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Data Scientist (m/w/d)

Today, we are not utilizing resources in a sustainable way. In fact, the world is only 9% circular, meaning much of the Earth’s precious resources are only used once, leaving huge untapped potential for more sustainable resource management. TOMRA provides cutting-edge solutions for optimal resource productivity within the recycling, mining and food industries and is therefore uniquely positioned to shape the Circular Economy, creating demand for this way of thinking in the world. At TOMRA we want to be a thought leader, encouraging a more sustainable way of thinking and inspiring active change around the world.

Mülheim Kärlich, Germany 7/23/2020
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This position is located in our office in Mülheim-Kärlich. In our international team you are working with people of different professions. Such as your superior - the Vice President, Head of Digital TOMRA Sorting, a Service Delivery Owner, a Technology Owner, a UI/UX Owner, a Software Developer Connectivity, a Frontend Developer, and a Backend Developer. You as the Data Scientist will complete the TOMRA Sorting Digital Core Team. Your team is located around the globe and in different time zones – from New Zealand, Belgium via Germany to California, USA.


  • Guiding the data science team covering the operational data analytics based on domain knowhow, supporting troubleshooting and validating correlations, and supporting the R&D team with a focus on data science and development of algorithms
  • Generating new valuable insights based on the collected data in motion and at rest, as well as unstructured external data sources across all TOMRA Sorting Business Streams
  • Establishing and managing the “TOMRA Space Center”, monitoring and running all data analytics services of TOMRA Insight
  • Becoming an active thought leader and internal advisor for data science in the respective industries in which TOMRA is active (Food, Recycling, Mining)
  • Working closely with universities, manage co-operations, and ensure state-of-the-art knowledge in data science to be transferred to TOMRA Sorting
  • Representing TOMRA Sorting at scientific events in the area of data science and analytics to support the thought leadership claim and attract new talents


  • Master’s Degree or higher preferably in computer science, natural science, or engineering with a focus on data analytics & science – alternatively 5 years of work experience in a similar role
  • English language (fluent), German language (nice to have, willing to learn)
  • Experience with relevant software and distributed environments, e.g. R, Python, RapidMinder, Knime, Alteryx, Node-Red, Matlab, PowerBI, ANSYS, Stream Analytics, MS Azure, DataBricks, etc.
  • Willing to travel ca. 25%

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