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Data Scientist Procurement Solutions (m/f/d)

City:  Cologne
Job area:  Product & IT
Job field:  Product & IT
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  May 8, 2021

At HRS “We love to make it happen”: We are the global market leader when it comes to tech- and data driven business travel solutions. Our enterprise business offers end-to-end hotel management solutions to more than 7,000 corporate businesses globally to simplify their business travel. State of the art service solutions like strategic consulting & hotel procurement, travel payment and expense solutions or efficient tools to manage corporate meetings and group booking facilitate the travel processes and guarantee savings along the value chain. Today we work globally with the Fortune 500, such as Google, China Mobile, Amazon, Siemens, Hitachi, Alibaba, Volkswagen, WorldBank.

We are looking for a Cologne based Data Engineer/ Scientist (m/f/d) who helps building a next-generation Procurement Data Platform enabling our customers to find their perfect hotel for every trip, and helping our hotel partners growing their business.


As Procurement Solutions Data and Analytics department, we are responsible for turning data into insights, services and products for HRS. Around 50 Data Specialists (Analysts, Scientists and Engineers) work together in our Data Community to create solutions that ultimately serve millions of business travelers worldwide by providing analytics solutions for our corporate customers, hotel partners, and internal stakeholders.


We leverage our rich data landscape (spend data, booking data, rate data, web analytics data, etc.), to enable our business stakeholders and customers with advanced analytical solutions, and provide information on travelers’ behavior, and lodging market. We also bring state-of-the-art algorithms in production, to enhance Search & Booking experience (with personalized recommendations), or optimize the corporate hotel portfolio to the requirements of the customers and the needs of the travelers.


The challenge you are up for

  • Work on analyzing, understanding, challenging and documenting requirements towards the Procurement Data Platform within HRS Group together with business and steering teams from hotel procurement consulting & sales, as well as management ensuring continued development of the platform to serve HRS Group’s strategic vision.
  • Translate requirements into technical- and analytical designs and ensure implementation and testing of the proposed solutions leveraging state-of-the-art cloud technologies for data engineering and data science.
  • Develop new analytics solutions helping identify customer needs and uncover potential for innovative procurement approaches in line with HRS Group’s overall platform strategy.
  • Collaborate with data engineers and data scientists across HRS Group to establish best-practices, exchange on latest trends, and stay abreast of your area of responsibility
  • Work together with the management team to continuously refine and develop HRS Group’s procurement analytics capabilities and -strategies


The commitment you bring

  • A degree in business computer science, mathematics or a comparable qualification.
  • Proven hands-on experience in data engineering or data science.
  • Superior expertise in Python or R, and SQL
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies such as AWS, GCP, Azure, esp. Docker, and Apache Airflow
  • Sound project management capabilities, and commercial awareness.
  • Ideally, experience with data platforms, or integrated Sales & Marketing setups.
  • Fluent in German and English.


 The reward you get

  • A high impact role with high degrees of responsibility and autonomy
  • Plenty of room for personal growth and professional development
  • A highly talented, passionate and international team that revolutionizes the travel industry
  • Strong team performance and a focus on transparent results towards one shared direction
  • A modern & safe working environment with flexible working hours and the option to work from home (100% remote during pandemic)



The small print – want to know more?
Our global company is located in more than 35 locations in all continents and we inspire more than 900 employees every day. To fuel our international growth we are always looking for passionate experts who have a strong team-spirit and will take on the challenge to pioneer the international B2B travel Industry.

Interested? Have a look at all of our company benefits.
Let´s make it happen – become part of the HRS Group Team.

Find out more about the HRS Group brands and its segments:
HRS Smarttrip              DS Destination Solution                   HRS Group                      HRS Global Hotel Solution

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