Data Science Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Accenture
  • 17 Aug 17

Data Science Analyst

Job description
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions-underpinned by the world's largest delivery network-Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 375,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

Your position
Accenture Digital drives high performance for our clients by enabling interactions with digital customers, channels, and markets, and applying digital technologies across the enterprise to create new value. Leveraging our unmatched breadth and depth of digital services (cloud, mobility, analytics, interactive, social, technology and business) you'll develop the transformational strategies and implement the new technologies that our clients need to win in the marketplace.

When you join Accenture, you will be an integral part of a forward-looking digital community as you work alongside and share ideas with a world-class, global network of 28,000+ digital professionals who innovate and develop new ways to deliver results for clients every day.

Who are we looking for?
Analytics & Big Data is booming and Accenture is currently looking for an outstanding Data Science Analyst to complete the team. Accenture strongly believes that high performance hinges on the ability to gain insights from data - insights that allow for better decision making and strengthen customer relationships. From strategy to execution, Accenture works with organizations to develop their Analytics & Digital capabilities - from accessing data onto prescriptive modelling and taking the appropriate business actions - to outperform the competition.

In that context, Accenture has put together a leading edge Data Science team in Brussels, fully integrated into a global group of analytics practitioners and innovation centres worldwide. This network, composed of data scientists, statisticians and PHDs working together with industry and domain experts helps our clients in Belgium and globally move from issue to outcome by leveraging the power of the data.

Your Role
As a Data Science Analyst, you will be involved in the following key tasks:

Data Modelling & Analyses

  • Execute the full data mining steps from data preparation, modelling & interpretation
  • Leverage Accenture's international network and knowledge capital for Analytics by using proven assets and methodologies
  • Propose new problem solving solutions and methodologies

Create client value through Business Insight generation - Turning insights to action
  • Engage in the delivery of analytics assignments for Accenture clients involving segmentation, churn prediction, cross & up sell, forecasting, predictive asset maintenance, optimization
  • Contribute and facilitate workshops/interviews bridging the gap between data analytics and business outcome
  • Provide strategic and tactical advice to clients by translating analytical solution into out-of-the-box execution recommendations addressing business objectives and impacting bottom line results

Business Development
  • Participate in business development work efforts
  • Build case for analytics through need analyses and business case (quantify likely benefits)


Basic qualifications
Key Qualifications
  • Master's degree in a quantitative field (Econometrics, Computer Science, Business Administration, Quantitative Marketing) with a specific emphasis on statistics/(big) data mining/supply chain etc.
  • 0 to 2 years of hands on experience in analysing data through statistical modelling and machine learning to tackle business questions related to marketing and/or supply chain
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills: able to explain Analytics in non-technical terms to business users (C-level, line managers, etc.)
  • You manage some of the main statistical softwares (R, SAS, SPSS, etc.), SQL and programming languages (C, VBA, Python, R, etc.), machine learning techniques (SVM, Random Forest, Kmeans, etc.) and visualization (SAS VA, Qlikview, D3, etc.)
  • Sharp analytical capabilities combined with the ability to develop and transform concepts into pragmatic and innovative solutions
  • Effective communication in Dutch/French and English



Preferred Skills
  • Knowledge of Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, Pig, Hive, Aster, Spark, etc.
  • Knowledge of cloud-based solutions such as Azure, Cortana, Amazon ML, etc.
  • Cross-industry experience highly appreciated
  • Previous consulting experience highly desired
  • Showing extra-curricular experiences in the area of analytics and a clear interest in the digital world.


About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions-underpinned by the world's largest delivery network-Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 411,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com .


Your Future Working environment
If you join Accenture you can make great ideas happen for some of the world's most dynamic companies. With broad global resources and deep technical know-how, we collaborate with clients to cultivate ideas and deliver results. Choose a career at Accenture and enjoy an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.

Next to our excellent terms of employment and fringe benefits, we invest considerable resources to provide on-going training that builds and extends professional, technical and management skills in all areas. At Accenture you will operate in a professional environment where entrepreneurship is hugely encouraged. Together with international colleagues you will work on high impact projects for many of the Fortune 500.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.