Data Scientist - Optimization bij Boston Consulting Group

Verloopt over 12 dagen

Nagoya, Tokyo
Asia Pacific
Big data & advanced analytics
Technology industries

Who We Are

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.
To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

Practice Area Profile

BCG GAMMA combines innovative skills in computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, and machine learning with deep industry expertise. The BCG GAMMA team is comprised of world-class data scientists and business consultants who specialize in the use of advanced analytics to get breakthrough business results. Our teams own the full analytics value-chain end to end: framing new business challenges, building fact-bases, designing innovative algorithms, creating scale through designing tools and apps, and training colleagues and clients in new solutions. Here at BCG GAMMA, you’ll have the chance to work with clients in every BCG region and every industry area. We are also a core member of a rapidly growing analytics enterprise at BCG - a constellation of teams focused on driving practical results for BCG clients by applying leading edge analytics approaches, data, and technology.

What You'll Do

We are seeking a strong candidate with advanced analytics experience in optimization to fill an exciting Data Scientist position. As a Data Scientist specializing in Optimization:
  • Gather and organize large and complex data assets
  • Conduct relevant analyses (data exploration, optimization models, and statistical modeling)
  • Build and execute solid analytics work plans, communicate findings in a structured way
  • Manage priorities and deadlines, and foster team interactions with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Develop client relationships with client counterpart

Depending on seniority level:

  • Manage projects and teams
  • Provide training, assistance, and support to team members
  • Provide thought leadership on analytical approaches
  • Proactively work with the [company] analytics leadership on exploring new analytics opportunities, developing new analytics value propositions, and supporting proposals

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

  • Candidates will typically hold degrees in a field linked to operations research, applied mathematics, statistics, machine learning, computer science, or an equivalent and related data centric field
  • Deep technical and data science expertise, acute strategic and analytical skills, ability to lead and persuade, drive and energy, and desire to work in a project based environment on strategic issues
  • Strong record of professional accomplishment and leadership
  • Travel – depending on position


Deep Technical and Data Science Expertise

  • Experience in core analytics methods (one or more of the following):

  • Mathematical optimization: e.g. linear programming, operations research, queueing

theory, mixed integer programming, metaheuristics, tabu search
  • Statistics: e.g. variable reduction, segmentation/clustering techniques, logistic

regression, linear regression, time series analysis, social network analysis
  • Text mining, NLP & unstructured data analytics
  • Simulation: e.g. MC, discrete event, agent-based

  • Familiarity with core tools (one or more of the following):

  • Data management: e.g. SQL, PostGRESql, NoSQL
  • Optimization: e.g. CPLEX, GUROBI, AIMMS, Llamasoft, Matlab, NuOpt
  • Simulation: e.g. Anylogic, ARENA, Java, iThink, Mason, FlexSim
  • Statistical and ML: e.g. R, Python, RapidMiner, SPSS
  • Programming and scripting: e.g. Python, C#, VBA, Perl, etc.
  • Data visualization: e.g. Tableau, R-Shiny, D3, GIS toolkits (e.g. ESRI, MapInfo, etc.)


  • Experience in applied analytics in one or more of the following areas:

  • Operations and supply chain: E.g. Supply chain network optimization, transportation modeling, production planning and scheduling, S&OP and integrated business

planning, predictive maintenance
  • Other: E.g. location analysis, sales and/or service and maintenance territory

analysis, workforce scheduling and planning, pricing optimization, HR analytics
  • Problem solving, conceptual thinking and decision making skills

  • Ability to conceptualize business models, and develop scenarios to be tested
  • Ability to work in a hypothesis-based, inductive environment
  • Flexible, self-motivated, and proactive out-of-the-box critical thinker
  • Ability to apply 80/20 approaches, in the context of complex analytical problems

    • Work management, organization and planning

    • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail, efficient time

    management, and the ability to prioritize work effectively
    • Independently and proactively communicates issues, priorities, and objectives
    • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, project-based environment
    • Depending on seniority: provide "thought leadership" to teams and ability to "own" an analytics module as part of a broader project

    • Customer and business focus

    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally, delivering

    impactful solutions and presenting work in a concise and thoughtful manner, while
    demonstrating technical expertise
    • Participate in financial business case development
    • Strong collaborative skills and able to adjust approach to effectively interact with

    internal customers at all organizational and technical levels


    • Fast-paced, intellectually intense, service- oriented environment
    • Position is located in Tokyo

    Date Posted:
    Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under national, provincial, or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.
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