Global Fashion Group (“GFG”) is the #1 online fashion platform for emerging markets. It operates across four continents and 25 countries and employs over 9,000 people via its five brands / ventures: ZALORA in Southeast Asia, THE ICONIC in Australia and New Zealand, DAFITI in Brazil/Latam and LAMODA in Russia/Ukraine/Kazakhstan/Belarus.
At GFG, technology is core to long-term success and is a crucial enabler of a great Customer Experience. We’re a mix of experts in fashion, logistics, data analytics, marketing, and design, guided by business consultants and tech geniuses – everyone contributes to the success of GFG and the ventures.
“We Dream Big” – You will challenge the status quo, bringing passion, innovation and creativity to the wider GFG team.
“We Are True to our Customers” – You will be inherently passionate about customer impact, both external and internal customers, and will constantly challenge yourself and the team to deliver more customer value
“We Get Things Done” – You do not want to work in a cumbersome organisation, you want to work in an agile high-growth company. You lead with the right balance of planning and pragmatism.
“We are Stronger Together” - You will be part of an experienced team working collaboratively to inspire the broader organisation towards a united vision.
About the Role
The Data Team is an integral part of GFG team and is essential to enable a data-driven decision making culture. The Data team sits at the cross-roads of various departments ranging from Category Management (Buying & Planning), Finance, Customer Service, Marketing & Fulfilment Centre. It is an exciting place to be and allows us to provide unique insights about the business, its environment and the marketplace. As a predictor and forecaster of the future, it also is undoubtedly a valued and significant role.
Your work will have a direct impact on shaping the future of how all the operations and decisions are enabled across 14 countries around the world, and will help run the group more efficiently and be on the leading edge of offering a seamless customer experience. The ideal candidate will have a strong quantitative or technical background with experience working with large datasets and solving tough problems. You will be a highly intelligent self-starter, with a bias towards action and attention to detail, reporting to the Data Science Manager.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a excited Full Stack Data Scientist who is happy to play across the data spectrum - of data engineering, data science and eventually a bit of data translation of insights to English.
A mid to well experienced Data Science practitioner who has done their time in the dark deep mines of data, built live production-ready algorithms at scale and most importantly has a passion for enabling data driven decision making for the wider business through the art of data empathy. This role will work on some cutting-edge data platforms and algorithms, with a unquenchable need to get things done!
What will you be doing?
At GFG, we’d like to think of our Data Scientist as a builder-at-heart doing all of the three functions described below. Each aspect broadly covers your day to day work, as well as how it serves the company needs. These three pillars serve to act as the cornerstones of this senior role.
This is quite a unique role and one that opens up opportunities to work across the cross section of the business as the key stakeholder of data driven decision making in these areas.
You’ll be the key owner of diverse areas using data ranging from Category Management team buying and planning merchandising, to the Fulfilment Center optimising every single inch of warehouse usage, to the Finance team finding the smartest way to forecast demand and supply, to the Customer Support team enabling our agents to deliver amazing customer service, and a few more that directly enable our employees to make smarter, faster and better decisions - which in turn leads us to be an amazing customer-focussed company.
How will you be doing it?
With a confidence interval of 90%, if you can ‘strictly’ prove your skills in at least 4 of the 5, then you can easily be able to do most of what is stated above.
The zeroth skill that is expected as a default is an ability to program/code, along with the must-have skills of maintaining code quality and following standard software development life cycle of build -> test -> deploy using Git and a CI pipeline.
Extra points for the following great-to-haves:
Please respond back with two things - Simple yes/no for the 5 fundamental asks AND your updated resume that reflects these asks. Remember you just need to satisfy 4 of the 5 main asks. There is also a statistical solecism in the description above, can you find it?
Apply today and join GFG in this exciting role shaping the face of fashion e-commerce!
Global Fashion Group embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.