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Functional Data Analyst - AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals

Locatie: Amsterdam

Bring valuable data, presentational and stakeholder skills to a key decision-making process for a leading global organization

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals (SC) provides a wide range of high quality and sustainable ingredients that are integral to numerous key industrial processes worldwide. Thus we serve high profile customers in sectors including paints, detergents, foods, plastics, cosmetics, construction, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, electronics, agro and oilfield applications.

Within this context, your core mission in this role is to support the SC Finance function with actionable insights and future scenarios based on the sophisticated interpretation and modeling of data. In doing so you help the Finance function (and other functions) to achieve better decision-making. As such, you must be able to ensure a proper translation of business needs to the data and models, and from outcomes into actionable insights that management can interpret effortlessly.

Is this a task that matches your profile as an exceptionally analytical, curious, and proactive team player who can make convincing and fact-based cases? Do you have the ability to clearly and creatively organize, summarize, present, and articulate complex processes and data so that it enables effective decision making? Can you balance the priorities of multiple internal customers while simultaneously developingng your own professional and growth capabilities? Above all, can you make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?

If you offer all this and more, we invite you to apply for the position of

Functional Data Analyst

The role and its responsibilities
This highly influential role can be based in either Amsterdam or Arnhem, from where you act as liaison between a wide variety of functions and entities including the Finance Continuous Improvement SAP/BI team and IM.

Thus you manage projects for data extraction, validation and standardization, BI reporting, implementation and KPI definitions. In doing so you analyze available (historical) data sources, look into the data from different perspectives, and visualize the information, always ensuring the appropriate framework and build-up of data models and tools.

At all times you seek to detect patterns and highlight unusual data behavior, and perform root cause analysis. You then find the relevant indicators and develop models by which future behavior can be forecast.

Your work will have top management exposure so it is essential that you adhere to deadlines and high expectations regarding project delivery and quality. Thus cases must be rigorously analyzed, complete, non-ambiguous, and delivered on time and in full. Possible future scenarios – including scenario analysis – should be intuitive, attractively visualized and user-friendly in order to enable seamless decision-making.

In order to further enhance the success of analysis and modeling, you proactively search for other relevant data sources, and you develop and apply new mathematical, statistical, and econometric models. And, as a future-focused and result-driven Data Cruncher you must be willing to learn new techniques, methods, and tools, and quickly find any required information.

Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Mechanical Engineering, Eonometrics, Informatics, or (Applied) Mathematics;
  • 3+ years of experience as a data analyst/scientist or consultant performing data analysis and modelling, including 2+ years of experience in visualizing data/models;
  • Experience of using statistical and data tools such as R and Spotfire is preferred, as is programming experience;
  • Excellent Excel knowledge and experience of SAP/BI (including Business Warehouse/Business Objects);
  • Ideally you have knowledge of and practical experience of statistics, machine learning, and forecasting models;
  • Excellent communication skills including the fluent English necessary to articulate concise and timely recommendations.

Application details
For further information, please contact Samantha Veer, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 3. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to the vacancy section on www.akzonobel.nl/careers, reference 1800020L or use the ‘Apply’ button.
A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

About AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals
Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of our employees and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

Location:

Amsterdam

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Job posted

26 april 2018
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