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GFG - Junior Data Scientist

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.

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.

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.

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.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a excited Junior 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.

You should be a recent or fresh graduate with demonstrated passion for Data Science in coding, optimising computational logic, applying data mining techniques, conducting statistical analysis, and building predictive models to enable 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!


  • Design and build some of the most novel yet extremely practical/actionable algorithms and data science applications - e.g. Real time personalisation, sku assortment algorithms
  • Redesign robust forecasting and predictive techniques to be able to get a closer-to-reality version of the future - e.g. Returns Forecasting, Propensity and churn models
  • Inculcate a Developer mindset to the application of data science in everyday business by practicing and preaching a reproducible, defensible and accuracy-driven approach


  • Identify automated and smarter ways of measuring changes in key metrics across the business along with a preemptive “why” to justify those changes - e.g. increase in app $
  • Enable the larger business and also other analysts to think of easier and more efficient ways of measuring success and being more experimental - e.g. generalising A/B Testing
  • Seek out and validate opportunities for new business growth by overlaying macro/external indicators on the top of our immense and rich in-house datasets


  • Translate math to business in an effective fashion, so as to enable key stakeholders to make quicker and accurate decisions without being bogged down by numbers/graphs
  • Train and guide junior analysts to upskill and enable them to work on more comprehensive and finer analysis, and lightening their workloads
  • Be able to continuously self-educate and seek out new avenues to learn the ever advancing world of data science.

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to gain working exposure in 7 Southeast Asian markets
  • Social & medical insurance (AON insurance)
  • 15 days annual leave
  • Tons of cool toys (PS4, Foosball etc.)
  • Work in one of the most comfy offices around!
  • An environment where agile, devops, software craftsmanship are not just buzz words and where you will truly see the impact of your work


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.

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