Kaufland e-commerce
Kaufland e-commerce

Data Science Manager (all genders)

Software Development


Permanent contract, full-time or part-time, Remote or Cologne / Darmstadt / Düsseldorf


Who we are

We operate the international online marketplaces of Kaufland: Several thousand sellers and millions of products make us one of the fastest growing online marketplaces. Ours is a dynamic corporate culture that merges a start-up mentality with the opportunities offered by a large corporation. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team.

We love flexibility! We offer you the best environment to work in a flexible and focussed way: You get to decide whether you want to work in one of our offices in Cologne // Darmstadt // Düsseldorf, but also have the opportunity to work remotely (within Germany) and choose the best of both. We want to offer you the most attractive workplace in e-commerce and maximum flexibility for your personal work-life balance.

Day by day, our development team of about 400 experts pursues the goal of creating the best possible customer shopping experience for our online marketplace. To enrich the lives of our customers, we collaborate in cross-functional teams. Learn about how they are structured and more details about our product areas here: https://kaufland-ecommerce.com/en/team/tech-en/.


Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You are the first-level manager to a team of data scientists and data engineers.
  • You support your team on operational level supplying and maintaining data science solutions and services that are integrated in KEC’s platform and app features including
    • Recommender systems
    • Information retrieval
    • Anomaly and fraud detection
    • Smart advertising strategies
  • You drive your team’s success in their day-to-day work by mapping platform/app features and business processes to solvable ML problems
  • You are supervising projects and driving stakeholder collaboration and communication is a part of your daily work
  • You challenge data science and modelling approaches, data selection and handling, as well as deployment and maintenance strategies
  • You engineer solutions fit for production, involving yourself in PoCs and overseeing results of A/B Testing models in production
  • You develop your team by guiding their professional development and solving problems that impede their success to ensure that project and department milestones/goals are understood and met


Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have experience in managing teams or as a project lead in a production setting, ideally in a remote-work environment
  • You have extensive professional experience in a related area (data science, software development, e-commerce) as an individual contributor
  • You have a master's degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering or equivalent
  • You have high quality standards for your work and can advocate them to your team
  • You share our passion for e-commerce and our ambition to keep pace in the market
  • You embrace change and a fast-moving work environment
  • You are an empathic leader willing to promote Servant Leadership
  • You are willing to embrace our company culture and values and enjoy working in an international, English-speaking team


What we offer

  • Create your own work-life balance: Work remotely or at one of our locations in Cologne, Darmstadt, Düsseldorf!
  • Diversity and variety: An international environment with talents from over 65 different nations creates innovative and exciting perspectives
  • Do you want to move to Germany? No problem – we offer you an attractive relocation package to give you a smooth start.
  • Power meets dynamic: Flat hierarchies and start-up mentality meet the power of a big corporate group, providing you an agile and secure working environment
  • Free choice of hardware: MacBook or Lenovo Linux, it's up to you
  • We are team players: Our strong bond extends beyond our own team: we stay connected thanks to our many internal offerings, such as our digital onboarding program, our all-hands meetings and regular team and company events
  • Mental well-being: We support you with various initiatives on your personal and professional well-being journey!
  • Boost your growth : Benefit from our online language learning offers, our various in-house training offers as well as our automated 360-degree feedback to boost your personal and professional growth
  • The future is digital: Develop the e-commerce of the future with us and work on a product with millions of users
  • Deutschlandticket ’: We subsidise your train season ticket for more mobility
  • Urban Sports Club: Get top deals for fitness, team sports, yoga and more
  • Personal & team growth: We love flexibility in terms of working location, but we also believe that personal interactions are important. That’s why we organise company events, and cover the costs to bring you there and to other (approved) get-togethers with your peers. The same applies to conferences and other learning opportunities. We want everybody to grow personally and professionally, as a team and as a company Check out our Principles & our blog for even more insights into our company culture!

    Diversity at Kaufland e-commerce

We welcome applications from everyone, regardless of skin colour, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, ethnic origin, religion and ideology. We are signatories to the Charta der Vielfalt (German Diversity Charter) – because we know that extraordinary things can only be achieved with diversity. Read more here!


Why are you the perfect fit for this position?
Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!

How would you like to be addressed?
Feel free to add the following pronouns "she/her", "him/he" or "they/them" optionally (e.g. after your name) in your CV.

As we have very international teams, we would highly appreciate it to receive your CV or profile link in English.


Your contact person: Lea Sycha

Kaufland e-commerce
Kaufland e-commerce Services GmbH & Co. KG

Postal address:
Habsburgerring 2
50674 Köln

We are looking forward to your application!

Updated: 1 week ago
Job ID: 11848991
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