Germany, Düsseldorf, DX

Head of Applied Data Science (d/f/m)


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • Lead and develop a team of data scientists. Take pride to solve the toughest business challenges and deliver high quality data products
  • Be a technical mentor and people’s manager for your team. Advance your group’s specialization and deepen your knowledge to claim thought leadership in data science
  • Lead product teams in the execution of our data & analytics strategy. Use agile methods and establish an environment of constant learning, integrity, and mutual responsibility. Be passionate about exploring emerging technologies and leveraging their full potential
  • Determine business goals and derive analytics objectives. Translate objectives into a plan for your team, covering data collection, data preparation, statistical analysis, modelling, and algorithm development. Plan and execute transition from proof of concept to product together within cross-functional product teams
  • Establish yourself as a data science ambassador across business units and functions


  • Master’s degree in a STEM field (e.g. physics, mathematics, bioinformatics, (computer) science); PhD is a plus
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in a data science or advanced analytics environment
  • Eagerness to collaborate closely with non-technical teams
  • Strong track record of delivering data science products from idea to deployment. Proficiency in understanding business needs and converting them into specific tasks for your team
  • Deep hands-on experience in various data science areas (e.g. machine learning, Bayesian networks, statistics)
  • Excellent coding skills (e.g. Python). Experience with MCMC frameworks (e.g. Tensorflow Probability) is a plus
  • Track record of solving challenges centered on small amounts of data and uncertainty quantification
  • Proficiency in mentoring and guiding data scientists
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set
  • Fluent in English; German language skill is a plus
JOB ID: 20009569
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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