Senior Data Scientist

NLD-Zaandam, Provincialeweg 11
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You want your work to have more impact, work for various international brands within Ahold Delhaize and you also are the experienced Data Scientist?

Come and join our Global Internal Audit team as Senior Data Scientist!

Our team

Our team is responsible for the data analytics for all the audits for our international brands within Ahold Delhaize.

Our goal is to support management in achieving their business goals.

We perform approximately 70 audits per year globally.

The Global team consists of around 45 colleagues, including two experienced data scientists.

We are an ambitious team and we are focused on continuously raising the level of our data analytics capabilities to drive more impactful and efficient audits.

About the job

In your role as Senior Data Scientist you will have a unique opportunity to see and understand many different retail areas and support functions of our company.

You will be part of a global team with colleagues from different backgrounds and you will be performing full data driven audits and data analysis to support business audits.

In addition you will contribute to the improvement of our risk assessment model to ensure that we allocate our audit resources to the most important areas in the company and other internal improvement projects. Every audit is unique, as you will work on different topics within different Global brands.
Internal audit initiated a digital transformation program to establish a global Data & Technology team, execute data driven audits and risk assessments using new tools and technologies.

You will be part of this Global Data & Technology team and contribute to the development of automated dataflows and the implementation of new data science tools and techniques.

What do we offer?

What do you bring?

  • You are a highly motivated candidate who has proven strong analytical skills and leads by example
  • You’re pragmatic and know how to get things done
  • You fully understand and take into account the business needs to provide meaningful insights using your data engineering and analytics capabilities


Also you meet the following requirements:

  • A master’s degree in data science or computer science or information science 
  • A minimum of 4-6 years of working experience in the field of data science (e.g., developing data analytic scripts and models on complex datasets) and data engineering (e.g., data pipeline development to automate the ETL process and dataflow)
  • Profound understanding of SAP (e.g., database structure, tables and SAP analytics scripts)
  • Experience with programming languages e.g., SQL, Python or R
  • Experience with SQL Server Management Studio, Databricks, Data Factory and Power BI
  • The ability to communicate fluent in English both written and verbally

As a person, you have: 

  • strong analytical skills, broad interests and intrinsic curiosity
  • strong written and oral communication skills
  • the ability to establish and maintain relationships
  • the ability to be independent, decisive and a self-supporting team player


What do we offer 

At Ahold Delhaize we aim to grow, and this is only possible if you grow along with us. As we work together to build our brand and your career, you can count on (based on 40 hours per week):

  • A competitive yearly salary up to 85K a year
  • Access to best-in-class guidance and inspiring training to shape your development and career
  • 20 vacation days, and Personal Budget for you to decide whether to spend it on 12,5 extra vacation days, discounts or a pay-out.
  • Flexible working hours
  • A laptop and a smart phone
  • An excellent pension plan with a personal contribution of 6.2% and Ahold contributes more than 4 times your contribution
  • A travel allowance for traveling to and from Zaandam
  • A bonus on top of your salary
  • Attractive discounts on various insurance policies
  • 10% discount on your grocery shopping in our Albert Heijn stores, up to € 300 per year
  • A challenging role within a multidisciplinary team in a very dynamic environment, where you will be involved in the latest digital and technology related developments and projects
  • The opportunity to build further competencies and develop your personal networks


  • Future career opportunities within an international retail environment (inside or outside the internal audit department)


As a person, you have: 

  • strong analytical skills, broad interests and intrinsic curiosity
  • strong written and oral communication skills
  • the ability to establish and maintain relationships
  • the ability to be independent, decisive and a self-supporting team player




Your new office
Ahold Delhaize has a portfolio of strong and trusted local brands with more than 375,000 associates serving more than 50 million customers every week. We have enhanced scale across regions, market-leading retail offerings to serve the changing needs of our customers and a strong financial profile from which to fund innovation and investments in future growth. We improve and innovate every day, supporting our trusted local brands and reinforcing our role as a leader in retail and e-commerce.

The company
Unlike many other companies, Internal Audit at Ahold Delhaize is future-oriented and has a strong focus on strategy. Within several business processes (such as marketing, commerce, logistics, real estate, supply chain, IT) you will investigate if the operational processes support the strategic objectives. You will provide assurance over information technology, digital and data management related processes and projects at Ahold Delhaize to further improve our secure customer journey and proposition. You audit from a business perspective with a focus on information technology and act as a trusted advisor for your stakeholders, while remaining objective in your assessment of the control framework. Based on your observations, you provide tailor-made recommendations for improvement.

How to apply
We look forward to teaming up with you!
Want to know more before you hit the Apply button? Drop our recruiter Peter Dirks a message or WhatsApp via / 06- 23064641.

Application process

1st interview
2nd interview
Job offer
Opt. assessment
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