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Vice President Data Science (m|f|d)

Linz, Vienna, full-time

As Vice President Data Science you play a vital role in driving our products and services forward and ensuring the connection of our company strategy with state-of-the-art data science approaches. In addition, you lead our cross-functional data science team and function as an AI evangelist.

Your tasks

  • You take over full accountability for all our data science related research endeavours and transfer of results into our software products – covering also the operational end-to-end aspects.
  • You are involved in front-line execution and also operate at a strategic level to define and identify new opportunities in our software portfolio.
  • You independently deal with the latest trends in the industry and contribute with the data science perspective on all levels and throughout the whole organization.
  • You build and lead a best-in-class data science  team – including career planning and performance management.
  • You work in close cooperation with our product, engineering and client-facing teams.
  • You foster an AI-first mindset throughout the whole organization and beyond.

Your profile

  • You are a strategic thinker with at least 3 years of leadership experience and have at least 10 years of broad experience in the field of data-science.
  • You successfully completed your studies (MSc, PhD) in Data Science, Statistics, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics or in a similar field.
  • You ideally have a deep understanding and proven track record in B2B SaaS business.
  • You demonstrate a strong leadership presence and are excited about being able to dig in with a cross-functional team.
  • You have first-rate project management skills and are comfortable interacting at all levels of the organization and external stakeholders.
  • You convince with excellent communication skills in German and English.
  • You share and exhibit our core values Excellence, Passion, Integrity and Cleverness.

We offer

As one of Austria's Best Employers 2021 and a certified Great Place To Work®, we are particularly proud of our corporate culture. In addition to an open and very appreciative interaction, we offer you: 

  • Stunningly flexible working hours between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. 
  • The possibility of remote work 2 days per week 
  • Further training opportunities as part of our smec Academy – career paths, competence development, online learning platform with more than 3,500 courses, and much more.
  • Sports and health offers as part of smec Health – own fitness room, e-bikes, fresh fruits every day and joint sports activities
  • Cool events like internal meetups, get-togethers and other social activities
  • Sponsoring of team events 
  • Great employee referral program: for referrals you get an individual event or bonus as a thank you.
  • 3-month onboarding program with buddy support
  • Growing company with startup flair and many development opportunities
  • New MacBook with private use option
  • Free coffee and tea
  • First-class locations in Linz, Vienna and London – good transport connections included
  • No dress code - come as you are! :-)

Sounds exciting? We look forward to receiving your application and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

The annual gross salary for this position is € 75.000 – depending on your experience and qualification.

We offer the following benefits

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Stunningly flexible working hours

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smec spirit

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Top-notch equipment

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Home office

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Personal & professional development

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Switch locations

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Structured onboarding

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Your smec buddy

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Flat hierarchies & open door policy

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Cool company events

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Free access to the smec gym

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Refreshments & goodies

About smec

smec – Smarter Ecommerce is one of the leading B2B SaaS providers of paid search automation software and a strategic partner for online retailers in Europe.

Due to our vast experience in the highly specialised PPC industry, we constantly add value to our existing tools and challenge competitors with innovative solutions.

More than 500 national and international clients with yearly budgets worth 550+m Euro rely on our data-driven insights and best-in-class consulting services regarding Data & Growth Strategy, the Google Marketing Platform (GMP), Microsoft Advertising, Programmatic, Display Ads and more. Leveraging these advantages, we are building a powerful online retail data platform and are transforming from a pure PPC specialist to a strategic growth partner for online retailers.

We are growing fast – in the meantime more than 150 passionate employees from 20 different countries are following their professional passion at one of our locations in Linz, Vienna and London.

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