Global Data Science Lead

Global Data Science Lead

  • Analytics
  • Industrial
  • Waregem / Hybrid
  • Published on: 24 May 2023
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience


  • +7 years of experience
  • In analytics
  • And developing advanced predictive models to solve business problems
  • Experience working in a coding language such as R, SQL, Python or similar
  • Master’s degree

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TVH is a market leading spare part specialist for material handling, industrial vehicles, and construction and agricultural equipment. The company is already a front runner in the industry related to data utilization and sees great potential to further grow the business by increasing their data capabilities. The Global Data Science Lead will drive the advancement of the company’s data science competencies across all business units worldwide.

About TVH

TVH delivers products and services that keep its clients’ equipment running smoothly no matter where they are located. The company has a digital product catalog of about sixty million spare parts and accessories for material handling, industrial vehicles, construction machinery, and agricultural equipment. TVH’s product database includes parts for cooling, filtration, tires, engines, brakes, hydraulics, and fuel systems and is tailored toward dealerships, sales and service companies, and rental agencies. With its enormous catalog and same-day shipping (for over 95 percent of orders), TVH minimizes downtime and maximizes the lifespan of its customers’ fleet and machinery.

TVH is headquartered in Waregem, Belgium, and operates from 81 branches across all continents, including a regional office in Kansas, US. The company employs about five thousand people and reported a 2021 consolidated turnover of 1.3 billion euros. To continue its success, TVH is implementing an omnichannel strategy that blends its USP (the human touch) with a digital approach. Data is a crucial enabler for this strategy. Therefore, the company is investing significantly in resources, platforms, and talent to further boost its data capabilities and facilitate growth.

Vacancy: Global Data Science Lead

TVH is on an important journey to improve the company’s access to strategic data and insights. The Global Data Science Lead will take charge of improving TVH’s data science capabilities and using it to develop business strategies and stimulate growth.

As the organization’s main point of contact related to AI and data, the Global Data Science Lead will be responsible for setting up, overseeing, and continuously improving the capabilities of the company’s central data science platform. They are an expert in analytics embedded in global organizations and have proven experience handling large datasets, reporting automation and data visualization techniques.

The Global Data Science Lead will enable the formation of TVH’s future Center of Excellence and their innovative data solutions will generate critical business insights used by key decision makers. Through the automation, centralization, and standardization of data related tools, they will drive the optimization of important business processes such as the measurement of price elasticity, supply chain forecasting, strategic workforce planning, hubs capacity management.

The Global Data Science Lead is goal-oriented and achieves results through clear communication and stimulating effective teaming within the international matrix working environment. They will report to the Global Director of Data & Analytics and play an important role in building up the data science team as the organization continues to grow their capacities related to data. They will manage a team of data scientists and will work closely with Business, IT and Analytics to identify data science use cases and prioritize tasks based on business needs and value.

“This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is eager to continuously learn new things and is passionate about the ever-changing needs of the new digital world. It is a chance to use your knowledge and ideas about data to create value for the business and directly contribute to the future success of the company.” – Thijs Bult, Global Director of Data & Analytics

TVH is embarking on an ambitious digital transformation journey with data as a key element of the company’s future growth potential. The Global Data Science Lead will join a dynamic international team where initiative and entrepreneurship are valued. The position is based in Waregem and offers hybrid working opportunities. Occasional international travel is required.



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