Senior Economist

Zalando Lounge

Berlin, Germany

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As a Senior Economist in our newly founded Data Team at Zalando Lounge, you will foster data-driven decision-making through the use of best-in-class forecasting and causal inference methodologies. You will serve as our in-house expert on statistical and econometric modelling. You will represent our business unit in long term company-wide research efforts.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED

  • Have a direct impact on our business performance by continuously improving our experimental frameworks and existing algorithms through your research (e.g. our pricing logic).
  • Perform one-off analyses using statistical methodologies to answer business questions, such as forecasting logistics costs or analysing the causal impact of marketing strategies on revenue. You will design research plans and select the most appropriate methodologies.
  • Play an active role in our Data Community by bringing in your expertise in causal inference and predictive modelling through trainings and consulting.
  • Act as an expert and consultant for Analysts embedded in individual business teams.
  • Keep the team up-to-date with the latest research in statistical methods and applying them in their work.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Graduate level (Master’s degree or higher) with research experience in Statistics, Econometrics, Biostatistics or similar. You either have 5+ years of industry experience, or a PhD with 2+ years in the industry.
  • Expertise in research design, hypothesis testing, causal inference techniques and time series. Proven ability to think abstractly and discover patterns between problems, methodologies, and solutions.
  • Highly proficient in R or Python and SQL. Hands on experience with Jupyter Notebooks, Git, AWS and S3 is a plus.
  • As a self-starter, you drive results and have the ability to communicate relevant analytical insights from data to both technical and non-technical audiences.

PERKS AT WORK

  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available in select locations)

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

ABOUT ZALANDO LOUNGE

Zalando Lounge is an online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle products in 13 European countries. We offer our members daily, time-limited sale campaigns with discounts of up to 75% off the recommended retail price. However, Zalando Lounge is so much more than discounts. Our strength lies in our focus on fashion: from sought-after labels to niche brands, from famous international names to trendy luxury brands, we make sure to meet the fashion taste of all our customers, who are always on the hunt for the best products at the best prices. Working with our brand partners, we're pioneering innovative supply-chain and production processes and offer them an impactful and smart solution, creating a new way to shop for fashion - and a new way to sell it.


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