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Data Science Project Lead

Date: 27-Aug-2021

Location: Lyon, FR

Company: Konecranes

Country: France (FR) 
Location: Lyon,  
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At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.


The DSL (Data Science Lab) of Konecranes opened its doors officially in September 2019. This centralized team’s ultimate goal is to harvest value from Konecranes data by building AI and machine learning solutions.


Nowadays, the team comprises 15 members with a clear focus to implement machine learning models to production in Konecranes ecosystem. Everything what DSL does, should solve a concrete business problem and generate tangible and measurable business impact. Data science lab's mission is to increase the execution speed of digital initiatives across the company and its three business areas (Industrial Equipment, Services & Port Solutions) and spur new transformative ideas that drive business growth.


Konecranes was one of the pioneers in IoT by connecting more than 24 000 assets worldwide, which generates a massive amount of data. It allows a lot of opportunities. Improving the knowledge about our customers is also a critical topic in our mission.

Konecranes will permit you to integrate a worldwide group, to see from the inside what happens in industries, and to play a vital role in Konecranes by building new AI solutions to help the group to keep growing and increasing its performance and profitability.


The Data Science Lab team is looking for an enthusiastic, empathic and curious Data Science Project Lead to complete our team with an experimented member.

Your main mission is to build bridges between various stakeholders, coordinate cross functional teams and focus on the front end of the data science projects. You will provide knowledge, experience and best practices to prioritize different Data Science use cases. You will be able to take some impactful decisions and you will win our stakeholders’ adherence.


We are seeking a team player with excellent interpersonal skills with logical and emphatic problem-solving skills to drive projects from idea to completion.

You will have a track record of Advanced Analytics products and project management.


Reporting to the Data Science Lab Director, your main tasks will be :

  • Guiding and coaching team members in Advanced analytics use case selection, solution design, problem validation and lifecycle care.
  • Coordinating cross functional teams of business and technical members e.g. Data Scientists, Data Engineers, ML Engineers and Product managers
  • Ensuring contribution and inclusion of all relevant IT, Business and DSL stakeholders in decision making, especially in projects where DSL has dependencies with other teams
  • Developing the Data Science Lab way of working and tools in use
  • Scoping new data science projects, breaking them down into smaller problems that can be validated and analysed
  • Identifying and prioritizing new advanced analytics use cases
  • Hands on project development: Data exploration, AI modelling, piloting etc approximately 30-50% of the workload
  • Manage and communicate on risks in projects, both on business dynamics and technical challenges


Your profile / Qualifications : 


  • Master degree in relevant field with an overall work experience of 8 years minimum with 2-3 years in Data Science field
  • Demonstrated experience in formulating AI use cases, driving them into products
  • Proven track record on developing advanced analytics projects and coaching junior team members
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills (pedagogy, evangelization,…)
  • Strong experience to work in an international context and in a matrix organization
  • Empathy, basic understanding of design thinking and service design.
  • Understanding of machine learning techniques such as NLP (Natural Language Processing), classification, clustering, forecasting and random forests etc.
  • Experience in programming languages – Python, Spark & SQL.
  • Experience on Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform and Databricks
  • Relational skills with team spirit
  • Fluent in English is mandatory.


Additional qualifications : 

  • Former experience in data science projects management
  • Agile way of thinking/working (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Former experience in Industry will be highly appreciated


Join Us !


You will join in an international Data Science team, which mission is to fuel Konecranes business growth and profitability by data-driven solutions. You will be a key player in Konecranes’ data-driven transformation and have the opportunity to work on various business challenges and data science projects for the company. We value our team member’s professional development and knowledge sharing.




Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 18,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Konecranes is committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination.