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Corporate Advanced Analytics Manager (90-100%)

Date: 14-Mar-2019

Location: Basel, Switzerland

Company: Panalpina

Req ID: 150590
Job Function: IT
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Level: Professional
Office Location: Basel - Corporate Head Office (PAC)

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions for eleven core industries. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy and Project Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector.

The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 70 countries, and it works with partner companies in over 90 countries. Panalpina employs approximately 14,500 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.

In the position of Corporate Advanced Analytics Manager (90-100%) you will have the unique opportunity to shape the digital transformation of a complex, multi-national logistics company by contributing in developing and driving a strategy to make advanced analytics accessible to the whole of Panalpina.


• Work with the Corporate Lead of Advanced Analytics to develop and drive the Panalpina advanced analytics strategy, helping us become the most cutting-edge freight forwarding provider by purposefully leveraging the latest developments in computer science

• Develop and implement end-to-end solutions based on the latest advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, partnering closely with cross-functional business teams in Products, Sales, Finance and IT to realize high value-add advanced analytics use cases

• Uncover actionable insights; jointly with the business, turn volumes of data into next-generation business opportunities, product features and partnership opportunities to fulfill the Panalpina’s strategic objectives

• Evangelize, with a passion, a data culture across the business and serve as an expert on latest trends in advanced analytics

• Assist the Corporate Lead of Advanced Analytics in driving a portfolio of strategic and ad-hoc advanced analytics and BI projects


• Deep knowledge of relevant data science and BI tools, such as R, Python, Spark, etc.

• Ambitious self-starter with deep, hands-on knowledge of the latest data science methodologies and statistical methods

• Successful track record in the practical application of advanced analytics methodologies

• A minimum of 5 years of progressively increasing responsibility in a directly related area, during which professional capabilities have been clearly demonstrated

• Good understanding of advanced analytics architectures

• Good understanding of business processes, change and process management

• Knowledge of freight forwarding and logistics is a plus


• Passion for developing and delivering convincing solutions, with an eye for detail

• Dedication to systematic and rational analysis in solving the most stubborn problems

• Team player with high willingness to involve stakeholders in the development process, obtaining buy-in and implementing solutions

• Willingness to continuously focus on identifying and meeting current and future (internal and external) customer needs

• Ability to clearly and concisely present information, both written and oral

• Ability to work with different cultures and to manage cross functional interfaces


• English: Fluent spoken and written

• German is a plus

Specifics for Job / Environment

• International Working Environment within 5 minute walking distance from the Basel SBB train station

• Attractive working conditions

• This role represents a unique opportunity to shape the digital transformation of a complex, multi-national logistics company