we have a broad range of proven supply chain solutions to fit our customers' size, business strategy and appetite for growth. Our customers conquer the complexity of the supply chain thanks to our portfolio that includes software, automation, voice solutions, robotics and material handling – plus the systems integration expertise to tie it all together. Körber helps to manage the supply chain as a competitive advantage.

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