Job: Quantitative Business Analyst

Published on by Joannes Vermorel.

Once again the Lokad team needs to expand. This time we are seeking a quantitative business analyst.

Job description

Your goal will be to drive commerce companies - our clients - to improve their performance when tackling a variety of quantitative challenges such as inventory forecasting or pricing optimization. In order to achieve this goal, you will benefit from the technologies that Lokad has developed, and you will also benefit from a direct mentoring from the Lokad founding team. You will be reporting to the COO of the company.

Your contributions will be varied:

  • deciphering ins and outs of businesses and assist the clients in extracting the data actually relevant to the resolution of their challenge.
  • communicating a vision of how to best address the business goals considering the technologies available and through a realistic use of the data.
  • exploring the data of the client and assessing both potential data problems and potential data usages aligned with the clients’ business goals.
  • implementing some quantitative optimization logic, along with the corresponding workflows to consume the results produced by Lokad.

The quality of your contributions will have a significant impact on the business value generated by Lokad for the client.

Most of our clients operate either in North America or Europe. You will primarily communicate with them by email and phone. Once in a while, a large client may require an actual meeting to take place, but this is rather the exception than the norm. From the client perspective, Lokad will train you to become the Lokad expert who manages their account.

This position is in our office in Paris (13th arrondissement). This job is not eligible for remote work. Salary depends on the experience and subject to negotiation. We’d prefer at least 1 or 2 years of experience.

Desired Skills

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and both in English and in French, are necessary. Most businesses are satisfied with abysmal writing, producing documents so boring and confusing that the documents are not even worth the time it takes to read them. You will be expected to be able to produce sharp, technical and well-written reports.

We do not expect you to have any prior knowledge on commerce optimization. However, you will be dealing with a lot of data. If you happen to be a wizard at Excel calculations, this will strongly play in your favor. Also, while programming skills are not required, even modest skills in this area would already be a big plus.

We do not expect you to have much prior knowledge on statistics, especially about the modern statistics flavor favored by Lokad, however, we expect you to have a sharp analytical mind, and to be “good with numbers” in general. “Fixing” a broken quantitative optimization process frequently boils down to pinpointing the one incorrect calculation step among a dozen steps or more.

To apply just drop a mail to contact@lokad.com with your resume.

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