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Lead Data Scientist

About the role


Location: Any of the Borealis locations in Europe

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent



We put people first and we provide solutions for a better tomorrow. Are you looking for a company where your contribution will make a difference?


Borealis IT&S, Innovation Department, is hiring a Lead Data Scientist.  

In this role, you will inspire, motivate and enable your team in advanced analytics.

You will influence the company’s vision and strategy and use available data to gain insights that drive innovation and improved decisions.


Your responsibilities as our Lead Data Scientist :


  • Develop state of the art techniques to translate business needs into automated data models, to gain new insights for innovation and to make data-driven predictions and decisions.
  • Lead the data science team: lead, organize and supervise the work of the assigned people, processes and resources. Develop the competences of the team members and provide the necessary coaching.
  • Ensure and Influence the transformation of Borealis towards a data-driven organisation, where business decisions and innovation are actively driven by the application of predictive data models and data-driven decisions.


About you


We value a diverse work environment, high quality and inspiring collaborations,
and we hope to find these aspirations with you too. 

You therefore have :


  • strong analytical and conceptual thinking and ability to deal with ambiguity 
  • excellent communication and persuasion skills with impact and influence
  • sense of initiative, you identify opportunities and are proactive in putting forward ideas & solutions
  • a teamplayer attitude and coaching experience
  • fluency in English (spoken, written, literacy)


You are the right candidate for this position if you have 


  • a master degree in statistics, computer science, engineering, or economics
  • a significant experience of at least 7 years in an international matrix organization
  • experience in applying statistical solutions to business problems
  • expert understanding of various data science methods 
  • a technical background in data science, ML, AI and statistics
  • working experience in scientific programming languages such as Python
  • also with relational databases and SQL-like query languages
  • basic knowledge about non-relational database technology and distributed computing (Hadoop, Spark)
  • knowledge of agile manifesto, values, principles and practices such as Kanban and Scrum 


About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Maite Rosez (Randstad), on eddy.vandervaeren@borealisgroup.com. Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We offer a role specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. We leverage our polymers expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries. In re-inventing for more sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people and excellence as we accelerate the transformation to a circular economy and expand our geographical footprint. www.borealisgroup.com | www.borealiseverminds.com | careers.borealisgroup.com


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




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