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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:  Dec 7, 2021

HRS reinvents how businesses Work, Stay and Pay. Counting more than 5.000 corporations and 40% of Fortune 500 companies in our customer base, HRS has emerged to the most trusted platform of digital software solutions in business travel hospitality worldwide.

The HRS platform is composed of three engines that each optimize one core building block along the corporate hospitality supply chain: Intelligent Procurement, Smart Booking and Invisible Payment. Through the integration of those engines into one large data-driven platform approach, our Lodging-as-a-Service value proposition enhances satisfaction of corporate employees and travelers, delivers the highest grade of process automation for corporate stakeholders and ensures strongest compliance end-to-end.

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 English


The reward you get

At HRS we work globally united and mutually responsible, a belief that is rooted in our company history and values: Thinking and acting like an entrepreneur, with everyone across the whole company being given the opportunity to take full ownership to deliver on our shared vision every single day. You will work in a modern working environment with flexible working hours and the option to work from home. Our training and further education offers give you plenty of room for your personal growth and individual development.


Your perspective
You get access to a global network of a globally united and mutually responsible “Tribe of Intrapreneurs” that is passionately dedicated to renew the travel industry and while doing so reinvent the ways how businesses stay, work and pay. Our entrepreneurial driven environment of full ownership and execution focus offers you the playground to contribute to a greater mission, while growing personally and professionally throughout this unique journey. You will continuously learn from a radical culture of retrospectives and continuous improvement and actively contribute to making business life better, smarter and more sustainable.

The small print – want to know more?
Our global company is located in more than 30 locations in all continents and we inspire more than 850 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

Req ID:  10401

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