Citizen Data Scientist

  • Philip Morris International
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 10/12/2018
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Data Management Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

We’ve built the world’s most successful cigarette company, with the world’s most popular and iconic brands. Now we’ve made a dramatic decision. We will be far more than a leading cigarette company. We’re building PMI’s future on smoke-free products that are a much better choice than cigarette smoking.

Our company is changing dramatically. Be part of the biggest transformation in the history of our company. You can be part of a truly dynamic worldwide team dedicated to a bold new vision.

We are seeking a Citizen Data Scientist to join Philip Morris Digital based in our Operations Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland.

We want to disrupt the way we make decisions with the stories told by data. We believe that every decision, every day, should be driven by data driven insights. More than a year and half ago, Philip Morris International (PMI) has established the Enterprise Analytics and Data (EAD) organization with a dedicated Data Science team. We need to accelerate the identification and formulation of data science use cases with the highest importance for RRP. This starts with ideation, hypothesis formulation and data science Use Case build based on in-depth knowledge of a subject domain current challenges and needs.

Your main role will be to deliver product, competitor, market and industry consumer intelligence and provide actionable insights to our digital, commercial and other functional teams and affiliates.

You will be responsible for:

  • Information gathering & evaluation: collect, read, interpret, integrate and maintain information from various relevant stakeholders, with a focus on RRP relevant intelligence 
  • Analyzing & hypothesis: analyze the status quo of processes, related data and various relevant inputs to identify the root cause of problems and identify opportunities to solve problems an derive meaningful and impactful insights
  • Key Metrics & Dashboards: define and evaluate key metrics, understand what moves them and why own conceptualizing, developing, and maintenance of dashboards and visualizations to share in-sights
  • Collaboration: collaborate with various stakeholders to source, evaluate and prioritize the information required (i.e. data scientists, business owners, data engineers, business analysts, data managers, data architects etc.) 
  • Communication, Data story telling & visualization: translate findings and results into a compelling narrative

About you:

  • Strong experience in commercial intelligence, market research, business planning and business analytics, in Consumer Packaged Goods FMCGRetail industries preferred.
  • Domain expertise ability to share the most effective way the data driven in-sights 
  • Ability to understand & support data models by easy-to-use interactive BI dashboards
  • Experience in SQL & Jupyter (ideally) Understanding of Python use in Analytics delivery Strong and practical experience in using Visualization tools
  • Business Acumen – ability to understand various business functions and markets, cross-functional interdependencies, business KPIs. Ability to ask the right questions, formulate problem statement and outcome of analytics according to audience. Confident to follow up, raise and challenge senior leaders.
  • Priority Setting, Organizing and Project Management - ability to prioritize, plan, organize and parallel activities, ability to apply project management and agile practices
  • Learning Agility and Dealing with Ambiguity - ability to quickly learnadapt to a new environment, new projects, new activities
  • Drive and Passion for Results – ability to resolve matters till the end, at high speed and quality

Philip Morris International: Building a Smoke-Free Future Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company and its shareholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine containing products in markets outside the U.S. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI's smoke-free IQOS product portfolio includes heated tobacco and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of September 30, 2018, PMI estimates that approximately 5.9 million adult smokers around the world have already stopped smoking and switched to PMI’s heated tobacco product, which is currently available for sale in 43 markets in key cities or nationwide under the IQOS brand. For more information, see our PMI and PMIScience websites.

PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

As with many countries, Switzerland has immigration restrictions which will impact the possibility for non-nationals to work in the country. Profiles required for this position may not being specific enough to justify the recruitment of a person outside of Switzerland or countries having agreed upon free movement with Switzerland, please note that in this case a valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25EFTA citizenship is required to apply for this position.